Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.CoursePS 101 Introduction to PsychologySemesterF1V 2012 GOFacultyShiels, SusanTitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesB.S., Psychology, Angelo State UniversityM.S., Counseling Psychology, Angelo State UniversityOffice HoursBefore and after classesDaytime Phone(325) 657-9900Other Phone(325) 374-8500E-Mailsusan.email@example.com@suddenlink.netSemester DatesAug 21, 2012, - Oct 9, 2012Class Days--T-R--Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PMPrerequisitesNoneCredit Hours3Textbook:
Myers, D. (2006). PSYCHOLOGY (9th Ed.). New York: Worth publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-1597-8
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F1V 2012 GO
B.S., Psychology, Angelo State UniversityM.S., Counseling Psychology, Angelo State University
Before and after classes
Aug 21, 2012, - Oct 9, 2012
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Lectures, readings, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet and technology are significant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize, synthesize course material and apply it to their own lives.
Instructor 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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due on the date they are assigned as due. Late assignments are considered late at the close of the class in which they were due. No assignments will be accepted after the due date unless approved by the instuctor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class Discussion / Quiz
Introduction and overview of course, topics for position paper
Chapter 1 & 2
Chapter 1 & 2
Topic for position paper due
Chapter 4 & 5
Chapters 6 & 7
Quiz: Chapters 6, 7 & 8
Final discussion: Position paper
Comprehensive Final Exam
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
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
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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