Syllabus

Psychology 101: General Psychology
Section 148995-003
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 - 2:50 (Mark Jefferson 101)

Summer, 2002

Instructor:

Elliott Bonem, Ph.D.

Office:

514 Mark Jefferson

Telephone & voice mail: 487-0102
E-mail: ebonem@online.emich.edu

Office Hours:

Mon/Wed from 12:00 - 1:00

Required Text:

Rathus, S. A. (2001). Essentials of Psychology (Sixth Edition). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College Publishers.

Last Day to Drop Class and Receive a "W": July 31, 2002.

Final Exam:

Thursday, August 15, 2002 from 1:00*- 2:50. Attendance at the final examination is required by University Policy. No early finals will be given.

Course Objectives:

A. To demonstrate a familiarity with the subject matter of psychology and the various specialities that make up the field.
B. To demonstrate a familiarity with the theoretical and factual material described during lectures and in the text.
C. To demonstrate an understanding of the scientific aspects (methodological as well as logical) of the study of behavior.
D. To demonstrate the ability to interpret human behavior using a naturalistic point of view.

Course overview:

The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, films, and frequent quizzes. Lectures will cover topics within the majors areas of psychology. Demonstrations and films will compliment the material covered for a given unit. There will be a comprehensive final examination.

 

Cheating Policy:

The consequences of cheating are the same as those of the College of Arts and Sciences - Academic Honesty Policy. The consequence of cheating is a zero for the test and referral both to the Department Head and Dean of Students.

Quizzes:

There will be 9, 10-point quizzes (about one per week). Each quiz will include 10, multiple-choice questions (selected from lecture and textbook material). You will be allowed a maximum of 25 minutes to complete the test (tests will be handed-out at the beginning of class). You count the highest eight quiz scores in determining the total of your quiz points (max = 80). No retake exams will be given (the missed quiz will count as your dropped quiz score).

Final Exam:

The final exam will be a worth a total of 20 points toward your final grade. The exam will consist of 10 multiple-choice questions from Chapter 18 (Treatment), and 10 questions from prior exams (the comprehensive component of the exam). Early final exams will not be given.

Absence From Quiz:

If you are absent from a quiz, you may not take a retake unless you have written verification (i.e., an obituary of an immediate family member or a written physicians statement explaining why you couldn't attend class (i.e., you were hospitalized). Use this missed quiz as the quiz you will drop from computation of your final grade.

Activity Points:

Each unit will include at least one activity that you may complete for activity points. Each activity will be worth a maximum of 1 point towards your final grade for a maximum of 10 points. Each activity will be described in class and must be completed before you leave the class. You may not make-up classroom activities unless you have a university sanctioned excuse for the absence.

Final Grade

Grades are awarded,,on the basis of a criterion referenced scale. That is, your final grade earned is based on the total number of points earned from your eight highest quizzes and the final exam. Your grade will be awarded on the bases of the following distribution:

 

GRADING SCALE

Grade               Points               Grade               Points

A                 93-100         C                73-76

A-               90-92           C-               70-72

B+               87-89           D+               67-69

B                 83-86           D                 63-66

B-                80-82           D-               60-62

C+               77-79           E                 Below 60

STUDENT RECORD SHEET

Quiz                    Total Pts

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Psychology 101

Tentative Course Schedule

Summer, 2002

Date

Classroom Topic/Activity

Reading from Carlson/Buskist

Pages

June 27

Introduction to Course

Chpt 1

1-48

July 1

What is Psychology

 

 

2

Quiz 1 (Chapter 1)

 

 

4

No Class: Indepenence Day

 

 

Mon 8

Biology & Behavior

Chpt 2

49-100

9

Quiz 2 (Chapter 2)

 

 

11

Lecture: Developmental

Chpt 3

101-168

Mon 15

Quiz 3 (Chapter 3)

 

 

16

Sensation/Perception

Chpt 4

169-220

18

Quiz 4 (Chapter 4)

 

 

Mon 22

Lecture: Learning

Chpt 6

263-310

23

Quiz 5 (Chapter 6)

 

 

25

Lecture: Thinking and Intelligence

Chpt 8

363-412

29

Quiz 6 (Chapter 8)

 

 

30

Lecture: Social Psychology

Chpt 14

637-682

Aug 1

Quiz 7 (Chapter 14)

 

 

Mon 5

Lecture: Stess and Health

Chpt 11

501-548

6

Quiz 8 (Chapter 11)

 

 

8

Lecture: Psychological Disorders

Chpt 12

549-593

Mon 12

Quiz 9 (Chapter 12)

 

 

13

Lecture: Methods of Therapy

Chpt 13

593-636

15

Final Exam (Held from 1:00 - 2:50).