PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S1QQ 2011 HI
Drake, Sara M.
Master's of CounselingBachelor's of Science
10 Jan 2011 - 6 Mar 2011
10:30 - 12:00 AM
Textbook: Myers, David G. Psychology: 9th edition. Worth Publishers. Holland, Michigan, 2008
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA): Sixth edition
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor's philosophy is one of interactive exchange with students by presenting the course material in a way that is clearly understood by each student to the extent that they can see how this learning applies to their everyday lives. This will be based on lectures on course material from the book for which the student will be tested and expected to complete homework for each chapter. The instructor will also employ readings, in class projects, papers, videos, and other resources as applicable.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: In-class Project (x2)
Grading: In-class Project (x2) = 20 pts (10 pts each)
Tests (x2) = 40 pts (20 pts each)
Position Paper = 20 pts
Participation= 20 pts
90 - 100% = A,
80 - 89% = B,
70 - 79% = C,
60 - 69% = D,
below 60 = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Tests must be taken per the schedule on the syllabus unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. Papers are expected on time and late submission of the paper will result in a loss of 5 pts per day.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Students will be expected to treat others with respect. 2. Students will be familiar with each chapter prior to discussion and have at least one question ready for in class discussion. 3. Students will participate in every class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WeekReading AssignmentGraded Assignments
1: Jan 10/12/14Prologue, Chapter 1
2: Jan 19/21Chapter 2, 3In-Class Project
3: Jan 24/26/28Chapter 6, 7In-Class Project
4: Jan 31/Feb 2/4Chapter 8, 9Test 1
5: Feb 7/9/11Chapter 10, 11, 12
6: Feb14/16/18Chapter 4, 5, 13
7: Feb 23/25Chapter 14, 15Position Paper
8: Feb 28/ Mar 2/4Chapter 16Test 2
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