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Intro To Psych Syllabus--Fall 2013

PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

Monday and Wednesday 1:30 PM

 

 

Instructor:

Rosemarie Best MS

Phone:

570-807-9314

Office

TBA

Email:

rosemarie. best@falcons.lackawanna.edu

Office Hours:

Prior to class

 

 

 

Text:

Psychology 10th Edition

David G. Myers

Description:

This is a survey of the major areas of psychology, including human growth and development, social behavior, perception, the nature of learning, personality, adjustment, mental health and psychological measurement (3 Credits)

Objectives:

1.     Place more emphasis on critical thinking of psychology

2.     Know how to do library research in psychology

3.     Accept the challenge of making an intellectual journey into psychology

4.     Explore if a career in psychology is right for them

5.     Get the most out of this book and this psychology course.

Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated throughout the course through the use of Test, Discussion questions and class participation which includes attendance. Remember that class meets twice a week and participation, attendance, and discussion work together. If you are not in class you can’t participate, you will miss out on the lecture and the discussion which will affect you when it comes time for the test.

 

College Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online classes as well. Attendance is tracked by instructors, so be sure to log on and adhere to the following scale: 6 absences total.

 

Withdrawal Policy:

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

 

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student should stop attending or never attend an enrolled class or classes without officially withdrawing prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the student will receive a grade of F* (Failure) in these courses. No exceptions will be made. Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course. Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

Instructor Policies

  Mobile Phone, computers, and PDA Policy

 

Mobile phones, PDA’s, Tablets are to be put on vibrate or silent when class begins. There are to be no Bluetooth’s or hands free headphones in you ears. I understand the need to receive calls but be courteous and respectful to your fellow classmates and myself.

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties:

o    The grace period for late assignments is as follows:

§  No late assignments unless discussed with instructor prior to due date.

 

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty for which sanctions may be applied:

·         Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;

·         Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;

·         Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;

·         Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;

·         Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;

·         Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;

·         Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;

·         Stealing examinations or assignments;

·         Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;

·         Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;

·         Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;

·         Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.

 

(Please see student handbook for more information)

 

Disability Statement

§  Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that

 you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Ms.

 Deborah Hartzell in the academic development office to discuss your options.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

 

§  Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with Federal law, including Titles VI and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections

503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquires should be directed to Ms. Gail Scaramuzzo, policy coordinator, 961-7848. 

 Attendance Policy:

 Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online classes as well. Attendance is tracked by instructors, so be sure to log on and adhere to the following scale:

 

# of Times Class Meets

Maximum # of Absences Allowed

3 times a week

6

2 times a week 4

4

1 time a week 2

2

Developmental Classes

DE 010, DE 020, DE 030

3

 

Withdrawal Policy:

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

 

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student should stop attending or never attend an enrolled class or classes without officially withdrawing prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the student will receive a grade of F* (Failure) in these courses. No exceptions will be made.

 

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Grading:

[Add your course assignments and grade designations along with Lackawanna College’s grading scale here. Also, add your rubrics here.]

 

 

481-600=A

361-480=B

241-360=C

121-240=D

0-120=F

 

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties:

[Add your own due date and late penalty policy here. Included is a suggestion.]

o    The grace period for late assignments is as follows:

§  1 day late-10% deduction off of the assignment grade

§  2 days late-20% off of the assignment grade

§  3 days late-the assignment will receive a grade of 0%

o    There will be no “extra credit.”

 

 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

 

§  Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with Federal law, including Titles VI and

               the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503

               and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the

               Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to Anita Cola,

Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 961-7815 or colaa@lackawanna.edu OR Dan LaMagna, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 504-1579 or lamagnad@lackawanna.edu .

 

Portfolio and Coursework

 

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking,

accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

 

Course Schedule:

This schedule is tentative and may change without notice.

 

Always check your portal to find out if changes have been made.

 

Assignment

Due Date

Type

Status

 

8-26-2012--Chapter 1

Monday 8/26, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

8-28-2012--Chapter 1

Wednesday 8/28, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

9/2/13--College closed

Monday 9/2, 11:55 PM

Closed

0 of 10 complete

9/4/13--chapter 2

Wednesday 9/4, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

9/9/13--Chapter 3

Monday 9/9, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

9/11/13--Chapter 3

Wednesday 9/11, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

9/16/13--Chapter 4

Monday 9/16, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

9/18/13--Chapter 4-Test 1

Wednesday 9/18, 11:55 PM

Test

0 of 10 complete

9/23/13--Chapter 5

Monday 9/23, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

9/25/13--Chapter 5--Paper 1

Wednesday 9/25, 11:55 PM

Paper

0 of 10 complete

9/30/13--Chapter 6

Monday 9/30, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/2/13--Chapter 6

Wednesday 10/2, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/7/13--Chapter 7

Monday 10/7, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/9/13--Chapter 7

Wednesday 10/9, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/14/2013-Cahpter 8

Monday 10/14, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/16/13--Chapter 8--Test 2

Wednesday 10/16, 11:55 PM

Test

0 of 10 complete

10/21/13--Chapter 9

Monday 10/21, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/23/13--Chapter 9

Wednesday 10/23, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/28/13--Chapter 10

Monday 10/28, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

10/30/13--Chapter 10

Wednesday 10/30, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

11/4/13--Chapter 11

Monday 11/4, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

11/6/13--Chapter 11

Wednesday 11/6, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

11/11/13--Chapter 12--Paper 2

Monday 11/11, 11:55 PM

Paper

0 of 10 complete

11/13/13--Chapter 12--Test 3

Wednesday 11/13, 11:55 PM

Test

0 of 10 complete

11/18/13--Chapter 13

Monday 11/18, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

11/20/13--Chapter 13

Wednesday 11/20, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

11/25/13--Chapter 14

Monday 11/25, 11:55 PM

Daily/weekly assignments

0 of 10 complete

11/27/13--No Class-Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday 11/27, 11:55 PM

No Class

0 of 10 complete

12/4/13-Final Exam

Wednesday 12/4, 11:55 PM

Final Exam

0 of 10 complete