House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus PSYC-2301-02 (General Psychology)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2301-02 (General Psychology)
|Instructor||Carona, Ken M.|
|Course ID #||10136|
|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||Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart, and Roy (2008). Psychology, 8th Ed. ISBN-13:978-0-618-87407-1, ISBN-10:0-618-87407-0|
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|
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