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Psychology 1B-General Psychology
Hartnell College
Spring 2005

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 building

Telephone: 759-6081 or 755-6760


Course Requirements

Introduction To Psychology Gateways To Mind And Behavior (Tenth Edition) Dennis Coon

Course Description
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.

Course Objectives
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 daily life.

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)

Homework /Written assignments
 (10 points each)

Community Service Project
25 points

270 to 300 = A
240 to 269 = B
210 to 239 = C
180 to 209 = D
Less than 179 = F

Attendance & Participation
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.

last updated: February 8, 2005

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