Instructor: Theresa Carbajal
Course Meets: January 24 - June 3, 2005 – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 AM
– 12:15 PM
Office Hours: By appointment
Office Location: Anx 122
Mailbox: Located at the DSP&S Office HCC103 or first floor of CAB
Telephone: 759-6081 or 755-6760
Introduction To Psychology Gateways To Mind And Behavior (Tenth
Edition) Dennis Coon
This course provides an overview of the major areas in the field of
psychology. As a survey course, we will cover many diverse areas within the field.
The following areas will be emphasized: major models in psychology, research
methods in psychology, the organization of the human brain and biological
bases of behavior, principles of learning, major theories of personality
development, intelligence, development in infancy and childhood, and
psychological disorders. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to
identify the major theories, terminology, principles, processes, and methods
in the above areas.
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the field of modern psychology
including an understanding of the role of scientific research, an awareness
of the scope of the discipline, knowledge of its history and significant
theorists, as well as an understanding of various psychological concepts in
2. Read write, and speak knowledgeably about concepts covered in this broad
overview of psychology.
3. Critically evaluate claims related to psychological issues as they appear
in the media and be able to make informed judgments based on this analysis.
Methods of Evaluating
Objectives or Outcomes
There will be two exams given in class. All tests scores will count towards
your final grade. You will have the option of taking your tests orally, essay
format and multiple choice. NO MAKE UP EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN.
Your final grade will
include the following components parts:
200 points (100 points each exam)
(10 points each)
270 to 300 = A
240 to 269 = B
210 to 239 = C
180 to 209 = D
Less than 179 = F
Regular attendance is encouraged and expected. If for some serious reason you
are unable to attend class, leave a voice mail message within 24 hours
stating your reason. If your reason is acceptable, it will be counted as an
excused absence. If I don't hear from you the absence will be unexcused. Two
points will be subtracted from the final grade for each class missed. After
five absences you will be dropped. Plan to arrive to class on time. If you
come in after attendance has been taken, it is your responsibility to let me
know at the end of class that you were present (otherwise my records will
show that you were absent). Frequent tardiness is unacceptable and may result
in being dropped from the course.
If you wish to drop the
class, it is your responsibility to initiate and complete the drop process.
If any student in this class has a need for special testing arrangements,
notetaking assistance or other accommodations because of a documented
disability, please feel free to discuss this with me privately. I will
provide necessary accommodations based on the recommendations from Disabled
Students Program & Services here at Hartnell College.
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