House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

PSYC-2301-02 (General Psychology)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorCarona, Ken M.
Phone(409) 984-6576
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:as needed
Building:Educational Annex (PAEA)
Room #:111
Course Information
Course ID #10136
Course Subject-Number-SectionPSYC-2301-02
Course TitleGeneral 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.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart, and Roy (2008). Psychology, 8th Ed. ISBN-13:978-0-618-87407-1, ISBN-10:0-618-87407-0
Learning Objectives 1. To recognize scientific and quantitative methods and the differences between these approaches and other methods of inquiry and to communicate findings, analyses, and interpretation both orally and in writing.

2. To identify and recognize the differences among competing scientific theories.

3. To demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and problems facing modem science, including issues that touch upon ethics, values, and public policies.

4. To demonstrate knowledge of the interdependence of science and technology and their influence on, and contribution to, modern culture.

Major Assignments Exams over lecture material
Discussion Topics Psychology related sitautions
Attendance Policy I strongly recommend regular attendance. 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 on the exams. ATTENDANCE WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!
Determination of Final Grade There will be 4 exams, 100 points each, which includes a final exam. NO TEST SCORE WILL BE DROPPED. Course letter grade will be based on a percentage of 400 points as follows:

Grade         Point Totals Approx. Percentages

A         360 and above 90% and above

B 320-359 80%-89%

C 280-319 70%-79%

D 240-279 60%-69%

F 239 and below 59% and below

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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