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P104 Syllabus 1
P SYC 1 04 S ection S 1
I ntroduction to Psychology
W inter 201 3

( 1) W HERE & WHEN IS CLASS?
Where is class?
When is class?
Please note:

ED 276
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Recording of my lectures is permitted only with my prior written consent or if recording is part of an approved accommodation plan.

( 2 ) WHO IS M Y I NSTRUCTOR?
I am:
My office is:
My email is:
My office hours are:

Blaine Mullins, PhD
BSP 557 (Biological Sciences Building, Psychology Department, 5th floor) bmullins@ualberta.ca
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 am – noon, or by appointment

( 3) W HAT W ILL I NEED FOR THIS CLASS?
Prerequisites: This course is open to students who have passed ESL 145, and to students currently registered in ESL 140 or 145.
Course Website: https://vista4.srv.ualberta.ca/webct/entryPageIns.dowebct The textbook will be: Schacter, Schacter, Gilbert, & Wegner. (2011). Psychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

( 4 ) WHAT IS “ PSYCHOLOGY 104 ? ”
Course Description: Psychology 104 is an introductory course. We will emphasis biological foundations and processes. We will study: the history of psychology as a science, research methods, brain structure and function, sensation, perception, emotion, memory, and principles of learning. Course Objectives: The goals of this class are to: (1) provide students with a basic of knowledge of psychology, (2) develop critical thinking skills and (3) develop language skills. (1) The basic knowledge will allow students to take second-year classes in psychology. (2) Critical thinking skills will help students to think better in university and in everyday life. (3) Language skills will allow students to transfer from ESL classes to regular (non-ESL) university classes in psychology. Policy about course outlines can be found in §23.4(2) of the University Calendar.

P104 Syllabus 2
( 5 ) HOW WILL I B E EVALUATED ?
There will be: 3 exams, 4 assignments, a research participation requirement and how you participate in class.
Assignment
Percentage of Grade
Date
Material
1. Exams
55%
Exam #1 10%
January 29
C1, C2
Exam #2 20%
March 05
C3, C7
Exam #3 25%
TBA
C4, C6, C8
2. Information literacy
10%
See attached sheet
Module #1 2%
February 08
Module #2 2%
February 22
Module #3 2%
March 08
Final assessment 4%
March 28
3. Research participation
10 %
See attached sheet
See attached sheet
4. In-class participation
25%
Every class
See rubric in #x

Descriptor
Excellent

Good

Satisfactory
Poor
Minimal Pass
Failure














Letter Grade
A+
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
F

Number Grade
> 95%
90-94%
85-89%
80-84%
76-79%
72-75%
68-71%
64-67%
60-63%
55-59%
50-54%
< 49%

GPA
4.0
4.0
3.7
3.3
3.0
2.7
2.3
2.0
1.7
1.3
1.0
0

Exams will cover both lecture material and assigned readings. With the exception of the final, all exams will be taken during regular class hours. Your student photo I.D. is required during any test to verify your identity. You may not be allowed to begin an examination after it has been in progress for 30 minutes. You must remain in the exam room for at least 30 minutes from the time the exam commenced.

Hats, sunglasses, and electronic equipment of any kind (cells phones, pagers, i-pods, blackberries, electronic dictionaries, etc.) are not allowed during any exam. If you have any questions concerning any of the exams, you must raise these questions before the final examination is written.

Past or representative evaluative course material will be made available in class on January 17 (see, “(6) Tentative lecture schedule” below).
For more information on either the information literacy assignments or the research participation portions of the grade please see the attached sheets. According to University of Alberta guidelines, final grades will lie within a specific range. This means that if grades are too high they may...
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