76 Welcome to the class!

This course will introduce you to the fascinating study of human behavior. You will learn what sorts of things Social Psychologists are interested in – and some of the methods they use to study them. You will learn some new vocabulary, examine a bit of research, and discuss many interesting issues with your fellow students. Keep an open mind and be prepared for a challenging and thought-provoking course. If you are the curious type, and if you like to think, I believe you will enjoy this course.

Pelz Family Photo.
Hello! I’m your professor for this course – Bill Pelz.

I began my teaching career at Herkimer County Community College in 1968, 

and began teaching online in 1997.  

 I’m with my family on the island of St. John’s.  


The “Course Information” documents in this section provide syllabus information which describe the course requirements and policies. Read all of these documents carefully. If you have any questions, ask in the Bulletin Board at the bottom of the Learning Modules page and I will get right back to you with a clarification. After reading through all of the Course Information documents you should have a clear picture of my expectations for the course. Feel free to print any of the documents if you are more comfortable with hard copies. 

The learning activities appear on the “Learning Modules” page when you access the course or click the “Learning Modules” link in the list on the left. The Learning Modules part of the course is where you will “attend class” on a regular basis. You should logon and participate often in order to satisfy the class requirements. The Course Schedule document is the first link at the top ofl the Learning Modules page, and it lists the start and end dates for the discussion forums in each module, and also lists the dates when you complete the Knowledge Audits.

Notice: This course is being offered in the new Generals Online learning management system. If something in the course seems odd, or if you are not clear what you are expected to do, post a message in the Bulletin Board.


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