PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S1HH 2007 PA
Taylor, William H.
Post Graduate Degree, Boston UniversityM.S., Syracuse UniversityM.A., Western Michigan University
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8 January to 11 March 07
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Gerrig, R. J., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2005). Psychology and life (17th ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN: 0-205-41799-X
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The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive ness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the 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:
The student shall meet the objectives of the course by defining and describing the key elements of Introductory Psychology and demonstrating their application by taking weekly quizzes, writing a position paper, participating in class, and taking a final exam.
GRADING PLAN: Quizzes are 40% of the grade, the position paper is 20%, participation is 10% and final exam is 30% of the grade. The grading scale is 90% for A, 80% for B, 70% for C, 60% for D.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept late assignments unless the student has a valid excuse. Normally, late assignments will receive a grade of “zero”. Valid excuses are determined by the instructor and must be in the judgment of the instructor, unavoidable without taking extreme action.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students must act in a polite and respectful manner while in class. Students must be on time, participate in class, and do the assigned class work. Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classroom students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
9 Jan 07 Introduction and overview of the course. Exploration of Position Paper.
16 Jan 07 Read Chapters 1, & 2, Discussion, Quiz, in-class exercise related to chapters.
23 Jan 07 Read Chapters 3,4, 5 Discussion, Quiz, in-class exercise related to chapters.
30 Jan Read Chapters 6,7,8 Discussion, Quiz, in-class exercise related to chapters.
6 Feb 07 Read Chapters 9,10,11 Discussion, Quiz, in-class exercise related to chapters.
13 Feb 07 Read Chapters 12,13, Discussion, Quiz, turn in and discuss position paper.
20 Feb 07 Read Chapters 14,15,16 Discussion, Quiz, in-class exercise related to chapters.
27 Feb 07 Read Chapters 17,18 Discussion, Quiz, in-class exercise related to chapters.
6 Mar 07 Final Exam
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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