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 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class General Class and Course Information Course Number: PSY2012 Course Title: General Psychology (AA) Term/Dates: May 17/Jun 27, TR 2016 Reference Number: 213391 Credit Hours: 23 Days: TR Time: 12:30 t0 4:15 PM Room: SS 106 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. Component Class Information This course is supported by an Internet course website. Some of the course material is available online and requires you to have Internet access. Before you decide to take the course, it is recommended that you: Visit – www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online to obtain Detailed Facts & Information about Blackboard Access ü Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES ü Access to your Online Course will NOT BE AVAILABLE unless the course tuition is FULLY PAID Blackboard Orientations ü How to Register for the Free Online Orientation Course: ELO1000 ü Where/When to Attend On-­‐Campus Orientation Blackboard Tips & Tutorials ü How to Ensure your Computer is Compatible ü Ensure you Understand Examination and Assignment Rules ü Learn the Functions of Blackboard Then Proceed To – https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com to Login to your Course (not available before the first day of class) using the same USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to register for classes. For Additional Information and Notices Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning 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 http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Documents/Gordon_Rule_Statement.pdf Professor’s Information Name: Dr. Maria Francisca Arbona Office Location: SS109 Telephone: 561-­‐868-­‐3657 Email: [email protected] Faculty Web Page: Office Hours: http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=arbonam Template Date -­‐ July 2013 1 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title Psychology? Foundations , Applications & Integration,3rd Edition (“CUSTOM version of the text that contains a REQUIRED access code. Students who purchase any other version or ISBN of the text will likely pay much more for their book-­‐plus-­‐code because this ISBN is discounted ONLY for PBSC students.”) Edition Author Publisher ISBN Custom Pastorino, Cengage 9781305756021 Ellen & Doyle-­‐
Portillo, Susan Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class: The book will be loose-­‐leaf. This is the best way to get a great price for the book. This ISBN # includes the book and the learning tool Mindtap for Blackboard. All students NEED to have access to Mindtap. A 100 points grade will come for completing the activities assigned for each chapter covered in class. Students must register to Mindtap only through the Blackboard component of this class. I will explain how to register the first day of our Fall semester. Do not miss this class! Students can go to the College Computer Lab located at TC 204 to get help to register if needed. The price for this book is fantastic. I strongly recommend all of you buying a New Book at the College Bookstore. In that way you will be sure you have access to Mindtap. This bundle is discounted exclusively for PBSC students and is much less expensive that buying individual components. If you buy a used book, or rent a book you will pay more because Blackboard access is required. Buy the bundle and save $$. This book is a customized loose leaf version for this course. You will need the access code that accompanies this book for assignments. If you buy any other version of the text you will have to buy the MindTap code. Please note that buying the MinTap code separately may cost you more than buying an alternative version of the text or renting the text. 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. Template Date -­‐ July 2013 2 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class 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 Group & Class Participation: Class participation is expected. Sometimes students will work within groups on a variety of tasks. Professor will be observing groups to see who participates in or distracts from the group activities. Group participation: 50 points CLASS PARTICIPATION: will be expected in discussion and exercises. Participation means to read, write, listen, think and speak without being asked. In this class you are free to express your opinions and to share your ideas. With this freedom comes the responsibility to treat others class members with courtesy and respect. This class will facilitate the opportunity to change and grow, to open your mind and to look at things from a different perspective. It is your decision and responsibility to determine how much you will change and grow. Please keep me informed of any situation that may impact your progress, or circumstances that may need special consideration. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED to come to class prepared, which means to complete reading assignments, exercises, etc., before coming to class and to be prepared to discuss these assignments in class. Students are alerted that they are responsible for all assigned readings whether they have been covered in class or not. STUDENTS MUST READ ALL THE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS ASSIGNED!!! Please make sure you read the assigned chapters. In a college classroom it is not possible to review all the material in each chapter, so do not assume we will cover everything that is assigned. Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation: if a student engages in any academic dishonsty behavior, he/she will be given a zero for that assignment test, or exam. If the behavior is repeated the student will be withdraw from the class or given an F. Please read the College policies on Acsdemic Dishonesty in this syllabus. Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade: The Gordon Rule requirement in this class will be met the following way: One summary of 1000 words minimum (1200 maximum). Professor will discuss due date and topic for the assignments in class. “100” points can be earned for the summary. Professor will provide the guidelines for the Assignment in class Gordon Rule Requirements are state mandated, so no student will be allowed to sit for the final exam or pass this course without submitting all the writing work needed to fulfill the Gordon Rule requirement. Template Date – July 2013 3 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class Test and Assignments There will be several objective tests during the semester. Questions will be based upon materials found in the text as well as lectures, films, and supplementary material covered or assigned by the professor. Students are alerted that they are responsible for all assigned readings whether they have been covered in class or not. STUDENTS MUST READ THE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS ASSIGNED!!! Please make sure you read the assigned chapters. In a college classroom it is not possible to review all the material in each chapter, so do not assume we will cover everything that is assigned. Students will be allowed to drop the lowest test grade. All Tests will be taken online 1. Abilities and Computer Skills: A. Students must be able to navigate the web site to find information B. Students must have the ability to access the Internet, to access the course web site, and to follow directions for using the Blackboard tools is necessary. Hardware: it is more convenient to have a computer in your home. However, students have done well in courses with a Blackboard component without owning a computer. There are computers available for students use in all campuses computer labs and in some public libraries, internet cafes, friends and neighbors. It is necessary to have a backup computer just in case the computer that you are using has technical problems. DSL, cable or satellite is recommended. Dial-­‐up may be problematic. If you have issues accessing the BB component or something else related with the online tests, this will be the phone number to call to receive assistance: Help desk phone number 868-­‐4000. FINAL GRADES for Psy. 2012 will be awarded upon the following: 3 tests @ 60 points = 180 Gordon Rule Assig. = 100 Final Exam = 100 Mindtap = 100 Class Attendance = 100 Class Participation = 50 Total points = 630 *Subject to change Chapters and tests sequence: Test 1 Chapters 1 & 2 Test 2 Chapters 4 & 6 Test 3 Chapters 7 & 5 Test 4 Chapters 12 & 11 Final Exam Chapters 13, & 14 (everybody needs to take the Final Exam) Grading: Letter Grade A B C D Template Date – July 2013 Points 100-­‐90 89-­‐80 79-­‐70 69-­‐60 Percentage (if applicable) 4 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class Letter Grade F P N S U Points 59-­‐0 Percentage (if applicable) Class Policies Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance. Attendance : 100 points ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. You will lose points for: Missed Class: -­‐8 points per hour of class missed. During the summer what that means is that students can only miss 1 class, and if you do that you will lose 30 points from your 100 points attendance grade. Late: -­‐ 4 points Ringing cell phone, beeper or sending a text message during class: -­‐10 points Not participation through questions, comments, group exercises: -­‐ 50-­‐ points Excessive talking while someone is addressing the class: -­‐10 Sleeping: -­‐10 points Doing HW for another class: -­‐10 points Students will lose points as many times as they engage in these activities during class time. 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 of learning and may adversely affect a student's achievement in the course. Class attendance policies are set by individual professors and/or departments. An accurate record of attendance will be kept for each class. Students are expected to adhere to the policies set by each Professor. Students, when officially representing the College, such as on a field trip, shall not be counted absent, provided their professors are given prior notification and any missed assignments are subsequently completed to each professor's satisfaction. Students will be granted excused absences in the case of a substantiated emergency such as a confining illness, a serious accident or the death of an immediate relative. Professors decide on the validity of the excuses and provide opportunities for students to complete any required make-­‐up work. Students are responsible for immediately informing their professors when they must miss class sessions for emergency meetings. Students are expected to be in class on time and stay until class is dismissed. An accurate record of attendance will be kept. If a student is late he/she will miss 4 points from the Attendance grade. Leaving early is the same as being tardy. If you decide to miss classes, 8 points per hour of class missed will be taken away, from your attendance grade. The professor has the right to ask you to withdraw from the class if you have missed 1 class during this summer session. If the absences continue after the withdrawal day the professor has the right to give you an FX as a final grade. Students who are interested in recording the class lectures need to get approval from the professor and sign a confidentiality agreement if the request is approved. Please do not take pictures of the power points slides developed by the professor for the class. Template Date – July 2013 5 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class if a student engages in disruptive behavior during class, the professor will ask the student to leave the classroom and he/she will be marked absent for the day. if the disruptive behavior continues in the following classes the student will be referred to the Dean of Students office for an evaluation and clarifiaction of his/her role in the classroom before the student will be allowed to come back to class. It is important to attend every class as the material discussed will not always be on the text and because much of the learning in this class is interactive and participatory. You cannot earn the participation points if you are not here! Absences seriously disrupt a student’s orderly progress in a course and significantly diminish the quality of group interaction in class. When you enter a classroom late, you disrupt the teaching/learning process. There is also a close correlation between the number of absences and the final grade. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses the student from meeting the requirements for the course. Students are still responsible for preparing all assignments for the next class and for completing work missed. Electronic Device Use and Email Policy: Turn cellular phones off. It is very distracting to hear someone’s cellular phone go off in class. Students will lose 10 points every time there is a ringing cell phone. So please, Turn them OFF! Students can bring their laptops and I Pads to take notes to class, Late Assignment Policy: Late assignments will only be giving/accepted in extenuating circumstances such as medical or personal emergencies. (Written documentation must be provided). If a late assignment is accepted the student will always lose points. Make-­‐up Exam Policy: No make-­‐up test will be given except in extenuating circumstances such as medical or personal emergencies. (Written documentation must be provided) Withdrawal Policy: The professor has the right to ask you to withdraw from the class if you have missed more than 3 hours of class missed (this means 1 class missed during the summer session). If the absences continue after the withdrawal day the professor has the right to give you an FX as a final grade. 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 handbook). 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 Template Date – July 2013 6 Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class 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 College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on time. 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 June 13, 2016 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. Department Contact Information Name: Susan Caldwell Telephone: 561-­‐868-­‐3339 Job Title: Associate Dean Office Location: SS101.1 Email: [email protected] Template Date – July 2013 7 
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