Syllabus for Psych WI/409b
Fall 1998/ G10
Instructor: Dr. Leon James, Professor of
Psychology, University of Hawaii
Office Hours...Gartley 213A.......12:00 to 1:00 M, T, R
Telephone: Instructor's office 956-8005
Home office and recording messages: 261-2382
Class Home Page:
Class time: T 1:00 to 3:30 in WEB 115 (classroom) and Porteus 635 (computer lab).
Cyber-Psychology is the study of cyberspace and online relationships. Topics to be covered
include: Newsgroups; Cyber-Identity; Virtual Selves, Computer Addiction, and the Social
Psychology of Web Architecture. For this class, no special Internet computer skills are
required, only a willingness to face and overcome your technophobia. You will receive
hands-on training in the computer lab. You will learn to set up your Home Pages on the
World Wide Web and use search engines to investigate and access course related Web Sites.
There will be no exam, but all reports and assignments are to be published on your Home
Page according to instructions. Classes are in the form of discussions and oral
presentations by students.
Sherry Turkel (1995), Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New
Elizabeth Castro (1996), HTML For the World Wide Web (Berkeley, CA:
GRADES: POINT SYSTEM
|Completion of Internet Literacy Exercises on time
|Class Oral Presentations and the following discussions
|Timely participation in our email discussions
|Appearance, content, and quality of your Web site containing your
reports and projects.
A = 85
points...... B = 84 - 70...... C = 69 - 60...... D = 50 - 59...... F = 49
Absence Penalty: -5 points/per class
absent (also: 3 lates = 1 absence).
Late Work Penalty: -2 points/per day late.
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