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PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
Albea, Emmette


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
SemesterF1EE2004
FacultyAlbea, Emmette
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesAA Social Science
BA Psychology
MS Guidance & Counseling
Office LocationPark U. Admin Office
Office Hours30 min prior to scheduled class meeting and other times as arranged
Daytime Phone229-241-1220
E-MailN/A@park.edu
lindaalbea@CS.Com
Semester DatesOctober 12, 2004 to December 10, 2004
Class DaysM & W
Class Time7:50 to 10:35 PM (1950-2235 hrs)
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Atkinson & Hilgard's; Introduction to Psychology; 14th Edition, 2003; Thomspn and Wadsworth Publishers, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002-3098 USA

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
To be contained in written syllabus

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:
Instructor's personal educational philosiphy is based on the concept of interactive learning which involves, but is not limited to, lectures by the instructor, the completion of written and oral presentations by the students, group discussions, formal examinations, formal and informal writings, and the use of various technologies such as computers, the Internet, videos, CD's, web sites, and common office technologies.  The instructor will engage the group, and each individual learner, in dessentious dialogues in order to encourage critical thinking and the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
In order to meet the above-stated course goals, the following specific course learning objectives are established.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have completed the following learning olbectives as he/she will have received an introduction to and have a basic understanding of:  *The nature of the discipline of psychology  *Biological foundations of psychology  *Psychological development  *Sensation and sensory process  *Perception  *Consciousness  *Learning and Conditioning  *Memory  *Language and thought  *Motivation  *Emotion  *Intelligence  *Personality  *Stress, Health, and Coping  *Psychological Disorders  *Treatment of Psychological Disorders  *Social Influence  *Social Cognition  *Statistical Methods and Measurement in Psychology (as time permits)

Course Assessment:
Mid-term test 25%;  Final Examination 25%; Term Paper 25%; Oral and Written Presentation on a chapter assignment(s) 25%

Grading:
100 points per component  Tradition breakdown:  90 to 100 = A; 80 to 90 = B, etc.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of assignments is unacceptable except for a valid exchuse such as TAD orders, etc.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
In accordance with the Park University Student Handbook and other items to be discussed

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Will be in accordance with outline given in class and as modified to fit changing circumstances

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 .
Note:  All students will be provided with an extensive Syllabus at the first class meeting and all these items and related policies will be discussed at that time.

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