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Date Created: 08/10/16
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY Physiological Psychology Summer I, 2016 PSYC 460-D1 (Distance Learning) D R. M IRANDA B RENNEMAN OFFICE: BRITTAINHALL 213 EMAIL: PHONE: 843.349.4035 OFFICEH OURS: I will not be on campus most of the summer, but I will generally be available to respond to emails Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) until around noon. If anyone would like to set up a meeting with me, we can schedule an appointment at a mutually agreed upon time. COURSE COMMUNICATION Email is the best way to contact me in the summer. You can typically expect to receive a response within 24 hours (with the exception of weekends and holidays). I have had problems with random emails occasionally being sent to my junk-mail folder so if I do not respond within 24 hours (or on Monday after a weekend), please email me again. I don’t want to miss important communications from students. Students should check their campus email regularly so as not to miss important announcements and course information. I am teaching two courses this summer so please indicate the course number and include a subject line that relates to the topic of the email so your email receives the appropriate attention (i.e., I might not highly prioritize responding to email that does not seem to need immediate attention). Additionally, emails without subject lines or vague subject lines, such as “Hi” or “Thank You” are sometimes misidentified as spam and might be discarded without being opened. Generally, I will respond to phone messages within one business day, though this response is likely to be via email because I will not be on campus for most of the Summer I term. COURSE RESOURCES AND MATERIALS For this course, students must purchase an access code for the MyPsychLab platform for Carlson, N.R. (2014). Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience (9 Ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. MyPsycLab Instant Access Code Available with eText (physical text optional) Click Here to Purchase Available without eText (physical text needed) Click Here to Purchase A hard copy of the textbook is available in the bookstore if students prefer a physical copy. This course uses the Moodle Course Management System. Additional course materials and study aids may be available on the course website on Moodle and MyPsychLab, which is accessed through Moodle. If you have difficulty logging in or getting the functions within Moodle or MyPsychLab to work properly, feel free to contact me. I will help where I can. If you are having problems with Moodle, you can also check in the Student Resources for Moodle for help and you can contact Moodle Support. If you need help with the MyPsychLab website, information about how to navigate the site can be found at the student support site. If you are having problems understanding course material or meeting course requirements, please email me as soon as possible. Keep in mind that I can only help you if you contact me with sufficient time to receive help/tech support if needed. I am not available on the weekends so if you choose to wait until the last minute to ask for help, that is the unfortunate price of procrastination. COURSE DESCRIPTION A survey of the relationships between the nervous system and behavior. Topics include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, signaling and information processing in the nervous system, psychopharmacology and selected behavioral topics such as biological rhythms, hunger, thirst, learning and memory. COURSE OBJECTIVES The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the basic principles behind brain function and its relationship to cognition and behavior. The course will prepare students to: 1. Understand how psychologists think about behavior from a biological/physiological perspective. 2. Understand the structure and chemistry of the brain. 3. Understand the relationship between brain function and behavioral states such as sleep, eating and drinking. 4. Understand how the brain is changed by experience. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, you should know: 1. What kinds of cells exist in the nervous system and their structure and function. 2. The gross anatomy of the nervous system. 3. What chemicals serve as neurotransmitters in the brain and how those are influenced by drugs. 4. Current research on the causes and functions of sleep. 5. How the brain regulates hunger, eating, thirst, and drinking. 6. How memories are formed in the brain. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ONLINE COURSE EXPECTATIONS: Online courses take a high degree of self- discipline to stay on schedule with course assignments and examinations. All of the course requirements will be laid out by week and it is up to you to allocate your time to finish the requirements by the due date each week. Most graded course activities and examinations will be organized in blocks of coursework that should be completed each week by 5pm on Friday. For most assigned activities and examinations, however, late submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm on Sunday night. Please note, however, that if someone waits to complete coursework until this late submission period, I will not be available to address questions or technical issues. So, if you choose to complete the course requirements during the late submission period, you are on your own. If an internet connection is lost or a website locks up, you will likely receive a zero on that assignment and/or exam. I recommend everyone try to complete assigned coursework by the 5pm Friday deadline whenever possible. Moodle & MyPsychLab support, however, should be available over the weekend to address some issues. Because of the online and fast paced nature of Summer I courses, no late work will be permitted or accepted. Students are encouraged to stay ahead of deadlines. It is expected that students will have access to reliable, high speed internet connections. If your primary internet connection or computer is not working, an alternate plan must be in place to complete coursework on time. It is each student’s responsibility to complete all coursework on time, regardless of technical difficulties. Normal five week Summer I courses are expected to meet just under two hours, four days a week. Generally, professors expect students to work twice as long outside of course meetings as they spend inside of course meetings. Translating these guidelines to a self-paced online course, do not be surprised if this course requires an average of approximately five hours of work per day. Each week of a Summer I course is equivalent to three weeks of a regular semester. Be sure to budget your time accordingly from the beginning of the term. TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS: You will need to follow the registration instructions for setting up your MyPsycLab account posted in Moodle (do NOT use the instructions that come with your access code—you do not need a course ID). MyPsycLab will be used for much of the content in this course with access via Moodle. When you register you will need to run the browser tune up to make sure your browser is updated to run all of the content in MyPsychLab. You will need to run the browser tune up if you switch browsers (for example, switching from Firefox to Chrome) and if you switch computers. You will need to be able to open pdf files, Word documents, and Powerpoint. Some of the PowerPoint slides may have links to videos which may require Flash Player or Shockwave and audio. You will need to download LockDown Browser and have a functional webcam (either built in or external) in order to take exams. This browser works just like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc. The browser “locks down” your computer once you open an exam so you cannot open additional files or browsers. When you are ready to take an exam, open LockDown Browser, go to the Moodle course page and click on the exam link. Exams will not open if you attempt to access them with a different browser. To ensure that the correct person is taking the exam and that exams are completed independently, test sessions will be recorded via your webcam. You will need to show your student ID and perform an environment check to verify you are taking the exam alone and that you are only using allowed materials. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS: Assignments are submitted via MyPsychLab, which is accessed through Moodle. Exams are accessed directly on Moodle (must be accessed with LockDown Browser and an active webcam). DISTANCE LEARNING ATTENDANCE POLICY: Course attendance is an important part of succeeding in any course, but this is especially true for online courses. Attendance is considered the submission of an assignment, quiz, or exam on or before the posted due date for the assignment, quiz or exam. Late submissions are considered an absence for reporting purposes. Also, note that there are a couple of assignments that are due during the first two days of the Summer I term. If a student fails to complete either of these assignments, as per university instructions, the student will be reported to the Office of the Registrar as having never attended the course. This will result in the Registrar dropping students who have never attended from the course. If a student decides to stop attending the course, it is the student’s responsibility to drop/withdraw from the course. The instructor will not drop/withdraw students from the course. ACTIVITIES & EVALUATION READINGS: You will be responsible for the material in each assigned chapter (or portions of the chapter if indicated). POWERPOINTS: Chapter PowerPoint slides will be available on Moodle. These slides are an outline of the material contained in the readings and may contain some supplementary material as well. You may also access lectures that were recorded during a previous semester. These lectures have not been edited to remove unnecessary content yet so they may be as long as 50 min, but you can fast forward through parts that are not relevant. The recorded lectures have the same content as the narrated PowerPoints, but REVIEWING THE POWERPOINT SLIDES OR RECORDED LECTURES IS NOT AN ADEQUATE SUBSTITUTE FOR READING THE TEXTBOOK. ASSIGNMENTS: In this course, students will be expected to complete two types of assignments.  Setting-Up Activities: These activities must be completed in the first three days of class (see each activity for due dates). o Link Moodle and MyPsychLab (5 Points; DUE 11:59pm Tuesday, June 7): For this activity students need to link their MyPsychLab registration with Moodle. Instructions for doing this are provided in the Getting Started module on Moodle. Students can get help from others or from Pearson Support for this assignment. o Browser Tune-up & MPL Readiness Quiz (10 Points; DUE 11:59 Tuesday, June 7): Students need to complete the activities on the MyPsychLab (MPL) assignment calendar for June 7 . th This includes the browser tune-up, the getting started guide, and MyPsychLab Readiness quiz. o Technology Plan B (5 Points; DUE 11:59pm Tuesday, June 7): For this activity each student needs to identify a feasible back-up plan in case his or her computer or internet connection goes down or s/he is otherwise disconnected (traveling, etc) during the summer session and submit that plan. If you are unable to complete assignments due to technical difficulties with your computer or internet you will lose these points for having a plan that is not feasible. o Syllabus Quiz (10 Points; Due 11:59pm Wednesday, June 8): The Syllabus Quiz is a 10 item, multiple choice quiz on the course policies and information discussed in the syllabus. You can take the quiz as many times as you need to in order to get 100%. Students can use the syllabus to as a guide to respond to the Syllabus Quiz items, but this quiz should be completed independently by each student. No one is allowed to work with others while completing the quiz.  MyPsychLab Assignments: Each assigned chapter will have several assignments that need to be completed in MyPsychLab. These assignments may consist of quizzes, writing assignments, and/or videos with a related short quiz. The number of points for each assignment will vary. All assigned material will be on the assignment calendar in MyPsychLab. Additional study materials and exams may be taken for practice, but are not required unless they are on the assignment calendar. Grades for MyPsychLab Assignments will be transferred to Moodle. The Moodle gradebook will be the official gradebook for the course. The gradebook in MyPsychLab will keep track of assignment scores, but will not have your overall course grade. EXAMS: There will be six exams in this course worth 50 points each (one each week + optional final), of which only five will count toward your final grade. There will be five unit exams (each covering one-two chapters) and one cumulative final. Exams will be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, short answer and essay. The time allotted to complete each exam will vary based on the content of the exam. Basically, students will have approximately 1.5 minutes allotted for each multiple choice and true/false item and five minutes for each short answer/essay item on the exam. This is a standard recommendation regarding the time to plan for college exams. No extra time will be provided for examinations, unless prior arrangements have been made through the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services. Students can use their textbook and notes when taking exams, but will not have time to look up every answer on an exam. Students should prepare for exams as if they do not have access to their notes. Students will not finish if they need to look up every answer. The exams should also be completed independently by each student. If there is evidence that individuals are collaborating on tests, all those involved will receive a zero for that test. It is recommended that students complete the MyPsychLab Assignments before completing exams, but this is not required. The cumulative final is optional, but if you do not take one of the five unit exams the cumulative final will take the place of the missing test. Additionally, if you want to try and improve your grade, the cumulative final can take the place of a lower weekly exam score. If you do worse on the cumulative final, your five highest test scores will count toward your final grade. No make-up exams will be given. If you do not take a weekly exam by the due date, you MUST take the cumulative final to replace the missing exam. GRADING PROCEDURES GRADING SCALE (%) *This is the scale used in all my classes-make sure you know the score you need to pass* A = 93-100 B+ = 90-92 B = 83-89 C+ = 80-82 C = 73-79 D+ = 70-72 D = 63-69 F = 62 and below GRADES: Grades are broken down as follows. See schedule for due dates. Item Points Requirements Set Up 30 Complete the set up activities listed in assignments section of Activities syllabus. MyPsychLab 100 Complete assignments on the assignment calendar. Exams 250 Five unit exams (50 pts each) and an optional cumulative final. See description below. Total 380 POSTING GRADES: Grades for all coursework will be posted or transferred to Moodle. Since this course counts towards a major requirement in psychology, psychology majors must earn a C or better to meet the major requirement. Also, please note the grading scale is likely different than many of your other courses. I do round grades up using standard rounding rules (72.4 = 72; 72.5 = 73). To be fair to all students in the course, I do not assign extra work for individual students at the end of the term in order for those individuals to raise their grade. Please do not ask. LATE WORK POLICY: Due to the self-paced nature of the course and the built in grace period, late work will not be accepted for any reason. SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS IN THIS COURSE 1. Read Assigned Course Material. Reading course material in online courses is particularly important as it is the primary source of information from which students will be tested. Readings should be completed because there will be material on exams from the assigned readings that might not be covered in the MyPsychLab activities. 2. Complete all MyPsychLab Activities Before Completing Related Exams. Generally, for each chapter students should complete the MyPsychLab activities first and then complete the exam for that material. Having stated that, students are not required to complete the MyPsychLab activities before completing exams. 3. Complete Coursework Daily. When taking an online course students must take a more active role in learning than in most traditional courses. Thus, it is important for students to stay engaged in the course material on a daily basis. To do well in this course students will likely have to spend 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, working on course material. Some students may require more time, some students less. It is important that students plan to work daily on course material. 4. Follow Instructions. Students should carefully read all instructions before completing examinations and assignments. If students have questions about the instructions, feel free to contact Dr. Brenneman. Failure to follow instructions will result in a deduction in points for all assignments and examinations. 5. Thoughtfully Complete Coursework. Ultimately, the quality of students’ work is graded on assignments and exams. Thus, thoughtful completion of coursework will result in better grades. 6. Turn Coursework in On Time. Though many assignments can be submitted late, students will not have support during the late submission period. Additionally, some coursework might take longer than anticipated in some instances. It is not wise to wait until the last minute to complete coursework. FINAL NOTES TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH MOODLE AND MYPSYCHLAB: Should the Moodle or MyPsychLab websites be down for an extended period of time during the term, appropriate accommodations to the effected coursework will be made as I deem appropriate. If an individual student is having difficulty with Moodle or MyPsychLab, it is the student’s responsibility to resolve the issue through consultation with Moodle Support, MyPsychLab Support, or me depending on the nature of the difficulty that is being experienced. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: As per the Student Code of Conduct, plagiarism, cheating and all other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Cheating includes but is not limited to (1) using or attempting to use unauthorized materials to aid in achieving a better grade on a component of a class; (2) the falsification or invention of any information, including citations, on an assigned exercise; and/or (3) helping or attempting to help another in an act of cheating or plagiarism. Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own. Examples of plagiarism are (1) submitting an assignment as if it were one’s own work when, in fact, it is at least partly the work of another; (2) submitting work that has been purchased or otherwise obtained from an internet source or another source as one’s own work; (3) incorporating the words or idea of an author into one’s paper without giving the author due credit. Should you be caught in any of these types of acts, the minimum penalty will be a failing grade on the assignment. You are responsible for knowing which actions are academically dishonest. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct regarding the academic integrity code regarding academic honesty. ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY SERVICES: The Office of Accessibility and Disability Services offers students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities accommodations and assistance. With appropriate documentation, counselors determine the appropriate accommodations for which students are eligible. To access services and accommodations, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services in Kearns Hall, Suite 106 or call 843.349.2503. CLASS ETIQUETTE & ACCEPTABLE STUDENT BEHAVIOR: Class behavior should not interfere with the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to learn from the instructional program. Unacceptable or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Students who disrupt the learning environment may be asked to leave class discussions and may be subject to judicial academic or other penalties. This prohibition applies to all instructional forums. The instructor shall have full discretion over what behavior is appropriate/inappropriate in the classroom. Some important aspects of acceptable student behavior include:  Please do not type in all capital letter. This is commonly interpreted as yelling at someone.  In all correspondence and posts, please use appropriate grammar, punctuation and capitalization. This makes posts and efforts to communicate easier for everyone to read and understand.  Avoid posting inflammatory remarks and accusations in class discussions.  Avoid the use of profanity, obscenity and personal attacks in efforts to communicate.  If anyone is offended by the comments of a fellow student or feels that he or she has been the target of personal attacks, please contact me immediately. CHANGES IN COURSE REQUIREMENTS: The professor reserves the right to revise the syllabus and course requirements. Notices of these revisions will be posted on Moodle and/or announced during a course meeting. Students are responsible for keeping up with syllabus changes. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE **Week 1-4: All materials due Friday by 11:59pm (grace period until Sunday at 11:59pm) Week 5: All assignments & exams due Friday by 11:59pm** Week 1 (June 6- Reading Ch. 2 Struct. & Func. of Cells of the Nervous 10) Assignment System Ch. 3 Structure of the Nervous System Link Moodle & MyPsychLab, Technology Plan B, Set Up Activities Syllabus Quiz MyPsychLab Complete assignments on Assignment Calendar Exam 1 Ch. 2, 3 (Cells & Nervous System) Week 2 (June 13- Reading Ch. 4 Psychopharmacology 17) Assignment MyPsychLab Complete assignments on Assignment Calendar Exam 2 Ch. 4 (Drugs) Week 3 (June 20- Reading 24) Assignment Ch. 8 Sleep & Biological Rhythms MyPsychLab Complete assignments on Assignment Calendar Exam 3 Ch. 8 (Sleep) Week 4 (June 27- Reading Ch. 11 Ingestive Behavior July 1) Assignment MyPsychLab Complete assignments on Assignment Calendar Exam 4 Ch. 11 (Ingestive Behavior) Week 5 (July 5-8) Reading *All due by July Assignment Ch. 12 Learning & Memory (pgs 298-313) 8* MyPsychLab Complete assignments on Assignment Calendar Exam 5 Ch. 12 (Learning/Memory) Optional Final *Requirements described above* **This schedule may be modified and is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.**


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