PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S2FF 2009 FAH
B.A. SociologyM.A. Social Psychology
Fairchild AFB Education Center Rm 113
M/W 4-5 P.M.
16 Mar - 10 May 2009
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Textbook: Myers, D. (2006) Psychology (8th Ed.) New York: Worth publishers. ISBN 0-7167-6428-8
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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: Students will be required to successfully complete a core assessment paper and two other short papers in APA format. They must also complete two quizzes, a mid-term and final exam with a successful cumulative point total. Classroom and on-line participation is also required.
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