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PSY101 Introduction to Psychology Course Syllabus

Instructor Contact Information: Name: Jennifer Moore Office Location: SMC-F122
Office Hours: M/W 8am-9am &12:30-1:30pm and on T/R from 9-10:30am and 12-1:30pm
Phone Number(s):480-677-7719 E-mail Address:

Course Title and Semester: Introduction to Psychology Fall 2014
Course Prefix and Number: PSY101 CRN: 11076, 11077, 11078
Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisites: RDG094
Meeting Time(s) and Location(s):
11076 Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room SMC-F-139
11077 Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room SMC-F-139
11078 Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room SMC-D-133

Textbooks: Psychology by Dr. Zimbardo, Johnson, and McCann
Succeeding in the this class *Supplemental Materials: Access to BlackBoard©

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Distinguish between the major psychological schools of thought and their historical bases.
2. (Comprehension Level) Differentiate between the various research methods used in psychological studies.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify physiological and psychological systems involved in cognition, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness.
4. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast psychoanalytic, cognitive, humanistic and social learning theories as they pertain to various aspects of human development.
5. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various personality theories, categories of personality, and the assessments used in the determination of personality types.
6. (Application Level) Apply psychological theories to social situations.
7. (Analysis Level) Compare the various treatment modalities and their application to abnormal behaviors.
8. (Analysis Level) Appraise challenges of contemporary life and the behavioral management and coping techniques implicated.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Accurately articulate through oral or written discourse the various psychological theories and applicable psychological interventions when given a contemporary social situation.
2. Analyze various psychological theories and schools of thought, past & present, when presented through a variety of written texts, films, role playing, etc.
3. When presented with a psychological issue, outline the appropriate research method needed to complete the study.
4. Accurately identify through a variety of written and oral tasks systems involved in cognition, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness.
5. Participate in a variety of practical problem solving tasks in which behavioral management and coping techniques can be identified.
Faculty assume that students are adequately prepared for each course and they have satisfied all prerequisites.
Note to Students: The Instructor reserves the right to change the delivery of course content based on the needs of the class.

Grading: Students are graded primarily on the degree to which they meet learning outcomes,
NOT how much time and effort is put forth in the course.
All point are “weighted” equally (quizzes, participation, assignments, etc.).
100% to 90%
89% to 80%
79% to 70%
69% to 60%
59% or below
This grade is issued for violation of attendance policies or inappropriate students conduct (please refer to the Student Handbook)
This grade is issued in extreme individual cases based on unique circumstances that prohibit the student from completing all coursework within the traditional semester.

Class Regulations: Central Arizona College upholds the values of a learner-centered environment. Each student will be treated with respect. Disrespect to a fellow classmate, guest speaker, or faculty will result in dismissal from class and loss of participation points for the day.

Attendance Expectations and Policy: No late work is accepted. Students will be dropped from the roster and withdrawn by the professor after missing 5 in-class lectures.