110, Summer '01
This course will introduce you to the field of psychology and its various sub-fields, such as biological and neuro-psychology, sensation and perception, personality and individual differences, social psychology, etc.
The subject matter is vast, and for that reason I will present to you the main points and ideas. I will use a lot of examples and visual material to make the course as engaging and interesting as possible.
There are two lecture sessions a week. Class material will follow the text loosely, but will not duplicate it. Thatís why it is important to pay attention and TAKE NOTES! I will lecture, but will often pause to ask you questions. Even if I don't stop, please feel free to interrupt me whenever you don't understand something I have said or, even better, if you have had a good idea about the topic we are discussing.
Final grades will be based on a combination of two midterms and a final exam.
The grading scale for each test and the final grading scale are as follows:
NOTE: final grades will take into account more than the sum of points!
1. Gleitman, Fridlund, and Reisberg (2000), Basic Psychology, Fifth Edition.
2. Study Guide for Basic Psychology.
Make-up tests are not automatic that is they will be approved ONLY in the event of extremely unusual or urgent circumstances. Make-up tests will be given only for two reasons:
The maximum number of extra credit points you can earn over the semester is 30. Any papers written for extra credit can be turned in at any time during the semester but no later than the beginning of the final. The points can be earned in any of the following ways:
Last Updated: August 16, 2002
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