Fall 2021 - PSYC 100 D300

Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Class Number: 7656

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 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.

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.

Grading

  • Chapter quizzes: 20%
  • Term Exams (3): 60%
  • Written Assignment: 14%
  • Research Participation: 6%
  • Synchronous midterm exams will take place on Thursdays, according to class schedule.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/psychology/ugrad/research-participation.html


Lectures will be prerecorded and provided asynchronously.

Synchronous class meetings will take place on Mondays, according to class schedule.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Required textbook (Weiten & McCann (2019), Psychology: Themes and Variaions. 5th Canadian Edition) available at the SFU bookstore as an eBook or with MindTap.

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.