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PSYC325 - Biopsychology

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC325 Course ID: 4213 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course surveys anatomical structures and functioning as the biological bases for human functioning and psychological states. Topics investigated include sensory processing, movement, emotional expression, sleep, learning, memory, language, reproduction and psychopathology. (Prerequisite: CHFD342)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Identified the anatomical underpinnings of human mental functioning
CO2: Examined the dynamic interaction between genetics and environment and human behavior and psychological states.
CO3: Identified sound practices for studying the relationship between human physiology, behavior and psychological functioning.
CO4: Articulated in writing the results of a review of scientific literature focused on the physiological bases for treating psychopathologies.

Quizzes
These open-book, untimed tests sample assigned reading material. They can be entered multiple times but submitted only once.

Forums
Students will engage in dialogs with classmates and the course instructor on interactive threaded forums. A substantive “initial” post in response to instructor posted topical and general instructions on the forums is required as are a minimum of three replies to classmates’ initial posts. Detailed instructions, including minimum length and source crediting requirements are on each forum


Midterm Exam
This open-book, untimed multiple choice and short essay exam to assess the students’ ability to synthesize and apply material presented during the first half of the course.

Final Exam
This open-book, untimed multiple choice and short essay exam to assess the students’ ability to synthesize and apply material presented during the second half of the course.

Course Paper Preparation Assignment
This assignment requires the identification of the Final Integration Paper topic, a thesis statement, and an annotated bibliography.

Course Paper
This assignment requires synthesis of course information related to a student selected topic of interest and supporting scholarly research article summaries. Detailed instructions are located in the classroom Assignments folder.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: All written assignments must be in the student’s own words, with content based on published materials paraphrased or quoted if used verbatim, source cited and referenced correctly per formatting rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition. Any direct quotes of published material, which must be used very sparingly, must be placed inside quotation marks with a source credit immediately following.

Failure to do the above constitutes plagiarism, which, if found in papers, essay tests or forum posts, will result in a zero score, with no option for rewriting and resubmitting to recoup lost point, and a report sent to the Registrar’s Office.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.00 %
Week 2 Forum 4.00 %
Week 3 Forum 4.00 %
Week 4 Forum 4.00 %
Week 5 Forum 4.00 %
Week 6 Forum 4.00 %
Week 7 Forum 4.00 %
Week 8 Forum 4.00 %
Paper 34.00 %
Week 3 Course Paper Preparation Assignment 10.00 %
Week 7 Final Paper 24.00 %
Exams 34.00 %
Week 4 Midterm Essay Exam 17.00 %
Week 8 Final Essay Exam 17.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:
Publication Info:
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.