Introduction to Psychology II
Psychology 1002 I Winter 2014
Instructor: Kim O’Neil
E-mail: [email protected]
*Please note this is the best way to contact me. Email me directly through your Carleton email
Office Hours: Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office Location: SSRB 106B
Class Time: Thursday 6:05 – 8:55 p.m.
Class Location: 2000 Minto Centre
Teaching Assistant: TBA
Required Textbook: Weiten, W., & McCann, D. (2013). Psychology: Themes and variations (3rd
Canadian edition). Toronto: Nelson Education
Course Description: The overall purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of
psychology as a social science. Through the use of lectures, class discussions and films, students will
have an opportunity to survey psychological research related to social psychology, personality and
abnormal psychology. We will examine research being conducted in psychology and the application
of that research in the real world. This course is designed for those students considering careers in the
discipline of psychology, as well as those students generally interested in the course content. The
course is also geared to provide you with the opportunity to prepare yourselves for material covered in
other psychology courses. Psyc 1001 is a prerequisite for this course.
CU LEARN (to download weekly lecture notes): Your CU LEARN Account for the course
cannot be created until you complete your registration and create your Student Computing Account.
You must do this to access weekly download notes (available in advance of the lecture). Your grades
for midterms will be posted on CU LEARN. However, final course grades will be posted by the
Registrar’s Office on Carleton Central not on CU LEARN. It will be your responsibility to ensure you
are familiar with CU LEARN. It is your responsibility to keep a record of your midterm grades before
the website shuts down.
Discussion groups on CU LEARN will be set-up to help you get answers between classes. However
topics must be related to course content only. Personal discussions not directly related to the course
and inappropriate content are strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated.
PROACTIVE APPROACHES TO LEARNING: You are strongly encouraged to be proactive in
1 your own learning process in this course. This means you should keep up with your reading, generate
questions regarding any material that you are struggling with, and make sure you see me and/or the
teaching assistant in our weekly office-hours to clarify anything. Most importantly, begin your
studying well in advance of the midterm and the final exam. Passively reading your textbook will not
ensure your learning as much as actively grappling with the material, and getting an early start on your
studying. Further it is strongly encouraged that you form study groups with your classmates to assist
preparing for exams.
Course Requirements : There will be 1 midterm exam (Feb. 13 In Class) worth 50% and 1 final
exam during the formal exam period, worth 50%. The exams will not be cumulative. Each exam will
consist of multiple choice questions. For each of the exams, you will be responsible for all material
covered in specified areas of the text and in the lectures.
Please bring at least one soft lead pencil (HB), an eraser, and some identification to each exam.
Illness and bereavement (with supporting documentation) will be the only excuses accepted for missed
exams. If you miss the mid-term exam please obtain the appropriate documentation, and contact the
TA immediately to schedule a make-up exam. The make-up exam must be written within 7 days of the
If you miss the final exam, you must apply to write a deferred exam (with appropriate documentation)
to the Registerial Services within the time period specified in the current Undergraduate Calendar.
Supplemental/grade-raising exams are not offered in this course.
Carleton University accommodates students, who by reason of religious obligation, must miss an
examination, test or assignment deadline. You must provide sufficient notice (minimum 2 weeks) if
you will need such accommodation.
Grades are normally made available within two weeks of the exams. Midterm and final exam results
will be posted on CU LEARN. Final grades will be made available through Carleton Central.
REQUESTS FOR ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION
You may need special arrangements to meet your academic obligations during the term. For an
accommodation request the processes are as follows:
Pregnancy obligation: write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first
two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For
more details see the Student Guide
Religious obligation: write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two
weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more
details see the Student Guide
Students with disabilities: The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) provides
services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), psychiatric/mental health disabilities, Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), chronic medical
conditions, and impairments in mobility, hearing, and vision. If you have a disability requiring
2 academic accommodations in this course, please contact PMC at 613-520-6608 or [email protected]
for a formal evaluation. If you are already registered with the PMC, contact your PMC coordinator to
send me your Letter of Accommodation at the beginning of the term, and no later than two weeks
before the first in-class scheduled test or exam requiring accommodation (if applicable). After
requesting accommodation from PMC, meet with me to ensure accommodation arrangements are
made. Please consult the PMC website for the deadline to request accommodations for the formally-
scheduled exam (if applicable).
PETITIONS TO DEFER
Students unable to complete a final term paper or write a final examination because of illness or other
circumstances beyond their control or whose performance on an examination has been impaired by
such circumstances may apply within five working days to the Registrar's Office for permission to
extend a term paper deadline or to write a deferred examination. A medical certificate or other relevant
documentation must fully and specifically support the request. Only deferral petitions submitted to the
Registrar's Office will be considered.
WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT ACADEMIC PENALTY
The last day to withdraw from fall term courses and other courses that end this term without academic
penalty is December 9, 2013. The last day to withdraw from winter term courses and two-term courses
without academic penalty is April 8, 2014.
OFFICIAL FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD
Fall courses: December 11-22, 2013.
Winter courses & Full-Term courses: April 11-26, 2014.
Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
For more information on the important dates and deadlines of the academic year, consult the
Carleton 2013-2014 calendar.
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