PSY 101, Syllabus Fall 2011

PSY 101 Syllabus - INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY PSY 101 Fall 2011 MWF 1:PM 1:50PM Building Knox 20 Instructor Office Office Hours E-mail Alex Tilton

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INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY PSY 101 Fall 2011 MWF 1:PM – 1:50PM Building: Knox 20 Instructor: Alex Tilton Office: Park 292 Office Hours: Monday 2-3PM, or by appointment E-mail: [email protected] Text (required): Psychology Course Description : This course will help you gain greater understanding in the complexities of human behavior. It includes the historical background and development of psychology as a science. The course will explore in detail the following areas: the biological bases of human behavior, sensation, consciousness, sensation and perception, learning, memory, developmental psychology, personality theories, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social behavior. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course you should be able to: (1) describe and discuss the major topics of interest within the more important basic fields of psychology; (2) understand in a general fashion the major scientific methods by which psychologists approach research in psychology; (3) discuss and interpret intelligently general psychological issues, claims, and data presented in the popular media; and (4) undertake college-level coursework in psychology beyond the level of this introductory course. Grading : I will curve the grades for the individual tests as necessary based on the overall class performance. I curve up only; the curve will never cause anybody’s grade to go down. Exams : There will be Four multiple choice exams in this course, including the final. The final will be comprehensive. Experience has taught me that a comprehensive final is actually easier for the class than a non- comprehensive final. IMPORTANT : You must begin the exam at the scheduled time. No student will be permitted to start the exam after the first person has finished and handed their exam in . Make certain to have your ID card ready to show. Make-up Exams : Students who have a legitimate, documented, university approved reason for missing an exam may take a make-up exam provided that the required documentation of the reason for missing the test is provided to me as soon as humanly possible. Students who know in advance that they will miss an exam, e.g. the student is a member of a sports team, must provide the required documentation in advance and contact me to work out a time to take the make-up exam. Additional Information on Grading . Your grade in this class will be based on three (3) out of the four (4) exams. Your lowest grade will be dropped, and the remaining three exams will each count as 1/3 (33.3%) of your total grade. 93.0 and up = A 90.0 - 92.99 = A – 87.0 - 89.99 = B + 83.0 - 86.99 = B 80.0 - 82.99 = B- 77.0 - 79.99 = C + 73.0 - 76.99 = C 70.0 - 72.99 = C - 67.0 - 69.99 = D + 60.0 - 66.99 = D (59.99 and below = F) Notice that this scale is very precise. For example, a grade of 89.99 is a B+ rather than an A-. To eliminate any ambiguity about grading, I make my grading scale as clear as possible, and I do not round grades up or down. Finally, in keeping with official university policy, I do not change grades once they have been assigned (except to
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PSY 101 Syllabus - INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY PSY 101 Fall 2011 MWF 1:PM 1:50PM Building Knox 20 Instructor Office Office Hours E-mail Alex Tilton

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