PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
U1UU 2011 CN
Dr. MiKi Kitchen
PhD., Educational PsychologyM.S., Educational PsychologyB.S., Educational Psychology
M - Th: 8-2
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Myers, D.G. (2010). Psychology (9th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers
Print ISBN: 978-1-4292-1597-8
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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:
You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback, to help you critically analyze the information and to communicate this knowledge in a professional manner. Each student might responsible for:
Privacy notice – no discussion of grades by phone or email; only in person
90% - 100%
630 – 700
80% - 89%
560 – 629
70% - 79%
490 – 559
60% - 69%
420 – 489
59% - and below
419 – and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
NO late work will be accepted
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
My job is to ensure that students who want to attend the lectures can without being distracted; therefore, I expect certain standards of behavior which differs from behaviors outside of class. These expectations include:
· cell phones are to be turned off for the entire duration of the class,
· socializing with others should be done outside of class;
· food should be consumed elsewhere…etc.
· you are also expected to stay for the entire duration of the class.
In class, these distractions are amplified and are distracting to all concerned. If you feel you cannot accomplish this standard of behavior you are welcome to miss class for that day, fully aware of the consequences. Please respect your classmates, me, and yourself by not coming to class if you feel you might distract or disturb others.
Students are responsible for checking email, participating in class discussions – where applicable, and reading all course materials on a regular basis. Instructors will use email, discussion, and/or announcements to communicate important course information.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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Rubrics are available for all writing projects
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I reserve the right to make changes to both the syllabus and/or the schedule; however, changes will be discussed or circulated in class.
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