Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology

COURSE SYLLABUS


Course: Psychology 101 - Introductory Psychology

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Lehman    Office: Room 221, Smith Building, 503-5762

Textbook: Psychology, 6th Edition, David G. Myers

Outside Reading and/or Other Assignments:  To Be Announced

Office Hours: To Be Announced

Objective of Course: The purpose of this course is to provide a general overview of the field of psychology by introducing students to the following areas:

Introductory Material Learning

The Scientific Method Memory

Biological Psychology Personality

Developmental Psychology Psychological Disorders

Perception Therapy

States of Consciousness Social Psychology

Major Exams: There will be four major exams given during the semester. Each exam will cover approximately three chapters and count 100 points.

First Exam: Introduction, Chapters 1, 2 and 7 Date __________

Second Exam: Chapters 8, 9 and 6 Date __________

Third Exam: Chapters 14, 15 and 16 Date __________

Fourth Exam: Chapters 18, and 4 Date __________

Ten Point Quizzes: There will be a number of 10 point quizzes given during the semester. These quizzes will be announced in advance, will cover a limited amount of material, and will be given to motivate students to keep up with reading and lecture review. The lowest 10 point quiz will be dropped. There will be no make-up tests given if a student is absent for a 10 point quiz. However, one missed 10 point quiz can serve s a student's dropped grade.

Five Point Quizzes: The instructor plans to give a number of five point quizzes during the semester. These quizzes may not be announced in advance, will usually be given at the end of a class period, and will usually cover material discussed in lecture that day. These quizzes are given to motivate students to attend class regularly, pay proper attention to the lecture, and ask questions when material is not understood. The lowest 5 point quiz will be dropped. There will be no make-up test given if a student is absent for a 5 point quiz. However, one missed 5 point quiz can serve as a student's dropped grade.

Attendance: Attendance is important in this class. If you miss class, you will miss material which you will be tested on. It is your responsibility as a student to get notes and assignments from someone when a class is missed. Should a 5 or 10 point quiz be given when a student is absent, there will be no make-up test given. Therefore, if you miss a 5 or 10 point quiz you make a zero on that quiz and the instructor will count this zero as your dropped grade. Remember, only one 5 and one 10 point quiz will be dropped.

Attendance for major exams is mandatory except for emergencies or special situations such as hospitalization. If you know that a special situation is going to prevent you from attending class when a major test is given, please communicate this to the instructor prior to the absence. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor concerning a make-up exam should a major exam be missed. Remember, no major exam will be dropped.

Grading Scale (approx.) 90-100% of total possible points = A: 80-90% = B: 68-80% = C: 58-68% = D: Below 58% - F.

Note: The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to this syllabus as needed.

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