SO 498 Senior Capstone in Sociology
F2T 2011 DL
Miressi Hotle, Ruth E.
Faculty, Psychology & Sociology
B.A. Psychology University of MissouriM.A. Psychology (Clinical) University of Kansas
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October 17 - December 11, 2011
SO 141 and Senior Standing.
There is no textbook for this course. There will be weekly reading assignments available each week that will take the place of a textbook.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on bringing the student to the table for critical thinking. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about the history of psychology.
Identify Independent Variable
Identify Dependent Variable
Identify Research Design
Describe Internal Validity
Descibe Social Validity
Lay Media Source(Discuss how the research article adds information to the media source or corrects information. Discuss how the media source adds social validity to the research article. The media source must be published in the last 2 months. It must be a newscast, newspaper article, or magazine article.)
Reply to a Classmate in Discussion Thread (The reply must be meaningful and show critical thinking. “Good Job” and “I agree” do not count.)
Summarize Media Report
Provide Media Report Location
Discuss How Report Relates to the Identified Chapter
1st Reply to a Classmate
2nd Reply to a Classmate
Submit Career Path Professional Timeline
Reflection Paper (Core Assessment)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any assignment turned in after the date it is due will be given up to half credit for that assignment. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Purpose of the e-mail
Psychology is Alive/Falsifiability
1 & 2
Quiz 1, Research Discussion 1, Current Events 1
Operationism & Essentialism
Quiz 2, Research Discussion 2, Current Events 2, Up-to-Date Career Path Professional Timeline
Testimonials & Case Study Evidence/Correlation & Causation
4 & 5
Quiz 3, Research Discussion 3, Current Events 3
Getting Things Under Control/Artificiality
6 & 7
Quiz 4, Midterm, Research Discussion 4, Current Events 4, Up-to-Date Resume
Quiz 5, Research Discussion 5, Current Events 5
Multiple Causation/Probabilistic Reasoning
9 & 10
Quiz 6, Research Discussion 6, Current Events 6
The Role of Chance
Quiz 7, Research Discussion 7, Current Events 7, Reflection Paper (This Core Assessment should include the Career Timeline, Resume, & Reflection Paper)
Quiz 8, Research Discussion 8, Current Events 8, Final
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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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93When a student comes to me with questions about plagiarism before an assignment is turned in it will not be dishonest. If I discover plagiarism and then the student asks questions about it, the student will still have engaged in plagiarism which is one form of academic dishonesty. If this occurs, I will proceed as I would in any case of academic dishonesty.
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