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Introduction to Psychology I PSY 201 011N NVCC Spring 2007 Dr. Eric Shiraev Class meets: Mondays 4:30 7:15 PM Classroom: CN 103 Professor’s Office: CM 312 Office hours: Monday 7:15-7:30 PM ; Monday 10:15-11:00 PM; Tuesday 8:15-9:30 AM; Thursday 10:45-11:00 AM ; Saturday 7:45-8:45 AM; 11:15-1:00 PM or by appointments. Office on Saturdays: January 20,27; February 10, March 3, April 14, 28, and May 5. Email: Telephone messages: (703) 323 2155 PURPOSE: This class is an introductory and comprehensive overview of classical and current psychological theories and their modern applications. We will learn, among other things, how people think, remember, forget, forgive, make great decisions and bad mistakes, judge and misjudge other individuals, fall in love, lose and win. In this class you will get a great opportunity to learn more about self and other people. This innovative, cross- cultural, and critical analysis deals with the intersection of psychology with the studies in medicine, biology, sociology, and anthropology. REQUIREMENTS : The final grade will be based on five written exams . Each of the exams February 5 (test 1), February 26 (test 2), March 26 (test 3), April 16 (test 4), and April 30 (test 5, the final) will consist of thirty multiple-choice questions. You have to have a scantron for each test. You may choose a written homework assignment (called the term paper ) in place of Test 5 (the final). A written description of the assignment for the term paper will be handed out in class. The paper is due: April 30 th or earlier. If you submit the paper, you don’t have to take the final exam. Text: Living Psychology by Karen Huffman (available at the bookstore). Publisher: Wiley. GRADING: The five exams: 100 points ( 20 points maximum for each exam ;); the written homework assignment: 20 points (max). If you submit the paper, you don’t take the final exam. Take the exams on the scheduled dates. One point is deducted for a make-up exam (taken if you missed a scheduled test for a legitimate reason). These exams will be administered on March 26 th and April 30 th , if necessary. Important: Make-up exams are short-answer tests and you may not take more than one make up exam. Extra Credit: You may earn up to 5 points if you choose to work on an extra-credit assignment, which is a written psychological research project. Talk to the professor (or send an email) for more information. The deadline for extra credit work: April 30 th . To receive a(n): A you must earn at least 90 points (90% of the final grade) B you must earn at least 80 points (80% of the final grade) C you must earn at least 70 points (70% of the final grade) D you must earn at least 60 points (60% of the final grade) Last day to withdraw without grade penalty: March 23 rd . In case of emergency, please follow the emergency procedure as discussed on the first day of class and as posted in the classroom. NVCC is a place for learning and growing. You should feel safe and comfortable anywhere on this
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