INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (PSY 101)
Fall Semester 2010
Office: room LS1 121
722-6300 (ext. 6493) email: email@example.com
Office Hours: Mon : 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm (or by appointment)
You MUST have an e-mail account and address in order to take this class!
Course Description – This course provides a scientific study of behavior through an exploration of major concepts, methods, and research findings. Topics such as biological basis of behavior; cognitive processes; research methods; learning and motivation; life span development; individual differences; behavioral disorders and therapies; social behavior and applied psychology are included. Students will also
develop research skills and learn APA style so they may read and write in a scientific manner. (CSU, UC, AVC)
Required Text - Coon, D. (2008). Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior – Custom Edition for Antelope Valley College. California: Wadsworth. (ISBN# 978-0-495-43450-4)
(THE BOOK IS ON RESERVE AT THE AVC LIBRARY!)
Assignments and Grading
1. Exams (3 x 100 points) 300 points
2. Quizzes (2 x 50 points) 100 points
3. Homework (2 x 50 points) 100 points
Late homework will be deducted 25 points !!!
Homework assignments are posted on your myAVC account for PSY 101
4. Research paper – APA STYLE-
MINIMUM 6 FULL pages!!!!! ONE peer-reviewed
Research article required!!!! 3 resources minimum
NO Websites!) 100 points
NO LATE papers – not even 5 minutes late by the due date and time due! DO NOT procrastinate on your paper!!!
Total possible points: 600 points
Final Grade Spread
A = 600 – 550
B = 549 – 499
C = 498 – 448
D = 447 – 397
F = 396 and below
I DO NOT (EVER): give extra credit or let you retake an exam – keep up with deadlines, prepare for class (i.e., read the assigned chapter), and attending class regularly are NECESSARY for passing this class!!!!
CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY – I...