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Syllab PSY 202 Mon - PSY 202 07N Introduction to Psychology...

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PSY 202 07N Introduction to Psychology II Fall 2009 Dr. Eric Shiraev Class meets: Mondays 7:30 10:20 PM Classroom: CN 0117 Professor’s Office: CM 312 Office hours: Monday 7:20 -7:30 PM; Monday 10:20-11:00 PM; Tuesday 3:00- 4:00 PM by appt.; Thursday 3:30-4:30 PM; Sat. 7:30-8:45 AM; 11:30 AM -1:30 PM or by appointments. Office hours on Saturdays: August 29, Sept. 12 and 26; October 17 and 31, November 14, December 5. Additional time for appointments is available. Email: [email protected] Telephone messages: (703) 323 2155 PURPOSE: This class is a second part of an introductory overview of classical and current psychological theories and their applications to human behavior, motivation, cognition, and emotions. This innovative, cross-cultural, and critical analysis deals with the intersection of psychology with modern research in medicine, biology, sociology, and anthropology. This course is based on the materials from the Introduction to Psychology I with an emphasis on personality, social behavior, psychological disorders, and their prevention and treatment. REQUIREMENTS: The final grade will be based on four written exams (three tests and a final) . Each exam September 21, (test 1), October 26 (test 2), November 16 (test 3), and December 14 (test 4, the final) will consist of forty multiple-choice questions. You have to have a scantron for each test. You may choose to do a written homework assignment (called the term paper ) in place of Test 4 (the final). A written description of the assignment for the term paper will be handed out in class. The paper is due: December 7 th or earlier . If you turn in a paper, you don’t have to take the final exam but you must attend lectures. Text: Psychology by Laura King (available at the bookstore). Publisher: McGraw-Hill 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: November 30 th . GRADING: The four exams: 100 points ( 25 points maximum for each exam ). You must take the exams on the scheduled dates. Two points are deducted for a make-up exam (taken if you missed a scheduled test for a legitimate reason). These exams will be administered on November 16 and December 14, if necessary. Important: Make- up exams are short-answer tests and you may not take more than one make up exam. The written homework assignment: 25 points (max). If you submit the paper, you don’t have to take the final exam. Test Evaluation: you receive 5 points for taking the test on schedule. You receive one point for two correct answers (or one point is deducted for two incorrect answers) . Grading: 23-25 points=A; 20-22 points=B; 17-19=C; 12-16=D . 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: November 2 . 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
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