Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2301- Section: 71
General Psychology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Carol Barbay
E-mailbarbacm@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6311
Office
Location:Education Annex - Room: 110
Hours:BY APPOINTMENT; MWF - 9:00-9:50 AM; 10:10:50 AM; TR - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM; 12:30-1:45 PM
Department
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
E-mail:davisml1@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
Prerequisites TSI complete in Reading
Learning Outcomes COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology.
2. Describe the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped the field of psychology.
3. Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study of psychology.
4. Use terminology unique to the study of psychology.
5. Describe accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.
6. Identify factors in physiological and psychological processes involved in human behavior.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
Textbooks There is no required textbook for this course for this semester. Required Quiz and Required Exam question content will come from course lecture notes. These lecture notes can be accessed using the following link:
http://www.teachercb.com/play_summer_index
In the past, I have used the following textbook and the lecture notes for the course are taken from the following textbook:
Psychology, 9th Edition Douglas A. Bernstein, Louis A. Penner, Alison Clarke-Stewart and Edward J. Roy 2011 Wadsworth Publishing and Study Guide for Psychology, 9th Edition Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart and Roy, 2011; Study Guide for Psychology, 9th Edition (Alone): ISBN 978-111-130-1569; Hardback text alone: ISBN 978-111-130-1552
Lecture Topics
Outline
SCHEDULE OF READING AND REVIEW TOPICS

Week 1 syllabus review; read and REVIEW: ch 1 introduction to psychology; read and REVIEW ch 2 - research methods;

Week 2 read and REVIEW ch 2 research in psychology; read and REVIEW ch 15 - psychological disorders;

Week 3 read and REVIEW ch 15 psychological disorders; read and REVIEW ch 16 - treating psychological disorders;

Week 4 read and REVIEW ch 16 treating psychological disorders;
Week 4 sgq 1- ch 1,2,15,16; exam 1- ch 1,2,15,16; read and REVIEW ch 6 - learning;

Week 5 read and REVIEW ch 6 learning; read and REVIEW ch 7 memory;

Week 6-7 read and REVIEW ch 7 memory

Week 8 read and REVIEW ch 10 cognitive abilities; sgq 2- ch 6,7,10; exam 2 - ch 6,7,10;

Week 9 read and REVIEW ch 11 motivation and emotion;
Week 9 read and REVIEW ch 13 health and stress;

Week 10 read and REVIEW ch 14 personality

Week 11 read and REVIEW ch 14 - personality

Week 12 sgq 3 - ch 11,13,14; exam 3 - ch 11,13,14;

Week 13 read and REVIEW ch 5 perception; read and REVIEW ch 9 consciousness;

Week 14 read and REVIEW ch 9 consciousness; read and REVIEW ch 17 social cognition;

Week 15 read and REVIEW ch 17 social cognition; sgq 4 - ch 5,9,17; (final)exam 4 - ch 5,9,17;
Major Assignments
Schedule
PSYC 2301 DUE DATES
MAJOR ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE AND DUE DATES

MODULE 1 PSYC 2301

Week 2 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 5

Week 3 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 2 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 10
Week 3 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 12
Week 3 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 12
Week 3 REQUIRED Draft 1 Psychology Common Asignment Poster Fri Sep 14

Week 4 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 4 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 17
Week 4 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 19
Week 4 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 REQUIRED Quiz 1 MON -FRI- - CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 SEP 17-21
Week 4 REQUIRED Exam 1 MON-FRI CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 SEP 17-21

MODULE 2 PSYC 2301

Week 5 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 4 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 24
Week 5 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 26
Week 5 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 26

Week 6 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 5 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 1
Week 6 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 3
Week 6 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 3
Week 6 REQUIRED Draft 2 Psychology Common Assignment Poster FRI OCT 5

Week 7 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 6 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT)OCT 8
Week 7 REQUIRED Course Grade Calculation Assignment MON (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 8
Week 7 REQUIRED Overall Grade Point Average Calculation Assignment MON (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 8

Week 8 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 7 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 15
Week 8 REQUIRED Quiz 2 WED-FRI- CHAPTERS 6,7,10 OCT 17-19
Week 8 REQUIRED Exam 2 - WED-FRI CHAPTERS 6,7,10 OCT 17-19

MODULE 3 PSYC 2301

Week 9 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 8 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 22
Week 9 REQUIRED Draft 3 Psychology Common Assignment Poster FRI OCt 26

Week 10 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 9 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 29
Week 10 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 3 WED (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 10 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 3 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 10 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 3 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 10 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 3 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31

Week 11 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 10 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 5

Week 12 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 11 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 12
Week 12 REQUIRED Study Guide Quiz 3 WED-FRI - CHAPTERS 11,13,14 - NOV 14-16
Week 12 REQUIRED Exam 3 WED-FRI CHAPTERS 11,13,14 - NOV 14-16
Week 12 REQUIRED Final Version Psychology Common Assignment Poster FRI NOV 16

MODULE 4 PSYC 2301

Week 13 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 12 MON (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 19
Week 13 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 21
Week 13 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 21

Week 14 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 13 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 26
Week 14 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 5 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 14 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 28
Week 14 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 5 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 28
Week 14 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 28
Week 14 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 5; WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY) NOV 28

Week 15 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 14 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY) DEC 3
WEEK 15 REQUIRED FINAL QUIZ 4 WED-FRI ONLINE; DEC 5-7
WEEK 15 REQUIRED EXAM 4; WED-FRI ONLINE; DEC 5-7

Final Exam Date December 5, 2018 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 7, 2018 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale GRADING POLICY: Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 1000 total possible required points as follows:
Letter Grades Point Totals Approximate Percentages
A 900-100 90%+
B 800-899 80-89%
C 700-799 70-79%
D 600-699 60-69%
F 599 and fewer 59% and less
Determination of
Final Grade
Final grades will be calculated according to the following criteria:

Four required quizzes and four required exams 50% 500 points
Required Psychology Common Assignment Poster 16% 160 points
Four Required Regular RQA Assignments 10% 100 points
Five Required Special RQA Assignments 5% 50 points
Two Required Grade Calculation Assignments 2 % 20 points
Fourteen Required Attendance Assignments 7% 70 points
Five Required TED Talk Assignments 5% 50 points
Five Required SOAR Assignments 5% 50 points
TOTAL 100% 1000 POINTS

There will also be opportunities for completing extra credit activities.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. There are activities in this course which require using the Blackboard website for the course.

2. You will be completing exams and quizzes ONLINE and recording your responses IN ANSWER SPACES ON ONLINE FORMS.

3. If you have a complaint about this course which you cannot resolve through discussion with the instructor, please get in touch with:

* Michelle Davis, Chairperson,
Department of General Education and Developmental Studies
email: davisml1@lamarpa.edu

4. All exam, quiz, assignment and project scores will be used in calculating your course grade. No course activity scores or grades will be dropped with the exception of practice activities which will not be included in calculating your final course grade.
5.    Late work is not accepted.
6.    All work turned in for credit must be typed using correct grammar and spelling, using complete sentences.
7.    Work not following directions provided for each assignment will not be graded and will receive a zero.
8.    This course will require turning in some work using the Blackboard course website
9.    Plagiarism, written or oral, will result minimally in failure of the assignment (1st offense) and failure of the course (2nd offense).
10.    All work turned in for credit must include a complete heading, including studentís first and last names, course name (PSYC), course number, course section number and date the work was completed.
11.    Any drink brought to class must be in a container with a lid. Student must clean up liquid spillage immediately and realize future drink privileges may be restricted or removed..
12.    Logging in to course is expected 3-6 times per week.
13.    The instructor expects that students will display mature behavior in the classroom and online. This includes being responsible for your actions and treating your classmates, instructor and yourself with respect at all times. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the classroom or the course.
14.    The use of technology in campus classrooms is prohibited without Instructor consent.
15.    Students should speed a minimum of 3-6 hours a week on this courseís assignments.
16.    Plagiarism in this class will not be tolerated. Any assignment submitted that contains plagiarism will earn an automatic zero. Further action may be taken as determined by the instructor.
17.    Each assignment in this class has a due date and due time; late assignments will not be accepted.
18.    Consult with instructor for Additional Course Policies.
19. I will not discuss your grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person or send an email request.
20.    The instructor will deal with non-compliance of items 1-19 and other situations which may arise on a case by case basis.
21. Students may expect written assignments and projects to be graded within 24 hours after the due date for each assignment or project.
Additional instructor course policies
E1. Any document submitted late must include a late permission statement discussed with the instructor before submission.
E2. The following materials are officially PROHIBITED in the classroom meetings for this course: food, drink, and tobacco. This policy agrees with official college policy.






Attendance Policy Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success.
I STRONGLY recommend regular participation in this course, both mental and physical. PARTICIPATION WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!!
CAUTION: I WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY DROP YOUR NAME FROM THE CLASS ROLL BECAUSE YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTIVITIES.
MAKEUP WORK: Makeup work may be completed by students who miss class because of official college activities. Verification by means of a written message by a college official or sponsor is required to allow makeup work to be completed.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Other Online Course Activity Requirements
The latest technical requirements, including hardware, compatible browsers, operating systems, software, Java, etc. can be found online at:
Online Course Requirements
A functional high speed broadband Internet connection, such as DSL, cable, or WiFi is necessary to maximize the use of the online technology and resources.


*I will not discuss your grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person or request this information by email.

*****IMPORTANT DATES*****
Sep 3 - Labor Day Holiday
Oct 1 - Final day to drop or withdraw from classes without academic penalty
Nov 21 - Final day to drop or withdraw from classes with academic penalty
Nov 22-23 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 6 - Final exams for day classes begin

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.