Fall 2021 - PSYC 100 D200

Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Class Number: 2574

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, 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.

Office Hours: Wed. & Fri., 12:30 - 13:15 or by appointment

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

  • Best 6 of 8 iClicker Quizzes: 24%
  • Best 3 of 4 Term Exams: 42%
  • Best 3 of 4 Term Assignments: 28%
  • Research Participation: 6%

NOTES:

Most lecture material is video-recorded and available as an asynchronous resource in Canvas. The twice-a-week synchronous classes will include all assessments (quizzes, exams, and most assignments) and content Question & Answer sessions (audio-recorded when possible).

 Please note:  There is NO Final Exam in this class.

REQUIREMENTS:

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/student-research/research-participation.html

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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

You will need an i>clicker (any physical version) to complete certain course activities.
You must register your purchased clicker via Canvas by September 16th.

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 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.