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Philander Smith College Course Syllabus Fall 2010 PSYC-223-01 Social Psychology 8:00– to 9:20 a.m. T/TH I. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Name: Pamela J. Randolph, MS LADAC GCDF Email: email@example.com Phone 501-370-5308 Office & 501-859-2802 CellII. COURSE DESCRIPTION A study if interactions between individuals and society in relation to symbolic interaction, social interaction, group behavior, social norm, and cultural impact.III. COURSE RESOURCES Textbook: Meyers, David (2008). Social Psychology, 9th Edition, McGraw, Hill ISBN 978-0-07353189-2 Access to: APA Manual, American Psychological Association 5th EditionIV. BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES A. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to: 1. Possess an awareness of the aspects of the student’s own behavior which affects his/ her success in achieving goals relating to this class, higher education, and in both interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship in his/her life. 2. Have an increased awareness and appreciation of cultural issues which differ from the student’s own culture relative to environment, values, beliefs and preferences relative to behavior and the application of the principles of social psychology. 3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of academic and apply that knowledge from various perspectives including attitudes, prejudice, aggressive behavior and relationships. 4. Understand the work of social psychologists and the delivery of various services.
5. Increase his/her capabilities to communicate through writing, speaking, and reading. 6. Perform computations, reason logically, and think independently and critical as well as analytical. . 7. Develop a basic understanding of people, cultures, and society and be able to model those skills through scholarly products. V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS A. Grading • Your grade will be based on a total of 500 points available for you to earn during the semester. • Weekly quizzes will be given, and these are worth 10 points per test. • Individual Project 100 points • Group Project 100 points • Group participation 50 points • Chat Room Discussions (2) 25 points each • Class participation/attendance (verbal) 25 points • Oral Presentations (podium) 25 points The grading scale is as follows: A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% F 59% and below • Requirements for Writing Assignments • Individual Presentations: Must be made oral with visual presentation. • Group Presentations: Must be made oral with visual presentation. • Weekly quiz’s are individual scholarly works and should be completed as such. • APA is the wiring format. Attendance Policy: The University requires regular class attendance of all students. While attendance andtardiness are primarily a student-teacher relationship, the University has a concern in the properfulfillment of such obligations by the students:1. The beginning of each class period, the instructor will take roll and note attendance or
Non-attendance in the roll book. Each course syllabus will carry a stipulation Regarding tardiness and absences.2. When a student accumulates as many unexcused absences as the number of credit hours represented by the course, the teacher will notify the student and document the notification. An absence is excused when a student is absent from class due to participation in programs, activities, etc. that are sponsored by the University and verified by the sponsor, or when a student is confronted with an extenuating circumstance, such as death in the immediate family, a judicial case, or serious illness, etc. These absences will be excused only when the student presents official documentation of the situation to teacher. All other absences are unexcused.3. When a student has missed classes in excess of the number outlined in item 2 above, whether due to negligence or some other reason, the instructor will warn the student that additional absence may result in failure to pass the course or drop to a lower grade. All students are expected to attend class. Class attendance will be taken daily. The following behavior will effect your grade: Coming to class late, leaving early, using the cell phone, and excess absence. Turn cell phones off when class begins. There should be not FBing, Twittering or texting during class. VI. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY It is expected that all students who attend Philander Smith College (PSC) will conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for college, and academic integrity which is a vital component of collegiate behavior. The PSC Student Handbook defines cheating and plagiarism and outlines penalties for violation of this policy. Cheating is “dishonesty of any kind on examinations and written Assignments, illegal possession of examinations or crib notes during an Examination, weather use or not, illegally obtaining information during an Examination from the examination paper or from another student, Assisting others to cheat or alteration of grade records and illegal entry or presence in any office. Complete honesty is required of the student in the presentation of any phases of course work as his/her own. This applies to examinations, daily written report, and term paper. Plagiarism is “offering the work of another as one’s own without proper acknowledgment. Therefore, any student who fails to give appropriate credit for ideas or material he/she takes from another, whether fellow student or a resource or resource writer is guilty of plagiarism.”VII. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY Philander Smith College is committed to fulfilling all federal requirements as stated in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Accommodations are available for students who have documented disabilities. Students needing accommodation must document their needs by providing medical, educational, and/or psychological records. Students should provide sufficient notification of needs and register with the Counseling Services Office as soon as possible prior to the semester
of planned enrollment. Failure to provide sufficient notification may result in a delay of service.Course Schedule/Course ContentWeek 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to class, Syllabi discussion and quiz, Introduction to Social Psychology, and UCompass enrollment.Week 2 Chapter 2 The Self in a Social World (Group project) Group 4Week 3 Chapter 3 Social Beliefs and Judgments’ (Group project) Group 3Week 4 Chapter 4 Behavior and Attitudes (Group project) Group 2Week 5 Chapter 5 Genes, Culture, and Gender (Group project) Group 1 DISCUSSION IN THE UCOMPASS CHAT ROOMWeek 6 Chapter 6 Conformity and ObedienceWeek 7 Chapter 7 PersuasionWeek 8 Chapter 8 Group InfluenceWeek 9 Chapter 9 Prejudice: Disliking Others MID-TERM Chapter 10 Aggression: Hurting OthersWeek 10 Chapter 11 Attraction and Intimacy: Liking and Loving OthersWeek 11 Chapter 12 Helping DISCUSSION IN THE UCOMPASS CHAT ROOMWeek 12 Chapter 13 Conflict and PeacemakingWeek 13 Individual Presentations (Introducing to Social Psychology).
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