House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus PSYC-1300-01 (Learning Framework)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
PSYC-1300-01 (Learning Framework)
|Instructor||Clark, Jamie Lee|
|Course ID #||10598|
|Course Title||Learning Framework|
|Course Description||The Learning Framework couse is a study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; 2) factors that impact learning; and 3) application of learning strategies. Students will use assessment instruments (learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as learners. The course helps develop skills and techniques necessary for success in college including memory development, note taking, preparing for exams, study skills, and time management. It stresses the importance of creativity, health, relationships and the effective use of resources in achieving collegiate success.|
|Course Prerequisites||This course is mandated for all students on academic probation and those who have failed any developmental course.|
|Required Textbooks||Keys to Effective Learning, 6th ed. Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits|
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of postsecondary education
2. Be responsible for his/her college experience and develop a personal commitment to future life goals.
3. Apply college success skills and techniques to improve his/her academic success.
4. Demonstrate communication techniques that incorporate appropriate presentation, writing, listening, conversation, and discussion skills.
5. Use library resources to locate and evaluate information.
6. Describe student support services and explain how the student might use these services to overcome obstacles.
Attendance and Participation
Take Action, Building Skills, and Critical Thinking Assignments are due each week
Exam 1 February 21
Exam 2 March 28
Exam 3 April 25
Exam 4 (Final) May 16
Habits for Success
Time & Money
Reading & Study
Test Taking 1
Test Taking 2
Moving Toward Success
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Late work is unacceptable. You may not leave the room without permission.|
|Determination of Final Grade||Final grade is the average of two grades. One grade is the total of points based on attendance, participation and homework. Attendance is one point per day with late arrival and early departure equal to one absence. The other grade is the test average, one test per month, including the final exam. With the prior approval of your instructor, you may also earn extra credit for campus events. (90+ = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, 0-59 = F ) Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior. Laptops may be used only with my permission or the Special Populations Coordinator.|
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2011 - 10:00 AM|
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