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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
PSYC 4505 (SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE) OR PSYCH 4506
(DIRECTED RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE) LEARNING CONTRACT
Specialized reading and research conducted under direction of faculty supervisor and with approval of
behavioral neuroscience committee. PSYC 4505 and PSYC 4506 may be repeated for a combined total
of up to 9 hours credit, no more than 6 hours credit with any one faculty member.
PSYC 4505 is available for three hour sections only, for a total of six hours per semester. PSYC 4506 is
available for three hour sections only. Up to nine hours of 4505 and/or 4506 is generally used for
independent research; however, a student cannot be enrolled in these courses simultaneously for the BN
concentration.
After this contract is completed and signed by the student and faculty member below, it must be returned
to the Academic Advising & Resource Center (AARC) in the Psychology Department (room 205). If
needed, a section will be created and a permit will be entered. The student will be notified, and the
original contract will be held in the AARC for the student to pick up. Once the permit is entered, the
student must register for the course in order to be enrolled and receive course credit.
Contracts turned in two weeks prior to the close of regular registration will be given permits for the
second session to avoid late registration.
Students Name:_______________________________________ ID#:____________________________
Mailing Address:______________________________________ City:____________________________
State: _____ Zip: _______ Email: ___________@memphis,edu Phone #: ________________________
Course Number: _________________ Credit Hours: ________ Semester: _________ Year: __________
Instructor of Record: _______________________ Field Supervisor: ___________________________
Date work will begin: ___________& end ___________ Project Title: ____________________________
In the space below, briefly specify the activities required for completion of the course. The courses listed
above are graded with a regular letter grade or IP (In Progress). See the paragraph on Grading on the
reverse for more information.
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Student Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: __________________
This form must be returned to the Instructor of Record (faculty member) for a grade to be posted.
Faculty Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: __________________
For Office Use: Call Number: __________ Section Number: ______ Permit Entered: _____________
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
PSYC 4505 (SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE) OR 4506
(DIRECTED RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE) LEARNING CONTRACT
Grading: PSYC 4505 and 4506 receive regular letter grades. If the course requirements are not fulfilled
during the semester in which the student is enrolled in the course, the student will receive a grade of IP
(In Progress) and may, at the instructor’s decision, complete the course requirements before the first day
of classes for the following semester. The University will accept a Grade Change Form until the first day
of classes for the following semester. If an IP grade remains, the student must re-enroll in the course the
following semester for the same number of hours in order to receive the final grade.
PSYC 4505 and 4506 are available for three hour sections only, for a total of six hours per semester by
one instructor. PSYC 4505 and 4506 may be repeated for a combined total of nine hours. Both 4505 and
4506 may be designated as honors sections. Please note on the form that an honors section is requested
Student Responsibilities
Contract Initiation
To Initiate a contract and enroll in the course, select a faculty supervisor and discuss and agree upon the
activities required to complete the project. This learning contract must be approved prior to the semester
in which the project is to be conducted.
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ou are expected to devote 50 hours of work for every credit hour you receive. For example, to receive 3
hours of credit you must work 150 hours total. This is equivalent to eight to ten hours per week during a
regular 15 week semester and 30 hours per week during a five-week summer term.
Once a permit is issued, the student must activate the permit by registering for the course.
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ontract Completion
At the end of the semester, the contract and log of hours should be signed by the field supervisor* (if
applicable) and given to the faculty member issuing the grade. The faculty member may keep this
contract for their records.
Certification of course work completion: ______________________________________________
Field Supervisor’s* Signature (if applicable)
*A Fiel
d Supervisor can be a graduate student or a project supervisor off campus. If the student does not
work directly with the faculty member who will issue the grade, the Field Supervisor completes this area
and forwards it to the faculty member (instructor of record) to issue the grade.
Grade to be Issued: _________________ Date: __________________
Rev 6/5/2012 mam
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