SOP 3723 Schedule

The following fictional material was written by Richard Thripp for his Teaching Portfolio in the Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty program at University of Central Florida in fall 2014.

This schedule was adapted from the schedule of Lauren Trottier, M.S., and includes the duplication of her assigned readings and topics. The author took this course when she instructed it in the fall 2013 semester at University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach.


SOP 3723 (Cross-Cultural Psychology) Course Schedule:

Assigned readings are from the required textbook:
Matsumoto, D., & Juang, L. (2013). Culture & Psychology. 5th ed., Cengage Learning.
ISBN: 978-1-111-34493-1

Date Reading Activities, Assignments, and Due Dates*
08/27/2015 Chapter 1 TOPIC: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology

In-class orientation (no grades this week—before UCF Add deadline)

Fun stuff—introductions, role plays, videos (not graded)

09/03/2015 Chapters 2 AND 3 TOPICS: Research Methods and Enculturation

Syllabus quiz due (online)

In-class activities (graded on participation)

09/10/2015 Chapter 4 TOPIC: Developmental Processes

Online discussion #1 due

Students choose which week to give their in-class presentation

09/17/2015 Chapter 5 TOPIC: Cognition

In-class activities (graded on participation)

Students may present 1-2 minutes in-class for evaluation/practice

09/24/2015 Chapter 6 TOPIC: Gender

Online module/quiz due for APA style and how to find/select research

Student presentations begin (week 1)

10/01/2015 Chapter 7 TOPIC: Health

In-class discussion of APA module, brainstorming topics for final paper

Student presentations, week 2

Midterm study guide distributed; guided discussion

10/08/2015 Chapter 8 TOPIC: Emotion

Online discussion #2 due

Student presentations, week 3

Review for midterm, answer questions from students

10/15/2015 Chapter 9 Midterm exam 9:00 – 10:30 AM (Chapters 1-8)

TOPICS: Language and Communication

10/22/2015 Chapter 10 TOPIC: Personality

In-class activities (graded on participation)

Student presentations, week 4

10/29/2015 Chapter 11 TOPIC: Psychological Disorders

In-class activities (graded on participation)

Student presentations, week 5

11/05/2015 Chapter 12 TOPIC: Psychotherapy

Online discussion #3 due

Student presentations end (week 6)

11/12/2015 Chapter 13 TOPICS: Self and Identity

Final exam study guide distributed; discussion/questions about paper

In-class collaborative extra credit quiz

11/19/2015 Chapter 14 TOPIC: Social Behavior

Deadline to submit draft paper for instructor review

Guided discussion to assess for synthesis of course concepts

11/26/2014 NONE NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING
12/03/2015 Chapter 15 Final paper due, extra credit assignments due

TOPIC: Organizations

Review for final, answer questions from students

12/10/2015 Final exam 9:00 – 11:50 AM (Chapters 9-15)

* This schedule is tentative. Any changes will be announced in-class or by Webcourses email.

This schedule was adapted from the schedule of Lauren Trottier, M.S., and includes the duplication of her assigned readings and topics. The author took this course when she instructed it in the fall 2013 semester at University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach.


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