PS 301 Social Psychology
S2WW 2007 WN
Alexander, Theresa R.
Master of Science, PsychologyLicensed Professional CounselorNational Certified Counselor
4 Life Center 811-A S. Highway 14; Lexington, MO
9am-4pm; Monday-Friday; call first please
9:00 - 2:20 PM
Textbook: Social Psychology 6th edition Brehm/Kassin/Fein
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitators philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, videos, group discussion, writings, and the internet. The facilitator will engage each student by thought-provoking questions regarding social psychology throughout the world regarding modern and historical times. The facilitator will also provide examples from her professional counseling experience.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students to research a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question, and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literature review is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature review is a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized by common themes, trends or findings.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are expected to read text chapters prior to the day of its discussion. Students will take and satisfactorily complete 2 tests which includes the final. Students will keep a weekly journal related to current class topic/discussion. Students will complete and present a 5-7 minute research paper on one of the text chapter topics to be decided by instructor and student collaboratively. Students are expected to participate in class discussions.
Grading: 100 points Attendance 10 points for each class period (8) Weekly Activities 10 points each Paper/Presentation 150 points Participation 10 points for each class discussion Total Possible Points: 560 points Grading Scale 100-90% A 89-80% B 79-70% C 69-60% D
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be accepted unless there are extreme circumstances that are discussed with instructor in advance.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are required and expected to attend each session in its entirety. Students will be expected to be respectful of each student's perspective and input. You may eat and drink in class as long as you clean up after yourself and it does not cause a disturbance to those around you.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week One: Read Chapter 1 and 2 and be ready to discuss the information. There will be an activity and discussion for related to each chapter. There will be a quiz over each chapter. Week Two: Read Chapters 3 and 4 and be ready to discuss the information when coming to class. There will be an activity and discussion related to each chapter. There will be a quiz over each chapter. Week Three: Class will meet at 8am and end one hour early this day. Read Chapters 5 and 6 and be ready to discuss the information when coming to class. There will be an activity and discussion related to each chapter. There will be a quiz over each chapter. Week Four: Read Chapter 7 and be ready to discuss the information in class. There will be an activity and discussion related to the chapter. There will be a quiz over the chapter. Students will begin giving presentations based on their written paper. Paper will be due at the end of your presentation. Week Five: Read Chapters 8 and 9 and be ready to discuss the information when coming to class. There will be an activity and discussion related to each chapter. Finish up presentations if needed. Week Six: Read Chapters 10 and 11 and be ready to discuss the information when coming to class. There will be an activity and discussion related to each chapter. There will be a quiz over each chapter. Week Seven: Read Chapters 12, 13 and 14 and be ready to discuss the information when coming to class. There will be an activity and discussion related to each chapter. There will be a quiz over each chapter. Week Eight: Class summary, wrap up and final exam review. Final exam will be given.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:3/5/2007 11:18:15 AM