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					                       PHOENIX COLLEGE SPRING 2011
                         Professor Bronnenkant (Prof. B)
                                  Psychology 101
                                     Saturday
                           Section: 25849, Room DB222
                      anna.bronnenkant@pcmail.maricopa.edu
                              Office: 602-542-9266
                        Psychology Office (602) 285-7257
                                     Syllabus
                  CLASS EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

GRADES:                        POINTS:
   A    90         -   100     679-755

     B       80    -   89      604-678

         C   70    -   79      528-603

         D 60      -   69      453-527

GRADE AREAS      POINTS TOTAL POSSIBLE                PERCENTAGE
15 Participation     4      60                     8%
15 Take-Home Tests   20    300                   40%
1 Midterm Test       70     70                     9%
15 Homework           15   225                   30%
 1 Final Test        100   100                    13%
TOTAL                      755                   100%

Saturday Class meets from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. January 15 – May 7,
2010 (Final Saturday May 7, 2011)

How to figure your grade:
Points you have received / points possible

TESTS:
Chapter tests are take home, open book tests. The midterm test is in-class
(or at my option take-home or on-line) and open-book on Chapters 1-7. The
final is a standardized Department wide in-class (closed book) test that is



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cumulative over Chapters 1-15.

You will record all of your answers to all tests on Scantron sheets IN
PENCIL.

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES:
TEXT: Psychology by Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Nolan White, Second
Edition

SUPPLIES: 20 Computer Graded Answer Sheets (Scranton) with at least 50
numbers (green color). Bring paper and pencil or pen to each class.
    Recommended: Three-ring Binder with 15 separators (one for each
chapter) to keep your outlines, tests, and homework papers

Extra Credit:
There will be one extra credit assignment distributed two weeks before the
end of the semester that will be worth a total of 20 points. OR, you can do
your own extra credit project, but I must approve it in advance.

•   You will also get 5 (easy) extra credit points if you e-mail me so I have
       your e-mail address, home address, and phone number.

E-MAIL FORMAT:
In every e-mail you send me, please put your name (last name first, then
first name) and “Sat. S’11” in the subject line before the subject of your
email. Example: “Smith, John Sat. S’11 re: Chapter 3 assignment question.”

Absences:
Excused absence - One automatic (no reason necessary, but you still need to
tell me you will not be in class).

Attendance is important. Contact me if you will be absent. If I do not hear
from you, your absence will be unexcused.

Two unexcused absences and you may be dropped from the class.

There are sometimes reasons why you can’t tell me you will be absent before
class. Contact me as soon as possible after your absence (e-mail is fine).



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PARTICIPATION:
I will measure your participation by your classroom discussion and exercises.

HOMEWORK:
You are responsible for obtaining the assignments if you are absent. I can
usually e-mail you any take-home test if you request. ALL HOMEWORK
MUST BE TYPED.
Outlines and assignments are posted on the Phoenix College website
http://www.pc.maricopa.edu under the Psychology Department, Faculty, and
then my name.

The homework is always to read a chapter a week, do the homework
assignments, and any take-home test. “Assignments” refer to the homework
and the take-home tests.
    See the Assignment schedule below.

LATE HOMEWORK:
Everyone gets one “buy,” this means that you can hand in one homework
assignment and one take-home test one class period late without penalty.
YOU MUST WRITE “BUY” AND THE DATE ON THE HOMEWORK OR TEST
ASSIGNMENT TO GET FULL CREDIT. You still have to do the
assignment.

Otherwise, homework assignments turned in one class period late receive
half credit. Assignments turned in more than one class period late will not
receive any credit unless approved by the instructor.

Excused absences:
Homework and tests given out the day you are in class are due on the day
you return. You will have one class period to hand in the test and homework
for the class you missed without penalty. You must write “ABSENT” on the
assignment to get credit.

Unexcused Absences:
No credit for homework or tests missed with an unexcused absence.

DISCLAIMER:
∗    I will notify you of any changes in course requirements or policies.



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∗     You are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with
         the information in the Syllabus and Class Expectations.
∗     You are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with
         the college policies included in the college catalog and the
         student handbook

DISABILITY STATEMENT:
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) coordinates services which will ensure
students with disabilities equal access to college programs and resources.
Services include interpreting for the deaf/hard of hearing, note taking,
reading, testing accommodations, adaptive technology, enlarged print and
Braille text for handouts and course materials, audio tapes and special
seating arrangements. Certain classroom accommodations such as
interpreting services, audio taped texts and converted Braille materials
require preparation time. For this reason, students with disabilities are
encouraged to contact the DRC office prior to registration in order to
provide the necessary documentation. All disability-related information
obtained by the DRC remains confidential.
               Phone: * (602) 285-7477; Location LC Building. *
                          ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE AND TOPIC                   ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE
1/15/11 Introductions                           Read Chapter 1
Chapter 1:The Science of Psychology             E-Mail your professor for Five
                                                Extra Credit Points!!
1/22/11                                         Read Chapter 2
Chapter 2: Biological Perspective               Chapter 1 Homework & Take–
                                                home Test due
1/29/11                                         Read Chapter 3
Chapter 3: Sensation & Perception               Ch. 2 Homework and Take–home
                                                Test due
2/5/11                                          Read Chapter 4
Chapter 4: Consciousness                        Ch. 3 Homework and Take–home
                                                Test due
2/12/11                                         Read Chapter 5
Chapter 5: Learning                             Ch. 4 Homework and Take–home
                                                Test due
2/19/11                                         Read Chapter 6
Chapter 6: Memory                               Ch. 5 Homework and Take–home


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                                      Test due
2/26/11                               Read Chapter 7
Chapter 7: Cognition                  Ch. 6 Homework and Take–home
                                      Test due
                                      Chapter 7 Homework due
3/5/11                                Midterm Due
MIDTERM Chapters 1-7 DUE              Read Chapter 8
Chapter 8: Developmental
3/13/11                               Read Chapter 9
Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion     Ch. 7 Take–home Test due
                                      Chapter 8 Homework and Take-
                                      home test due
3/19/11 SPRING BREAK                  NO CLASS
3/26/11                               Read Chapters 10 & 11
Chapter 10: Sexuality and Gender      Ch.9 Homework and Take–home
Chapter 11: Stress and Health         Test due
4/2/11                                Read Chapter 12
Chapter 11: Stress and Health         Chapter 10 Homework and Take
Chapter 12: Social Psychology         home test due

4/9/11                                Read Chapter 13
Chapter 12: Social Psychology         Ch. 11 Homework and Take–home
Chapter 13: Personality Theories      Test due
4/16/11                               Read Chapter 14
Chapter 13: Personality Theories      Chapter 12 Homework and Take–
Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders   home Test due
4/23/11                               Read Chapter 15
Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders   Ch. 13 Homework and Take–home
Chapter 15: Therapies                 Test due
4/30/11                               Study for Review
Chapter 15: Therapies                 Ch. 14 & 15 Homework and Take–
“Jeopardy” REVIEW                     home Tests due
(Up to 10 Extra Credit Points!)       NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS
                                      AFTER THIS DATE
5/7/11                                Study for Final
FINAL EXAMINATION                     Extra Credit Project Due




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            Official Course Description:    MCCCD Approval: 11/22/94
PSY101                                                   LE           3                  3
                                                           C  Credit(s)          Period(s)
Introduction to Psychology
To acquaint the student with basic principles, methods and fields of psychology such as
learning, memory, emotion, perception, physiological, developmental, intelligence, social
and abnormal. Prerequisites: None.
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                      MCCCD Official Course Competency

PSY101               Introduction to Psychology



 1. Describe the historical roots of psychology. (I)
2. Describe the research methods used by psychologists. (I)
3. Describe the relationship between body and behavior and the mechanisms of
    sensation and perception and states of consciousness. (I)
4. Define the terms and describe the concepts and processes of learning and
    conditioning, thinking and memory, and motivation and emotion. (II)
5. Describe the basic theories of human development and personality. (III)
6. Define the terms and describe the issues in the area of intelligence and
    intelligence testing. (III)
7. Describe stress and its effects on behavior. (IV)
8. Describe health psychology and factors to control stress. (IV)
9. Identify the major categories of abnormal behavior. (IV)
10 Describe the major therapeutic approaches used for the treatment of abnormal
  . behavior. (IV)
11 Describe the factors that influence group behavior and interpersonal relationships.
  . (V)
12
    Describe how psychology is applied in real world situations. (VI)
  .




                            MCCCD Official Course Outline




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PSY101            Introduction to Psychology




    I. History and science of psychology
           A. History of psychology
           B. Research methods
           C. Biology of behavior
           D. Sensation and perception
           E. States of consciousness
    II. Influences of the environment
           A. Learning and conditioning
           B. Thinking and memory
           C. Motivation and emotion
    III. Development and individual differences
           A. Human development
           B. Intelligence
           C. Personality
    IV. Conflict and adjustment
           A. Adjustment and stress
           B. Abnormal behavior
           C. Therapy
    V. Social psychology
           A. Interpersonal relations
           B. Social interactions
    VI. Applied psychology




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