The design of the course begins with a textbook, itself a deliberately abbreviated edition. Reading and understanding the content of the textbook will prepare you for Quizzes (sets of multiple-choice items that are computer-administered and scored) and Application Activities (short essays that you will author). There will be midcourse and final examinations consisting of multiple-choice items and short essays. The major project will be a topical essay that you will develop through an outline and three drafts. These assignments will assist you in meeting the learning outcomes of the course designated by the psychology department:
The required textbook is Benjamin, Jr., L. T. (2014). A brief history of modern psychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Wiley. The textbook is also available as an e-text (ISBN: 9781118803608). .
You will also need access to a copy of B. F. Skinner's Walden Two. You can use any version of you would like. There are many used copies available online for only a few dollars, or free from your local library.
The graded components of the course are:
In addition, the course includes a pair of extra-credit opportunities worth a total of 50 points.
Note: Please submit all your written assignments as Word .DOC or .DOCX files using this naming convention: PSYCH210_JaneSmith_ApplicationActivity1.docx.
You will complete a midcourse and a final examination.
You must pass the final exam to earn credit for the course.
The total number of possible points is apportioned as follows:
|11 Quizzes||110 (10 each)|
|5 Application Activities||100 (20 each)|
Your letter grade is based on these percentages:
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