Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2301- Section: 71
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|Description||General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.|
COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology. (PSLO 1,2) Measured by embedded test questions, course assignments and projects.
2. Describe the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped the field of psychology.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.
3. Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study of psychology.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.
4. Use terminology unique to the study of psychology.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.
5. Describe accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.
6. Identify factors in physiological and psychological processes involved in human behavior.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by embedded test questions, course assignments and projects.
7. Calculate current course grade accurately, using information provided by instructor relating to individual scores from projects, assignments, quizzes and exams.(PSLO 3) Measured by course project.
8. Improve comprehension of content-area reading material. (PSLO alpha) Measured by pre-test/post-test scores.
9. Explain how personal ethnic heritage is similar to and different from other cultural perspectives in effects on social cognition. (pslo 1, 2, 5 ) Measured by course assignments and projects.
* 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||
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Associate of Arts
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
The required textbook for this course for the current semester will be the OpenStax Psychology textbook available for free reading online and for free download as a pdf document. Required Assignment, Quiz and Required Exam content will come from this textbook.
Lecture notes have been available in the past. I am in the process of developing revised lecture notes.
A link to the OpenStax text textbook is available at this website:
SCHEDULE OF READING AND REVIEW TOPICS
Week 1 syllabus review; read and REVIEW: ch 1 introduction to psychology; read and REVIEW ch 2 - Psychological Research;
Week 1 read and REVIEW ch 2 psychological research; read and REVIEW ch 15 - psychological disorders;
Week 2 read and REVIEW ch 15 psychological disorders; read and REVIEW ch 16 - therapy and treatment;
Week 2 read and REVIEW ch 16 therapy and treatment;
Week 3 read and REVIEW ch 3 biopsychology;
Week 4 read and REVIEW ch 6 learning
Week 5 read and REVIEW ch 7 thinking and intelligence
Week 6 read and REVIEW ch 8 memory ;
Week 8 read and REVIEW ch 9 lifespan psychology;
Week 9 read and REVIEW ch 10 emotion and motivation;
Week 10 read and REVIEW ch 11 personality
Week 10 read and REVIEW ch 14 - stress, lifestyle and health
Week 11 read and REVIEW ch 4 states of consciousness;
Week 11 read and REVIEW ch 5 sensation and perception;
Week 12 read and REVIEW ch 12 social psychology; read and REVIEW ch 13 industrial-organizational psychology;
Week 12 read and REVIEW ch 13 industrial-organizational psychology;
Week 13 read and REVIEW assigned chapters 4,5,12,13
PSYC 2301 FALL 2020 DUE DATES
TENTATIVE MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES 14 WEEKS CLASS PSYC 2301
MODULE 1 PSYC 2301
WEEK 1 OPTIONAL BONUS Course Pretest FRI ONLINE SEP 11
WEEK 1 OPTIONAL BONUS Start Here Quiz - FRI ONLINE SEP 11
WEEK 1 Required Attendance Assignments 1 and 2 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) THU SEP 10
WEEK 1 Required Regular Assignment 1 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) THU SEP 10
WEEK 1 Required Special RQA Assignment 1 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) THU SEP 10
WEEK 2 REQUIRED Module 1 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED SEP 23
WEEK 2 REQUIRED Module 1 SOAR ASSIGNMENT WED (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED SEP 23
WEEK 2 Required Quiz 1 - CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 - WED-FRI ONLINE SEP 16-18
WEEK 2 Required Exam 1 CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 - WED - FRI ONLINE SEP 16-18
MODULE 2 PSYC 2301-71
WEEK 3 Optional BONUS COURSE TREASURE HUNT SYLLABUS Quiz ONLINE MON-FRI SEP 21-25
WEEK 3 Required Regular Assignment 2 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED SEP 23
WEEK 3 Required Special Assignment 2 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED SEP 23
WEEK 3 Required Draft 1 Psychology CORE Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI SEP 25
WEEK 4 REQUIRED Module 2 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED SEP 30
WEEK 4 REQUIRED Module 2 SOAR ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED SEP 30
WEEK 4 Required Draft 2 Psychology CORE Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT); FRI OCT 2
WEEK 4 Required Attendance Assignments 3 and 4 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI OCT 2
WEEK 6 Optional (NO EFFECT ON GRADE) Practice Combined Grade Calculation Assignment THU OCT 15
WEEK 6 Required Quiz 2 CHAPTERS 3,6,7,8; ONLINE WED-FRI 12:00 AM-11:59 PM OCT 14-16
WEEK 6 Required Exam 2 - CHAPTERS 3,6,7,8; ONLINE WED-FRI 12:00 AM-11:59 PM OCT 14-16
MODULE 3 PSYC 2301
WEEK 7 Optional BONUS Online Course Evaluation SURVEY Begins (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); MON OCT 19
WEEK 7 Optional BONUS COMBINED Orientation ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) THU OCT 22
WEEK 7 Required Draft 3 Psychology CORE Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI OCT 23
WEEK 8 Required Regular Assignment 3 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED OCT 28
WEEK 8 Required Special Assignment 3 WED (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED OCT 28
WEEK 8 Required Attendance Assignments 5 and 6 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI OCT 30
WEEK 9 REQUIRED Module 3 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED NOV 4
WEEK 9 REQUIRED Module 3 SOAR ASSIGNMENT WED (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED NOV 4
WEEK 10 Required Study Guide Quiz 3 - CHAPTERS 9,10,11,14; ONLINE WED-FRI OCT 11-13
WEEK 10 Required Exam 3; CHAPTERS 9,10,11,14; ONLINE WED-FRI OCT 11-13
MODULE 4 PSYC 2301
WEEK 11 ONLINE Course Evaluation Survey Ends (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) FRI NOV 20
WEEK 11 Required Combined Grade Calculation Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) MON NOV 16
WEEK 11 Required Regular Assignment 4 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 18
WEEK 11 Required COMBINED Special Assignment 4 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 18
WEEK 12 Module 4 REQUIRED COMBINED TED Talk ASSIGNMENT 4; (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED NOV 25
WEEK 12 Module 4 REQUIRED COMBINED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 4; (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT); WED NOV 25
WEEK 12 OPTIONAL BONUS CORE ASSIGNMENT DIRECTIONS ASSIGNMENT (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI NOV 27
WEEK 13 Required Attendance Assignment 7 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) MON NOV 30
WEEK 13 Required Final Version Psychology CORE Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) MON NOV 30
WEEK 13 REQUIRED FINAL QUIZ 4; ONLINE WED-FRI ; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM DEC 2-4
WEEK 13 REQUIRED FINAL EXAM 4; ONLINE WED-FRI 12:00 AM-11:59 PM DEC 2-4
|Final Exam Date||December 2, 2020 - 12:00 AM Through December 4, 2020 - 11:00 PM|
GRADING POLICY: Your final course letter grade will be based on a percentage of 1000 total required points as follows:
Letter Grades Point Totals Approximate Percentages
A 900 - 1000 90%+
B 800 - 899 80-89%
C 700 - 799 70-79%
D 600 - 699 60-69%
F 599 and below 59% and below
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 COURSE GRADE.
There may be opportunities for extra credit in this course.
REQUIRED COURSE ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTING FINAL GRADE
*Four required quizzes and four required exams 50% 500 points
*Three Drafts and One Final Version Required Psychology Common Assignment Poster 16% 160 points
*Four Required Regular RQA Assignments 10% 100 points
*Four Required Special RQA Assignments 5% 50 points (3@10 points and 1 @ 20 points)
*One Required Combined Grade Calculation Assignment - 2% - 20 points
*Seven Required Attendance Assignments 7% 70 points
*Four Required TED Talk Assignments 5% 50 points (3@10 points and 1 @ 20 points)
*Four Required SOAR Assignments 5% 50 points (3@10 points and 1 @ 20 points)
TOTAL 100% 1000 POINTS
There will also be opportunities for completing extra credit activities.
INSTRUCTOR COURSE POLICIES
*You will be answering exam questions ONLINE by marking your responses on an online exam form in the Blackboard website for your course.
*I will not discuss grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you should send an email request.
OTHER 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 on an online test form, which you will access using the the Blackboard website for your course.
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
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 will receive an automatic score of 1 point. Exceptions to this policy will be handled at the instructor's discretion.
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 all 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 student's first and last names, course name (PSYC), course number, course section number and date the work was completed.
11. ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED FOR CREDIT MUST USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FILE FORMATS: DOC, DOCX, TXT OR RTF.
12. Attendance or participation in class activity is expected daily and punctual.
13. The instructor expects that students will display mature behavior in online activities. 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. ITEM DELETED
15. Students should spend a minimum of 3-6 hours per week on this course's 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 and project in this class has a due date and due time; late assignments will receive an automatic score of 1 point. Exceptions to this policy are discussed below.
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 request this information using email.
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. Example late permission statement - Late submission has been approved by instructor.
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.
E3.LATE WORK APPROVAL POLICIES
E3A. REQUIRED: LATE WORK MUST INCLUDE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DOCUMENT A LATE SUBMISSION APPROVAL STATEMENT APPROVED BY THE INSTRUCTOR. WORDING OF LATE SUBMISSION STATE IS AVAILABLE FROM INSTRUCTOR PENDING ACTUAL APPROVAL OF LATE SUBMISSION.
E3B. LATE WORK APPROVAL APPLIES ONLY TO REQUIRED WORK AND DOES NOT APPLY TO BONUS OR EXTRA CREDIT WORK.
ADDITION TO INSTRUCTOR POLICIES
Add 1. Policy for re-submitting documents in your psychology course:
a. Instructor will accept resubmitted documents if the originally submitted document did not display in Blackboard. There will be no late penalty for this type of resubmission as long as student discusses the re-submission with the instructor and includes a late submission statement approval at the beginning of the document. Example of a document that will not display in Blackboard would be one saved in a ?pages? file format, which is the default file format used by Apple devices, such as Mac Books and IPads and tablets.
b. Instructor will not accept a resubmission if the document displayed in Blackboard and the instructor submitted a grade with deficiencies noted, based on the published instructions for the individual document listed on the document listing and individual submission screens in Blackboard.
c. Instructor will accept a resubmission if the instructor deducted points for deficiencies NOT listed in the published instructions. In this situation, student may submit a corrected document that includes corrections for deficiencies that were NOT included in the published instructions.
Instructor policy on accepting documents is as follows:
1.If a document does not display in Blackboard when submitted, students may send the document as an email attachment so I can read and grade the document.
2. If a document does display in Blackboard, the instructor will grade the document accordingly.
3. Submitting a document early in Blackboard that the instructor can open and read does not give students the opportunity to submit a corrected version of the same document at a later time.
4. The instructor created the psychology common assignment to be submitted as a series of 3 drafts and a final version so that section errors in the drafts can be corrected in the final version, based on feedback given on the earlier drafts.
5. If a document does not have a draft version, documents submitted and graded by the instructor retain the grades the instructor assigns to them.
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.
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There are activities in this course which require using the Blackboard website for the course.
You will be completing exams and quizzes ONLINE and recording your responses in the answer spaces on an online test space.
*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
** All documents submitted as course assignments must be saved in Microsoft Office Word file format (docx).
**All assignments submitted in the (pages) file format common to Apple devices will receive an automatic score of zero (0) as the instructor cannot open or read these documents.
**Masks or facial coverings are required for all in-person office visits.
** Students may schedule virtual office visits using the Collaborate Ultra course tool (web conferencing platform).
**Social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) is required for all in-person office visits.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|