Link to Textbook's Student Resources website: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&itemId=0470410175&bcsId=5192REQUIRED VIDEOS: Many videos will be required as part of the course. Each set of chapter notes has links to the appropriate video, which is available free and legally through streaming.
Link to Textbook's Website & Videos: http://mywiley.info/LongviewCarpenter2e (Use the password: longview )
Semester grades will
be calculated as follows:
90% and above
80 - 89.99%
70 - 79.99%
60 - 69.99%
0 - 59.99%
Due by Monday Nov 19 for MW & MWF classes.
Due by Tuesday Nov 20 for TR classes.
|NOTE: Late assignments will
not be accepted.
Last Day to Withdraw: Nov. 1, 2012
(According to a new MCC policy, faculty can not withdraw students after the last day upon which students can withdraw themselves)
At my discretion, I will provide a method of assessment for missed exams. NOTIFY ME BEFORE A MISSED EXAM! I consider myself free to require that you take the same exam as the one missed, create a new exam for you, or require a written project - at my discretion. Further, do not expect that I will give you the same type of make-up exam as I gave another student who missed an exam.
Only one exam may be made up.
The Final Exam may not be missed, in accordance with college policy.
We may, or may not, have written assignments performed inside and/or outside of class.
|At the top of the first page of each paper, please include:|
in a fashion which reflects professional competence. This
means, specifically, that Semester Written Projects
and Extra Credit Papers will be typed or done on a word
processor, double spaced, use 1 inch margins, be presented
on white paper with black ink which is dark enough to read
easily, use standard capital and small letters, cite sources
and quotations in APA
(click here for a web source about APA format) or MLA
form, use paragraphs properly, demonstrate thoughtful
consideration of your topic and sources, be clean and
aligned with a single staple (no paper clips) in the upper
left corner. Papers will be free from spelling errors and
grammatical errors (use spell check, but don't rely on it
alone!). Pages are to be numbered, preferably in the bottom
center or top right corner. Any typos which escape your
watchful eye while typing will be corrected in pencil or pen
prior to the assignment being turned in. There may be no
more than 3 corrected typos, and no uncorrected typos per
page. If you discover typos, re-type the page or fix them on
your word processor and re-print.
A References or Works Cited page, in proper APA or MLA format, must be included with all papers. The handy and inventive Citations Machine can do this for you. Just select the right type of source, input the correct info in the correct locations, and it will generate both Reference Section and Parenthetical citation format for you, in both APA and MLA.
Quality and Appearance will be counted in the grade. Don't embarrass yourself with shoddy work. Part of professional competence lies in the conveyance of a message, as well as in the message itself.Use the handy check list linked here to be sure you meet the quality guidelines.
Sources are Important. If you are using outside sources, keep the following in mind. The best type of source in a scientific type of course is the publication of original research in a peer reviewed scholarly journal. Next would be professional sources read by professionals. Third would be materials written by respected authorities, but for the general public. Beyond that, we have popular press materials meant for uncritical consumption by the masses. The grade on your paper will take quality of sources into consideration. AVOID Wikipedia, About.com, and other encyclopedias. Do your own research rather than relying on these to decide what's relevant and what isn't. Get in the habit of using scholarly resources.
to demonstrate why good writing is valuable,
consider a visit to the Bad
Page, linked here.
Here is a link to a list of Pet Peeves - things to make sure you either avoid or include when writing.
Students may select to do one of the following for 10 points. Extra Credit papers will be graded as 0, 7, or 10 points.
Glore Psychiatric Museum - 3406
Frederick, St. Joseph, MO
phone: (816) 232-8471 or (800) 530-8866 http://www.stjosephmuseum.org/glore.htm
This assignment presents an extra credit option. You may do this option in place of the trip to St. Joseph State Hospital's Glore Psychiatric History Museum. You may only do ONE option for extra credit.
assignment will be to listen to 2 of the hour long programs
(or 2 hours of total programming if you find shorter
segments) which directly
address psychological topics.
Then write a paper (about 2 pages) summarizing the topic discussion, telling about the show guests, how the topic and discussion fits or contrasts with class and textbook information.
Be sure to cite the web site source properly!
NPR's Science Friday's Archives (be sure to listen to Psychology Specific topics) (Take a look through the listings for Psychology and Brain. Some items in Ethics, Skepticism, or Anthropology may also apply.)
The assignment will be to watch 2 hours of programs (any mix of hour and half hour
programs to total 2 hours of
viewing), from their archives, through online streaming
"video on demand", directly addressing psychological topics. See
links at the bottom of the page for the Archives of
programs. You can watch multiples from one series or mix and
Then write a paper (following the
Quality of Written Work statement in the syllabus) telling of your
reason for selecting the particular videos you chose,
summarizing the topic discussion, telling about the show
guests, how the topic and discussion fits or contrasts with class
and textbook information, what you learned and whether/how viewing
the videos expanded your understanding of psychology. The paper is
not about whether you enjoyed the videos, but rather what you
Be sure to cite the web site source properly!
For each week's work, I will assume that you have prepared yourself by doing whatever reading, watching of video material, participation in activities, etc., that should contribute to your intelligent contributions to the class.
Due to the nature of the study of Psychology, we will have occasional frank discussions including the topics of human sexuality and biology in factual, symbolic, and figurative forms. If you are easily offended or made uneasy by such language or concepts, I recommend you consider withdrawing or talking with me about what exactly will be covered and how it will be covered. These discussions often take on a humorous tone, as people's anxiety often erupts in laughter and jokes. Inappropriate (hostile or sexist) joking will not be tolerated, but it should be expected that one natural release of tension is through humor. This includes both oral and written comments.
Our college strives to be accessible and supportive regarding people with disabilities. If you have a documented need for accommodations for learning, please contact our Special Needs Office and have the paper work filed. We will be glad to assist in what ever ways are necessary to level the playing field of learning. You may contact Jennifer Argo at (816) 604-2254 or click on her name for e-mail.
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