Spring 2021 - PSYC 300W D100
Critical Analysis of Issues in Psychology (4)
Class Number: 2001
Delivery Method: In Person
Trains students to evaluate critically important issues from the main areas of Psychology (e.g., Cognitive and Neural, Clinical, Developmental, History, Quantitative and Theoretical, Law and Psychology, Social)and to communicate their ideas clearly in written form. The content may vary in different offerings of the course. Writing.
Lectures and tutorials will be mostly synchronous
This writing intensive course is intended to provide students training and practice in critically analyzing and writing about important issues in Psychology. Lectures will consist of presentations by faculty members in different areas of psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, legal, social, theory and methods, etc.). Guest lecturers will be presenting on
issues related to their own areas of research and interest, including requisite historical and theoretical background.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Tutorials will stress both critical thinking about the lecture issues, and the process of writing. Students should be prepared to do considerable writing and to have examples of their writing shown (anonymously) in class for feedback and instructional purposes.
- Weekly Critical Readings Evaluations: 40%
- Weekly in-lecture writing: 5%
- Peer Review Process: 10%
- On-line discussion: 5%
- Exploratory paper: 5%
- Term paper (various components): 35%
This course uses Turnitin to check the originality of students' papers. Students who decline to use Turnitin may be unable to complete the course.
*Please note: It is not the policy of the Psychology Department to record Undergraduate Course Lectures.*
Weston, Anthony. (2018). A rulebook for argument (5th ed.). Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
ISBN: 13: 9781624666544
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).