Course Schedule – Spring 2017

Social Psychology – Assignment Due Dates 

I suggest that you print this page and keep it next to your computer for frequent reference.

  • The Icebreaker Module opens a few days prior to the start of the course, and if you are new to online learning you should start on those activities as soon as possible.
  • The discussion forums for each learning module open on the start date listed below and close on the end date listed below. Please do not submit early. Discussion posts submitted after the end date will not be graded.
  • Submit your initial posts (your chapter discussion questions and your website review) during the first 3 days that the module is open.
  • To earn full credit, log-on and participate in each discussion forum on at least ten different days spread evenly throughout the length of the module. Your forum grades will be penalized if you submit most of your posts during the final few days that the forum is open.
  • Submit your blog posts only during the 3 day Knowledge Audit window.
  • Follow the guidelines in the “Detailed Instructions and Grading Rubrics for Discussion Forums and Blogs” folder.  That will go a long way toward assuring your success in this course.
Module Assignments:
All times are Eastern Standard
Research Project Chapter Discussion Forums begin at 12:01 am Discussion Forums end at 11:59 pm Blog Window
Before the course begins: Read all of the documents in the “Course Information” area. If this is your first online course complete the Icebreaker Activities. Icebreaker Activities are available as of 1/172017 Icebreaker Module ends on 1/24 All icebreaker activities are optional and ungraded
Module 1:  Chapters 1,2 Discussion Forums, Internet Resource Review #1, Website Forum 1, Blog 1, Research Project: Part 1 Discussion Part 1 Discussion Starts 1/23 Chapter Discussion Forums begin 1/23 – Initial Posts* are due by 1/25 Discussions end 2/8  2/9-2/11: Reflective Blog 1
 Module 2:  Chapters 3,4,5 Discussion Forums, Internet Resource #2, Website Forum 2 Part 1 Discussion Ends 3/3 Chapter Discussion Forums begin 2/12 – Initial Posts* are due by 2/14 Discussions end 2/28  3/1-3/3: Reflective Blog 2
 Module 3:  Chapters 6,7 Discussion Forums, Internet Resource  #3, Website Forum 3
Research Project Part 2 begins – your paper is due at the end of Module 4
Part 2 begins 3/4 and project is due 4/1 Chapter Discussion Forums begin 3/4 / Initial Posts* are due by 3/6 Discussions end 3/29  3/30-4/1: Reflective Blog 3
 Module 4: Chapters 8,9,10 Discussion Forums, Internet Resource #4, Website Forum 4 Part 3 discussion begins 4/2 Chapter Discussion Forums begin 4/2 Initial Posts* are due by 4/4 Discussions end 4/18  4/19-4/21: Reflective Blog 4
 Module 5:  Chapters11,12 Discussion Forums, Internet Resource #5, Website Forum 5
Research Project: The Part 3 Discussion starts.
Part 3 Discussion ends 5/11 Chapter Discussion Forums begin 4/22 – Initial Posts* are due by 4/24  Discussions end 5/8  5/9-5/11: Reflective Blog 5
 Culminating Activities  Start 5/12  End 5/14  Grades submitted 5/15

*Initial Posts required for each module:

  • One discussion question for each chapter covered in the module – posted to the Textbook Discussion Forums
  • Internet Resource Review – posted to the drop box and to the Discussion Forum

**No participation required: 2/20/17 : 3/11/17 through 3/19/17