PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F2AA 2009 LC
Enloe, Joseph Mark
BSOE in Occupational EducationM.S. in School PsychologyLicensed Specialist in School Psychology
15 minutes after class.
18 October - 12 December 2009
7:30 - 10:10 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The Internet and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
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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
MoStep Requirements 188.8.131.52 standards for PS101
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. Midterm 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.
Possible maximum score/points:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.
A (4.0 honor points)
Quizzes, 4 total (5 points each),
B (3.0 honor points)
Required Core Assessment
C (2.0 honor points)
D (1.0 honor point)
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
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