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Course Description: Study of the effects of social variables on the individual, including areas of group dynamics, conformity, leadership, obedience, and interpersonal attraction. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:The student will be able to:
- evaluate the new perspectives and methods in social psychology.
- - compare research methods.
- - evaluate factors affecting nonverbal communication.
- - synthesize impression formation and management.
- - interpret factors affecting social cognition. - outline the development of attitudes.
- - synthesize the components of gender roles.
- - outline and evaluate the causes of prejudice.
- - evaluate the concept of attraction.
- Synthesize relationships with family and friends.
- Outline and evaluate influences in conformity.
- Evaluate the concepts of prosocial behavior.
- Interpret and synthesize the causes of aggression.
- Outline the affects of social facilitation.
- Evaluate the concepts of cooperation and conflict.
- Interpret and synthesize factors in job satisfaction.
Course Assessment: There will be a mid term and final examination consisting of multiple choice and essay questions. There will be a term paper, APA format (15-20) pages, 8-10 references, one inch margins.
Grading: Course requirements will result in your final grade as follows:
Mid Term Exam: 33 1/3 percent
Final Exam: 33 1/3percent
Term Paper: 33 1/3 percent
NOTE: Students must have a grade in each of the above areas in order to receive a final course grade.
Grades will have the following numberical values:
Grade Numerical Value
A 90% or higher
B 80 - 89%
D 60 - 69%
F 59% or below
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participat8ion is encouraged on the part of the student. Each student is encouraged to ask questions at any time. If the student is in between grades, the instructor will look at participation to help determine the final grade.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week Datge Assignment
1 Mar 21 Ch 1
Mar 23 Ch 2
2 Mar 28 Ch 3
Mar 30 Ch 4
3 Apr 4 Ch 5
Apr 6 Ch 6 & Review
4 Apr 11 Ch 7
Apr 13 Mid Term Exam
5 Apr 18 Ch 8
Apr 20 Ch 9
6 Apr 25 Ch 10
Apr 27 Ch 11
7 May 2 Ch 12
May 4 Review
8 May 9 Ch 13
May 11 Final Exam
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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.The student will advise the instructor immediately of any special accommodations needed for the course.
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