Why an Electronic Course Portfolio Course Portfolio Content How to
Why an Electronic Course Portfolio?

An electronic  course portfolio serves primarily 3 functions:

  1. an opportunity to integrate your notes, the text, and other material, therefore providing an effective study method. (A portfolio also provides you with  an opportunity to reinforce and further develop your writing and computer skills.  Yep, whether you like computers or not they are here to stay. If you want to be a successful  professional you will need to know- I mean , really know - how to use computers well).

  2. an individualized resource to take with you into future courses. (Believe it or not, the courses that you are required to take in the Psych major [& minor] are related. You are expected to retain at least some of the information from a course and apply it to later, sometimes more advanced,  courses [e.g, Experimental Psychology, Seminar]. I often get the impression that too many students don't see it this way.  Why else would they rush to the bookstore  at the semester's end to sell back their books for a few extra dollars? I find this very odd.  A mechanic would not sell his tools back when he completes a phase of his training, would  he? But, I digress.  A course portfolio should be a helpful resource whether or not you sell back your tools (books).

  3. a record or documentation of some of the content that you learned in the course.  (Such a record may be helpful in convincing a potential employer that you are the person for the job or in convincing members of an admissions committee that you are the right person to take that last remaining seat in your dream graduate school program.) 

You may be required to submit course portfolios for certain courses, but it  is strongly recommended that you maintain your own personal electronic portfolio to organize all of your work while here at Seton Hall.  

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Course Portfolio Content

PSYC 1101: Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1116: Psychology of Business

PSYC 3216: Motivation and Emotion

PSYC 3217: Physiological Psychology

PSYC 3311: Experimental Psychology


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How to use Microsoft Office 2000 to create your electronic course portfolio

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