Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2301- Section: 72
General Psychology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Carol Barbay
E-mailbarbacm@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6311
Office
Location:Educational I - Room: 110
Hours:BY APPOINTMENT; MWF - 9:00-9:50 AM; 10:00-10:50 AM; TR - 9:30-10:45 AM; 12:30 - 1:45 PM
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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 None
Learning Outcomes 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.
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 PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Associate of Arts
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Textbooks 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:
www.openstax.org.

https://d3bxy9euw4e147.cloudfront.net/oscms-prodcms/media/documents/Psychology2e-WEB.pdf
Lecture Topics
Outline
PSYC 2301

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 2 read and REVIEW ch 2 psychological research; read and REVIEW ch 15 - psychological disorders;
Week 3 read and REVIEW ch 15 psychological disorders; read and REVIEW ch 16 - therapy and treatment;
Week 4 read and REVIEW ch 16 therapy and treatment;


Week 5 read and REVIEW ch 3 biopsychology;
Week 6 read and REVIEW ch 6 learning
Week 7 read and REVIEW ch 7 thinking and intelligence
Week 8 read and REVIEW ch 8 memory ;

Week 9 read and REVIEW ch 9 lifespan psychology;
Week 10 read and REVIEW ch 10 emotion and motivation;
Week 11 read and REVIEW ch 11 personality
Week 12 read and REVIEW ch 14 - stress, lifestyle and health

Week 13 read and REVIEW ch 4 states of consciousness;
Week 14 read and REVIEW ch 5 sensation and perception;
Week 15 read and REVIEW ch 12 social psychology; read and REVIEW ch 13 industrial-organizational psychology;
Week 15 read and REVIEW ch 13 industrial-organizational psychology;
Week 15 read and REVIEW assigned chapters 4,5,12,13



Major Assignments
Schedule

PSYC 2301 SPRING 2021 DUE DATES DRAFT 1

TENTATIVE MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES 16 WEEKS CLASS PSYC 2301

MODULE 1 PSYC

WEEK 1-2 Course Pretest TUE-FRI ONLINE JAN 19-29

WEEK 1-2 Start Here Quiz - TUE - FRI ONLINE JAN 19-29

WEEK 3 Required Attendance Assignment 1 WED FEB 3


WEEK 3 Required Regular Assignment 1 WED FEB 3

WEEK 3 Required Special RQA Assignment 1 WED FEB 3

WEEK 3 Optional Practice Combined Grade Calculation Assignment WED FEB 3

WEEK 3 Required Draft 1 Psychology Common Assignment FRI FEB 5



WEEK 4 REQUIRED Module 1 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT ; WED FEB 10

WEEK 4 REQUIRED Module 1 SOAR ASSIGNMENT WED FEB 10

WEEK 4 Required Quiz 1 - CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 WED-FRI FEB 10-12

WEEK 4 Required Exam 1 CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 WED-FRI FEB 10-12

WEEK 4 Required Attendance Assignment 2 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI FEB 12


MODULE 2 PSYC 2301


WEEK 6 Required Regular Assignment 2; MON FEB 22

WEEK 6 Required Special Assignment 2; MON FEB 22


WEEK 6 REQUIRED Module 2 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT; WED FEB 24

WEEK 6 REQUIRED Module 2 SOAR ASSIGNMENT; WED FEB 24

WEEK 6 Required Draft 2 Psychology Core Assignment; FRI FEB 26

WEEK 6 Required Attendance Assignment 3 FRI FEB 26
WEEK 9 Optional COURSE TREASURE HUNT SYLLABUS Quiz ONLINE MON-FRI MAR 22-26

WEEK 9 Required Quiz 2 CHAPTERS 3,6,7,8; ONLINE WED-FRI MAR 24-26; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM

WEEK 9 Required Exam 2 - CHAPTERS 3,6,7,8; ONLINE WED-FRI MAR 24-26; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM

WEEK 9 Required Attendance Assignment 4 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI MAR 26





MODULE 3 PSYC 2301

WEEK 9 Optional Online Course Evaluation SURVEY Begins; MON MAR 22

WEEK 9 Required Draft 3 Psychology Core Assignment FRI MAR 26

WEEK 10 Required Regular Assignment 3; WED MAR 31

WEEK 10 Required Special Assignment 3; WED MAR 31

WEEK 10 Required Attendance Assignment 5 FRI APR 02

WEEK 11 REQUIRED Module 3 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT; WED APR 07

WEEK 11 REQUIRED Module 3 SOAR ASSIGNMENT ; WED APR 07

WEEK 12 Required Study Guide Quiz 3 - CHAPTERS 9,10,11,14; ONLINE WED-MON APR 14-19

WEEK 12 Required Exam 3; CHAPTERS 9,10,11,14; ONLINE WED-MON APR 14-19

WEEK 12 Required Attendance Assignment 6 FRI APR 16


MODULE 4 PSYC 2301

WEEK 13 Optional COMBINED Orientation Project FRI APR 23

WEEK 14 ONLINE Course Evaluation Survey Ends MON APR 26

WEEK 14 Required Combined Grade Calculation Assignment MON APR 26
WEEK 14 REDUCED TUITION BONUS SURVEY; MON APRIL 26.

WEEK 14 Required Regular Assignment 4 WED APR 28

WEEK 14 Required COMBINED Special Assignment 4 WED APR 28

WEEK 14 Module 4 REQUIRED COMBINED TED Talk ASSIGNMENT 4; WED APR 28

WEEK 14 Module 4 REQUIRED COMBINED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 4; WED APR 28
WEEK 14 ICC SURVEY BONUS -1; WED APR 28
WEEK 14 ICC SURVEY BONUS - 2; WED APR 28

WEEK 14 OPTIONAL ALTERNATE Core Assignment DIRECTIONS BONUS; FRI APR 30

WEEK 15 Required Attendance Assignment 7 MON MAY 03



WEEK 15 Required Final Version Psychology Core Assignment MON MAY 03

WEEK 15 REQUIRED FINAL QUIZ 4; ONLINE WED-MON MAY 5-10; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM

WEEK 15 REQUIRED FINAL EXAM 4; ONLINE WED-MON MAY 5-10; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
























































Final Exam Date May 5, 2021 - 12:0 AM   Through  May 10, 2021 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale 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.



Determination of
Final Grade
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.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies SPRING INSTRUCTOR POLICIES FOR SYLLABI
INSTRUCTOR COURSE POLICIES
A. Students will be answering required exam and quiz questions ONLINE by marking responses on an online exam form in the Blackboard website for your course.
B. Instructor will not discuss grades over the phone. If students wish to discuss their grades, they should send an email request or schedule a virtual meeting in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

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
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 will receive a score of 1 point. Exceptions to this policy will be handled at the instructor's discretion. Late work acceptance applies to required course work only.
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, correct course section number and date the work was completed.
11. Instructor requires that all written assignments be typed.
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. Instructor requires all written assignments be typed.
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
22. 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.
23. The following materials are officially PROHIBITED in the classroom meetings for this course: food, drink, and tobacco. This policy agrees with official college policy.
24.Late work approval policies listed below.
25. Required that late work must include at the beginning of the document a late submission approval statement provided by the instructor.
26. Wording of late submission statement is available from instructor pending approval of late work submission.
27. Late work approval applies only to required work and does not apply to bonus or extra credit work.

28. Policy for re-submitting documents in your psychology course listed below.
29. 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.
30.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.
31. 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.
32. 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.

33. Instructor policy on accepting documents is listed below.
34. 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.
33. If a document does display in Blackboard, the instructor will grade the document accordingly.
34. Submitting a document early in Blackboard so 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.
35. The instructor created the psychology core assignment drafts 1,2 and 3 as well as the final version core 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.
36. If a document does not have a draft version, documents submitted and graded by the instructor retain the grades the instructor assigns to them.

37. Students should use their LSCPA email account to send messages to the instructor.
38. All written assignments should be submitted using the following file formats: doc or docx.
39. There will be a 1-point deduction if students do not use the doc or docx file format when submitting assignments.
40. All assignment documents must be attached to their respective correct submission pages. There will be a 1-point deduction when document is not attached to specific correct submission page.

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.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA 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 MyLSCPA.
Other 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

email: davisml1@lamarpa.edu

** 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.
Department
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
E-mail:davisml1@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.