Summer Sessions 2022 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:Educational I - Room: 110
Hours:By Appointment
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 1. Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology. (PSLO 1,2) Measured by 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 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.
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* 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.
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 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 is Psychology published by OpenStax. The link to the textbook is as follows:

https://assets.openstax.org/oscms-prodcms/media/documents/Psychology2e-WEB_0eRvAre.pdf




Students may also review course lecture notes for required quiz and exam question content, as well as completing required special rqa assignments and required regular rqa assignments using the link below. You must have access to the following Microsoft Office applications to view the course lecture notes: Word and PowerPoint.

if you do not have access to Microsoft Office applications, you can gain access by going to the following webpage:

http://lamarpa.edu/Departments/Information-Technology-Services/Microsoft-Office-Pro-Plus-for-Students

NOTE LINK TO ACCESS LECTURE NOTES:
http://www.teachercb.com/play_summer_intro.html

Lecture Topics
Outline
WILL BE EDITED AS NECESSARY DURING THE CURRENT SEMESTER

SCHEDULE OF READING AND REVIEW TOPICS
MODULE 1
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;

MODULE 2
Week 3 read and REVIEW ch 3 biopsychology;
Week 3 read and REVIEW ch 6 learning
Week 4 read and REVIEW ch 7 thinking and intelligence
Week 4 read and REVIEW ch 8 memory ;

MODULE 3
Week 5 read and REVIEW ch 9 lifespan psychology;
Week 5 read and REVIEW ch 10 emotion and motivation;
Week 6 read and REVIEW ch 11 personality
Week 6 read and REVIEW ch 14 - stress, lifestyle and health

MODULE 4
Week 7 read and REVIEW ch 4 states of consciousness;
Week 7 read and REVIEW ch 5 sensation and perception;
Week 8 read and REVIEW ch 12 social psychology; read and REVIEW ch 13 industrial-organizational psychology;
Week 8 read and REVIEW ch 13 industrial-organizational psychology;
Week 9 read and REVIEW assigned chapters 4,5,12,13
Major Assignments
Schedule
PSYC 2301-71 SUMMER 2022 --- WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY THROUGH THE SEMESTER

TENTATIVE MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS WITH DUE DATES - YOU CAN ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS FOR THESE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS USING THE BLACKBOARD WEBSITE FOR THE COURSE BEGINNING ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEMESTER. THESE DUE DATES MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON WEATHER AND OTHER FACTORS

MODULE 1

WEEK 1 OPTIONAL COURSE ORIENTATION MEETING WED JUN 8 2:00 pm SYNCHRONOUS
MEETING VIA COURSE COLLABORATE ULTRA

WEEK 1-2 BONUS COURSE PRETEST MON - FRI JUN 6-17
WEEK 1-2 START HERE QUIZ BONUS MON - FRI JUN 6-17
WEEK 2 DRAFT 1 CORE ASSIGNMENT WED JUN 15

WEEK 2 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENTS 1 AND 2 FRI JUN 17


WEEK 3 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 1 MON JUN 20
WEEK 3 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 1 MON JUN 20

WEEK 3 REQUIRED TED TALK ASSIGNMENT 1 THU JUN 23

WEEK 3 REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 1 THU JUN 23

WEEK 3 REQUIRED QUIZ 1 /EXAM 1 CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16 MON-WED, JUN 20-22



MODULE 2

WEEK 4 OPTIONAL PRACTICE GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT TUE JUN 28
WEEK 4 PRACTICE RQA ASSIGNMENT TUE JUN 28
WEEK 4 PRACTICE EXAM TUE JUN 28
WEEK 4 COURSE EVALUATION BONUS SURVEY BEGINS THU JUN 30

WEEK 5 OPTIONAL COURSE TREASURE HUNT BONUS QUIZ MON -FRI JUL 4-8

WEEK 5 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 2 TUE JUL 5
WEEK 5 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 2 TUE JUL 5

WEEK 5 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENTS 3 AND 4 WED JUL 6

WEEK 5 REQUIRED TED TALK ASSIGNMENT 2 THU JUL 7
WEEK 5 REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 2 THU JUL 7

WEEK 5 OPTIONAL RIT SURVEY MON-FRI JUL 4-8


WEEK 6 REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY CORE ASSIGNMENT DOCUMENT DRAFT 2 FRI JUL 8


WEEK 6 REQUIRED QUIZ 2/EXAM 2 CHAPTERS 3,6,7,8 MON-WED, JUL 11-13

MODULE 3

WEEK 6 BONUS COURSE SURVEY BEGINS MON JUL 11 (ENDS MON JUL 25 )

WEEK 6 TED ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 13
WEEK 6 SOAR ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 13

WEEK 6 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENTS 5 & 6 FRI JUL 15

WEEK 7 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 20
WEEK 7 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 20
WEEK 7 OPTIONAL TREASURE HUNT SYLLABUS QUIZ JUL 18-22

WEEK 7 OPTIONAL RIT SURVEY 2 MON - FRI JUL 18-22
WEEK 7 REQUIRED DRAFT 3 CORE ASSIGNMENT FRI JUL 22

WEEK 8 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 7 TUE AUG 2
WEEK 8 REQUIRED GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT FRI AUG 5
WEEK 8 OPTIONAL COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS ENDS FRI AUG 5

WEEK 8 REQUIRED QUIZ 3 AND EXAM 3 MON-WED JUL 25-27

MODULE 4

WEEK 9 OPTIONAL RIT SURVEY 3 MON-FRI AUG 1-5
WEEK 9 OPTIONAL COMBINED AA 567 BONUS ASSIGNMENT MON AUG 1

WEEK 9 REQUIRED COMBINED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 4 WED AUG 3
WEEK 9 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 4 WED AUG AUG 3

WEEK 9 REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 4 THU AUG AUG 4
WEEK 9 REQUIRED TED ASSIGNMENT 4 THU AUG AUG 4

WEEK 9 OPTIONAL PERMA BONUS 1 FRI AUG 5
WEEK 9 OPTIONAL PERMA BONUS 2 FRI AUG 5

WEEK 9 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 7 TUE AUG 2

WEEK 9 REQUIRED GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT FRI AUG 5

WEEK 10 OPTIONAL COMBINED ORIENTATION ASSIGNMENT THU AUG 11


WEEK 10 REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY CORE ASSIGNMENT FINAL VERSION MON AUG 8

WEEK 10 OPTIONAL DIRECTIONS BONUS TUE AUG 9

WEEK 10 REQUIRED SGQ 4/EXAM 4 THU-SUN CHAPTERS 4, 5, 12, 13 AUG 11-14









































Final Exam Date August 11, 2022 - 12:0 AM   Through  August 14, 2022 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale Your FINAL course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 1000 total possible 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 lower 59% and below
Determination of
Final Grade
Your FINAL course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 1000 total possible 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 lower 59% and below

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GRADE AT ANY TIME DURING THE SEMESTER
1. Add all of the points you have earned as of today's date, excluding any points from practice activities.
2. Request current required total course points from instructor.
3. Divide your total points by the total number of required points as of today's date.
4. For your final semester grade divide your current total by 1000 or use the grade chart above.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO YOUR FINAL GRADE FROM REQUIRED POINT SOURCES
REQUIRED EXAMS = 400/100 = 40%
REQUIRED QUIZZES = 100/1000 = 10%
REQUIRED CORE ASSIGNMENT = 160/1000 = 16%
REQUIRED TED ASSIGNMENTS = 50/1000 = 5%
REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENTS = 50/1000 = 5%
REQUIRED COMBINED GRADE CALCULATION = 20/1000 = 2%
REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENTS = 70/1000 = 7%
REQUIRED TED ASSIGNMENTS = 50/1000 = 5%
TOTAL 1000/1000 REQUIRED POINTS = 100%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT - THE CONTENT MAY BE CHANGED AS NECESSARY DURING THE SEMESTER
*For further details about assignments, see additional information using link in Blackboard section of this course.

WELCOME TO PSYC 2301 Online

1. This course will be an 11 week course.
2. Please consider this message your invitation to explore the Start Here section of this course once you have access to the course as well as a welcome to this course.
3. The Start Here section has useful information for assisting you in being more successful in online courses in general and in this course specifically.
4. This course will involve an introductory survey of the major areas of psychology, such as learning, social, testing, personality, developmental and physiological.
5. The emphasis in this course will be on psychology as the scientific study of behavior and we will study both human and animal behavior. In order to do your best in this course, you will need a basic level of skill in reading English.
6. This course is an online course.
7. All assignments, projects, quizzes, exams and other course activities will be completed online.
8. In order to complete this course you will need a reliable computer with a reliable connection to the internet in order to complete the course activities.
9. If you do not have a computer with reliable connection to the internet, you will need to arrange access to these resources.
10. You should have basic computer-related skills as described in Step Five of the Start Here section of the course (Technical Requirements for the Course).
11. Because this course is a fully online course, you will need computer-related skills and a reliable connection to the internet.
12. There will be an OPTIONAL orientation meeting during the first week of the semester.
13. If you cannot attend the orientation meeting, please get in touch with me if you have questions about the course.
14. During this orientation meeting, we discuss the syllabus for the course as well as course policies and procedures.
15. The required written assignments and optional written project documents will be graded as they are received. There will be no re-submissions or corrected documents accepted.
16. You will have 2 opportunities to complete each required quiz and exam. The higher of the 2 grades for each required quiz and exam will be used as the recorded score for purposes of calculating your final course grade.
17. 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.
18. LATE WORK APPROVAL APPLIES ONLY TO REQUIRED WORK AND DOES NOT APPLY TO BONUS OR EXTRA CREDIT WORK.

The orientation meeting is planned as follows:
Date: Wed June 15, 2022
Location: Collaborate Ultra Conversation Area in Blackboard
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm




SEAHAWKS SOAR LINK
The link below will allow you to access the SOAR reading skill training videos necessary for completing the required SOAR reading skill assignments, which are part of this course.

http://www.lamarpa.edu/Faculty-Staff/QEP/SOAR-Training




GRIEVANCES, COMPLAINTS, AND CONCERNS REGARDING THIS COURSE:
If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that cannot be resolved through discussion with the instructor, please consult Michell Davis, Ed.D., GEDS Department Chair ( Email: davisml1@lamarpa.edu; Phone: 409-984-6341)

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 POLICY ? There are limited opportunities to make up missed work in this course. Missed required work such as required quizzes and exams as well as missed required rqa assignments and required special rqa assignments may be completed according to the following guidelines:
1. Required assignments, quizzes and exams may be submitted late by instructor approval.
2. Students who have missed required work because of official college business and who can provide verification from a college official such as an athletic coach or student organization sponsor may turn in required work late for credit such as an assignment, quiz or exam. Bonus or extra credit work may not be submitted late for any reason.
3. No other justification will be accepted for turning in or completing work after the published due date.
4. If there is a technical problem with BlackBoard which affects all students, such as the system not working properly, there may be an extension of the availability for the quiz or exam or due date for a required assignment.
5. All students are responsible for reading and understanding these guidelines.
6. All students are responsible for maintaining a reliable connection to the internet for completing work in this course.
7. Failure to complete an exam or study guide quiz because of a failed wireless connection is not an acceptable reason for an extension of quiz or exam
8. All work will be graded as submitted. There will be no re-submissions or corrected work accepted.
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
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.