Fall 2020 - PSYC 100 D200

Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Class Number: 3154

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Computer / Internet Requirements: You are expected to be computer literate and familiar with the Internet. Students are expected to have access to a Mac or Windows computer with multi-media capability (including a webcam and microphone), Microsoft Office, high-speed Internet access, and a recent version of an Internet browser (e.g., IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari). The synchronous portions of the course (using Zoom) are scheduled for Pacific Time.

Criteria for the determination of letter grades in this course will be presented during the first week of classes. This course may be counted towards a certificate in liberal arts.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Psyc 100 is an introduction to the field of psychology and will include such topics as the history of psychology, theoretical perspectives in psychology, research methodology, genetic influences, biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception, principles of learning, memory and thinking, consciousness, sleep and dreaming, motivation and emotion. Exams will be based on material presented in lecture and assigned readings.

Grading

  • Textbook Quizzes: 24%
  • Term Exams: 60%
  • Discussion Participation: 4%
  • Research Assignment: 6%
  • Research Participation: 6%

NOTES:

In addition to the other course requirements listed on the syllabus, each student in Psychology 100, 102 & 201 is required to complete three hours of research participation. For complete information regarding the research participation credit, please go to internet location: http://www.sfu.ca/psychology/ugrad/research-participation.html

To sign-up: https://www.psyc.sfu.ca/rps/part/part_login.htmeral arts.

Office Hours:  By appointment - online only

Materials

REQUIRED READING:


Weiten, W. & McCann, D. (2019). Psychology: Themes and Variations (5th Canadian edition).

This textbook is available as a hard copy or an ebook please see various choices below:

www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks

www.sfu.ca/bookstore 

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).