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FS 13 103 syllabus

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Unformatted text preview: llow these steps: (a) go to http://roosevelt.blackboard.com and select PSYC 103 from your list of courses; (b) click on the “Submit Work” button located on the main menu to locate the correct assignment link; (c) click on the underlined title of the assignment (e.g., Project 1); (d) click the “Browse My Computer” button to navigate your desktop or flash drive to retrieve the file; and (e) click “Submit” to send the file. You can also see these instructions with screen photos at http://tinyurl.com/assign- help. Assignments should be typed using MS Word (or converted to pdf format) so that we can open and grade them. These five projects will collectively account for 75 points, which is approximately 20% of your grade in PSYC 103. PSYC 103 syllabus, page 5 4. Community service learning and reflection journal Many students who study psychology want to enter into a career in the helping professions. This applied aspect of psychology is at the core of the discipline. This class will allow to you experience this opportunity through service learning. Students will participate in a community service placement for 10 hours during the semester that will allow you to interact with people who encounter some form of challenge or adversity. These hours should be spread across several weeks of the semester. I will help you find a placement (i.e., you will be able to choose your volunteer experience from a list of options, including one that is nearby) or you can ask me to approve a relevant site that you find on your own. Volunteer activity must occur in an organized setting (like a tutoring program, or a center that provides services to hungry or homeless people) rather than a personal arrangement, like babysitting. Be sure to submit your placement ideas to me using the approval form before you start. Credit for the community service learning will be awarded based on your documented completion of the 10 hours and on the basis of a reflection journal. Journals should be typed in MS Word (double- spaced, with 1- inch margins on all sides) and will contain these parts. Be sure to organize your journal using these headings: a. Overview (1 page). A description of your site and a general overview of y...
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