SO 301 Social Psychology
F2T 2012 DLB
Senior Professor/Adunct Faculty
Ph.D. HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Psychology)M.A. HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Psychology)B.A. YALE UNIVERSITY (Culture & Behavior, an Interdisciplinary Major)
The Forked Brook Farm Library
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Eastern time zone ... or by appointment
October 22 - December 16, 2012
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Educational Philosophy: I believe in the value of "interactiveness" (as mentioned above in Educational Philosophy) and of the examples in the list, dialogues seem very desirable. I can do 'disputatious learning.' Now there are many excellent videos available - some are imbedded in the assigned materials, and often students suggest to each other videos they have found useful. Examinations are necessary parts of Park ONLINE courses. I am not fond of 'multiple choice' (although I scored 800/800 on some SAT tests when young.) It is also the case that among multiple choice tests, those you will do (with random sampling from large 'pools' of items) are quite fair, efficient, and unbiased.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students toresearch a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question,and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literaturereview is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature reviewis a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized bycommon themes, trends or findings.
Allinstructors must utilize this basic assignment as one of the assessments withinyour course. But, you are encouragedto personalize the assignment and adapt it to meet your teaching style and theneeds of your particular student population. For example, you may want toconsider the following adaptations:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students do need to use American Psychological Association (APA) style - when it has been learned, it is the best method for dealing with large numbers of research citations. (Students may want to but the APA style handbook (6th edition.) The proctored Final Exam counts 100 points (of a course total of 500 points.) In preparation for the Research Paper, which is called 'Term Paper' and 'Course Assessment', there are shorter (weekly) exercises in defining topics of interest and citing research (I sometimes use the term 'real research' meaning 'peer reviewed.')
The discussions are almost always interesting and useful; it is best to get statements of ideas posted by Thursdays, and then replies and interactions go well until Sunday 11:59 p.m. Park University time (Central Standard Time.)
Grading: There is a Proctored Final Exam which counts 100 points
There are seven (7) Quizzes, each counting 10 OR 20 points
There are eight (8) Discussions, each counting 15 points
The Research Paper 80 points
There's a chance for Extra Credit (not required) 10 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work may be subject to a (relatively small) penalty - but try to get work in on time!
Classroom Rules of Conduct: "No biting, no fighting ..." but these behaviors don't occur much ONLINE.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: I have mentioned that we should all try to submit something to each Discussion by Thursday (11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time) so we can reply to fellow students, usually commenting on their ideas in ways that are useful in learning concepts and examples.
The interests that students mention as possible topics for Research Papers are not 'set in stone' - changes of topic are possible, but keep me (the teacher) posted.
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
Each student should be able to say "I have neither given nor received aid on the research paper or on the Final Exam."
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 95PLAGIARISM IS VERY SERIOUS IN "ACADEMIA" ...
NEVER DO IT!
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 98Almost all attendance reports are now submitted by "The Computer" itself. Two consecutive weekly ABSENCES are brought to the attention of administrators - try to do something each week to avoid this situation.
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 .
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