|Instructor:||Jeffrey R. Stowell|
|Office Room:||1055 Physical Sciences|
|Office Phone:||581-2279 (Office)|
|Home Phone:||348-6286 (Home)|
|Office Hours:||M/W 1:00-2:30 pm; T 9-10 am|
|Class Web Site:||https://online.eiu.edu/|
|Textbook Web Resources:||http://www.sinauer.com/wolfe2e/home/startF.htm|
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled" --Plutarch
Required textbook: Wolfe, J. M., Kluender, K. R., Levi, D. M., et al. (2009). Sensation & Perception (2nd ed.). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Survey and study of the basic principles of sensation and perception relative to a person's interaction with the environment. Significant applied and life span trends are considered.
TurningPoint is the EIU campus standard for classroom response systems. I use TurningPoint technology combined with peer instruction to create an active learning environment that promotes participation and engagement in class. The benefits of using TurningPoint are that
A portion of your grade will depend on TurningPoint participation. As part of this class, you are required to purchase and register a TurningPoint keypad (aka "clicker"). At the MLK Union Bookstore, the cost for a new keypad is $35 + tax, or $25 for a used one. You may also be able to find a used keypad from another student who is not using it this semester. If you buy the keypad from the bookstore, the bookstore will register the keypad at the time of purchase. If not, you can register the keypad yourself at: http://www.eiu.edu/~cats/clickerRegistration/survey.php You only need to register your keypad once. If you already have a keypad from a previous course, you don't need to register it again.
As long as you participate in at least 70% of the class periods that I record participation, you will receive the full participation points. If you participate less, your participation points will be reduced accordingly. Tracking individual participant responses is only done for the purposes of grading, course development, and research.
|Online quizzes (9 x 25 pts)||225||A (90%)||436-485|
|Midterm Exam||50||B (80%)||388-435|
|Final exam||50||C (70%)||339-387|
|Journal article critiques (2 x 40 pts each)||80||D (60%)||291-338|
|Sensory deprivation paper||40|
The midterm and final exam are comprehensive online exams. The midterm covers material from chapters 1-6 and the final exam covers material from chapters 8-14. Both exams will contain questions randomly selected from prior quizzes. Thus, you should study the results from your chapter quizzes to prepare. The midterm exam will be available for up to one week, while the final exam will only be available during the designated 2-hour final examination period.
Your assignment is to deprive yourself of vision, hearing, or both for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours during part of the day that you would normally be active. You may choose to go without vision (blindfolded) or hearing (ear plugs) or both! Include a title page with your name on it. Write at least 2 full pages (double-spaced, 1" margins) describing what you did, for how long, how it affected you, how you view people who have a permanent visual or auditory disability, and how you would deal with a permanent loss of that sense.
Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic misconduct will not be tolerated. Academic misconduct will result in failure of the course and appropriate disciplinary action, according to university guidelines.
Please read the chapters in the textbook before class in order to enhance understanding of demonstrations, examples, and group discussions. Please note this schedule is subject to change.
|Introduction to Perception||1|
|First steps in Visions||2|
|Perceiving and Recognizing Objects||4|
|Perception of Color||5|
|Space perception and binocular vision||6|
|Attention and Scene Perception||8|
|Hearing: Physiology and Acoustics||9|
|Hearing in the environment||10|
|Journal Critique #1||Feb 15|
|Journal Critique #2||Mar 21|
|Midterm Exam||Sometime shortly after chapter 6 is done (estimated date: 2nd week of March)|
|Dangerous Decibels||Mar 28|
|Sensory Deprivation Paper||Apr 6|
|Final Exam||Mon, April 30, 2:45-4:45 pm|
If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations, please contact the coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.