120; Section 1661
2:00-3:15 p.m. Room D-111
course is designed to introduce students to the scientific study of
human behavior and mental processes. In this course, students will be
exposed to the facts and theories that seek to explain and understand
human thought and behavior, including such topics as psychopathology,
personality, learning, memory, psychophysiology and group behavior.
Furthermore, this course will provide students with sufficient
background to qualify for advancement to other psychology courses.
B.B. (2001). Psychology An
Introduction, 7th edition, McGraw Hill Publishers
course will be lecture/discussion format. Occasional videotapes will be
shown to compliment lecture material.
one chapter of the text will be covered in class each week. Specific
assignments are detailed on the course schedule. To ensure a better
understanding of class lectures, I recommend that you read these
chapters before they are covered in class to acquaint yourself with key
terms and concepts. Supplemental materials will be provided throughout
exams will be given as indicated on the course schedule. Test questions
will be based on reading material, class lectures, films and any
supplemental handouts used in class. Each exam will consist of 50
multiple-choice questions worth one point each, and 5 short-answer essay
questions worth 5 points each. Your lowest exam grade will be dropped,
therefore no make-up examinations will be given. No exceptions.
Additional extra credit points may be earned for participating in a pre-approved research study pertaining to the field of Psychology. Details will be discussed in class.
will be calculated based on the number of points you receive for each of
the four exams and assessed according to the class curve. Each exam is
worth a maximum of 75 points, therefore the total possible points for
the course is 300.
Exams 4 x 75 = 300 points
271 - 300 points
241 - 270 points
211 - 240 points
180 - 210 points
Class Preparation and Attendance
Students are expected to be on time, and stay for the entire class period. Roll will be taken. Since lecture material may differ from the text material, it is strongly recommended that students attend all lectures to obtain information that will be covered in the exams. Excellent or poor attendance will be a deciding factor when a grade is borderline. Please try to choose a seat for the semester, as it will help me to get to know your names. Be sure to exchange your name and telephone number/e-mail address with a classmate in case you miss a class and need to get the notes, announcements, etc. for that day.
Add, Drop and Withdraw
is the students responsibility
to add, drop or withdraw from classes before the deadlines stated in the
with disabilities who may need accommodations are encouraged to notify
the instructor or contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)
early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be
implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact DSPS in person in
Z300 or by calling (619) 660-4386.
WEEK 1: Jan 28 - Introduction to course; Chapter 1
2: Feb 4 Chapters 2 and 3
Feb 4 Chapters 2 and 3
3: Feb 11 - Chapters 3 and 4
WEEK 4: Feb 18 Chapter 5
WEEK 5: Feb 25 Exam Review; Exam 1 (Chapters 1-5)
WEEK 6: Mar 4 Chapter 6
WEEK 7: Mar 11 Chapters 7 and 8
WEEK 8: Mar 18 Chapter 9; Exam Review
WEEK 9: Mar 25 - Exam 2 (Chapters 6-9); Chapter 10
WEEK 10: Apr 1 - Chapter 11
WEEK 11: Apr 8 Chapter 12
WEEK 12: Apr 15 - SPRING BREAK (No Class)
WEEK 13: Apr 22 -Chapter 13; Exam Review; Exam 3 (Chapters 10-13)
WEEK 14: Apr 29 - Chapter 14
WEEK 15: May 6 Chapter 15
WEEK 16: May 13 - Chapter 16
17: May 20 - Chapter 17; Exam Review; Exam 4 (Chapters 14-17)
WEEK 18: Tuesday May 27 (2:00-4:00 p.m.) - Final Exam (Cumulative)