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PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
Magoffin, Lisa W.


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.
CoursePS 101 Introduction to Psychology
SemesterS1SS2005
FacultyMagoffin, Lisa W.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesPsychology,BA
Behavioral Science, MA
Daytime Phone210-884-9320
E-MailLisa.Magoffin@pirate.park.edu
Web Pagehttp://www.worthpublisher.com/myers
Semester Dates10 January- 6 March 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Myers.DG.(2004). Psychology(7thed). New York:Worth.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Course Description:
A survey of the assumptions, history, methods, and techniques of psychology.  A presentation of representative theory and research in the areas of consciousness, learning, motivation, cognition, personality, and social behavior.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.

Learning Outcomes:
• Understand the role and types of research in the field of psychology.
• Understand the ethical issues relevant to psychology.
• Develop a working knowledge of the science of psychology.
• Learn to apply the basic concepts of psychology and human behavior and personalize it to your own life.
• Gain an understanding of consciousness, learning, motivation, cognition, personality and social behavior.
• Develop knowledge base of the different theories of personality
• Understand various psychological disorders and approaches to treatment and therapy.

Course Assessment:
examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects& papers

Grading:
*Examination(3@50pts each)Total 150 pts
*On-line Homework (8@10pts each) Total 80pts
*Media Portfolio 100pts
*Project "create a game" 150pts
*Class Participation (16 classes@10pts each)Total 160

Late Submission of Course Materials:
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Late assignments will receive a 5% point deduction for each day after the due date.  

MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS:  Make-up quizzes may be arranged prior to the quiz date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Participation: Each student will be evaluated by participation in classroom activities.  Tardiness or leaving early will result in a deduction of participation points.

E-mailing Assignments: The e-mailing of assignments is allowable.  E-mailed assignments received after the assignment due date will be considered late.  All assignments received by the instructor will be replied to with a confirmation within 24 hours.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1/10/05 Psychology as a Science/Read Chapters 1,2& 3,On-line homework due
1/17/05 Development,Sensation& Perception/ Read Chapters 4,5& 6, On-line Homework due,Game day
1/24/05 Cousciouss& Learning/ Read Chapters 7&8, On-line Homework, Portfolio Review, Examination
1/31/05 Memory & Thinking/Read Chapters 9& 10, On-line homework due,Game day
2/7/05 Intelligence& Motivaiton/Read Chapters 11& 12, On-line homework due
2/14/05 Emotions& Stress/Read Chapters 13 &14, On-line homework due, Game day, Portfolio Review,Examination
2/21/05 Personality& Psychological Disorders/Read Chapters 15&16, On-line homeowork due
2/28/05 Therapy& Social Psychology/Read Chapter 17&18,On-line homework due, Portfolio due, Game day, Examination

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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 .

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