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Psychology 1000 Spring, 2007 Instructor: Richard Mangold, Ed.D. Office: D302 (hours to be announced) Telephone: 224-2720 ext. 367E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Text: Duffy, K. (Ed.) (2006). Psychology – Annual Editions 06/07. McGraw- Hill: Dubuque, Iowa. Wittig, A. (2001). Introduction to Psychology. Schaum’s Outline Series. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing. Course Description The primary learning objective of this introductory psychology courses is to explore the subject matter of the field and to become familiar with the vocabulary and concepts of the field and with some of the research findings upon which our knowledge of human thought and behavior is based. Furthermore, the primary goal of this class is to emphasize development of critical thinking skills and to prepare you to be a cautious and analytical consumer of information that is proclaimed to be scientific or to be based on research.
Course Requirements & Examinations There are 14 weekly tests that you will be required to complete. There will be 20 multiple choice, fill in, matching, and labeling items from each chapter reading. The test items will be taken only from the reading assignments and from lecture. There may also be extra credit questions on each examination which is likely to be an essay question worth 10 points. The total value for each test is 30 points. Because the test items come from classroom lecture it is important that you attend class. Assessment of Student Learning and Grading Grades will be assigned based on the number of points accumulated during the semester. The maximum number of points for each exam is 30. From the 14 exams, your 12 highest grades will be used to determine your final grade for a total of 360 points. The two lowest test scores will be dropped. If you miss an exam due to illness, a conflicting schedule, or just do not want to take one, that counts as one of the two drops. There will be NO make up exams and NO exceptions. If you know that you are going to miss a test it must be taken ahead of time not after the test. The maximum number of points for all regular exams is approximately 360. The final exam is worth 200 points and will contain 100 questions (2 points each) from material covered on previous examinations. A maximum of 40 points will be given for a wrap up paper that I will talk about later on during the semester.
The grading system is as follows: "A" is 90% and above (600 to 540 points), "B" is 80-89% (539 to 480 points), "C" is 70- 79% (479 to 420points), "D" is 60-69% (419 to 360 points), and "F" is below 60% (below 360 points). You can calculate your own grade throughout the semester by dividing the total points you have achieved by the total possible. It is a good idea to do as much of the extra credit as possible and attend class.
Tentative Schedule * Week 1Introduction – Ch. 1 Week 2Ch. 2 and Exam 1 Week 3 Ch. 3 and Exam 2 Week 4Ch. 4 and Exam 3 Week 5Ch. 5 and Exam 4 Week 6Ch. 6 and Exam 5 Week 7Ch. 7 and Exam 6 Week 8 Ch. 8 and Exam 7 Week 9Ch. 9 and Exam 8 Week 10Ch. 10 and Exam 9 Week 11Ch. 11 and Exam 10 Week 12Ch. 12 and Exam 11 Week 13Ch. 13 & 14 and Exam 12 Week 14Ch. 15 & 16 and Exam 13 Week 15Exam 14 and review for Final Exam Week 16 Final Exam - Comprehensive * Please note that this schedule may vary somewhat depending on a number of factors including inclement weather, unscheduled days that class is cancelled, etc. It is important that we remain flexible in completing this schedule.
Disability Statement If you need support or assistance because of a disability, you may be eligible for academic accommodations thorough the Special Population office. Stop by office B- 204 or call (815) 224-0284. Attendance Policy Attendance will be taken on a daily basis. As mentioned above part of you grade is dependent upon you come to class and participating. Whether or not you come to class is up to you. Experience has shown, however, that students that come to class and participate get more out of the course and eventually end up with a better grade. Withdrawal Policy It is the student’s responsibility to ask the instructor to be withdrawn from the class. I do not automatically withdraw students without their agreement to do so. Withdrawal should be made to me in writing (a form must be completed in my office) that include your name, student identification number, and your address. Financial Aid Statement Withdrawal from the course can affect financial aid. Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course. Plagiarism & Academic Honesty Plagiarism and cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. If a student is caught cheating the test will be taken and the student will receive a failing grade for that test. If a student cheats a second time, they will be failed for the semester. Using someone’s work and claiming it as your own will also not be tolerated. If a student is caught plagiarizing they will be failed for the semester. Classroom Rules Since everyone in this course is an adult it is expected that students will practice self- control allowing others to speak, respecting each other, and allowing others to work in quiet during exams. This allows for a positive learning environment for all.