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  1. 1. Course Syllabus Division of Social Sciences Department of Psychology Course Information PSYC 103- General PsychologyPamela J. Randolph, MS LADAC GCDF pjrandolph@philander.eduTitus Academic Center Social Work Dept. Suite A, Room 111.501-370-5308 Office and 501-859-2802 CellDay and Time: MWF 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.Room: AC 212Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions*Attend classes see attendance policy below*Complete all assignments on time.* Read all assigned chapters and subsequent readings.* Complete all examinations.* Turn cell phones off when class begins.(No texting nor, FBing, nor Tweetering).Course DescriptionPrinciples of human behavior and experience, including growth and development,motivation, emotional adjustment, learning patterns, perception, and individual analysis.Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes • Develop basic understanding of Psychology and related subjects • Ability to write critically and articulately about a topic in Psychology • Demonstrate ability note examples of psychological principles and comprehend related researchRequired Textbooks and MaterialsIntroduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior (12th Edition)By: Dennis Coon; John O. MittererISBN-10: 0495599115Course Syllabus Page 1
  2. 2. Suggested Course Materials American Psychological Association (APA) Manual 5thEdition.Assignments & Academic CalendarWeek 1: - Introduction to Course and Overview of Assignments/Projects forsemester/Rules and ExpectationsWeek 2: Overview of Chapter 1 and intro to Chap. 2Week 3: Completion of Chap. 2, Video/intro to Chap. 3Week 4: Completion of Chap. 3 and some Chap. 4Week 5: Video/in-class project; Quiz (Chaps. 1-3): Discussion of Psych PaperWeek 6: Chap 5; intro to Chap. 6Week 7: Complete Chap. 6 and some Chap. 7; Midterm exam reviewWeek 8: MIDTERM EXAMINATION (Chaps. 2-6)Week 9: TBAWeek 10: Chapter 8; VideoWeek 11: Chap. 10; In-Class project or videoWeek 12: Chap. 12; Turn in final draft of papersWeek 13: Chap 14; some Chap. 16Week 14: Video/ActivityWeek 15: Chap. 17; Final Exam ReviewWeek 16: FINAL EXAMINATIONWeek 17: TBACourse Syllabus Page 2
  3. 3. Grading PolicyMidterm/Final Exam- 100 pts each (200 pts total)Quiz- 50 ptsComprehensive Paper (5 to 7 pages)- 100 ptsSemester Total- 350 pts. A- 314 to 350 pts (90 to 100%) B- 279 to 313pts (80 to 89%) C- 244 to 278 pts (70 to 79%) D- 209 to 243 pts (60 to 69%) F- 0 to 208 pts (under 60%)Course & Instructor PoliciesMake-up examinations will be granted only under special circumstances, such as in theevent of a family death or personal illness. Students are expected to contact theinstructor within 48 hours of missed exam to discuss reasons for missing and to schedulemake-up, if deemed appropriate. There will be no make-up examinations granted for thefinal exam except in extreme circumstances that will need to be discussed with courseinstructor. It will be up to the discretion of the instructor to determine if thatcircumstance qualifies.Late work may be accepted with a 10% point reduction if turned in within two days of thedue date. An additional deduction of 2 percentage points will be deducted everydaythereafter until the coursework is turned in. If a student is aware they will beunavailable on the day an assignment is due, it is the responsibility of the student tocontact the instructor to arrange a time to drop the coursework off BEFORE the due dateto avoid penalty.Expectations- Students are expected to come to class on time and prepared for class.Cell phones need to either be silenced, off, or placed on vibrate mode during the class. Itis expected that both the students and the instructor will create an environment ofrespect. Brief commentary about something presented in class is expected andappropriate. Extensive conversations and/or behavior that disrupts the learningenvironment will not be accepted and may result in student(s) being excused from theclass. MP3 players may not be used once class begins, nor can they be used duringexaminations.Technical Support: If you experience any problems with your PSC account you may go to the office ofComputer Information Services (CIS), located in the AC Building (across from the bookstore) or call at501-370-5336.Academic Integrity: The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academichonesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done byCourse Syllabus Page 3
  4. 4. the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student demonstrate a high standard of individual honor inhis or her scholastic work.Scholastic Dishonesty, any student who commits an act of scholastic dishonesty is subject to discipline.Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission forcredit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking anexamination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt tocommit such acts.Plagiarism, especially from the web, from portions of papers for other classes, and from any other source isunacceptable and will be dealt with under the college’s policy on plagiarism (see general catalog fordetails). This course will use the resources of, which searches the web for possible plagiarismand is over 90% effective.Withdrawal from Class: The administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawal of anycourse (__________________2010). It is the students responsibility to handle withdrawal requirementsfrom any class. A student must complete a “Withdrawal from Course” form in the Office of the Registrar.The course will appear on the transcript with a grade of “W.” Students are expected to attend all classes asscheduled. Unexcused absences from a class for a total exceeding the equivalent of three times the numberof class meetings per week will result in the student’s being withdrawn from that class by the instructorStudent Grievance Procedures: Procedures for student grievances are found in the 2009-2011 CollegeCatalog. Please review the process for “Appealing a Grade” for further information.Incomplete Grade Policy: Incomplete Grades will not be given in this course except underextreme circumstances that will need to be discussed with the instructor. It is up to the instructorto determine whether the circumstances qualify as extreme and warrant assignment of anincomplete grade. **These descriptions and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.Course Syllabus Page 4