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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • Psychology


Introduction to Psychology PSYC-101

  • Spring 2012

  • Section 01

  • 3.0 Credits

  • 01/09/2012 to 05/10/2012

  • Modified 01/09/2012



Contact Information


Office:  Lee-Kildow Hall 217 B
Phone:  (208 769-3257
E-mail:  Myra_Darty@nic.edu

 

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7am

7:30-8:45

Psych 101-1

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8am

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8-8:50

Psych 210-1

STR 102

Psych 101-1

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8-8:50

Psych 210-1

STR 102

 

 

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Office

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Description


This course provides students with a general overview of the science which seeks to understand and explain behavior and mental processing. Variations in psychology faculty training and research interest influence topic emphasis. However, students will be introduced to many of the major contemporary theories and concepts in psychology. This course will prove interesting and useful to those students wishing to better understand human behavior and thinking. It should prove helpful to students preparing for a career that will bring them into contact with other people. This course fulfills a social science elective for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: Strong reading and writing skills

Materials


Required Text:

Meyers, D.  (2010).  Psychology (Ninth Ed.). New York, NY.

You will also need 3 Par Score/Scantron forms (8.5 x 11, pink) available at the bookstore.

Outcomes


Psyc 101 Outcomes :


Student has an understanding of the major current and historical theoretical views in psychology.

Student has an understanding of the key content areas in psychology. These include, but are not limited to, scientific methods, brain and behavior, personality, learning, and memory.

Student uses critical thinking and problem solving strategies to test claims made about human behavior.

Outcomes are measured by any of the following: classroom participation, exams, in-class group activities, and papers.


Psyc 101 Abilities:
Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Student analyzes and evaluates information and arguments, and constructs a well-supported argument.
Historical, Cultural & Global Awareness: Student demonstrates a basic understanding of diverse cultural views and the impact of these views on local and national events.
Abilities are measured by any of the following: classroom participation, exams, in-class group activities, and papers.

Assessment


Assessments:

Many of your assignments will be accessed through the Angel Website.  You must have reliable internet access.  Computers are available in the computer labs throughout campus.

Grading:

Points will be earned from exams, online internet assignments and in class quizzes.

Occasionally there will be pop quizzes in class. These points are bonus points for the students and do not weigh against the grade book.

Final grade is a derivative of points earned divided by points possible.  A flat percentage grading scale is utilized.

A = 100 – 90        B = 89 – 80           C = 79 – 70           D = 69 – 60          F = 59 & below                 

Exam #1 is available online only and 50 points.  Exams 2, 3 & 4 are 100 points each and will be in class.  There will be a semester total of 350 exam points.

Exam format is multiple choice.

You will need 3 parscore scantron forms for the 3 in class exams.  They are available for purchase at the bookstore. (8.5 x 11 pink forms).

On Line Quizzes:

Quizzes will open one week before they are DUE.  They will close at 5 a.m. on the due date.  I do not re-open quizzes. 

Quiz access is through Angel class site.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING UP WITH POSTED ASSIGNMENTS.

Points Possible:

Online quizzes:  8 at 15 points each:  120

4 exams:              350

Semester cumulative:   470 points possible.

NO EXTRA CREDIT
NO LATE QUIZZES
NO MAKE-UP EXAMS (*without prior approval)

Course Policies


Cell phones are required to be off or silent during lecture.  Texting is never allowed. Violation of either may result in student being removed from class for the day.

Many of your assignments will be accessed through the Angel website associated with this class.  You must have or make reliable access to the internet to be successful.  Computers are available throughout the campus.

Conduct in the classroom is expected to be safe and civil.  Respect your classmates differences of opinion. 

How to suceed:

Come to class (be on time).
Read the assigned chapter.
Take notes on the reading and during lecture.
Review notes and materials daily!

Schedule


Week

Dates

Day

Chapter

Description

 

1

Jan 9

Mon

SYLLABUS

Introduction to the course

 

 

9 - 18

Quiz

Angel site

Online Prologue Quiz

Online CH 2 Quiz

 

 

Jan 11

Wed

Prologue

Psychology's Roots

 

2

Jan16      

Mon

HOLIDAY

MLK Jr. Day, No Classes

 

 

Jan 18

Wed

2

Biology of the Mind

pp. 47-60 (Neural – Endocrine)

Online Prologue quiz due 5 a.m.

Online CH 2 quiz due 5 a.m.

 
 

Open

18-25

E-Angel site

Exam #1 Angel site

 Prologue & CH 2

 
 

16 - 23

Quiz

Angel site

Online CH 5 quiz

 

3

Jan 23

Mon

5

Developing Person - Prenatal
Online CH 5 quiz due 5 a.m.

 

 

Jan 25

Wed

5

Infancy and Childhood

 

4

Jan 30

Mon

5

Attachment

 

 

Feb 1

Wed

5

Adolescence

 

5

Feb 6

Mon

5

Adulthood

 
 

1 - 8

Quiz

Angel site

Online CH 3 quiz

 
 

Feb 8

Wed

3

Consciousness, Purpose & Disorders
Online CH 3 quiz due 5 a.m.

 

6

Feb 13

Mon

3

Dreams and Hypnosis

 
 

Feb 15

Wed

3

Drugs and Consciousness

 

7

Feb 20

Mon

HOLIDAY

Presidents Day, No classes

 
 

Feb 22

Wed

E-LKH 242

Exam #2 CH 5 & 3

 
 

20 - 27

Quiz

Angel site

Online CH 7 quiz

 

8      

Feb 27

Mon

7

Learning

Online CH 7 quiz due 5 a.m.

 

 

Feb 29

Wed

7

Classical Conditioning

 

9

Mar 5

Mon

Operant Conditioning

 
 

Mar 7

Wed

7

Observational Learning

 
 

5 - 12

Quiz

Angel site

Online CH 8 quiz

 

10

Mar 12

Mon

8

Memory/Encoding

Online CH 8 quiz due 5 a.m.

 

 

Mar 14

Wed

8

Storage

 

11

Mar 19

Mon

8

Retrieval

 
 

Mar 21

Wed

E-LKH 242

Exam #3 CH 7 & 8

 

** 

Mar 26

Mon

Spring Break

No Classes

 

**

Mar 28

Wed

Spring Break

No Classes

 
 

19-Ap 2

Quiz

Angel site

Online CH 12 quiz

 

12 

April 2

Mon

12

Emotions, Stress & Health

Online CH 12 quiz due 5 a.m.

 

 

April 4

Wed

12

Theories of Emotion

 

13

April 9

Mon

12

Expressing &  Experiencing

 

 

April 11

Wed

12

Stress & Health

 

14

April 16

Mon

12

Promoting Health

 
 

11 - 18

Quiz

Angel site

Online CH 13 quiz

 
 

April 18

Wed

13

Psychoanalytic Perspective

Online CH 13 quiz due 5 a.m.

 

15

Apr 23

Mon

13

Psychoanalytic Perspective

 
 

Apr 25

Wed

13

Trait Perspective

 

16

Apr 30

Mon

13

Humanistic

 
 

May 2

Wed

13

Social-Cognitive Perspective

 

 Final

May 7

Mon

8 a.m. LKH 242

Exam #4 CH 12 & 13

 

Additional Items


Division Policies


For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please ferfer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: http://www.nic.edu/policy/ 

Academic Dishonesty
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College. These violations include the following:

Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.
Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Plagiarism: knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in an academic exercise.
Violation of Intellectual Property: stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources,materials, or official documents of the college. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject.

North Idaho College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides both services and accommodations to students who meet the guidelines provided in these acts.  For a complete description, please see:  http://www.nic.edu/policy/Section5/PL-5-13.pdf

Please contact the North Idaho College Center for Educational Access in Seiter Hall, Room 100 for assistance.  Phone:  208-769-5947

To withdraw from all courses a student must obtain a college withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, secure the signatures of those persons indicated on the form, and return the form to the Registrar's office. No student may withdraw from the college after the final date of withdrawal from courses except for compelling and extraordinary reasons. In such circumstances a student must petition the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee for late withdrawal from college using the college withdrawal form available in the Registrar's Office.

For complete information regarding student withdrawals, please see the North Idaho College Policy 5.04.01:  http://www.nic.edu/policy/ 

Institutional Policies


Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.

Non-Payment

By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.

Withdrawal

Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:  http://www.nic.edu/calendar/

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure: http://www.nic.edu/modules/images/websites/121/file/section5/5.04.02procedure.pdf.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: http://www.nic.edu/Websites/index.asp?dpt=29&pageID=1336

Additional withdrawal information:  http://www.nic.edu/catalog

Incompletes

An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement


DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.