PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S1H 2007 BU
Blaydes, Kathy J.
Psychology Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Ed.D in Counseling Psychology
80 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907
8 Jan. -- 4 March 2007
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Myers, David. Psychology, 8th edition.2007. Worth publishing.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There will be three examinations, one paper (with presentation), 5 quizzes and the final exam. In addition, you will be assessed on class participation.
Three exams - 100 Points each
Final Exam--150 Points
Total of 700 Points
A = 90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 59 and below of 700 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course work will result in a reduction in the grade for that assignment of one letter grade per class day it is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Many of the topics in an introduction to psychology course can be consiidered contraversal. As adults, we are expected to treat other people's opinions with respect. We can disagree without being disagreeable.
Class One-- Chapters 1 & 2
Class Two-- Chapter 3
Class Three-- Chapter 4
Class Four-- Exam 1 (Ch. 1-4)
Class Five-- Chapters 5 & 6
Class Six-- Chapter 7
Class Seven-- Chapters 8 & 9
Class Eight-- Exam 2 (Ch. 5-9)
Class Nine-- Chapters 10 &11
Class Ten-- Chapters 12 & 13
Class Eleven-- Chapter 14
Class Twelve--Exam 3 (Ch. 10-14_
Class Thirteen-- Chapter 15
Class Fourteen-- Chapters 16 & 17
Class Fifteen-- Chapter 18
Class Sixteen-- Final Exam (Ch. 15-18)
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