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Course Code: PSYC102 Course ID: 4216 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of psychology as a profession and academic discipline. It focuses on the broad discipline of psychology and its subspecialty areas within the discipline, career opportunities available in the field and educational requirements for field entry, effective job and graduate program preparation strategies, and practical issues confronting psychologists and professionals in related occupations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/2022 - 03/31/2023 04/03/2023 - 05/28/2023 April Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

During successful completion of this course students will
CO1: Explore the broad discipline and specializations within the applied field of psychology.
CO2: Examine career options for graduates with differing levels of academic preparation.
CO3: Identify skills and knowledge expected of successful applicants to graduate programs in psychology.
CO4: Examine effective strategies for acquiring and evaluating new information within the field of psychology.
CO5: Demonstrate skills in correctly using the editorial style of the American Psychological Association.
CO6: Prepare an action plan for successful completion of the undergraduate academic major.

Six discussions - in weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7, will be completed. Topical and general instructions for completing them are located under the “Discussions” link in the classroom. Participation in Discussions is required.

Week 4 Career Interest Presentation – Using resources from Weeks 1 – 3, complete a 10 – 12 slide presentation, not including title and reference slides, on the following subsets of psychology: Developmental, Personality, Bio-Psychology, Perception Psychology, Learning/Memory, and Psychopathology.

Week 8 Online Profile Assignment: Using the links in the assigned readings area, create and begin building your professional profile.

NameGrade %
Discussions 50.00 %
Week 1: Introduction & Developmental Psychology 8.33 %
Week 2: Biopsychology & Cognitive & Clinical Neuropsychology 8.33 %
Week 3: Clinical & Counseling & School Psychology 8.33 %
Week 5: Investigation of Applying to Graduate Programs in Psychology 8.33 %
Week 6: Experimental & Forensic Psychology 8.33 %
Week 7: Career Choices 8.33 %
Week 4 Career Interest Presentation 20.00 %
Week 4 Career Interest Presentation 20.00 %
Week 8 Online Professional Profile 30.00 %
Week 8 Online Professional Profile 30.00 %

During successful completion of this course students will
CO1: Explore the broad discipline and specializations within the applied field of psychology.
CO2: Examine career options for graduates with differing levels of academic preparation.
CO3: Identify skills and knowledge expected of successful applicants to graduate programs in psychology.
CO4: Examine effective strategies for acquiring and evaluating new information within the field of psychology.
CO5: Demonstrate skills in correctly using the editorial style of the American Psychological Association.
CO6: Prepare an action plan for successful completion of the undergraduate academic major.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.