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Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
PSYC-2301-004 General Psychology
General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
On Campus Course
Exploring Psychology, 11th Edition, loose leaf David G. Myers & C. Nathan DeWall with access code. You do need the access code
Supplies: pencil, pens, spiral notebook, and access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, you will need to use AC computers located on the 4th floor of the Ware Student Commons or the Underground. Your exams will be given online so you need to make sure you have reliable internet access. You will also have chapter quizzes online. Because of the restriction on the number of students in class, you will need access to the internet on your designated days for online attendance.
These are the MINIMUM competencies. After studying the material presented in this course, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program:
1. Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology.
2. Describe the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped the field of psychology.
3. Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study of psychology.
4. Use terminology unique to the study of psychology.
5. Describe accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.
6. Identify factors in physiological and psychological processes involved in human behavior.
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I expect you all to attend class, participate in class, be prepared for class, and respect everyone else who is the classroom. No cell phones ringers on. If you are waiting on an important call you must talk with me before class so I am aware. If you decided to leave the classroom to answer the phone please do not return. If you leave and come back, you have interrupted my class twice and that is unacceptable. NO texting! If it is so important that you have to text right away, you may leave and please do not return. If you do miss class it is your responsibility to get the material you missed. I will be giving assignments during class that will be due the next class so if you miss you will miss that assignment unless you contact me or someone else in the class. It is your responsibility!! I do not take make-up work. Each student is expected to engage in academic honesty and refrain from cheating and/or plagiarism. This means that although that some of this class is online you should be doing your own work. I whole heartedly expect you to use your notes and books on all assignments and exams, you just may not use your friend or classmates. All students are expected to be tolerant and respectful of other students. There will be zero tolerance for any type of harassment!! I want this to be an environment everyone can learn and feels safe!!
There will be a total of 850 possible points for the semester. You will be able to check your grade on AC connect. Grading will be on the standard grade scale:
100-90% 850-765= A
89-80% = 764-680= B
79-70% = 679-595= C
69-50% = 594-425= D
Below 50% below 425= F
The points will be earned:
400 points for exams (4 100 points exams)
150 points for reading quizzes
150 points for in-class assignments
150 points for Social responsibility learning project (you will need to answer this essay and turn your volunteer verification in online)
Total points possible: 850 points
It’s college; I know you want to skip, but if you just show up you will do better in the class. It’s an 8 week class so if you miss you will get behind very quickly. You will be required to sign attendance each day in class on the days you attend and I will take attendance for the days you sign in to Blackboard connect.. We will also be doing assignments in class if you miss them there is no make-up assignment. If you contact me before the class if you miss, we may be able to work something out. I understand that things come up, but please try you best to be in class and be on time!! If you contact me after missing class about an assignment you leave little room for me to work with you. I do not allow make-up work or exams.
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed. Some chapter titles have changed and will be updated.
Monday August 23rd Introduction
**Chapter quizzes 1-3 are open and will close Thursday Sept. 2nd at 11:59 pm.
Tuesday August 24th Chapter 1- Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
Wednesday August 25th Chapter 1 Scientific Method
Thursday August 26th Chapter 2- The Biology of Mind
Monday August 30th Chapter 3 Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind Neuroscience and Behavior
Tuesday August 31st Finish Chapter 3
Wednesday Sept. 1st Chapter 3 in class assignment
Thursday Sept. 2nd Chapter 3 Drug Use
***Exam 1 covering chapters 1-3. It will open Thursday Sept. 2nd and you will need to take it by Sunday Sept. 5th. It will close at 11:59 pm. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Sunday to take the exam. If you run into issues that late I will not be able to help before the exam closes.
Monday Sept. 6th No class Happy Labor Day
**Chapter quizzes 4-7 are open and will close Thursday Sept. 16th at 11:59 pm.
Tuesday Sept. 7th Chapter 4 developing through Life Span
Wednesday Sept.8th Finish chapter 4 and in class assignment
Thursday Sept.9th Chapter 5 Gender and Sexuality
Monday Sept. 13th Chapter 6 Sensation and Perception
Tuesday Sept. 14th Chapter 7 Learning
Wednesday Sept. 15th Chapter 8 Memory
**Chapter quizzes 8-11 are open and will close Thursday Sept. 23rd at 11:59 pm.
Thursday Sept. 16th Finish chapter 8
**Exam 2 covers Chapter 4-7. It will open Thursday Sept. 16th and you will need to take it by Sunday Sept. 19th. It will close at 11:59 pm. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Sunday to take the exam. If you run into issues that late I will not be able to help before the exam closes.
Monday Sept. 20th Chapter 9 Thinking, Language and Intelligence
Tuesday Sept. 21st Chapter 10 Motivation
Wednesday Sept. 22nd Finish Chapter 10 Motivation Start Chapter 11 Emotions, Stress and Health
Thursday Sept. 23rd Finish Chapter 11 in class assignment
** Exam 3 covers chapter 8-11. It will open Thursday Sept. 23rd and you will need to take it by Sunday Sept. 26th. It will close at 11:59 pm. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Sunday to take the exam. If you run into issues that late I will not be able to help before the exam closes.
Monday Sept. 27th Chapter 12 Social Psychology
**Chapter quizzes 12-15 are open and will close Thursday Oct. 7th at 11:59 pm.
Tuesday Sept. 28th Finish chapter 12
Wednesday Sept. 29th Chapter 13 Personality
Thursday Sept. 30th In class assignment over Chapter 14 and 15
Monday Oct. 4th Chapter 14 Psychological Disorders
Social Leaning Projects are due Tuesday Oct. 5th
Tuesday Oct. 5th Finish Chapter 14
Wednesday Oct. 6th Chapter 15 Therapy
Thursday Oct. 7th Will be reserved for any information we have not covered.
**Exam 4 covers Chapters 12-15. It will open Thursday Oct. 7th and you will need to take it by Monday Oct.11th. It will close at 11:59 pm. Do not wait until 10:00pm on Monday to take the exam. If you run into issues that late I will not be able to help before the exam closes.
Monday Oct. 11th –Thursday Oct. 14th Finals week: no in class assignments
Good luck on all of your finals!! Enjoy your Fall Break.
I will hold office hours Monday-Thursday 8:00-8:50 am .
The best way to reach me is my e-mail: email@example.com
If you email me from within the class when I respond it will go to your gmail account. If you do not use your gmail account, please email me form the email you check. Make sure to include which class you are in and your name as it appears in the class.
You can try and contact me on my office phone (806)371-5192
Most issues can be resolved before or after class, however we can always set-up an appointment that will work for both of us if more time is needed.
I do not allow ake-up exams or make-up assignments. Please contact me as soon as you know you will miss class and we can work something out. Do not wait until after th fact, waiting shows that you don't care and it leaves me little room to work with you on a resolution.
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