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  1. Learning the New College Experience

  2. Objectives • Understand the purpose & importance of a course syllabus • Use the College Catalog • Set goals & standards for your academic plan • Discuss the procedures of advising • Utilize available services • Display courtesy on campus • Get involved

  3. Course Syllabus Course Number and Title: PSY 2003 General Psychology Meeting Times and Location: MWF 9-9:50 am UC 214 Course Description: This course is an overview of major topics in modern psychology, the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As a first course in the discipline of psychology, it introduces some of the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories with a consideration for the complexity of human behavior. Course Prerequisite(s): None Instructor: Sigmund Freud, PhD Office Location and Office Hours: UC 223 MWF 9:50-11:50 am; MW 3:45-4:45 pm; TR 11:50-12:50 pm, T 2:10-5:10 pm; Thurs. 2:10-4:10 pm. Office Telephone: (501) 977-5555 E-mail: freud@uaccm.edu Text and Required Supplies: Jeffrey S. Nevid, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed., Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0618475117

  4. Attendance • A student will be dropped from a full-semester course if they are failing upon • 7th absence in MWF class • 5th absence in TR class • 3rd absence in one week class • How much time will school take? 15 credit hours x 2 30 +15 hours in the classroom 45 hours per week

  5. College Catalog • Important publication which outlines programs of study • Consists of five primary sections

  6. Plan of Study Academic Advisor

  7. Make it Fit Together

  8. Set Goals

  9. Advising/Registration Procedures

  10. CampusConnect: Your Personal Tool

  11. Available Services • Student Success Lab—tutoring in Math, Science, & English • Computers—Library, Kirk Building, & Business Technology Center • Counseling Services—career and personal counseling/ accommodations for students with disabilities • Food Services—The Plaza and Traxx • Bookstore—textbooks, supplies, & apparel

  12. Campus Courtesy At Doors • If you see someone carrying boxes or other bulky items, ask if there is a door you can open. • Always ask a person who is struggling with the door (e.g., someone using a wheelchair) if you may help. Around Campus • Say hello to people you meet. • Say “Excuse me” rather than pushing past people in a crowd or a constricted space. • No gum on the sidewalk, in the grass, on the parking lot—period.

  13. More Campus Courtesy In class Personal Issues • Be polite in your speech and manners. • Blowing bubbles, snapping, or otherwise playing with gum is not ok. • Sleeping and snoring in class just should not be done. • Remember the class is not so large you can become invisible, so watch your body language. • Do not start packing your bag until class is completely over.

  14. Last Bit on Courtesy In Class Computers & Cell Phones • Always put your cell phone on silence or turn it off during class. • No texting in class—ever. • No checking email, Facebook or MySpace. In conversation • Do not interrupt someone while they are talking, no matter how insightful you think what you have to say is. • Please, please…no cell phone conversations in the restrooms!

  15. GET Involved • Visit Union Station located in the Kirk Building • Participate in intramural sports and free events on campus • Join a student organization