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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: PSY2012
Course Title: General Psychology (AA)
Term/Dates: Fall 2016
Reference Number: 216771
Credit Hours: 3
Days: Friday
Time: 9 am- 11:45 am
Room: SS 105
Course Description: This course explores various aspects of human behavior and mental processes and provides a
representative survey of psychology. Major emphases include philosophical forces that shape psychological study, the
structure and function of personality, individual and group differences, the nature of intelligence, the motivational
aspects of behavior and emotions, the learning process, and biological foundations of behavior. A demonstration of
computer application is also required.
Gordon Rule Class
This class has been designated as a Gordon Rule class for writing. This means that the course has significant writing
requirements. Please see the web page at
Professor’s Information
Name: Professor Kelly Corcoran Hone
Telephone: 561 967-7222
Faculty Web Page: Kelly Corcoran Hone
Office Location: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Friday, before or after class
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Custom Student Advantage Version
with Mind Tap Access Code
(Loose Leaf)
YOU will need the access code from
the book to use Mind Tap resources
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Edition Author
Pastorino Ellen &
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Edition Author
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Identify and define historical and cultural underpinnings of the discipline of psychology.
Compare and contrast the different theoretical principles in the field of psychology.
Identify and critique basic methodology in different types of psychological research
Use psychological knowledge to analyze psychological issues
Demonstrate the ability to write a reflective/exploratory/research paper using APA style.
Demonstrate the ability to think critically about the nature vs. nature controversy.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Your grade will be comprised of tests, writing assignments, Mind Tap on line activities, attendance and
participation. The professor may adjust the schedule as needed.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
If a student engages in any academic dishonesty, they will get a zero for the assignment, test or exam. They may risk
failing the class or academic dismissal .
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
The semester will consist of:
Assignments on line in MindTap, Quizzes, Attendance and Participation.
Letter Grade
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Percentage (if applicable)
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Professors are required to take attendance. Students are expected to attend all courses and course activities for which
they are registered. Any class meeting missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and may
adversely affect a student’s achievement in the course. Students are required to attend at least 90% of the class
meetings in order to receive credit for the course. An accurate record of attendance will be kept. If a student misses
one-third or more of a class session, the student will be counted absent. Three tardies will count as one absence. Leaving
early is the same as being tardy. The classroom door is locked 15 minutes after class has begun for both safety and
courtesy to other students in the class. At that time, you may not knock to disrupt the class..
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Please turn off all cell phones and do not text while in class. You may bring in a laptop to be used in class but not during
quiz time. If you are texting or sleeping during class you will be asked to leave class for the day. If the behavior continues
you may be asked to leave the class permanently.
Email Policy: Please use e-mail as your primary means of communication.I will try to respond to e-mail in a timely
fashion, if you have not heard back from me in 2 days, please review your e-mail to be sure it included the required
information. Also, I require each student to have a copy of the syllabus, please refer to the syllabus first to see if your
question may be answered there. Communication between the student and professor will be in a professional manner.
It is required that you state your full name, class and day and time. You must also write in a way that is reflective of a
college student (proper punctuation, complete sentences , no text lingo). E-mail that does not fall in this category will
not be answered. Keep in mind, I will not be responing to e-mail during class time, therefore if you e-mail Friday morning
or afternoon, I will not see the e-mail until after class has ended.
Late Assignment Policy:
The class meets 1 time per week, therefore no late assignments are accepted. All assignments must be turned in, at the
start of class, on the day they are due. If a student arrives 15 minutes after the start of class with their assigment it is
considered late. They will have 10 points automatically subtracted from their writing assignment. If you are unable to
attend class the day a paper is due you may turn it in to the social science office, where it will be time and date stamped
and put into my box. I do not accept any e-mailed assignments
Make-up Exam Policy:
NO Make-uo exams will be permitted unless the student has a substantiated emergency and the instructor finds the
emergency to be valid. Make-up exams will be given during the day of the final exam at the end of the semester.
Withdrawal Policy:
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The last day to withdraw and receive a W is November 4, 2016
Unique Requirements of the Class: This is a Gordon Rule Class, you cannot receive credit
if you do not complete 1500 written words, Gordon rule classes require a grade of C or
better to pass.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
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College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is . It is the responsibility of the student to use the
PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of "W" in
the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
I welcome students to attend this class with an open mind, if you have never studied psychology or plan on making it your career,
there will be something for everyone in this class!
Department Contact Information
Name: Dr. Andrew Blair
Telephone: 561-868-3776
Job Title: Department Chair
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Office Location: SS107
Email: [email protected]
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