STUDENT SYLLABUS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 2301
VICTORIA COLLEGE GONZALES CENTER Spring 2016
Course: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 2301
Time: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 PM GCVC Room 119
Course Name Section Number: PSYCH 2301-G1
CRN: 20254
Instructor Name: Jennifer Jennings, MA.
Division/Dept.: Humanities and Fine Arts, Behavioral Sciences Department
Instructor’s email: [email protected]
Please use Blackboard for course mail.
If you send the instructor an email you should receive a reply within 48hrs unless it is
over the weekend. Keep a copy of the sent email in your outbox or sent box in case you
need proof that you sent it. If you do not receive a reply within 48hrs it means that your
email wasn’t received by Ms. Jennings. In that case, be sure to re-send the email. Ms.
Jennings typically checks Blackboard (if applicable) and VC email several times each
weekday during office hours.
OFFICE HRS: .... TR: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:00 at noon or by appointment.
Gonzales Center, phone 830.672.6251. For night students, I will be here at 5 pm and
sometimes earlier. As you go through the kitchen, you will see the office with the sign,
Faculty Adjunct Office. I share this office with other Adjunct Instructors. So, I may be
there or in the main office or the classroom. Don’t give up looking.
Prerequisite(s) (AMS): Texas Success Initiative complete in Reading and Writing
Required Textbook(s), Supplies, and Materials:
TEXT: Introduction to Psychology, Gateways to Mind and Behavior
Authors: Dennis Coon and John O. Mitterer
Other: Scantron #882 (long green and white) with pencil for exams.
Instructions on Mindtap. https://login.cengagebrain.com/course/MTPNW6CPG630
COURSE DESCRIPTION (AMS)
A survey of the theories, concepts and principles related to human behavior and mental
processes. The course introduces the various areas of study and research included in the
field of psychology.
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COURSE OBJECTIVES/LEARNING OUTCOMES
This course is designed to introduce the student to the science of psychology. It identifies
and defines the theories, terms, methods, and various fields of psychology. This course
can be used as a foundation towards continued education in more specific areas of
psychology. Because many topics are covered in this course, the student should be
prepared to devote ample time to each assignment. Upon completion of this course
students are expected to know the major personalities important to the field of general
psychology and the ideas, theories, and schools with which they are associated, the major
terms and major concepts associated with the area of general psychology. Course Area
Exemplary Educational Objectives/Learning Outcomes:
1. To employ the appropriate methods, technologies, and data that social and behavioral
scientists use to investigate the human condition.
2. To use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
3. To differentiate and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and
differing points of view.
Teaching Strategies: This course will be taught using lectures, slideshow presentations
and other interactive learning aids.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
In general attendance is defined as being physically present in a face-to-face class and/or a
hybrid class at the time attendance is taken. Attendance will be taken at each class meeting..
Regular and prompt class attendance is expected of every student. A student’s absence means
that the student is not able to participate in the class. Also, if an absence occurs, I will deal with
questions concerning the absence through email only. Please do not take up class time dealing
with your absence.
Instructor-Initiated Withdrawals (Drops)
While it is the final responsibility of the student to drop a class that she/he is no longer
attending, instructors
1. must drop a student who has not logged into an online class or physically attended a
face-to-face or hybrid class prior to the ORD. Instructors must initiate ORD drops by the
published deadlines.
2. cannot drop a student with an average of D/UD or better.
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3. after following established division retention practices, may at their discretion drop
students without consultation with the student when absences exceed 20% of the
scheduled class meetings. For classes that include a separate laboratory, a student may
be dropped when absences exceed 20% of the laboratory meetings or 20% of the
lecture meetings.
4. must drop a student when absences exceed 40% of the scheduled class meetings unless
said excessive absences accrue after the 65% drop date.
5. cannot drop a student after 65% of class instruction has been completed.
This practice applies to all modes of instruction.
Under special circumstances, an instructor may drop a student sooner than outlined above if
the special circumstances are clearly noted in the syllabus or program handbook and have been
approved in advance by the appropriate division dean. Selective admission programs define
their attendance and instructor-initiated withdrawal procedures in their syllabi and program
handbooks.
Instructors will initiate withdrawals by completing the electronic drop form and forwarding it to
the Advising and Counseling Office. The electronic drop form can be found on the faculty tab of
the VC portal. The grade at the time of the drop as well as the last day of attendance must be
included on the electronic drop form.
Instructors will set their own make-up policy as outlined in the course syllabus for work missed
due to absence(s). The Vice President of Instruction can make exceptions to the above rules.
16 Week Classes
# of class
meetings
per week
4
3
2
1
Number of
Number of
class meetings class
to exceed 20% meetings to
exceed 40%
13
26
10
20
7
13
4
7
Official Reporting Date (ORD) February 3, 2016
Last day to DROP: April 6, 2016
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Attendance will be taken into consideration when a student's score is on the borderline of the
next letter grade after all work has been completed.
Important Note: Never just stop work on any course. Always go through the standard
drop process. Failing to do so may lead to a grade of "F" rather than a "W".
The student must protect his or her own academic record by completing the drop
procedure in order to avoid a possible failing grade at the semester's end.
Students with disabilities: The College will make reasonable accommodations for
persons with documented disabilities. These students must notify Counseling Services,
Administration Building, before accommodations can be provided.
Please remember these items…
1. When you are absent or before (better), write an email (BB) to me to explain why. I
will tell you what you missed and if there is anything to make up. If you missed a
major exam, you will have to make an appointment with the Testing Center on
Gonzales V. C. campus. You will have one week to make it up.
2. If you need to go to the RR, please go.
3. Food is fine because our class is during the dinner hour!! Please clean up after
yourself.
4. Cell phones are a problem sometime. I consider it rude and not studious on your part
to text during class. We want to make as many neuron connections as possible in this
class. (enrichment increases the length of the dendrites and makes more glial cells in
your neurons) We need to build neurons in your college classes! I know some of you
are waiting for a call from the babysitter and that can be urgent. Have it on “Buzz”
and leave it where it cannot disturb your fellow classmates. Then, dismiss yourself
from class to take the call. They paid to be here too. Laptops are fine as long as they
pertain to this class and not Facebook.
5. I consider myself to be a very fair instructor. You have to work with me and not
against me. If you are having a problem with any part of this course, please come to
me and we will talk about it. Both of us can solve many problems.
6. Please check announcements and calendar on Blackboard.
7. Academic honesty: Plagiarism and Cheating (See pg. 31 Sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the
Student Handbook).
“We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.”
Cadet Honor Code USAFA (United States Air Force Academy)
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Course Requirements: Exams and Assignments listed below.
GRADING Criteria
GRADING
Final Grade Scale:
4 unit exams ……………..... 40%
1 Final.....................................20%
Activities (quizzes, HW, reports,
essays, and activities
during class.............................20%
Movie Project in place of an Exam
Grade.
Final Presentation……………20%
A=90-100%
B= 80-89%
C= 70-79%
D= 60-69%
F= 00-59%
Assessments (AMS):
ALL EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN IN CLASS
Exams will be multiple choice and 50 questions each. You will need a Scantron and
and a pencil.
The Final Exam has 100 questions. It will be multiple choice and over selective
chapters covered this semester. You will need a Scantron.
In order to pass this course, you must READ!! There is a lot of information to learn.
This Syllabus can be changed during the course. Please keep up online and in class.
Check our class calendar on Blackboard. I provide an agenda every class period. Please
keep up with the latest in class on the agenda.
No Extra Credit. Please be on time and turn any work in on time.
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Psychology 2301 Class Schedule
1/19/16 Introduction to
Tuesday Syllabus, Course
Description
MindTap/Connect
Yard
Books
.
1/21/16 Cont’d Unit 1
Thursday Chapter 1
Sign Up for your
psychologist for a
report.
1/26/16 Psychologists
Tuesday Reports Due
Read Unit 1 Chapter 1
Power Points for chapters are on Blackboard
Assignment:
Please type an
essay of 250
words on a
psychologist
Include your
references
Oral Reports
when called
on.
You will
choose from a
list of
psychologists.
Research
his/her life.
Explain his/her
specialty field
and
contribution to
psychology.
Be prepared
Lesson over
Chapter 1.
Read Chapt.2
to tell the class Due: 1/26/16
five minutes of
interesting
facts about
your
psychologist.
1/28/16 Lesson Chapter 2 Movie Project Due: 4/21/16
Thursday Finish Psychologist No Late Papers
Reports
2/2/16 Finish Chapter 2
Read Chapter 3
Tuesday
2/4/16 Chapter 3 Lesson Read Chapter 4
Thursday
2/9/16 Chapter 4 Lesson
Tues.
2/11/16 Finish Chapter 4
Thursday Review for Exam 1 Chapters 1-4
2/16/16 Exam 1
Chapters 1,2,3,& 4 HW: Unit 2, Read Chapter 5
Tuesday Multiple Choices
with 50
statements.
Bring Scantron
and pencil
2/18/16 Lesson Chapter 5 Read Chapter 6
Thursday
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2/23/16 Chapter 6 Lesson Essay on Learning Essay due: 3/1/16
Tuesday
Styles-250 words
Include
Read Chapter 7
References and
Typewritten
2/25/16 Chapter 7
Thursday
3/1/16 Finish Lesson
Essay on
Tuesday Chapter 7/Review
Learning
Style Due
For Exam 2
today!!
(Chapters 5,6,&7)
3/3/16 Exam 2 over
Read Chapter 9
Thursday Chapters 5,6,& 7)
Scantron and
pencil
3/8/16 Chapter 9
Professor Roger’s Trial
Read Chapter 10
Tuesday
Form groups for
presentations at the end of
the semester.
3/10/16 Work on Group
Thursday Presentations!
3/13/163/19/16 Spring Break
3/22/16 Chapter 10
Tuesday
Read Chapter 11
3/24/16 Chapter 11
Thursday
Read Chapter 12
3/29/16 Chapter 12
Tuesday
3/31/16 Finish Chapter 12 Study for Exam.
Thursday Review for Exam 3
over Chapters 9,
10, 11, & 12
4/5/16 EXAM 3
Read Chapter 14
Tuesday Over Chapters 9,
10, 11, & 12
4/7/16 Chapter 14
Thursday
Read Chapter 16
4/12/16 Chapter 16
Tuesday
4/14/16 Review for EXAM 4 over Chapters 14 &
Thursday 16
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4/19/16
Tuesday
EXAM 4 over
Chapters 14 & 16
4/21/16 Movie Projects DUE
Thursday Work on group presentations
4/26/16 Group Presentations
Tuesday.
4/28/16 Group Presentations
Thursday
5/3/16 Group Presentations
Tuesday
5/5/16 Group Presentations
Thursday
FINALS
WEEK
5/9/165/12/16
Week of Victoria
College Finals
This is a two
Check the
Also, Ms.
Bring This will be an
and a half hour Final Schedule Jennings will
Scantron
open-book
final. For date and let you know book, pencil final. You will
Come
time of your date and time
There are
work very
prepared.
final
of your final.
100
hard.
questions on
the
exam.MC.
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