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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-2301-008 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:
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(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, or if you do not have access to a computer at some other facility, you will need to use AC computers located on the 4th floor of the Ware Student Commons or the Underground. Quizzes and an assignment will be online so please make to use reliable internet.
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, check-up online, participate in class, be prepared for class discussion and exams, and respect everyone else who is the class. It is your responsibility to let me know if you are going to miss class and/or an assignment. I do not take make-up work, so waiting until after you are already missed will hurt you grade. Contact me the same day you have missed so we can get something worked out. After the fact leaves me little room to work with you. 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 quizzes, you just may not use your friend or classmates. All students are expected to be tolerant and respectful of other students’ responses within class. 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
69-60% = 573-510= D
Below 50% Below 425= F
The points will be earned:
400 points for exams
150 points for in-class assignments and attendance
150 chapter reading quizzes
150 points for Social responsibility learning project and volunteer verification (you will need to answer the essay online and submit your verification online.)
Total points possible: 850 points
You will need to check online every day for updates and assignments. If you miss assignment and exam due dates, then that will negatively impact your grade. I do not take make-up work. It is extremely important to come to class. If you miss a class in the 8 week format you get behind very quickly. I will be taking attendance every day.
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed.
**Chapter 1-3 reading quizzes due Wednesday March 30th by 11:59 pm
Monday March 21st Welcome and introductions
Tuesday March 22nd Chapter 1- Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
Wednesday March 23rd Chapter 2- The Biology of Mind
Thursday March 24th Finish Chapter 2 and start Chapter 3 Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind Neuroscience and Behavior
Monday March 28th Finish Chapter 3
Tuesday March 29th Chapter 3 assignment in class
Wednesday March 30th Chapter 3 Drugs
Thursday March 31st **Exam 1 covering chapters 1-3. It will in class. You will have the entire class time to take the exam, but you can leave when you have finished .
**Chapter 4-7 reading quizzes due Wednesday April 13th by 11:59 pm
Monday April 4th Chapter 4 Development
Tuesday April 5th Finish Chapter 4 and Chapter 4 class assignment in class
Wednesday April 6th Chapter 5 Gender and Sexuality
Thursday April 7th Chapter 6 Sensation and Perception
Monday April 11th Chapter 7 Learning
Tuesday April 12th Chapter 8 Memory
Wednesday April 13th Finish 8 chapter
Thursday April 14th *** Exam 2 covers Chapter 4-7. It will be in class. You will have the entire class time to take the exam, but you can leave when you have finished .
** Chapter 8-11 reading quizzes due Wednesday April 20th by 11:59 pm
Monday April 18th Chapter 9 Thinking, Language and Intelligence
Tuesday April 19th Chapter 10 Motivation
Wednesday April 20th Chapter 11 Emotions, Stress and Health and Chapter 11 in class assignment- this will be done in
Thursday April 21st ***Exam 3 covers chapter 8-11. It will be in class. You will have the entire class time to take the exam, but you can leave when you have finished .
**Chapter 12-15 reading quizzes due Sunday May 8th by 11:59 pm
Monday April 25th Chapter 12 Social Psychology
Tuesday April 26th Finish chapter 12
Social Leaning Projects are due Tuesday April 26th by 11:59 pm
Wednesday April 27th In class assignment chapter 12
Thursday April 28th Chapter 13 Personality
Monday May 2nd In class assignment over Chapter 14 and 15
Tuesday May 3rd Chapter 14 Psychological Disorders
Wednesday May 5th Finish Chapter 14
Thursday May 5th Chapter 15 Therapy
Monday May 9th ***Exam 4 covers Chapters 12-15. It will be in class. You will have the entire class time to take the exam, but you can leave when you have finished .
Good luck on your finals and have a safe SUMMER 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 make-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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