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PS 301 Social Psychology
Christ, Susann T.


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 301 Social Psychology SC
SemesterS2R2005
FacultyChrist, Susann T.
TitleSenior Professor
Office LocationScott AFB, IL
Office Hours8 - 5 P.M. Mon-Th, 8 - 12 P.M. Fri
Daytime Phone(617) 74401555
Other Phone(618) 398-7581
E-Mail203781@pirate.park.edu
bhutch@accessus.net
Semester DatesMar 21 - May 15, 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 PM
PerquisitesPS 101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Social Psychology, Baron & Byrne, 10th ed, 2004, Pearson
MBS Textbooks:  http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park/htm

Additional Resources:
See Park University Website.


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%
 C       70-79%
 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

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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The student will advise the instructor immediately of any special accommodations needed for the course.

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