Syllabus - PSY 2012/Section 3934 Spring 2010 GENERAL...

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PSY 2012/Section 3934 Spring 2010 G ENERAL P SYCHOLOGY : S YLLABUS C OURSE D ESCRIPTION AND O BJECTIVES INSTRUCTOR : DR. BRIAN HOWLAND PHONE : 273-2196 Class email OFFICE HOURS : TBA OFFICE : PSY 088 TAs : Megan Farrell Angie Querim Brandon Velez OFFICE HOURS : TBA REQUIRED TEXT : Psychology: A Concise Introduction (2nd ed.) by Richard Griggs (Worth, 2008) + PsychPortal account [A link to the publisher’s Web site for the text is given on the course page. Additional study questions and links to content relevant Web sites are available at the publisher’s site]. The course is not hosted on E-Learning (the campus’ locally hosted course platform), but rather is hosted on PsychPortal, a remotely-hosted course portal owned by the textbook publisher. You will have access to PsychPortal via the access code bundled with your new, 2nd edition textbook (or purchased separately) purchased in accordance with the textbook requirements on ISIS. CLASS PARTICULARS : th period (1:55 – 2:45 pm) in CAR 100 This course is designed as a broad general introduction to the field of psychology. Passing this course is a prerequisite to most advanced courses in psychology. These advanced courses develop in greater breadth and depth topics you will have read and heard about in this basic course. My primary objectives in this course are for you to attain an understanding of the scientific nature of psychology, an awareness of the major research approaches in contemporary psychology, and a working knowledge of the basic terminology, concepts, and research findings in psychology. An additional important objective is for you to develop your critical thinking skills, especially with respect to the evaluation of research. The large enrollment in the course does not relieve you of responsibility for actively engaging in the weekly lectures. In fact, the large enrollment imposes greater demands on the student because the instructor cannot be as readily aware of individual student difficulties. To that end, when attending the lecture, you are expected to: (a) take notes and remain focused on the lecturer; (b) refrain from discussing non-class matters with your classmates; (c) otherwise refrain from engaging in non-class activities. In addition, except in the event of emergencies, you are strongly discouraged from leaving the classroom once the lecture has begun. Such behavior is disruptive to both the lecturer and your fellow students. Course Grade : Grades will be based only the Total Course Points which are , in turn, the sum of the Total Exam Score , the Total Quiz Score and Extra Credit Points . The Research Requirement does not add to your Total Course Points. Not including the 10 possible extra credit points (described below), the maximum number of course points is 500. Because the lowest score of your 5 exam scores will be dropped, exam scores will not be curved nor will you be able to “beg forgiveness” for missing an exam (see below)
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Syllabus - PSY 2012/Section 3934 Spring 2010 GENERAL...

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