Students will take three exams. Each exam is worth 125 points. Exams will contain limited multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions. Students will take make-up exams on the last day of scheduled classes. Make-up exams are comprised of all essay questions.
Final Exam. The final exam will be cumulative. Students will respond to various clinical vignettes. Students will identify diagnosis, etiology, and treatment for individuals in the vignette. The final exam is worth 250 points. Graduating seniors may take the final exam on the last day of scheduled classes.
Students will write a 10-15 page research paper. This paper will be worth 275 points. This paper will be completed in several steps (i.e., topic approval & source search, annotated bibliography, final paper submission). Failure to complete any step, by the appropriate due date will result in a 10% reduction of the student’s final grade on the paper.
As indicated in each of the assignments, you are to turn in two copies of your assignment. You will turn in a hard copy at the beginning of class on the due date. The second copy will be turned in electronically. Electronic copies should be turned in using the following format:
The subject line of the email should include the course, the assignment title, and your name.
For example: Subject: Developmental Psychology, Corporal Punishment, David Carlston
The actual file should be saved in the following format:
For example: David.Carlston.12345678.psyc3233.fall08.corporalpunishment
You will email all assignments to firstname.lastname@example.org to class.
Failure to complete any step, by the appropriate due date will result in a 10% reduction of the student’s final grade on the paper.
Attendance is required for the course. Each student will be allowed four absences without penalty. All absences will be treated equally. Each additional absence will result in a 5% reduction in the students’ final grade. Attendance will be taken each day. Students arriving following the taking of attendance will be considered absent.
Cheating will not be tolerated. Any evidence of cheating on exams, plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty in writing will not be tolerated. Students engaging in any of these behaviors will be dropped from the course and will be referred to the Dean of Students.
Students with disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.