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1 Psychololgy 372 Behavioural Genetics Winter 2011

2 Dr. Snyder –Syllabus, Powerpoint slides, podcasts, assignments BSP-241 492-3834 –Psyco 372 in subject line – account –Name and ID number in message –Allow up to 2 business days for response Office hours: TR 1:00-2:30, after class, or by appointment

3 Prerequisites PSYCO 104, 105, STAT 141 or 151 and BIOL 207 Prerequisite, NOT co-requisite

4 Textbook Plomin, R., DeFries, J.C., McClearn, G.E., & McGuffin, P. (2008). Behavioral Genetics, Fifth Edition. New York: Worth.

5 Course Evaluation Midterm 1 (10 February) –20%, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and lectures Midterm 2 (17 March) –20%, chapters 7, 8, 9, 12, 10 and lectures Final exam (TBA) –35%, cumulative chapters and lectures (bias towards material not covered on midterms) Paper (22 March) –25%

6 Exams Exam questions are proprietary; may not copy, transcribe, photograph, etc. Sample questions will be provided on website; these are the only examples available Multiple choice, short written

7 Missed Exams Serious illness (documented), medical emergency/death in immediate family, religious event Midterm: weight transferred to final Final: if deferred granted by Faculty office, write 13 May 2011, 2:00-4:00PM, BSP-241

8 Paper 5 pages, 6 references (4 of which peer reviewed articles); details on website Due by end of 22 March class 10% penalty per day late starting immediately after class on 22 March Submit directly to instructor or to Psychology office (BSP- 217, hours M-F 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00) Please DO NOT put any assignment under instructor’s door!

9 Grading Scheme Not graded on a curved University distributions just guidelines A+ is for exceptional performance, beyond the course level Mark (%)GradeDescriptor 94-100A+Excellent 88-93.9AExcellent 83-87.9A-Excellent 78-82.9B+Good 73-77.9BGood 68-72.9B-Good 63-67.9C+Satisfactory 58-62.9CSatisfactory 55-57.9C-Satisfactory 52-54.9D+Poor 50-51.9DMinimal pass 0-49.99FFailure

10 Posting Grades Link to grades pdf on website By ID

11 Appealing Grades Answer justification Grades won’t go down Any issues with term work must be addressed before the final exam

12 Cheating, Plagiarism Detailed listing on syllabus Code of Student Behaviour Shall not represent another’s work on an assignment as his/her own Shall not submit material completed/in progress for another course without written approval Cheating on exams

13 Class Disruption, Cell Phones Any disruptive students will be required to leave All cell phones MUST be turned off during class time No texting, surfing, video watching, etc.

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