Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-1300- Section: 71
|Description||Study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation; 2) factors that impact learning; and 3) application of learning strategies. Students use assessment instruments (learning inventories) to identify their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Develops skills and techniques necessary for success in college including memory development, note-taking, test preparation, study skills and time management. Assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. Includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. Stresses the importance of creativity, health, relationships and the effective use of resources in achieving college success. All students who have passed fewer than 60 semester hours and finished the immediate two long semesters on scholastic probation are required to enroll in and pass the course. Recommended for all students desiring to improve their opportunities for success in college. A passing grade must be earned to meet the institutional requirement. May count for elective credit in selected degree and certificate programs. Students who fail a developmental course must take either EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300.|
1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric (PSLO ALPHA, PSLSO 1, PSLO 2)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by class exercises and rubric (PSLO 2)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language measured by pretest, posttest, class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO 1, PSLO 2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking measured by pretest, posttest, and class exercises.(PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5))
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information measured by class exercises and essay rubric. (PSLO 2)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities measured by class exercises. (PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, use, and apply mathematical and scientific principles measured by pretest, posttest, and class exercises. (PSLO 3)
* 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.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
|Textbooks||Keys to Effective Learning, 7th edition. Carol Carter and Sarah Kravits, Pearson. Other materials needed for class include a three ring notebook, notebook paper, and pens.|
Week 1: Course introduction, syllabus review, pre-course essay, pre- course assessment, syllabus quiz
Library Tour & Chapter 1 Habits for Success
Week 2: Chapter 2 Learning Styles
Week 3: Chapter 3 Time and Money
Week 4: Chapter 4 Setting and Reaching Goals
Week 5: Chapter 5 Critical and Creative Thinking
Week 6: Chapter 6 Memory
Week 7: Chapter 7 Reading and Studying
Week 8: Chapter 8 Reading Across the Disciplines
Week 9: Chapter 9 Active Listening and Note Taking
Week 10: Chapter 10 Test Taking I
Week 11: Chapter 11 Test Taking II
Week 12: College and Money
Week 13: Social Responsibility Poster
Week 14: Social Responsibility Poster
Week 15: Chapter 12 Moving Toward Success
Week 16: Final Exam
Review Gates Memorial Library Information
Syllabus Quiz and Library Quiz due
Read Chapter 1 Habits for Success
Chapter 1 Habits for Success, Take Action, Building Skill, Critical Thinking Assignments due and Chapter 1 Quiz due
Read Chapter 2 Learning Styles and complete Multiple Pathways to Learning as well as Personality Spectrum
Chapter 2 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 2 Quiz due
Read Chapter 3 Time and Money
Chapter 3 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 3 Quiz due
Read Chapter 4 Setting and Reaching Goals
Chapter 4 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 4 Quiz due
EXAM 1 (Chapters 1-4)
Read Chapter 5 Critical and Creative Thinking
Exam 1 due
Chapter 5 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments due
Chapter 5 Quiz due
Read Chapter 6 Reading
Chapter 6 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 6 Quiz due
Read Chapter 7 Reading Across Disciplines
Chapter 7 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 7 Quiz due
Read Chapter 8 LIstening and Notetaking
Chapter 8 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 8 Quiz due
EXAM 2 ( Chapters 5-8)
Read Chapter 9 Memory
Exam 2 due
Chapter 9 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 9 Quiz due
Read Chapter 10 Test Taking I
Chapter 10 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Assignments are due
Chapter 10 Quiz due
Read Chapter 11 Test Taking II
Chapter 11 Take Action, Building Skills, Critical Thinking Exercises are due
Chapter 11 Quiz due
EXAM 3 (Chapters 9-11)
College and Money Assignment
Exam 3 due
College and Money Assignment due
Social Responsibility Poster
Social Responsibility Poster due
Read Chapter 12 Moving Toward Success
Exercises on pages 337-347 are due
Final Exam Due
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 11, 2018 - 11:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
The final grade is the average of two grades.
One grade is the total of points based on attendance, participation, and assignments. Attendance is one point per day with late arrival and early departure equal to one absence. Participation is one point per day. Textbook assignments are one point each. LATE WORK IS UNACCEPTABLE.
The other grade is the exam average which consists of three exams, one final exam, and one social responsibility poster..
With the prior approval of your instructor, you may also earn extra credit for campus events.
Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior.
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. More than 4 unexcused absences will result in a grade of "F", regardless of the student's performance in class to that time. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required. LATE WORK IS UNACCEPTABLE.|
|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.|
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|