PS 301 Social Psychology
F2J 2012 DN
Miller, Tamara D.
Adjunct Faculty, Social Sciences
A.A. Longview Community College Liberal ArtsB.A. University of Missouri Kansas City SociologyM.A. Central Missouri State University Sociology
Before class, by appointment only
913 288 7136
816 529 4166
October 22 - December 16, 2012
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2011). Social psychology (8th ed.) United States: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0-495-81240-1
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Educational Philosophy: I will address a variety of learning styles through the use of visual media, discussions and group activities, writing, presentations, and hands on application of concepts. The facilitator encourages critical thinking, reading and writing skills. I believe that learning is fundamentally about exploring the boundaries of your own values, beliefs and ideas. You may encounter things with which you do not agree. I respect your right to disagree and insist that you respect the rights of others. Only ideas are open to debate in class, never individuals.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students to research a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question, and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literature review is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature review is a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized by common themes, trends or findings.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Your grade will be based on two exams, participation, your core assessment project and participation in a service project.
Participation includes more than showing up, it means coming prepared (with homework/readings completed) and ready to contribute in a meaningful way to our discussions.
Grading: Exams 100 x 2 = 200
Participation 25 x 8 = 200
Core Assessment 150 = 150
Service project 50 = 50
Late Submission of Course Materials: I do not accept late materials unless you have made arrangements in advance. 5:00pm on the due date is not "in advance". If you request and extension for any reason, you should make that request wtih an action plan on how you will complete and when you will complete the assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96“Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the student.
• Cheating includes, but [is not] not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed. Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
• Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another persons 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.
• Falsifying academic records includes, but not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
• Other acts include:
• Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member
• Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student
• Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.”
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 95http://plagiarism.org/plag_article_plagiarism_faq.html
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98ANY two absences will result in an F. You must contact me within 24 hours to obtain an excused absence. I may not excuse you then, but will not without the contact.
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. 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 .
Last Updated:10/3/2012 11:13:52 PM