PS 390 Selected Topics in Psychology:
U1T 2013 DL
Ph.D. University of Kansas, KansasM.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas, KansasM.S. Management, University of Saint Mary, Kansas
Overland Park, Kansas
10.00AM - 10.00PM CDT
Monday 12:01 AM till Sunday 11:59 PM
Junior Level standing (CJ 315); PS 101 (PS 390)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Due Sunday of week 4.
2 parts--Part 1 is taken in course and Part 2 is taken with an approved proctor--during Week 8
Due Saturday of week 7
Discussion Topics (8)
15 points each--300 words--due Thursday of each week
Homework Assignments (6)
15 points--300 words--due Sundays of week assigned
At Issue group assignments (4)
15 points--300 words--due Saturdays of week assigned
Mastery Quizzes (7)
10 points each--due Sundays of each week
Participation Responses (20)
3 points each--due Sundays of each week
5 points each--due Sunday of week 2-7
780 points possible in class
703 points and higher
467 points and lower
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the deadline indicated for that particular assignment.
No credit will be received for work turned in after the deadline for when it was due, unless you have contacted me beforehand and explained any "special" circumstance.
Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern.
Please refer to the "Assignment Expectations" thread for specific details about point deductions.
There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work during the timeframe expected.
Points will be deducted for lateness as follows:
Homework, Responses, Journal
Will not receive credit if received Sunday after 12 midnight Mountain Time
Will not receive credit if received after Thursday 12 midnight Mountain Time
At Issue Group assignment
Will not receive credit if received after Saturday 12 midnight Mountain Time
Due Saturday of Week 7
Saturday after midnight—24-hour “grace” time
Sunday after 12 midnight—minus 5 points
Monday after 12 midnight—minus 10 points
Tuesday after 12 midnight—no credit will be received
All deadlines are in Mountain Time
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online Etiquette/Courtesy: Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important not to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which blocks learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing http://www1.kent.edu/dl/Technology/Etiquette.cfm and http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html .
Psychoactive Drugs—History & Classification
Heredity, Environment and Psychoactive Drugs
Participate in Discussion Topic and responses
Complete Homework assignment
Participate in Group Activity
Complete Mastery quiz
Post Research Paper Topic
Participate in “At Issue” group activity and responses
Research Paper Progress Report due
Drug Use & Prevention: Cradle to Grave AND Treatment
Other Drugs, Other Addictions and Mental Health and Drugs
FINAL EXAM part 1 (in course)
FINAL EXAM part 2 (WITH PROCTOR—to be scheduled during week 8 of course)
RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Participate in “At Issue” group activity
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Assignments are expected to use outside sources such as reliable websites, the textbook Doc Sharing and Webliography information to support your ideas, but this information needs to be integrated into the paper in appropriate ways to highlight and support your ideas, observations and conclusions. This information should not be the major part of your assignment or response. Information from outside sources needs to be evaluated and discussed critically. Outside information is not to be used instead of your own thoughts and observations.
The assignments must NOT contain large chunks of quotes. When outside sources are used, they need to be documented within the assignment and at the end. Direct quotes (used very sparingly) need to be in quotation marks. It is not acceptable to copy directly from the textbook or websites even if this information is documented at the end of your assignment. Assignments need to be in your own words indicating that you have read and understood the information. A report of the material is not acceptable—the information needs to be applied to the specific questions that are asked in the assignment.
Responses need to follow the above expectations as well. The information used from outside sources needs to be described and discussed as to why this information supports either the question or the assignment of another student. It is not enough to just provide a list with little description or discussion.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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