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CORRECTED 4/1/09 Course Web Site: http://mentor.lscf.ucsb.edu/course/spring/psyc103/index.html COURSE ADMINISTRATION AND GRADING POLICY 1. Course Format. Psychology 103 is a lecture course designed to provide familiarity with basic concepts in psychopathology. 2. Course Grading . Course performance will be assessed according to course point totals obtained on Midterm and Final Exams: Midterm Exam 100 Course Points (1 1/4 hr) Final Exam 150 Course Points (2 hr) TOTAL 250 Course Points Grades will be assigned based on the following system: A - 90 % of Total Points = 225-250 Course Points B - 80 % of Total Points = 200-224 Course Points C - 70 % of Total Points = 175-199 Course Points D - 60 % of Total Points = 150-174 Course Points F - < 60 % of Total Points = < 150 Course Points Grades are curved in three steps. First, points will be added to the Midterm Exam scores such that the highest exam score equals 100 Course Points. Second, points will be added to the Final Exam scores such that the highest exam score equals 150 Course Points. Finally, points will be added to the Total Course Points such that the highest course score equals 250 Course Points. Minus and plus grades will be assigned to those who score within 2 total Course Points ( not % points) of the next lower or next higher grade. 3. Exams . The Midterm Exam will be a 1 1/4-hr exam. The Final Exam will be a non-comprehensive, 2-hr exam. Exams are closed-book, and will be based 50-75 % on the lectures. Examination items may consist of matching, short-answer, or multiple-choice questions. The exams will be administered only during the times designated on the class syllabus. These times are:
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MIDTERM EXAM -- Tuesday , May 5 12:30 – 1:45 PM FINAL EXAM -- Monday, June 8 12 – 3 PM If you cannot take the exams at these scheduled times, you must drop the course. 4. Fair-Game Sheets . Fair-Game sheets itemizing the broad content areas of the Midterm and Final Exams will be posted on the course Web site (address at top of page) before each scheduled examination. If you know everything about the items on the Fair-Game sheets, you should do well on the tests. 5. Obtaining Your Grades . For all those students who have provided written consent, exam and course grades will be posted according to Perm Number on the course Web site. If you would like to see your exam, please see the TA’s during their office hours. Please do not Email the TA’s for your
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