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PSY101 Psychology and Human Relations

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Applies psychological principles to relationships in both personal and professional environments. Includes an overview of basic personality and social psychology concepts, as well as specific skill development in the areas of communication, listening, and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 20198

From the Instructor:

Welcome to PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations!

This is a great class for focusing on applied psychology concepts to improve work and personal interactions.

Course Description from Website

Applies psychological principles to relationships in both personal and professional environments. Includes an overview of basic personality and social psychology concepts, as well as specific skill development in the areas of communication, listening, and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

This is intended to be a practical course. We will explore various psychological and interpersonal communication theories and concepts to understand and practice making changes to behavior. Note: This course focuses on practicing the concepts that we're exploring in the course for skill development. You will need to be prepared to go beyond understanding and practice the skills.

Main areas of practice include paraphrasing, perception checking, 'I' statements, and nondefensive responses to criticism.

Enjoy the course!

Tani McBeth

Course Specific Requirements:

Text

The text is Human Relations: The Arts and Science of Building Effective Relationships by Vivian McCann Hamilton.

ISBN-10: 0131930648

ISBN-13: 9780131930643

The text is available in the bookstore and can be ordered online via the bookstore.

Waitlist

There are often questions about how the waitlist works and whether you're likely to get into the class from the waitlist. I can tell you that typically I'm only able to let in the 5 from the waitlist, but it depends upon whether students who are already registered in the course drop before the class starts. Not many students tend to drop once they've registered, but it can vary from term to term. I always let a few students in from the waitlist the first few days of the term. You will know if you've been added to the class from the waitlist as I will email you once I've requested it. I hope that helps.

Students must log into desire2Learn and complete the Orientation to PCC Web Courses no later than midnight on Wednesday 4.2.14 for spring so that students on the waitlist can be added. Those logging in after this time will be denied access to the course and will need to withdraw themselves in order to avoid tuition charges.

Log into desire2Learn (d2L)

This course will be using Desire2Learn as our online classroom.

To login to your course, please go to: https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login on the left side.

Click on 'Content' on the top navigation menu in desire2Learn (d2L) to access the weekly learning modules, discussions, assignments, and quizzes. There you will find the Orientation and Syllabus Modules (includes the Calendar).

Course Organization

The main structure of this course will be the following:

1. Reading one chapter per week.

2. Responding to questions relating to the chapter via the online discussion board. You will be expected to contribute your own ideas as well as respond to the ideas of others in class. This acts as our 'classroom.'

3. Homework assignment every week relating to the chapter.

4. Quizzes every chapter/week (not cumulative or comprehensive)--no midterm or final.

5. Participation is monitored by the amount of time you are logged into the class and your participation in the discussion board. Your success in the course will depend upon how much time you devote to study and your ability to manage time. In an online class, you are in control of the learning process and you have to be very motivated to keep up with the material and assignments. You will get out of the course what you put in so approach the class as a serious endeavor. If you are interested in the class because you think you will not have to work hard, this course is not for you. Online classes are structured so you may actually have to devote more time to the course than a traditional on-campus class, however, your hard work will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of psychological concepts.

All communication for this course is through desire2Learn. This class moves along at a fairly good clip through the quarter. There are aspects of the course that are flexible, but regular student-to-student interaction via the discussion board is a large part of how we explore and apply the material.

Software, Hardware, and Plug-in Requirements

You will need to have access to a computer connected to the internet at least several times per week. Make sure you have a backup plan for potential computer/internet problems or outages. (I.e. the library, computer lab, friend, neighbor, work, or relative, etc.)

Be sure to have the following updated software installed on your computer:

-Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the online modules.

-A word processing program (save everything as '.rtf' (rich text format) prior to submission online.

You will need access to a webcam during week 1 and near the end of the term during weeks 8-10. Make sure you have one, purchase one, or can borrow one during these time frames.

If you do not feel comfortable doing any of these tasks please consider taking a face-to-face version of the course instead.


Contact me with any questions about this course via email (tmcbeth@pcc.edu).

Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Registration:
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Fees:
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Textbooks:
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
WEB » 20198 - 31-Mar-2014 thru 14-Jun-2014
Instructor: Tani L McBeth
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania
 

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