PS 301 Social Psychology
F1Q 2007 FEW
Adjunct Instructor in Psychology and Sociology
BS, MALicensed Professional Counselor
2600 E. 18th st.
8:00 to 5:00, Mon-Fri.
Aug. 20 through Oct. 8, 2007
5:00 - 10:10 PM
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Educational Philosophy: In a course designed for adult students, the instructor feels that every learner is self-motivated and requires only guidance and explanation throughout the course. This course will be presented as a series of lectures which amplify the text concepts and also bring contemporary examples of social psychology at work in society. Learners will also be encouraged to bring timely articles, books or films to discuss. Class participation is vital, and will comprise 25% of the total grade. Audio-visual presentations will be used to illustrate principles, effects and long-term influence of various topics in social psychology.The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students to research a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question, and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literature review is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature review is a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized by common themes, trends or findings.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Exams: 250 points each: 500 points total
Class particiption: 250 points
Literature review: 250 points
Course Total: 1000 points
90 to 100%: A
80 to 89%: B
70 to 79%: C
60 to 69%: D
68% and below: F
Late Submission of Course Materials: No materials will be accepted after the last day of class. All late submissions must be reveiwed with the instructor in advance. Depending upon the circumstances, some late submissiions may be subject to a grade penalty (that is: if lateness is caused by military necessity or personal crisis, no grade penalty may be assesed.)
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The standards of academic order will be observed at all times. All learners will treat each other and the instructor with respect and will not use sarcasm or ridicule in dealing with another person's ideas. Healthy debate is encouraged. Humor is welcomed, as is the creative presentation of ideas and concepts.
Week 1 (Aug 20): Introduction; class objectives; review syllabus. Text: Chapters 1 and 2. Student discussion; appropriate audio-visual presentation.
Week 2 (Aug 27): Text: chapters 3 and 4. Student discussion; appropriate a/v presentation.
Week 3 (Sep 3): Text: Chapter 5. Discussion and A/V.
Week 4 (Sep 10): Text: Chapters 6 and 7. Discussion; a 9/11 retrospective; A/V.
Week 5 (Sep 17): Midterm examination. Text: Chapters 8 and 9. Discussion, study/research time.
Week 6 (Sep 24): Text: Chapter 10. Discussion; research time; A/V.
Week 7 (Oct 1 ): Text: Chapter 11. Discussion; research time; A/V.
Week 8 (Oct 8): Text: Chapter 12, Discussion, research time; A/V.
Week 9 (Oct 16): Final Examination; turn in of literature search papers. Conclusions.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Students will make every effort to be on time for class and will not leave early except by permission of the instructor. Due to the short semester, it is vital that students attend each class period. Time will be provided for students to work on literature reviews.
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 .
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