PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F1DD 2006 DC
Vetere, Victoria A.
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. - Psychology - University of CincinnatiM.Sc. - Kinesiology - University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)B.A. - English & Psychology - University of Pittsburgh
1943 W. Fifth Ave. Columbus, OH 43212
By appointment, phone, or e-mail.
5:00 - 10:45 PM
Textbook: Psychology, Seventh Edition in Modules by Myers, David G. Worth Publishers, 2004
Additional Resources: Instructor will direct or provide copies.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of self-discovery as well as respectful engagement with others. Thus knowledge wil result from reading materials, class discussion, small group interaction, and practice.
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:
4 Tests 50 points each.
5 Journals, 10 Points each.
1 Position Paper 50 Points
Total Points Possible = 300
A = 270-300
B = 240-269
C = 210-239
D = 180-209
F = 0 - 179
Late Submission of Course Materials: Instructor will not accept late submissions.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to arrive on time. Students are responsible for full class participation & respectful interaction with classmates & instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 - August 23 - Introductions, introduction to course & syllabus. Modules 1 & 2 - History & Methods of Psychology. Journaling on-going, minimum of one entry per week. Week 2 - August 30 - Modules 20,21,22 - Learning. Discussion of assigned article. Exam #1 on-line on above Modules, due by midnight 9/2. Week 3 - September 6 - Modules 33,34,35,36 - Motivation. Week 4 - September 13 - Modules 28,29 - Cognition. Discussion of assigne article. Exam #2 on-line on Weeks 3&4 Modules, due by midnight 9/16. Week 5 - September 20 - Modules 41,42,43,44 - Personality. Exam #3 on-line on these Modules, due by midnight 9/23. Week 6 - September 27 - Modules 53,54,55 - Social Influence. Discussion of assigned article. Position Paper due by midnight 9/30 (on-line). Week 7 - October 4 - Modules 45,46,48 - Abnormal Behavior. Exam #4 on-line on Week 6&7 Modules, due by midnight 10/7. Week 8 - October 11 - Course Wrap-up. Discuss Position Papers, experience of journaling, and application of course knowledge to students' lives.
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Last Updated:8/21/2006 8:23:48 PM