PS 498 Sr. Capstone in Psychology
F2T 2012 DL
White, Norma A.
varies, I will be in the online classroom most days; and will return all e-mails within 24-48 hours
PS 101 and Senior Standing
Textbook: 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 MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: APA style (free) tutorial: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
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Educational Philosophy: [Each instructor will insert his/her own philosophy]
Identify Independent Variable
Identify Dependent Variable
Identify Research Design
Describe Internal Validity
Describe 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 Reading
1st Reply to a Classmate
2nd Reply to a Classmate
Submit Career Path Professional Timeline
First the student will develop a Career Path Professional Timeline that demonstrates any past professional activity and future professional goals with dates. This timeline will include any employment, all educational experiences, certification, and licensure.
For the second section of this paper each student will develop a resume that reflects their most current aspirations. This could include graduate school, possible employment, or possible training programs.
The final part of this paper will be a reflection section. Each student will review the content and activities found in their core classes. They will then explain how the core competencies for their degree program have been addressed. They will then explain how this information will influence their careers.
This paper will need to be written in APA style and will need at least 7 references from professional journals. Other references can be obtained from the internet or other means. This paper will be worth up to 300 points.
Online APA tutorial:
It is due by midnight Sunday of Week 7 and should be turned in using the Dropbox.
Up-to-Date Career Path Professional Timeline
50 (Awarded in Discussion Thread)
Reflection of Core Classes and Program Competencies
Grading: GRADING PLAN: Course grades are determined on the following bases.
Current Events Discussion
COEX (Exit Exam)
CA = (Timeline + Resume + Reflection) = 300 Points
Reflection Paper (Core Assessment)
Timeline and Discussion
Resume and Discussion
1291 - 1435
1148 - 1290
80 - 89.9%
1004 - 1147
70 - 79.9%
861 - 1003
60 - 69.9%
0 - 860
00 - 59.9%
Late Submission of Course Materials: [Each instructor must insert his/her late policy; even if that policy does not accept late work.]
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· E-mail Procedures: General e-mail: When sending an e-mail, you must identify yourself by:
Purpose of the email
Your full name
It is required that you use Pirate Mail for your online class. All information - problems with assignments, concerns, etc. - pertaining to the class will be sent to you through Pirate Mail. I will check my e-mail frequently and will respond to course related questions within 24-48 hours unless I have notified you that I will be unavailable. All e-mail sent to me needs to be copy/pasted. No attachments will be accepted due to the risk of viruses.
Directed Readings: Psychology is Alive/Falsifiability
Quiz 1 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 1 (30 pts)
Current Events 1 (25 pts)
Directed Readings: Operationalism & Essentialism
Quiz 2 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 2 (30 pts)
Current Events 2 (25 pts)
Up-to-Date Career Path Professional Timeline (50 pts)
Directed Readings: Testimonials & Case Study Evidence/Correlation & Causation
Quiz 3 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 3 (30 pts)
Current Events 3 (25 pts)
COEX (attempt 1)
Directed Readings: Getting Things Under Control/Artificiality
Quiz 4 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 4 (30 pts)
Current Events 4 (25 pts)
Up-to-Date Resume (50 pts)
COEX (attempt 2)
Directed Readings: Converging Evidence
Quiz 5 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 5 (30 pts)
Current Events 5 (25 pts)
COEX (attempt 3)
Directed Readings: Multiple Causation/Probabilistic Reasoning
Capstone Survey (15 pts)
Quiz 6 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 6 (30 pts)
Current Events 6 (25 pts)
COEX (highest score; 360 pts)
Directed Readings: The Role of Chance
Quiz 7 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 7 (30 pts)
Current Events 7 (25 pts)
Reflection Paper (200 pts) (This Core Assessment should include the Career Timeline-50 Points + Resume-50 Points + Reflection Paper-200 Points which equals 300 Points)
Directed Readings: Psychology’s Image
Quiz 8 (15 pts)
Research Discussion 8 (30 pts)
Current Events 8 (25 pts)
Final (200 pts)
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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 95
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 98
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Additional Information:If an instructor provides extra credit opportunities, then these point values will NOT exceed 5% of the total points in the course.
Last Updated:9/22/2012 3:16:42 PM