House Bill 2504

Spring 2012 Course Syllabus

PSYC-2301-20 - General Psychology

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2012
InstructorBarbay, Carol Mary
Phone(409) 984-6311
E-mailbarbacm@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:
Phone:
E-mail:
Office
Hours:MWF, 8:00-8:45; Fri, 10:00-12:00; MW, 12:00-2:00; TTH, 8:00-9:15; TTH, 11:00-2:00;
Building:Educational Annex (EDUC)
Room:110
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Course Information
Course Number10773
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 Psychology,9th Edition Douglas A. Bernstein, Louis A. Penner, Alison Clarke-Stewart and Edward J. Roy 2011 Wadsworth Publishing and Study Guide for Psychology, 9th Edition Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart and Roy, 2011; Study Guide for Psychology, 9th Edition (Alone): ISBN 978-111-130-1569; Hardback text alone: ISBN 978-111-130-1552

Attendance Policy ATTENDANCE POLICY: Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I STRONGLY recommend regular participation in this course, both mental and physical. PARTICIPATION WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!! CAUTION: I WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY DROP YOUR NAME FROM THE CLASS ROLL BECAUSE YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTIVITIES.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade GRADING POLICY: 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 14, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Major Assignments WEEK # GENERAL – HYBRID - SGQ and Exam activities are in bold print

Week 1 Syllabus review; read and discuss ch 1 – introduction to psychology; read and discuss ch 2 – research methods

Week 2 Read and discuss ch 2 – research in psychology; read and discuss ch 15 –psychological disorders;

Week 3 Read and discuss ch 15 – psychological disorders; read and discuss ch 16 – treating psychological disorders

Week 4 Read and discuss ch 16 – treating psychological disorders;

Week 5 Sgq1- ch 1,2,15,16 (Wed Feb 08) online); exam 1- ch 1,2,15,16 (Wed Feb 15 in class); read and discuss ch 6 – learning;

Week 6 Read and discuss ch 6 – learning; read and discuss ch 7 – memory;

Week 7 Read and discuss ch 7 – memory

Week 8 Read and discuss ch 10 – cognitive abilities;

Week 9 Sgq 2 - ch 6,7,10 (Wed Mar 07 online); exam 2 - ch 6,7,10 (Wed Mar 21 in class);

Week 10 Read and discuss ch 11 – motivation and emotion;

Week 11 Read and discuss ch 13 – health and stress;

Week 12 Read and discuss ch 14 – personality

Week 13 Sgq 3 - ch 11,13,14 (Fri Apr 13 online); exam 3 - ch 11,13,14 Wed Apr 18 in class);

Week 14 Read and discuss ch 5 – perception; read and discuss ch 9 – consciousness;

Week 15 Read and discuss ch 9 – consciousness; read and discuss ch 17 – social cognition;

Week 16 Read and discuss ch 17 – social cognition; sgq 4 - ch 5,9,17 (Fri-Mon May 14 online);

Week 17 (final)exam 4 – ch 5,9,17 (Mon May 14 in class);

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Lecture topics are listed in above section. Assignments are listed below. Required assignments are listed in bold print.

Week # ACTIVITY DUE DATE

1 First Day of Class Wed Jan 18

2 Optional Calendar Plan Mon Jan 23

3 Optional Humanitarian Bonus Mon Jan 30

3 Required Special Assignment 1 Wed Feb 01

3 Required RQA Assignment #1 Fri Feb 03

4 A&P #1 Bonus Mon Feb 06

5 Email Self-Introduction Bonus Mon Feb 13

6 Discussion Self-Introduction Bonus Mon Feb 20

7 Optional Syllabus Bonus Quiz Mon Feb 27

7 Required Special Assignment 2 Wed Feb 29

8 Optional Campus Pipeline Bonus Mon Mar 05

8 Required RQA Assignment #2 Mon Mar 05

10 Optional GEC Bonus Mon Mar 19

11 Optional Holiday Story Bonus Mon Mar 26

12 Extra Chapter Bonus Mon Apr 02

12 Required Special Assignment 3 Wed Apr 04

13 Last Chance Bonus Mon Apr 09

13 Required RQA Assignment #3 Wed Apr 11

15 Course Evaluation Survey Bonus Mon Apr 23

15 Required Special Assignment 4 Wed Apr 25

16 Required RQA Assignment #4 Mon Apr 30

16 Required Special Assignment 5 Fri May 04

17 Last Day of Class Wed May 09

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate of Arts

1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals

or groups.

A. Demonstrates thesis clarity

B. Organizes information

C. Uses support

D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression

2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.

A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values,

perspectives, or practices)

B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context

C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others

3. Uses critical thinking skills

A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent

of information needed)

B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to

situation

C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences

D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion

4. Demonstrates technology literacy

A. Locates needed information using the appropriate

technological tool or device

B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology

C. Presents information using the appropriate technological

tool or device

5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program

A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA

B. Number of AA majors who graduate

C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to

other universities

6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles

A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to

complete task

B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to

complete task

C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or

scientific principles needed to complete task



Course Student Learning Outcomes 1. Explain the differences among major psychological theories

concerning motivation and emotion.

2. Explain how different psychological theories concerning memory

predict learning performance.

3. Compare and contrast major psychological research methods.

4. Use quoted sources of information to support explanations of

predicted levels of stress coping.

5 Explain in writing the similarities among psychological theories

concerning personality.

6. Explain in writing the similarities among psychological theories

concerning psychological disorders.

7. Explain in writing how personal ethnic heritage is similar to and

different from other cultural perspectives in effects on social

cognition.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

  • No drinks allowed in the classroom except for water

Additional Information *Department Information:

Mathematics and Science

Chair:        Percy Jordan, Ph.D.

Phone:        (409)984-6335

E-mail: jordanpb@lamarpa.edu

Office Location: INTA 131-133

*For additional details about assignments, see Syllabus Supplement link on Course Menu in course website in Blackboard Learn.

*I will not discuss your grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person. I will send a grade summary during the semester using email.

*For help with logging on to www.lamarpa.edu, my.lamarpa.edu or your course website, call:

Dr. Beau Duncan

Distance Learning Coordinator

Faculty Office Pavilion, #105

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 409 984-6349 or 1 800 477-5872, ext. 6349

*For assistance with changing your my.lamarpa.edu password, get in touch with:

Kenneth Lisby

Phone: 409-984-6150 or 1 800 477-5872, ext. 6150

*PERSONAL TEACHING WEBSITE: http://www.teachercb.com/play_summer_index



GRIEVANCES, COMPLAINTS, AND CONCERNS REGARDING THIS COURSE:

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that cannot be resolved through discussion with the instructor, please consult Percy Jordan, Ph.D., Business, Mathematics and Science Department Chair (Office: INTA 131-133; Email: jordanpj@lamarpa.edu; Phone: 409-984-6335)



HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GRADE AT ANY TIME DURING THE SEMESTER

1. Add all of the points you have earned as of today’s date, excluding any points from practice activities.

2. Request currently required total course points from instructor.

3. Divide your total points by the total number of required points as of today’s date.

4. For your final semester grade divide your current total by 515 or use the grade chart on page 1 of the syllabus





COURSE OUTLINE FOR PSYC 2301 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY



EXAM 1, STUDY GUIDE QUIZ 1 AND REQUIRED RQA ASSIGNMENT #1 CONTENT WILL COME FROM THE FOLLOWING TOPICS



CHAPTER 1/ INTRODUCTION - WORLD OF PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 2/ RESEARCH AND METHODS

CHAPTER 15/ PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

CHAPTER 16/ TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS



EXAM 2, STUDY GUIDE QUIZ 2 AND REQUIRED RQA #2 CONTENT WILL COME FROM THE FOLLOWING TOPICS

CHAPTER 6/ LEARNING

CHAPTER 7/ MEMORY

CHAPTER 10/ MENTAL ABILITIES



EXAM 3, STUDY GUIDE QUIZ 3 AND REQUIRED RQA ASSIGNMENT #3 CONTENT WILL COME FROM THE FOLLOWING TOPICS

CHAPTER 11/ MOTIVATION AND EMOTION

CHAPTER 13/ HEALTH, STRESS AND COPING

CHAPTER 14/ PERSONALITY



EXAM 4, STUDY GUIDE QUIZ 4 AND REQUIRED RQA ASSIGNMENT #4 CONTENT WILL COME FROM THE FOLLOWING TOPICS

CHAPTER 5/ PERCEPTION

CHAPTER 9/ CONSCIOUSNESS

CHAPTER 17/ SOCIAL COGNITION



REQUIRED MAJOR EXAMS:

1. There will be 4 tests, 100 points each.

2. The lowest exam score will be dropped, for a total of 300 test points.

3. On each exam there will be 50 multiple choice questions, and 5 bonus questions (2 points per question for the first 50 questions and 1 point per question for the remaining 5 questions.)

4. You will be answering test questions online.

5. Exam questions will come from textbook, study guide and lecture notes.

6. THE 4TH TEST (FINAL EXAM) WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE.

7. You do not need to take the final exam if you take the first three tests and are satisfied with your grade after taking Exam 3.





STUDY GUIDE QUIZ AND EXAM DATES



Week #                  TENTATIVE EXAM AND QUIZ DATES

5        SGQ 1        FEB 08

5        EXAM 1         FEB 15

9        SGQ 2        MAR 7

9        EXAM 2         MAR 21

13        SGQ 3        APR 13

13        EXAM 3        APR 18

17        SGQ 4 – FINAL        MAY 09 - ONLINE

17        EXAM 4 -FINAL         MAY 14 – IN CLASS















EXAM GRADE REPORT GUIDELINES:

1. Exam scores for all exams will be available by the date of second class session following the completion of the exam.

2. General information, such as approximate letter grade will be available via email.



REQUIRED STUDY GUIDE QUIZZES:

1. There will be 4 study guide quizzes, worth 25 points each, for a total of 100 quiz points.

2. Content for the study guide quiz questions will come from the assigned chapters in the paperback study guide that goes with the textbook (see course outline).

3.You will be completing these study guide quizzes online in the online section of the course.

4. You should plan to take all of the study guide quizzes.

5. The scores for these study guide quizzes will be available immediately after you submit each quiz for grading.

6. General information, such as approximate letter grade will be available via email.

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES FOR REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT ACTIVITIES

1. There will be 5 required special assignments during the semester.

2. For each special assignment, you will create a set of 10 review questions with separate answers for each question.

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 will turn in your required special assignments electronically using email or fax or online section of the course.

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 Special 1 Assignment.

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 special assignment, 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: barbacm@lamarpa.edu

by the deadline noted in the assignment due date chart included in the syllabus.

11. Credit available for completing each of the 5 special assignments will be 10 points.

12. You should turn in and receive credit for 5 special 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 student’s 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.



COURSE ACTIVITY/DUE DATES



Week #        ACTIVITY        ACTIVITY /DUE DATE

1        First Day of Semester        JAN 16 (HOL)

2         Optional Calendar Plan         JAN 23

3        Optional Humanitarian Bonus         JAN 30

2        Required Special Assignment 1        FEB 01

4        Required RQA Assignment #1        FEB 03

4        A&P #1 Bonus        FEB 06

5        Email Self-Introduction Bonus        FEB 13

6        Discussion Self-Introduction Bonus        FEB 20

6        Optional Syllabus Bonus Quiz        FEB 27

4        Required Special Assignment 2        FEB 29

8         Required RQA Assignment #2        MAR 05

7         Optional Campus Pipeline Bonus        MAR 05

7        Optional GEC Bonus        MAR 19

8        Optional Holiday Story Bonus        MAR 26

9        Extra Chapter Bonus        APR 02

6        Required Special Assignment 3        APR 04

11        Last Chance Bonus        APR 09

12        Required RQA Assignment #3        APR 11

13        Course Evaluation Survey Bonus        APR 23

10        Required Special Assignment 4        APR 23

15        Required RQA Assignment #4        APR 25

12        Required Special Assignment 5        MAY 04

16        Last Day of Before Finals        MAY 09





































COURSE EXTRA CREDIT

1. There will be a number of extra credit activities available in this course.

2. All of these activities are optional in that they will help your grade if you complete them satisfactorily and will not detract from your grade if you do not complete them.

3. You might think of these activities as general make-up work for points not earned by completing required activities.

4. These extra credit activities are of different types, some of which will be completed in class and some of which may be completed outside of class.

5. Each extra credit activity is listed and described separately elsewhere in this syllabus.

6. Each activity has specific due date and time.

7. No late work will be accepted for any reason.

8. The activities completed outside of class may be submitted in hard copy form or electronically (fax or email).

9. Students are responsible for assuring that assignments are received by the due date and time.



EXAM REGULAR BONUS CREDIT:

1. Associated with each exam will be 5 regular bonus questions, worth one point each, and the content for which will come from the assigned chapters for a specific exam.

2. The regular bonus items will be usually multiple choice or matching-type items.

SUPPLEMENTAL EXTRA CREDIT FOR EXAMS:

1. Associated with each exam will be opportunities for supplemental extra credit points.

2. Students can earn supplemental extra credit points by listing 5 student success strategies on the back of their exam answer sheets.

3. Listing these student success strategies will assure that students receive the 5 "regular" bonus points associated with each exam.

4. Listing student success strategies for supplemental extra credit is optional.

5.These bonus points are supplemental because they make up for incorrect answers to the regular bonus questions that the instructor provides on each exam.

6. The maximum number of "regular" bonus points that a student may receive on each of the first three exams is 5.



EXAM FUN BONUS POINTS:

1. Also associated with each exam will be an opportunity for fun bonus points.

2. Students can earn 2 fun bonus points for each exam by answering one of several fun bonus questions on the back of the exam answer sheet.

3. An example of a fun bonus question is "What is the name of the first female African-American millionaire?"

4. The fun bonus questions and answers will be specific to each exam.

5. The fun bonus questions will be as follows: Exam 1, name the first female African-American millionaire; Exam 2, name the first woman to charter and serve as president of a bank; Exam 3, name the first female American astronaut to go into space; Exam 4, name the first woman to pilot a plan solo across the Atlantic Ocean.



CALENDAR PLAN GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. Must be typed

2. Create calendar for semester study plan

3. Must have complete heading on each separate page turned in

4. Must identify by date and time 6 hours per week for 14 study weeks that you plan to devote to studying for this course.



Example for a Semester Calendar Study Plan

Keiko Takahashi

Psyc 2301-01 (make sure your section number is correct)

Jan 20, 2012

Semester Calendar Plan



Study Week 1: Mon Jan 23, 3-5 pm; Wed Jan 25, 3-5 pm; Fri Jan 27, 3-5 pm

Study Week 2: Tue Jan 31 , 3-5 pm; Wed Feb 1 , 3-5 pm; Sat Feb 4 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 3: Tue Feb 7 , 3-5 pm; Wed Feb 8 , 3-5 pm; Sat Feb 11 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 4: Tue Feb 14 , 3-5 pm; Wed Feb 15 , 3-5 pm; Sat Feb 18 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 5: Tue Feb 21 , 3-6 pm; Wed Feb 22 , 3-6 pm; Sat Feb 25 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 6: Tue Feb 28 , 3-5 pm; Wed Feb 29 , 3-5 pm; Sat Mar 3 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 7: Mon Mar 5 , 3-5 pm; Wed Mar 7, 3-5 pm; Fri Mar 9 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 8: Tue Mar 13 , 3-5 pm; Wed Mar 14 , 3-5 pm; Sat Mar 17, 3-5 pm

Study Week 9: Tue Mar 20 , 3-5 pm; Wed Mar 21 , 3-5 pm; Sat Mar 24 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 10: Tue Mar 27 , 3-5 pm; Wed Mar 28 , 3-5 pm; Sat Mar 31, 3-5 pm

Study Week11: Tue Apr 3 , 3-6 pm; Wed Apr 4 , 3-6 pm; Sat Apr 7 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 12: Tue Apr 10 , 3-5 pm; Wed Apr 11 , 3-5 pm; Sat Apr 14 , 3-5 pm

Study Week13: Tue Apr 17 , 3-6 pm; Wed Apr 18 , 3-6 pm; Sat Apr 21 , 3-5 pm

Study Week 14: Tue Apr 24 , 3-5 pm; Wed Apr 25 , 3-5 pm; Sat Apr 28 , 3-5 pm



5. Must include at least 14 weeks of study time similar to the weeks of study time described above identified by month, day, and date, with at least 6 hours identified as dedicated to studying for this course.

7. Will be turned in electronically using assignment drop box upload, email or fax.

8. If submitted by email, must have the title repeated in the subject field of the email

9. Must have a title, such as Semester Calendar Study Plan

10. Must have a complete heading on each separate page submitted, including student’s full name, course name and number, section number and date the student completed the activity.

11. If submitted by email, must have title of activity and complete heading included in the body of the email message.

12. Maximum credit: 5 points.





HUMANITARIAN BONUS GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. Must be typed and turned in on paper or electronically via email or fax.

2. If submitted by email, must have title of activity repeated in the subject field of the email message.

3. If submitted by email, must have title of activity and complete heading included in the body of the email message.

4. Must contain the following information in complete sentences: name of a famous humanitarian, for example, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi, and 5 accomplishments achieved by that person.

5. Must have a title (Example: Humanitarian Bonus)

6. Must include a complete heading, including student’s full name, course name, course number, and section number, and the date student completed the activity (Example: Keiko Takahashi, Psyc 2301-20, Jan 23, 2012.

7. Must be received on or before the due date listed elsewhere in the syllabus.

8. You may turn in one Humanitarian Bonus activity.

9. Maximum credit: 5 points



A&P (ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY) BONUS #1:

1. Will be completed online by the due date listed elsewhere in the syllabus.

2. Must be turned in by the end of day on the due date.

3. Must have a title, such as A&P Bonus #1.

4. Must include a complete heading, consisting of student’s full name, course name and number, section number and date the student completed the activity, on each separate page submitted.

5. Will consist of 10 original multiple choice review items with separate answers, written in class.

6. Question style may be any type, including yes/no, true/false, multiple choice or short answer.

6. Each question and its answer must be individually numbered.

7. Maximum credit: 5 points



CAMPUS PIPELINE BONUS GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. Must be typed and sent in from your Lamar Port Arthur email account using content from my.lamarpa.edu.

2. Must be turned in by the deadline.

3. Paper deadline is not applicable.

4. Electronic deadline is midnight of the day deadline listed in the chart above.

5. Description: 100-word-minimum paragraph summarizing your experiences with the campus pipeline (my.lamarpa.edu). May include responses concerning these issues: likes and dislikes concerning the pipeline service; wish list for services to be added or deleted from campus pipeline site; reasons for liking or disliking various pipeline services; areas of the campus pipeline site you use most and least frequently.

6. Must include title, including the phrase campus pipeline, and complete heading, including your full name, the course number and section number, and the date you complete the activity.

7. If submitted by email, must have title of activity repeated in the subject field of the email message.

8. If submitted by email, must have title of activity and complete heading included in the body of the email message.

9. You may turn in one Campus Pipeline Bonus activity.

10. Maximum credit: 5 points





SYLLABUS/SYLLABUS SUPPLEMENT BONUS QUIZ:

1. Must be completed online on the date listed in the Assignment and Activity Chart.

2. Consists of 10 short answer questions based on information available in the course syllabus and syllabus supplement.

3. Students will write their responses on the quiz answer form online provided by the instructor.

4. Students may use their personal copy of the syllabus and syllabus supplement as references while completing the Syllabus Bonus Quiz.

5. Maximum credit: 10 points.

HOLIDAY STORY BONUS GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. Must be typed.

2. Must be turned in by the deadline assigned by the instructor.

3. Deadline is listed in chart above.

4. Electronic deadline is end of day on the due date listed in the calendar of deadlines.

5. Preparation: select a photograph or hand-drawn picture containing at least one human figure.

6. Description: 200-word-minimum paragraph containing 3 sections. Section 1 must be a description of what lead up to the picture. Section 2 must be a description of what is happening in the picture, including what the person or persons in the picture are thinking and feeling. Section 3 must be a description of what will happen in the future or what happened after the picture was created.

7. Must include title, including the phrase holiday story, and complete heading, including your full name, the course number and section number, and the date you complete the activity.

8. If submitted by email, must have title of activity repeated in the subject field of the email message.

9. If submitted by email, must have title of activity and complete heading included in the body of the email message.

10. You may turn in one Holiday Story Bonus activity.

11. Maximum credit: 5 points



EXTRA CHAPTER BONUS

1. Must be typed

2. Will consist of 5 original review questions or items with separate answers.

3. Must have a title, such as Extra Chapter Bonus.

4. Content may come from chapters listed in the course outline, textbook or study guide.

5. Must have complete heading, including student’s full name, course name and number, section number, and date student completes the activity, on each separate page turned in.

6. Review questions or items may be any format including short answer, multiple choice, completion and true/false or yes/no.

7. 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.

8. Must be submitted electronically using the WebCT assignment drop box, email or fax.

9. If submitted via email, the title of the activity must be repeated in the subject field of the email message.

10. If submitted via email, the title of the activity and a complete heading must appear in the body of the email message.

11. Must be received by the due date and time assigned by the instructor, regardless of how the completed activity is submitted.

12. Maximum credit: 5 points.



GENERAL EXTRA CREDIT:

1. During the semester you may turn in work one time for up to 5 points of general extra credit to be added to your final course-point total.

2. These 5 points will be in addition to any bonus points you receive on exams.

3. THIS WORK IS VOLUNTARY.

4. THE DUE DATE FOR THE GEC WORK IS LISTED IN THE ACTIVITY DUE DATE CHART.

5. NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON.

6. Examples of general extra credit projects include: a narrative summary based on magazine articles about psychological topics, summary of psychological experiments or studies, summary of television/video programs on psychological topics.

7. Point credit for such general extra credit summaries will be assigned as follows: minimum 500 words = 5 points.

8. Other possibilities for general extra credit include writing and answering ORIGINAL (this means YOU create the questions) study questions or review questions covering the course material.

9. YOU MAY USE ANY STYLE OF QUESTIONS, INCLUDING TRUE/FALSE , YES/NO, SHORT ANSWER, ESSAY, COMPLETION OR MULTIPLE CHOICE ITEMS.

10. General extra credit points for typed study/review questions with answers will be as follows: 10 typed questions with separate answers = 5 points.

11. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.

12. All general extra credit work must have a complete heading on each page and a title for the activity, including first and last names, course name, course number and section number, on each separate page submitted, regardless of whether the pages are stapled together.

13. Must have a title, such as GEC Bonus.

14. Narrative summary may refer to major ideas discussed, whether you agree or disagree, why or why not agree, and suggestions for further applications, implications, and consequences.

15. May be submitted electronically via email or fax.

16. If submitted via email, must have title repeated in the subject field of the email message.

17. If submitted via email, the title of the activity and a complete heading must appear in the body of the email message.

18. You may submit one GEC Bonus activity.

19. Maximum credit: 5 points





LAST CHANCE BONUS GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. Will be turned in online by the due date and time listed in the Assignments list.

2. Must have a title, such as Last Chance Bonus.

3. Must have a complete heading, including student’s full name, course name and number, section number, and date student completes the activity.

4. Must include 10 original review items with separate answers and be turned in electronically using the online section of the course or email.

5. May use any format of review item, as long as answers or answer options are separate from the questions or question.

6. Each question and answer must be numbered individually.

7. Must be turned in by end of class on date of activity.

8. Maximum credit: 5 points



INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPTIONAL COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS

1. Log on to course website.

2. Click on Exams, Quizzes and Surveys link in Course Menu.

3. Scroll down to Course Evaluation Survey Bonus.

4. Read all instructions for the survey before clicking on the “begin survey” button.

5. Answer all questions.

6. Remember to save each answer when you are satisfied with your answers.

7. You will be able to see all of the survey questions at one time while completing the survey.

8. You can change any answer you give to a survey question before clicking on the “finish” button at the end of the survey.

9. Remember this survey is anonymous, although the instructor will be able to see whether you have completed it.

10. Remember to click the “finish” button at the end of the survey after answering each question and saving each answer.

11. Click on the “ok” button to submit your survey.

12. Click on the “ok” button to confirm submitting the survey.

13. Completing the Optional Course Evaluation Survey will result in 5 points being added to your course point total.









Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue 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 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

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; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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