Psychology 302

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Psychology 302
Evolutionary Psychology
Spring 2011
Course Website
• www.psych.ualberta.ca/~msnyder/p302/main.
html
• Syllabus
• Powerpoint slides
• Podcasts
• Assignment information
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Dr. Snyder
BSP-241
492-3834
[email protected]
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Psyco 302 in subject line
@ualberta.ca account
Name and ID number in message
Allow up to 2 business days for response
• Skype username: michaelrsnyder
• Office hours: after class, and/or by appointment
Textbook and Reading
Schedule
• Workman, L. & Reader, W. (2008).
Evolutionary psychology: An
introduction (second edition).
Cambridge University Press, United
Kingdom.
• Roughly a chapter per class
Course Evaluation
• Midterm exam
– 20%, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and lectures
– 2 June
• Final exam
– 35%, cumulative chapters and lectures (bias towards post-midterm
material)
– Date 17 June, 3:00-5:00 PM
• Four 1 Page Assignments
– 20% (5% each)
– 17 May, 26 May, 7 June, 14 June
• Paper
– 25%
– 9 June
Missed Exams
• Serious illness (documented), medical
emergency/death in immediate family,
religious event
• Midterm: weight transferred to final
• Final: if deferred granted by Faculty
office, write 24 June 2011, 2:00PM
Assignments
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Short
One page’s worth of space to answer
Same format as exam questions
Can submit individually or as a group of
two students
Assignment & Paper
Submission
• Required by 10:35 of due date
• Starting at 10:36, 10% late penalty applied
• Additional 10% penalty applied each day thereafter at
4PM
• Submit directly to instructor, to Psychology office
(BSP-217, M-F 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00), thumbtacked
to bulletin board outside BSP-241 (but…dated from
when found)
• DO NOT put any assignment under instructor’s door!
Grading Scheme
• Not graded on
a curved
• University
distributions
just guidelines
• A+ is for
exceptional
performance,
beyond the
course level
Mark (%)
94-100
89-93.9
84-88.9
79-83.9
74-78.9
69-73.9
64-68.9
59-63.9
55-58.9
52-54.9
50-51.9
0-49.9
Grade
A+
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
F
Descriptor
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Good
Satisfactory
Satisfactory
Satisfactory
Poor
Minimal pass
Failure
Posting Grades
• Return assignments, midterm, paper
• Link to PDF on website
• By ID
Appealing Grades
• Answer justification
• Keep original, submit photocopy along
with justification
• Any issues with term work must be
addressed before the final exam
Prerequisites
• Two of:
• Psyco 223, 233, 241, 258, 267, 275,
281
• Prerequisites, NOT co-requisites
Cheating, Plagiarism
• Detailed listing on syllabus
• Code of Student Behaviour
• Shall not represent another’s work on an assignment
as his/her own
• Shall not submit material completed/in progress for
another course without written approval
• Must use appropriate citation and referencing for
term paper
• Cheating on exams
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