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PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
Enloe, Joseph Mark


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 101 Introduction to Psychology

Semester

F2AA 2009 LC

Faculty

Enloe, Joseph Mark

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BSOE in Occupational Education
M.S. in School Psychology
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

15 minutes after class.

Daytime Phone

210-289-7343

Other Phone

210-225-2406

E-Mail

Joseph.Enloe@park.edu

Jenloe3@satx.rr.com

Semester Dates

18 October - 12 December 2009

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Psychology, Ninth Eighth Edition , David G. Myers (2010), Worth Publishers
 
ISBN: 13: 978-0-7167-6428-1

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Additional Resources:
The Internet and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

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Course Description:
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology: (MGE) A survey of the assumptions, history, methods, and techniques of psychology. A presentation of representative theory and reseach in the areas of consciousness, learning, motivation, cognition, personality and social behavior. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, special projects, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in critical thinking situations to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  • Define and apply basic psychological vocabulary.
  • Critically analyze psychological concepts, theories and ethical issues.
  • Apply psychological concepts to one's life and circumstances.
  • Identify representative theories in the areas of learning, motivation, cognition, personality, social influence, abnormal behavior and multicultural issues.
  • Effectively gather, evaluate, and communicate about psychological issues present in the popular media and scholarly publications.
  • Identify the basic assumptions, history, methods, and techniques of psychology.

    MoStep Requirements 1.2.1.1 standards for PS101



    Core Assessment:

    PS 101 Introduction to Psychology

    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.

     

    Requirements:

    • Selection of a controversial topic
    • Descriptions of both sides with a personal position.
    • Application to a multicultural context and the Park University literacies.
    • Utilizes a minimum of 2 sources (one for the pro perspective and one for the con perspective of the controversial issue.
    • Paper should be organized and presented according to the sections presented in the assignment instructions.
    • Text body should be no less than 3 pages.
    • References should be formatted in a standardized form, e.g., APA.

    Link to Class Rubric

    Class Assessment:
     

    Class Assessment:
    1Midterm Exam; November 12th  (4th week) Assigned chapters and class lecture.

        Final Exam: December 10th (8th week) - Assigned chapters and class lecture.

    Both exams may be all of one of the following or a combination of each: multiple choice, matching, and essay questions.   

    2. There will be a total of 4 quizzes worth 5 points apiece. There will be 5 questions on each quizz, each worth one point. Quizzes will be closed book.
     
    3. The Core Assessment: 30% of your grade.
     
    4. ABSENCES: If you are absent more than once, you will loose 3 points for each class missed starting with the second absence if it is not an excused absence (excused absences require proper documentation), even if your first absence was an excused one. This could mean you could lose up to 8 points on one night if your second (or more) absence falls on a night we have a quizz. 

    Grading:

    Possible maximum score/points:
    The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.

    100-90

     A (4.0 honor points)

    Quizzes, 4 total (5 points each),

    20%

    89-80

     B (3.0 honor points)

    Required Core Assessment

    30%

    79-70

     C (2.0 honor points)

    Midterm Examination

    25%

    69-60

     D (1.0 honor point)

    Final Examination

    25%

    Below 60

     F (no honor points)

    Absences: -3 points each after the first one.

    Late Submission of Course Materials:
    Make-up and/or late submission of exams and assignments must be coordinated with the instructor. Make-ups are given only for excused absences only.

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:
    Regular attendance with on time arrival. Courtesy to listen to and respect others points of view. Demonstrate a desire to take an active part in the learning process by coming to class prepared to discuss material, ask questions, and share insights with the class. Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due dates and appear for scheduled examinations. It is the student's responsibility to inquire when something is unclear in the texts or lectures. Do Not expect the instructor to present all the assigned reading in class.  Reading is the student's responsibility: The instructor's responsibility is to clarify, emphasize, give examples, put the topics into context, lead class discussions, and bring in additional related material to support and supplement the assigned reading. Tests may include questions over material from the assigned reading that was  not covered in class. A student who does not read and study the assigned readings will not be able to get a good grade in this class.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
      Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: For Introduction to Psychology

    October 20                 Introductions Chapter 1

    October 22                Chapter 2

    October 27                Chapters 3 & 4

    October 29                Chapters 5 & 6

    November 3             Chapter 7

    November 5           Chapters 8 & 9

    November 10           Chapter 10

    November 12         Mid-Term

    November 17         Review of Mid-Term & Chapter 11

    November 19          Chapters 12 & 13

    November 24          Chapter 14

    November 26          Happy Thanksgiving NO CLASS

    December 1           Chapter 15

    December 3           Chapters 16 and17

    December 8           Chapter 18

    December 10        FINAL EXAM        and Core Assessment Due

    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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

    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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

    Attendance Policy:
    Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

    1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
    2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
    3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
    4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
    5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
    6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

    Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

    Disability Guidelines:
    Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



    Rubric

    CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
    Analysis & Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    Outcomes
    1,2,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    There are more than 2 distinct descriptive statements and 1 distinct statement of evaluation for each side



     
    There are 2 distinct descriptive statements and 1 distinct statement of evaluation for each side



     
    There are fewer than 2 distinct descriptive statements and 1 distinct statement of evaluation for each side



     
     
    Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    Outcomes
    1,2,3,4,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    No literacy application errors and no multicultural application error



     
    No literacy application errors, e.g., student correctly applies the topic to the literacies of: critical thinking, science, civic, and values



     
    Literacy application error(s)



     
     
    Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Outcomes
    5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Position paper contains all of the components and formatted in correct APA style



     
    Position paper contains the following components: an introduction, topic position descriptions, personal position with explanation, multicultural application, application to four literacies, a conclusion, reference page



     
    Position paper has a component error or writing errors that are distracting



     
     

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