Schedule Overview

WEEK DATE / MODE TOPIC(S) READINGS / ASSIGNMENT
1

Jan. 14

On-campus / Sync
Course Overview & History of Motivation

READINGS

Optional

2

Jan. 21

On-campus / Sync
Expectancy-Value Models

READINGS

Optional

ASSIGNMENT

  • Research Report #1 – Due in class
3

Jan. 22 – 28

ONLINE
Social Cognitive Theory

READINGS

4

Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

ONLINE
Self-Concept and Self-Worth

READINGS

5

Feb. 11

On-campus / Sync
Attribution Theory

READINGS

ASSIGNMENT

  • Research Report #2 – Due in class
6

Feb. 12 – 18

ONLINE
Theories of Intelligence & Ability Beliefs

READINGS

And, choose one of the two articles below:

ASSIGNMENT

  • Essay Set #1 due February 22 (Sunday) at 11:59 PM
7

Feb. 19 – 25

ONLINE
Self-Regulation

READINGS

8

March 4

On-campus / Sync
Achievement Goal Theory

READINGS

Optional

ASSIGNMENT

  • Research Report #3 – Due in class

March 9 – 13

MSU Spring Break Enjoy the break!
9

March 12-18

ONLINE
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

READINGS

10

March 25

On-campus / Sync
Interest and Flow

READINGS

Optional

ASSIGNMENT

  • Research Report #4 – Due in class

  • Essay Set #2 due April 1 (Wednesday) at 11:59 PM
11

April 2 – 8

ONLINE
The Role of Schools and Teachers

READINGS

Optional
12

April 9 – 15

ONLINE
The Role of Family and Peers

READINGS

13

April 22

On-campus / Sync
Sociocultural Influences

READINGS

Optional

ASSIGNMENT

  • Research Report #5 – Due in class
14

April 29

On-campus / Sync
The Role of Technology

READINGS

Optional

ASSIGNMENT

  • Essay Set #3 / Final Paper due May 3 (Sunday) at 11:59 PM