PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F1SS 2009 RA
Schwartz, Kenneth L.
B.S. Psychology M.A. Counseling Psychology Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas
Randolph AFB, TX
anytime via e-mail or phone
17 Aug - 11 Oct 2009
4:55 - 10:20
Psychology, 9th edition, David G. Myers, Worth Publishers, 2009
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's education philosophy is based on the use of reading, lecutres, discussion and interaction, role playing and group exercises, review of current research, papers, presentations, quizzes, and examinations to facilitate understanding of human behavior, individual and cultural diversity, major psychological concepts, and development of critical thinking.
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:
1. Mid-term Exam - Chapters 1-9 - 15 Sep 09
2. Final Exam-Chapters 10-16 - 8 Oct 09
6. Attendance and participation: Prompt attendance and active participation in all class activities. Excused and unexcused absences, and tardiness will result in a deduction of class participation points.
1. Mid-term Examination - 100 points (20%)
2. Final Examination - 100 points (20%)
3. Position Paper - 100 points (20%)
A: 450-500 points
B: 400-449 points
C: 350-399 points
D: 300-349 points
F: 299 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework must be placed in the dropbox the day of the class period it is due. 5 points will be deducted for every day it is late. The controversial topic paper must be put in the dropbox the day of the class period it it due. 10 points will be deducted for every day it is late. The presentation must be given on the day it is assigned to be presented. Not presenting on the day it is assigned will be a 20% deduction in score.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected and attendance will be taken for each class. Classes missed for legitimate reasons such as TDY, personal/medical emergencies are excusable but the student will need to coordinate with the instructor as soon as possible to make up assignments/tests. The class participation points for the missed class period including excused absences will be lost.
Week 1 - 18 Aug - Ch 1 & 2
Week 2 - 25 Aug - Ch 3, 4, & 5; Homework #1
Week 3 - 1 Sep - Ch 6 & 7; Homework #2
Week 4 - 8 Sep- Ch 8 & 9; Homework #3; Contorversial Topics draft paper due to Park Online Writing Lab
Week 5 - 15 Sep - Ch 10 & 11; Homework #4; Mid-Term
Week 6 - 22 Sep - Ch 12 & 13; Homework #5; Controversial Topics paper due
Week 7 - 29 Sep - Ch 14 & 15; Homework #6
Week 8 - 8 Oct- Ch 16; Final
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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