So, here we are facing the final frontier, and it is with mixed emotions that I face the final year. The primary emotion is, of course, stress. There are so many deadlines, so many boxes to check. My main ambition is to stop and remember to enjoy each day, each moment with my son. Somehow, as we were filling out applications and making plans for the future it never occurred to me that the future could be so present. This is all just one more step in a long process of raising the children up so that you can let them go.
PSYC 2080-370 PSYCHOBIOLOGY – 3 credits J. Carrier, Instructor M/W 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm. 09-25-2017 - 12-13-2017 Laramie County Community College Grade: A This course is designed as a general introduction to the biological bases of behavior. Students learn the structural and functional properties of the human nervous system, although comparisons to other animals will be made. Students relate in detail healthy and impaired brain function to behavior. Topics include neural transmission, nervous system organization, sensation, perception, sleep, learning, memory, language, emotion, thirst, hunger cognition, movement, drug effects on behavior, consciousness, psychological disorders, and brain disorders. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 1003 or BIOL 1010 and PSYC 1000.
that branch of biology dealing with the interrelationship of the mental processes and the anatomy and physiology of the individual
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In spite of the fact that Sir Talks A Lot is not all that fond of biology, he quite enjoyed this course. And, as usual, his interest led him to perform quite well. He found the structures of the brain fascinating, and was particularly intrigued by the role of neurotransmitters in shaping mood and behavior.
PSYC 2300-360 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY – 3 credits J. Carrier, Instructor T/R 9:30 am – 11:00 am 09-12-2017 - 12-14-2017 Laramie County Community College Grade: A Students gain knowledge in the development and behavior of children from conception through adolescence with emphasis on the major roles played by maturation and learning. Development theory, research ndings, and applications to current issues in child psychology are addressed. Prerequisite: Completion of PSYC 1000 and ENGL 1010, or instructor approval.
Sir Talks A Lot loved developmental psychology because it gave him insights about his current stage of development as well as about himself. He has always had a habit of believing that his sister, although dramatically younger, should be at the same developmental stage as himself. He was thrilled to be able to read about her stage of development, and the understanding made the two of them grow much closer.
PSYC 2000-370 RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS -- 3 credits (Hybrid) J. Carrier, Instructor W 2:00 PM 4:25 PM. 02-12-2018 - 05-11-2018 Laramie County Community College Grade: A
In this course students use fundamental scientific methods in psychology. Students acquire and employ research strategies ranging from observational to experimental. Students demonstrate the ability to design topic proposals, conduct basic research, gather data, perform statistical analyses, interpret results, critique published research, read and write in scientific style, and use the American Psychological Association format.
It is one thing to dream hazily about one day conducting research, and quite another to actually learn how to construct and conduct an effective study. This course is magnificent in that it is teaching sir how to be an effective researcher.
APSYC-2380-370 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY -- 3 credits (Hybrid) M. Bird, Instructor Th 1:30 PM 3:20 PM. 02-12-2018 - 05-11-2018 Laramie County Community College Grade: A
Students demonstrate an understanding of general theories and concepts of social psychology. In addition, students demonstrate the ability to apply the theories in the analysis of a specific issue or social setting. Topics include research techniques, social perception, social influence, social relations, and application. The entering student should have a solid understanding of basic concepts of psychology (PSYC 1000) as well as good writing skills
Hubby always sees great beauty In math. To him, it's like instilling order in the everyday chaos that is the world. To Sir Talks A Lot, math a swirling pit of chaos. Unfortunately, he is in the dismal position of having to take both geometry and college algebra at the same time. Sir's algebra teacher during the first semester turned out to be a former student of my husband. We have discovered that Sir performs best when he is held accountable to deadlines in low-interest subjects. He struggled with procrastination and time management as much as the math, but he finished the course with a B.
MATH 0980-360 INTEGRATED COLLEGE ALGEBRA ALGEBRAWAY I-- 4 credits
M. Candelaria, Instructor M/W/F 8am - 9:30. 09-11-2017 - 12-15-2017 Laramie County Community College Grade: B
This course involves the study of algebraic equations, inequalities, and functions. Students acquire knowledge and develop skills that enable them to solve and graph linear equations and inequalities, perform operations on rational and radical expressions, factor polynomials, and use function notation. This is the rst course in the Algebraway sequence. This course is recommended to students who plan to enroll in MATH 1380 after successfully completing this course. Completion of MATH 1400 is equivalent to successful completion of MATH 0980 and MATH 1380. Students cannot receive credit for MATH 1380 and MATH 1400. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 0900 or equivalent placement test score.
Even though the content in the second part of this course was more difficult, Sir managed to do better. He dug deep into his well of stubbornness and had his dad reteach him everything he had learned in class. He completed problem after problem until he could both understand and retrieve the content. He easily spent 6 hours a day studying math alone.
MATH-1380-360 INTEGRATED COLLEGE ALGEBRA ALGEBRAWAY II -- 3 credits
A. Marquez, Instructor M, W 8:00 AM 9:25 AM 01-29-2018 - 05-11-2018 Laramie County Community College Grade: A Using a functional approach to algebra, students investigate the use of linear and quadratic functions and their graphs, solve systems of linear equations and inequalities, rational and polynomial equations and inequalities, and solve exponential and logarithmic functions. This course is recommended to students who are planning to complete the Algebraway sequence.
I am a big fan of the Mr. D math curriculum, even if Sir is not. There are weekly lectures, homework assignments and note taking prompts all of which is reinforced by a quiz. He and his staff do an amazing job of responding to questions and concerns, and it is clear that their primary goal is that the student learns the material.
Prerequisite: completion of an Algebra I curriculum.The Mr. D Math Geometry curriculum is a high-school credit course suitable for grades 6-12. The online curriculum includes 12 chapters of video-based instruction (Mac and PC compatible), course work for each section of each chapter, 12 chapter tests, 2 semester exams, and a comprehensive solutions manual. Also included is an online grade book, email access to the Mr. D Math teaching staff and enrollment in the Mr. D Math virtual learning center. Chapter Outline
Points, Lines, Planes and Angles
Reasoning and Proof
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Semester I exam
Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Area and Perimeter
Surface Area and Volume
Semester II exam
Last year, Lady Chatterly performed in a musical written, directed and produced by the very talented Deborah Kassner of Studio 253. Sir usually takes Improvisational Acting and private singing lessons with Deborah, but this winter he auditioned for and was selected to sing on her studio album of the songs from the musical. Here is a video of the titular song.
The longer Sir plays guitar, the more he loves it. He has decided that he would like to compose music. Recently, his teacher, the amazing Kevin Hart, recently recorded Sir's guitar group.