House Bill 2504

Spring 2014 Course Syllabus

PSYC-2301-74 - General Psychology

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2014
InstructorBarbay, Carol Mary
Phone(409) 984-6311
E-mailbarbacm@lamarpa.edu
Department
Math and Science
Chair:Percy Jordan
Phone:(409) 984-6335
E-mail:jordanpj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:BY APPOINTMENT AND Mon-Wed-Fri, 10:00 am-11:00 am; Mon & Wed, 1:30-2:30 pm ; Tue & Thu, 9:00-10:00 am; Tue & Thu, 12:30-2:00 pm
Building:Educational Annex (EDUC)
Room:110
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Course Information
Course Number11305
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 Basic skill competencies in reading
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

The above grade categories refer to approximate percentages of the total number of required points for the course, as explained in the section below describing the Determination of Final Grade
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 March 6, 2014 - 12:00 AM
Major Assignments Week 1 Syllabus review; read and review ch 1 – introduction to psychology; read and review ch 2 – research methods

Week 1 Read and review ch 2 – research in psychology; read and review ch 15 – psychological disorders;

Week 2 Read and review ch 15 – psychological disorders; read and review ch 16 – treating psychological disorders

Week 2 Read and review ch 16 – treating psychological disorders;

Week 2 Sgq 1 - ch 1,2,15,16; online); exam 1 - ch 1,2,15,16;

read and review ch 6 – learning;

MODULE 2

Week 3 Read and review ch 6 – learning; read and review ch 7 – memory;

Week 3 Read and review ch 7 – memory

Week 3 Read and review ch 10 – cognitive abilities;

Week 4 Sgq 2 - ch 6,7,10; exam 2- ch 6,7,10

Week 4 Read and review ch 11 – motivation and emotion;

MODULE 3

Week 5 Read and review ch 13 – health and stress;

Week 5 Read and review ch 14 – personality

Week 6 Sgq 3 - ch 11,13,14; exam 3 - ch 11,13,14 online;

Week 6 Read and review ch 5 – perception; read and review ch 9 – consciousness;

MODULE 4

Week 7 Read and review ch 9 – consciousness; read and review ch 17 – social cognition;

Week 8 Read and review ch 17 – social cognition; sgq 4 - ch 5,9,17; (final) exam 4 – ch 5,9,17;

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week         ACTIVITY        ACTIVITY /DUE DATE - 8 WEEKS – SPRING 2014

        MODULE 1        

Week 2         Optional Calendar Plan Project         Wed JAN 22

Week 2        Optional Humanitarian Project         Wed JAN 22

Week 2        Optional Orientation Project         Wed JAN 22

Week 2        Required Special Assignment 1        Wed JAN 22

Week 2        A&P 1 Project        Fri JAN 24

Week 2        Required Regular RQA Assignment 1        Fri JAN 24

Week 2 Module 1 TED Discussion Project Friday JAN 24

Week 2 Module 1 SOAR Project Friday JAN 24

        MODULE 2        

Week 3        Email Project        Mon JAN 27

Week 3        Discussion Project        Mon JAN 27

Week 3        Required Special Assignment 2        Wed JAN 29

Week 4        Optional Syllabus Quiz Project        Mon FEB 03

Week 4         Optional Campus Pipeline Project        Mon FEB 03

Week 4         Required Regular RQA Assignment 2        Wed FEB 05

Week 4 Module 2 TED Discussion Project Friday FEB 07

Week 4 Module 2 SOAR Project Friday FEB 07

        MODULE 3        

Week 5 Optional Online Course Evaluation Project Begins        Mon FEB 10

Week 5        Optional Holiday Story Project        Wed FEB 12

Week 5        Required Special Assignment 3        Wed FEB 12

Week 6        Required Regular RQA Assignment 3        Mon FEB 17

Week 6        Extra Chapter Project        Mon FEB 17

Week 6 Module 3 TED Discussion Project Friday FEB 21

Week 6 Module 3 SOAR Project Friday FEB 21

        MODULE 4        

Week 7        Course Evaluation Survey Project Ends        Mon FEB 24

Week 7        Last Chance Project        Mon FEB 24

Week 7        Required Special Assignment 4        Wed FEB 26

Week 7        Optional GN/RQA Project        WED FEB 26

Week 7        Required Regular RQA Assignment 4        Fri FEB 28

Week 8        Required Special Assignment 5        Mon MAR 03

Week 8        Course Grade Calculation Project        Wed MAR 05

Week 8 Special SOAR Project Wed MAR 05

Week 8 Module 4 TED Discussion Project Friday MAR 07

Week 8 Module 4 SOAR Project Friday MAR 07

        

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate of Arts

PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Course Student Learning Outcomes 1. Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology. (PSLO 1,2) Measured by embedded test questions, course assignments and projects.

2. Describe the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped the field of psychology.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

3. Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study of psychology.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

4. Use terminology unique to the study of psychology.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

5. Describe accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

6. Identify factors in physiological and psychological processes involved in human behavior.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by embedded test questions, course assignments and projects.

7. Calculate current course grade accurately, using information provided by instructor relating to individual scores from projects, assignments, quizzes and exams.(PSLO 3) Measured by course project.

8. Improve comprehension of content-area reading material. (PSLO alpha) Measured by pre-test/post-test scores.

9. Explain how personal ethnic heritage is similar to and different from other cultural perspectives in effects on social cognition. (pslo 1, 2, 5 ) Measured by course assignments and projects.
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.
Additional Information THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT - THE CONTENT MAY BE CHANGED DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SPRING 2014 SEMESTER

*For further details about assignments, see additional information below.

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

Lamar State College - Port Arthur Help Desk

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



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXTENDED PSYC 2301

*For additional details about assignments, see Syllabus Part 2 below.



*I will not discuss your grades over the phone. I will send a grade summary on request during the semester using email. If you want to discuss your grades in detail, we can meet using my virtual office.

*For help with logging on to www.lamarpa.edu, my.lamarpa.edu or your course website, or assistance with changing your my.lamarpa.edu password, get in touch with:



LAMAR STATE COLLEGE – PORT ARTHUR HELP DESK



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

EXPLANATION OF SYLLABUS SECTIONS

Hello everyone,

Part 1 is similar to the online syllabus you can access by clicking on the HB 2504 Information link at the bottom of the webpage, www.lamarpa.edu. You see this section of the syllabus by going to www.lamarpa.edu, 1)clicking on HB 2504 Information, then 2)clicking on the link for the Syllabi for the current semester, then 3)clicking on the name of the course you are enrolled in (either Psyc 2301 or Psyc 2314) under my name. Let me know if you have problems viewing the HB 2504 syllabus for your course. You may be enrolled in one of these courses or both courses.

Review both sections of the syllabus to learn important information in the course. During the course there will be a bonus syllabus quiz available from which you can receive up to 10 bonus points which will be added to your course total.



PART 1 OF THE SYLLABUS

Part 1 of the syllabus is the HB 2504 Information syllabus, which anyone can access, students and non-students, by following the 3 steps I have listed above. You can also see syllabi for courses taught by other instructors you might be interested in. In the Faculty Information section of Syllabus Part 1 – HB 2504, you can find information about getting in touch with your instructor and how to access the my.lamarpa.edu webpage, logging on to that website, and logging on the course. There are a number of resources available within this website such as My Courses, which is how you will access this course. In addition, you can access various student services such as the library, online registration, and unofficial transcripts and final grades for courses you have completed.

Under Course Information in Part 1, you will see information on course description, prerequisites for the course, required textbooks and attendance policy. If you are enrolled in Psyc 2314, you will also see information for accessing the McGraw-Hill Connect website, which is an online study guide site, that takes the place of a paper-based study guide. If you are enrolled in Psyc 2301, there is a paperback study guide. These study guides will help prepare you for the study guide quizzes which are a required part of this course.

The attendance policy for this course recommends regular participation in course activities, completing required assignments, required study guide quizzes and required exams in the course. Required assignments for each module (1-4) can be accessed using the Assignments and Projects link in the Course Menu. Each module is 2 weeks in length for an 8-week course and 4 weeks in length in a 16 week semester. Required study guide quizzes and required exams can be accessed using the Quizzes, Exams and Surveys link in the Course Menu. Remember the Course Menu is found in the column on the left side of the entry page that opens when you log on. The Course Menu contains links to various sections of the course which you will be using most frequently.



Also in the Course Information section, you will find information on calculating your grade in this course. Your grade in this course is based on an approximate percentage of total course points. In order to receive an A in this course, you will need to earn 90%+ of the course points available in this course. The total course points available includes these source: required exams, required study guide quizzes, required regular assignments, required special assignments and various optional (bonus) projects. In general, the required activities are exams, study guide quizzes, regular assignments and special assignments. The explanation for how to complete each required regular and special assignment is listed in Part 2 of the syllabus, which I will discuss below in the next section of this document.



The course information section also includes the final exam date for this course. The final exam and final study guide quiz will be available for at least 3 days online. The semester ending date will be the last date the course will be available to review your grades online in the course. If you have a concern about your grade, remember to review your grades online by the last complete day you will have access to the course.

This part of the syllabus has a section, Major Assignments with Quiz and Exam Weeks. This section lists for each 2-week module of an 8 week semester or 4-week module of a 16 week semester, the course reading assignments and when the required study guide quizzes and required exams will be available for you to complete. Remember that the available dates for the exams and quizzes will include at least 3 days. Usually the availability days will be from Wednesday through Friday of a particular week in the semester plus the following weekend.



The next section of part 1 of the syllabus lists the General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes. This section describes the general expectations for your learning in this course in several important areas.

The section on Program Student Learning Outcomes lists 5 important learning outcomes for you related to Psychology as a part of an Associate of Arts program at Lamar State College Port Arthur. Following from these program student learning outcomes is the list in the next section, Course Student Learning Outcomes, which are specific to this course and how these learning outcomes will be measured.

The section on Academic Honesty refers to the expectation that all students will abide by the LSCPA policy on academic honesty, with a link specifying the consequences of violating this policy.

The section describing facility policies refers mainly on policies relating to student behavior and activity in campus classrooms. If you attend the on campus online course orientation for this course, you will be expected to abide by and follow these policies.

The section listing additional information provides information supplemental to what is discussed in the other sections of part 1 of the syllabus.

Please review the sections on ADA considerations, copyright violations, assessment statement, privacy notice, college-level perspectives and degree plan evaluation.



PART 2 OF THE SYLLABUS

Part 2 of the syllabus contains some information that overlaps with Part 1, such as faculty information and textbook information. In addition, Part 2 of the syllabus contains information on how to handle grievances, complaints and concerns that you may have about this course.

There is also a course outline which lists for each required study quide quiz, exam and regular assignment, the content in the reading assignments that is most directly connected with those quizzes, exams and regular assignments.

There is also a chart detailing the current dates of availability for the required study guide quizzes and exams you will be completing in this course. Remember to use the calendar chart provided above to determine the specific dates for these activities.

You will also see a section describing the required study guide quizzes, including the number of study guide quizzes and the point credit you can receive by completing these quizzes.

The sections describing the required special assignments and required regular assignments include information on these assignments, such as how to complete them and the point credit you can receive when you complete them.

There is also a chart of assignment and project due days, listing the specific week of the semester and the specific day of that week on which these projects and assignments are due. Remember to use the calendar chart I provided to determine the specific due dates for these activities. You can also transfer the due dates to the course calendar in Blackboard when the course becomes available on the first day of the semester.

There is also a section on course extra credit opportunities in part 2 of the syllabus. These extra credit opportunities are from individual projects listed in the optional assignments section of the course and extra credit opportunities associated with the required exams. There is also a bonus syllabus quiz accessible using the link to exams, quizzes and surveys and a bonus course evaluation survey also accessible using the exams, quizzes and surveys link in the course menu. Remember when you complete a survey, the result is anonymous and I will only be able to tell whether you completed the activity, not specifically how you responded.

There are also practice activities in the course which do not contribute course points for or against your total course points. These include a practice quiz and a practice survey.





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

Use the above teaching website for lecture notes links only. Links to syllabus are examples only.



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 current 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 535 or use the grade chart on page one of this syllabus.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR PSYC 2301 – GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

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

CHAPTER 1/ INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

CHAPTER 2/ RESEARCH METHODS

CHAPTER 15/ PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

CHAPTER 16/ TREATING 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/ COGNITIVE ABILITIES



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

CHAPTER 11/ EMOTION AND MOTIVATION

CHAPTER 13/ STRESS, COPING AND HEALTH

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 exam questions in class.

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





8-WEEK SEMESTER STUDY GUIDE QUIZ AND EXAM DATES PSYC 2301 SPRING 2014



****INSERT SPRING 2014 QUIZ AND EXAM SCHEDULE HERE*****



WEEK 2 SGQ 1 WED-FRI JAN 22-24 12:00 AM

WEEK 2 EXAM 1 WED-FRI JAN 22-24 12:00 AM

WEEK 4 SGQ 2 WED-FRI FEB 05-07 12:00 AM

WEEK 4 EXAM WED-FRI FEB 05-07 12:00 AM

WEEK 6 SGQ 3 WED-FRI FEB 19-21 12:00 AM

WEEK 6 EXAM 5 WED-FRI FEB 19-21 12:00 AM

WEEK 8 SGQ 4 MON-WED MAR 03-05 12:00 AM

WEEK 8 EXAM MON-WED MAR 03-05 12:00 AM





EXAM AND STUDY GUIDE QUIZ GRADE REPORT GUIDELINES:

1. Exam scores for all exams and study guide quizzes will be available by the second class session following the quiz or 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 all study guide quizzes in class.

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

5.The scores for these quizzes will be available immediately after you submit them for grading online.

6. Detailed information concerning student performance on study guide quizzes will be available in a student conference.



REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENTS

1. There will be 5 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 may turn in your special assignments on paper or electronically using the online section of the course.

6. Make sure to place a title at the beginning of your question and answer set, including the words special assignment and the number of the special assignment you are submitting.

7. 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.

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



REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENTS:

1. There will be 4 regular 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 regular assignment will consist of 15 or 20 review items with separate answers from each of the currently assigned chapters.

4. For example, Regular Assignment #1 will consist of 20 review items, 5 items each from chapters 1, 2, 15 and 16 in the text.

5. All regular assignments must have appropriate chapter subtitles, identifying the chapters from which the content for the review items was taken.

6. For example, Regular Assignment #1 should have subtitles for review items taken from Chapter 1, 2, 15 and 16 corresponding to each chapter subsection.

7. Each regular 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 regular assignments may be of any type including yes/no, true/false or multiple choice with two answer options.

9. If you complete all of these regular 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 days 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 regular 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 including short answer, true/false, yes/no or multiple choice items.

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 using the online section of the course.

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 regular assignment: 15 or 20 points per Regular Assignment, depending on how many chapters are associated with the assignment



COURSE EXTRA EXTRA CREDIT

There will be a number of extra credit activities available in this course. 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. You might think of these activities as general make-up work for points not earned by completing required activities. These extra credit activities are of different types. Each extra credit activity is listed and described separately elsewhere in this syllabus. Each activity has specific due date and time. No late work will be accepted for any reason. Students are responsible for assuring that assignments are received by the due date and time.



EXAM REGULAR BONUS CREDIT: 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. The regular bonus items will be usually multiple choice or matching-type items.



SUPPLEMENTAL EXTRA CREDIT FOR EXAMS: Associated with each exam will be opportunities for supplemental extra credit points. Students can earn supplemental extra credit points by listing 5 student success strategies on the back of their exam answer sheets. Listing these student success strategies will assure that students receive the 5 "regular" bonus points associated with each exam. Listing student success strategies for supplemental extra credit is optional. These bonus points are supplemental because they make up for incorrect answers to the regular bonus questions that the instructor provides on each exam. 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.



ORIENTATION PROJECT – GENERAL



1. This assignment may be uploaded using the assignment submission page or emailed to the instructor using the course email.



2. Include a complete heading including your name, Psyc 2314, the correct section number, and the date you complete the assignment. as well as a title for your project..



3. List 5 numbered ideas you heard discussed during the in-person orientation or that you learned by completing orientation activities online, including the Student Orientation Course for Blackboard or by reading the syllabus or listening to a discussion of the syllabus for your course..



4. Make sure to number each idea that you list and to include a title using the words orientation project.



5. Maximum credit = 5 points.



6. No late work accepted.





CALENDAR PLAN GUIDELINES AND POLICIES FOR 16-WEEK SEMESTER:

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 day of the week and study times 6 hours per week for 7 study weeks that you plan to devote to studying for this course.

Example for a 16-Week Semester Calendar Study Plan

Keiko Takahashi

Psyc 2301-01 (make sure your course and section numbers are correct)

Jun 3, 2013

Semester Calendar Plan

Study Week 1: Mon, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Fri, 3-5 pm

Study Week 2: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat , 3-5 pm

Study Week 3: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

Study Week 4: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

Study Week 5: Tue, 3-6 pm; Wed, 3-6 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

Study Week 6: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

Study Week 7: Tue, 3-6 pm; Wed, 3-6 pm; Thu, 3-5pm

Study Week 8: Mon, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Fri, 3-5 pm

Study Week 9: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat , 3-5 pm

Study Week 10: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

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

Study Week 12: Tue, 3-6 pm; Wed, 3-6 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

Study Week 13: Tue, 3-5 pm; Wed, 3-5 pm; Sat, 3-5 pm

Study Week 14: Tue, 3-6 pm; Wed, 3-6 pm; Thu, 3-5pm



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

7. Will be turned in electronically using assignment submission 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, including the words 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 PROJECT 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 Mohandas Gandhi, 5 accomplishments achieved by that person, 5 ideas proposed by that person and 5 practical applications for those ideas in the community where you live.

5. Must have a title including the words Humanitarian Project.

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.

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

8. You may turn in one Humanitarian Bonus project.

9. Maximum credit: 5 points



A&P 1 (ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY) PROJECT:

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

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

3. Must have a title, including the words A&P Project #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 review items of any type with separate answers and content from any chapter in the textbook or study guide.

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

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

8. Maximum credit: 5 points



CAMPUS PIPELINE PROJECT GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. Must be typed and sent in from your Lamar Port Arthur email account or some other valid 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 project, 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 Project.

10. Maximum credit: 5 points



OPTIONAL EMAIL AND DISCUSSION BOARD PROJECTS



OPTIONAL EMAIL PROJECT - GENERAL

1. Send an introductory email message to the instructor.



2. Create a paragraph in which you introduce yourself, describing your interests, your professional goals and something about your likes and dislikes. Save the text of your paragraph in a MS Word document or text file and send it using the course assignment file upload procedure.



3. Remember this assignment has 2 parts: (1) Send an introduction email message to the instructor using the course email tool, including your paragraph, main title and complete heading. (2) Upload the text of your self-introduction paragraph, including main title and heading through the assignment submission box. You must complete both parts to receive full credit for this assignment.

4. Be sure to include a heading with your name, the course number and section number, and the date you complete the activity as well as an appropriate title including the words Using Email Assignment.



5. Make sure your response contains background information about yourself and contains a minimum of 100 words. The background information should be appropriate for general reading, including information your mother or grandmother would not mind reading or seeing.



6. Submit the text of your self-introduction email together with complete heading and title using the general assignment upload procedure for faster scoring and feedback on your score.



7. Be sure to use one of the following file formats: txt, doc, rtf, or html. The instructor cannot open or read wpd or wps files.

8. No late work accepted.



OPTIONAL DISCUSSION PROJECT - GENERAL

1. Write a short introduction, describing yourself to the instructor and the other students in the course. Post the information on the course discussion board. This activity completes Part 1 of this assignment.



2. Complete Part 2 of this assignment by uploading the text, title, and heading of your introductory paragraph through the assignment submission box.



3. This introduction must be 100 words or more.



4. Include the following information: name, major field of study, ultimate vocational or employment goal, hobbies and interests outside of school.



5. Remember this assignment has 2 parts. (1)Post the paragraph in the Welcome and Introducing Yourself topic of Discussions. (2) Upload the text of your paragraph, including the main title and heading through the assignment submission box. You must complete both parts to receive full credit.



6. Be sure to include a heading with your name, the course number and section number, and the date you complete the activity as well as an appropriate title including the words Introducing Myself Assignment.



7. Be sure to submit the introductory paragraph using the general assignment submission box procedure for appropriate grading and assignment score feedback.



8. Be sure to use one of the following file formats: txt, doc, rtf, or html. The instructor cannot open or read wpd or wps files.

9. No late work accepted.



SYLLABUS QUIZ PROJECT:

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

2. Consists of your responses to 10 short answer questions created by the instructor, based on information available in the course syllabus.

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

4. Students may use their personal copies of the syllabus, parts 1 and 2, as references while completing the Syllabus Bonus Quiz.

5. Maximum credit: 10 points.



HOLIDAY STORY PROJECT 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 elsewhere in the syllabus.

4. Electronic deadline is midnight on the due date listed in the calendar of due dates.

5. Preparation: select a photograph, painting, digital picture 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 project, 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 Project.

11. Maximum credit: 5 points



EXTRA CHAPTER PROJECT

1. Must be typed

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

3. Must have a title, including the words Extra Chapter Project.

4. Content may come from any 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 style including 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. May be submitted electronically using the online section of the course.

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 NARRATIVE OR GENERAL RQA PROJECT(GN/RQA):

1. During the semester you may turn in 1 general narrative or general rqa project.

2. THIS WORK IS VOLUNTARY.

3. THE DUE DATE FOR THE GENERAL NARRATIVE OR RQA WORK IS LISTED IN THE ACTIVITY DUE DATE CHART.

4. NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON.

5. Examples of general narrative 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.

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

7. 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.

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

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

10. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.

11. All general narrative or rqa 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.

12. Must have a title, including the words general rqa or general narrative project.

13. 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.

14. May be submitted electronically via email or fax.

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

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

17. You may submit one GEC Bonus activity.

18. Maximum credit: 5 points



LAST CHANCE PROJECT GUIDELINES AND POLICIES:

1. May be turned in on paper or online by the due date and time listed in the Assignments list.

2. Must have a title, including the words Last Chance Project.

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, with content from any chapter in the textbook or study guide and may be turned in electronically using the online section of the course or on paper.

5. May use any style 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 the due date for the activity.

8. Maximum credit: 5 points



INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPTIONAL COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY PROJECT

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.



COURSE GRADE CALCULATION PROJECT

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

2. Will be typed and send in electronically.

3. Must have a title including the words Course Grade Calculation Project

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

5. Must include calculation of current course grade, showing the total current course points divided by currently required points and an approximate percentage and grade level equivalent.

6. Calculation example: 250 current course points/300 currently required points = .83 = 83% = grade level equivalent of B.

7. Maximum credit = 5 points

8. No late work accepted for credit.



OPTIONAL SPECIAL SOAR PROJECT

1. Click on Seahawks SOAR link in course menu.

2. Review the 6 SOAR reading strategies listed on the Seahawks SOAR page.

3. Select one SOAR strategy that you would like to know more about.

4. Download and/or watch one of the episodes demonstrating and explaining one of the SOAR reading strategies. These are episodes 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 which demonstrate these strategies: KWL, Concept Definition Maps, Context/Content Clues, SQ3R, Selective Underlining/Annotation, Quizlet in that order

5. Download and/or watch the video explaining and demonstrating the SOAR reading strategy you selected.

6. Create a numbered list of at least 5 ideas that you learned from the video.

7. Include your numbered list of ideas in a project document that also includes a complete heading and a title using the words Seahawks SOAR Project in the title.

8. Your project document must also include a description of how you will incorporate the ideas you selected in your study plan for a course you are enrolled in.

9. Include a statement describing the course in which you will be practicing the strategy.

10. Also in your project document describe how the strategy was explained and demonstrated in the video you watched.

11. Another required element in your project is to describe one extension of the reading strategy that you have selected.

12. It will be helpful to use subheadings in your project document to distinguish the elements of the project: naming the strategy you selected, numbered list of ideas, how the strategy was explained in the video, how you plan to use the strategy in your studies, planned extension of the strategy you selected

13. An example project document is attached to this project page so that you can review the required elements of this project.

14. This project must be submitted using the assignment submission page for this project. Submissions received using email will not be graded.

15. Remember to use the Write Submission box rather than the Comments box to submit your assignment. Project content placed in the Comments box will not be graded.

16. You may also attach your project document to the assignment submission page. Remember to use a file format that the instructor can open and read, such as doc, docx, rtf or txt. If you do not know what these file format extensions mean, type or paste your project document in the Type Submission box.







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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