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SYLLABUS

SC250 SOCIA PSYCHOLOGY-3 Credits
FALL OM 2017

Instructor

Beth Ann Delaney, LCSW

Phone

570-328-0837

Office

Online

E-mail

Bethann.delaney@falcons.lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

Text, Call or Email Me!
Sunday thru Saturdays 
8am til 9pm

 

  


Text

Optional Textbook:  Social Psychology, Ninth Ed. 

Elliot Aronson, University of California, Santa Cruz

Timothy D. Wilson, University of Virginia

Robin M. Akert, Wellesley College

©2016 |Pearson


In order to do well in this class, you must have a textbook.
 OR if you want to search our topics on the internet through credible resources, you can do that as well.  All sources must be credible and identified in your posts an assignments. Purchasing the textbook is optional for you. 

RESOURCES ARE LISTED UNDER HANDOUTS AND LINKS FOR EACH WEEK @:
https://portal.lackawanna.edu/ICS/Academics/PSY/PSY__250/1516_SP-PSY__250-OM/Handouts_and_Links.jnz

Description

Social Psychology is defined as the systematic study of the nature and causes of human social behavior.  This includes the activities of individuals in social settings, the social processes completed between two or more persons, and the relationships developed between an individual and the groups to which they belong.  This sub-category of psychology does not just focus on the nature of these behaviors, but on the causes of such behavior.  This course will seek to discover the preconditions that cause various social behaviors.  Causal relations among variables are important building blocks regarding social psychological theory.  This course will help you to begin to study social behavior in an organized and systematic way using some of the tools created by social psychologists, i.e. experimentation, observation and surveys.

Objectives:

  1. To understand the impact of social interaction, group membership, and social structure on the social behavior of individuals.
  2. To understand the intrapsychic processes of cognition, attribution, and learning that underlie social behavior.
  3. To understand intergroup conflict and social movements
  4. To understand the theoretical perspectives in social psychology
  5. To understand contemporary social psychology and some of the work that social psychologists have researched
  6. To understand how course content impacts student’s social engagements.

 

Requirements

Post 8x per Week on 4 Separate Days ( 2 Posts on 4 Separate Days)

Answer both Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (2 posts)

Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (2 posts)

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 posts)

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (2 posts)

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

Complete and Submit all Assignments according to Deadline Requirements

 Evaluation

Content and Completion of 8 posts per Week
Response to Your Instructor and Classmates
Content and Completion of all Assignments Submitted according to Required Deadlines

Weekly Posts:                      600 points (85 points per week; 60% of grade)

Power Point/ Assignments:    400 points       

Total Points:                      1000

Online Course 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 courses as well.

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Postings not related to the activities will not count for attendance purposes.

 

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion

 

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

 

0

 

  • You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.
  • You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.
  • Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links.
  • Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.
  • Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.
  • Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course.

 

Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.

You MUST post no less than 8 times per week – twice on any four days.

Good Discussions in Handouts and Links will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric

75 points per week for a total of 600 points

 

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Answer both Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (2 posts)

25

 

 

 

Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (2 posts)

10

 

 

 

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 posts)

10

 

 

 

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (2 posts)

10

 

 

 

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

10

 

 

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

5

 

 

 

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that theylearn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

5

 

 

 

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

10

 

 

 

TOTAL POINTS for EACH WEEKLY DISCUSSION:

 85

 

 

 

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 stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. 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 course.

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

 Instructor Policies

Be Respectful of Your Classmates Views
Do Not Engage in Foul/Obscene /Offensive Language

Grading

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

 

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties

Late submissions of posts and assignments will not receive credit.

There will be no “extra credit” or make up work permitted

 

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, in a classroom of any type, 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.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

(Please see student handbook for more information)

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, 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 VII of 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 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Georgia Egan, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, EganG@lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Seeley Hall Residence Director, Seeley Hall, First Floor, North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1760, FerreseT@lackawanna.edu.

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

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

 

Week

Topic

Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

Week 1

Social Psychology

Socialization

1 & 3

Read Chps. 1 & 2
Weekly Posts

Quizzes

Week 2

The Self

Social Perception

2 & 3

Read Chps. 3 & 4

Weekly Posts

Video/Essay

Week 3

Language

Attitudes

1 & 3

Read Chps. 5 & 6

Weekly Posts Case Studies (will be added)

Debate

Week 4

Social Influences

Aggressive Behaviors

1,3 & 4

 

Read Chps 7 & 8

Weekly Posts
PPT

Week 5

Nature of Groups

Elements of Relationships

1,3 & 4

Read Chps 9 & 10

Weekly Posts

Journal

Reflection Essay

Week 6

Intergroup Conflict

Group Productivity

1,2,3 & 4

Read Chps 11 & 12

Weekly Posts

PPT

Week 7

SERVICE LEARNING WEEK

 

 

 Week 8                        Gun Violence                4 & 5                                                             Read Chp 13

                                                                                        

Students, the following rubric will be on each of your assignments. Please utilize this tool to ensure you complete all assignment requirements each week.

 

Rubric Title

Total Points Value

Requirement

Did I do This?

Where? (i.e. slide number, page number, paragraph, etc.)

Points Available

Points Earned

Weekly Posts

 

Weekly Assignments.

Students complete this column as you complete your work

Students be specific about where you think you met the requirement.

75

 

25 – 100 points.