House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus PSYC-2301-01 (General Psychology)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2301-01 (General Psychology)
|Instructor||Barbay, Carol Mary|
|Course ID #||10131|
|Course Title||General Psychology|
|Course Description||An introductory survey of the major areas of psychology, such as learning, social, testing, personality, developmental and physiological. Emphasis is on psychology as the scientific study of behavior and includes both human and animal behavior.|
|Required Textbooks||Psychology,8th Edition Douglas A. Bernstein, Louis A. Penner, Alison Clarke-Stewart and Edward J. Roy 2008 Houghton-Mifflin and Study Guide for Psychology, 8th Edition Kelly B. Henry, Linda Lebie, and Douglas A. Bernstein 2008 (Package) Houghton-Mifflin ISBN 978-0-547-0-6991-3; Study Guide for Psychology, 8th Edition (Alone) Kelly B. Henry, Linda Lebie, and Douglas A. Bernstein 2008 Houghton-Mifflin ISBN 9780547016320; Hardback text alone: 978-0-618-87407-1|
1. To employ the appropriate methods, technologies, and data that social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
2. To examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures.
3. To use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories
4. To develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
5. To analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on the area under study
6. To differentiate and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and differing points of view
7. To recognize and apply reasonable criteria for the acceptability of historical evidence and social research.
8. To analyze critically assess, and develop creative solutions to public policy problems.
9. To recognize and assume one's responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society by learning to think for oneself, by engaging in public discourse, and by obtaining information through the news media and other appropriate information sources about politics and public policy.
10. To identify and understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.
POLICIES AND GUIDELINES FOR FILM QUIZ SUBSTITUTE ACTIVITIES
1. There will be 5 substitute film quiz opportunities during the semester.
2. For each film quiz substitute, you may complete either of the following: a)create a set of 10 review questions with separate answers for each question. b) watch a film online and answer questions the instructor provides using a link on the Quizzes and Surveys page in the WebCT section of the course.
3. You may use any style of review question, including yes-no, true-false, multiple choice, completion, short answer or essay.
4. The content for these review questions can come from any chapter in the text, study guide, lecture notes or from a psychology film you watch online.
5. You must type the questions and answers, and either make a separate answer key at the end of your list of questions or put the answer to each question immediately below or beside the question.
6. You may turn in your film quiz substitute activities on paper or use email or fax or complete them online.
7. Make sure to place a title at the beginning of your question and answer set, and specify which film quiz you are intending each substitute activity to replace, such as Film Quiz 1 Substitute, Film Quiz 2 Substitute, etc.
8. Be sure to include a complete heading near the beginning of your question and answer set, including your full name (first and last), course name and number, section number, and the date you complete the activity.
9. If you email your film quiz substitute, include the title of the activity in the subject field of your email message.
10. If you use email, you can send your question and answer set with accompanying heading and title in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may use the course email in the WebCT section of the course
by the deadline noted in the assignment due date chart included in the syllabus.
11. Credit available for completing each of the 5 film quiz substitutes will be 10 points.
12. You may turn in and receive credit for 5 film quiz substitute assignments.
REQUIRED TEXT CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
1. There will be 4 required RQA assignments worth 15 or 20 points each, depending on how many text chapters are associated with the assignment.
2. A list of the assigned chapters is in the course outline, elsewhere in this syllabus.
3. Each RQA assignment will consist of 15 or 20 review items with separate answers from each of the currently assigned chapters.
4. For example, Required RQA Assignment #1 will consist of 20 review items, 5 items each from chapters 1, 2, 15 and 16 in the text.
5. All RQA assignments must have appropriate chapter subtitles, identifying the chapters from which the content for the review items was taken.
6. For example, RQA Assignment #1 should have subtitles for review items taken from Chapter 1, 2, 15 and 16 corresponding to each chapter subsection.
7. Each RQA assignment should have a complete heading, including studentís name, course name and section number and the date the assignment was completed on each separate page, regardless of whether the pages are stapled together.
8. The review items in the RQA assignments may be of any type except yes/no, true/false or multiple choice with two answer options.
9. If you complete all of these Required RQA assignments satisfactorily, you will receive a total of 65 points.
10. This work must be typed to receive credit.
11. No late work will be accepted, for any reason.
12. Due dates and times are listed elsewhere in this syllabus.
13. Students are responsible for assuring that the assignments are received by the assigned due date and time.
14. Each subsection of the Required RQA assignments must have a separate subtitle, such as Chapter 1 RQAs and Chapter 2 RQAs.
15. Review questions or items may be of any type EXCEPT true/false, yes/no or multiple choice with fewer than 3 answer options.
16. Review questions or items must be accompanied by separate answers. Example: Q1. What is the definition of psychology? A1. the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
17. May be submitted on paper or electronically via email or fax.
18. If submitted via email, the title of the activity must be repeated in the subject field of the email message.
19. If submitted via email, the title of the activity and a complete heading must appear in the body of the email message.
20. Must be received by the due date and time assigned by the instructor, regardless of how the completed activity is submitted.
21. Maximum credit per RQA assignment: 15 or 20 points per Required RQA Assignment, depending on how many chapters are associated with the assignment.
CHAPTER 1/ INTRODUCTION - WORLD OF PSYCHOLOGY
CHAPTER 2/ RESEARCH AND METHODS
CHAPTER 15/ PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
CHAPTER 16/ TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
CHAPTER 6/ LEARNING
CHAPTER 7/ MEMORY
CHAPTER 10/ MENTAL ABILITIES
CHAPTER 11/ MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
CHAPTER 13/ HEALTH, STRESS AND COPING
CHAPTER 14/ PERSONALITY
CHAPTER 5/ PERCEPTION
CHAPTER 9/ CONSCIOUSNESS
CHAPTER 17/ SOCIAL COGNITION
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance and college success. I STRONGLY recommend regular attendance, both mental and physical. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get notes on what you missed in your absence from another student. Some material covered in class may not be in the textbook and may be covered by the exams. ATTENDANCE WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!! CAUTION: I WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY DROP YOUR NAME FROM THE CLASS ROLL BECAUSE YOU DO NOT ATTEND CLASS.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 515 total possible points as follows:
Letter Grades Point Totals Approximate Percentages
A 463+ 90%+
B 412 - 462 80-89%
C 360 - 411 70-79%
D 309 - 359 60-69%
F 308 and below 59% and below
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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