PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S2T 2007 DLF
Rhoden, Ronda J.
Master Behavioral Science Cameron UniversityMaster of Art in Counseling, Webster University
El Paso, Texas
8 am - 7 pm Mountain Daylight Time
19 March 2007 - 13 May 2007
Required Text: PSYCHOLOGY (8th Edition). New York: Worth Publishers.
Author: David MyersISBN: 0-7167-2831-1
The textbook companion website is accessible at: www.worthpublishers.com/myers8e/
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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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:
Fact or Fiction 8 (5 pts each)
Quizzes 8 (10 pts each)
Discussion 8 (12 pts each wk)
Groupwork 4 (8 pts wk 2- wk 5)
Final Comprehensive Exam
450 - 500
90 - 100
400 - 449
80 - 89
350 - 399
70 - 79
300 - 349
60 - 69
299 - 0
59 - 0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each week's work must be completed by the end of the week (Sunday at midnight Mountain Time). No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted be before the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the "special" circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work during the time frame expected.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
In accordance to University policy, I will try to respond to your questions/ emails within 48 hours. I will check messages every workday in the morning and prefer email as the principal contact method.
Note: As a rule I will not check my email on many Sundays and most Saturdays. I attempt to treat these as days of rest from work. Please plan accordingly.
I expect that the interactions and communications in this class will be civil and professional. Derogatory language, profanity, and personal attacks are unacceptable.
To facilitate uniformity, I expect that papers will have 1 inch margins, double-spaced, using Arial 11pt as the font. Use APA style reference and citation formats as shown in Student Resources.
Submission of papers written for other classes is not acceptable. I expect that each paper you submit in this class is a unique paper created by you. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.
Please recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink, Internet connections die, and hard drives crash. You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your submissions and your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. For quizzes, please write down the first several words of the question and your answers on scratch paper so that you can refill the answers rapidly should your computer lock up. This will also help me hand-grade the quiz if necessary.
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the weekly deadline will not receive credit.
Rules for On-Line Participation
General e-mail: When sending an e-mail, you must identify yourself by:
Purpose of the e-mail
It is required that you use Pirate Mail for your online class. All information - problems with assignments, concerns, etc. - pertaining to the class will be sent to you through Pirate Mail.
Attendance in this online course is determined by your keeping up to date with classroom assignments and responses. Your attendance is also tracked by the amount of time spent online. You are required to participate in weekly threaded discussions. Failure to show your weekly work will count as an absence for the week. Students can experience technical difficulties, but this is not a legitimate excuse to miss class. It is your responsibility to notify me by phone and/or find other means to submit your work.
Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important no to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which does not promote learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html .
Fact or Fiction Quiz
Lecture A, Lecture B, Lecture C
Lecture A, Lecture B
Group Work Response
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 11:09:45 AM