Course Code: PSYC101 Course ID: 3734 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
The course introduces students to the art and science of Psychology. Course emphasis is on applying the "science of human behavior" to a variety of settings: vocational, personal, academic, and clinical. Course content introduces the history of psychology, major theories of personality and learning, current research and developmental issues. The course has a holistic approach and integrates the biological basis of behavior, social factors, learning and the unique coping styles of the individual to understand human behavior.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Start Month||Session||Weeks|
|05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023||11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023||November||Fall 2023 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023||12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024||December||Fall 2023 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023||01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024||January||Winter 2024 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024||02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024||February||Winter 2024 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024||03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024||March||Winter 2024 Session D||8 Week session|
- Students will be able to identify and define the key tenets and theories in the field of psychology (perceptual, cognitive, developmental, abnormal, social, and health).
- Students will be able to apply basic psychological principles and theoretical concepts to their daily life, work, and relationships.
- Students will be able to describe how human behavior and mental processes are affected by culture and social situations and roles.
- Students will be able to apply the scientific method and research methodology to critique a simple psychological experiment.
- Students will be able to identify the main symptoms and treatments for common psychological disorders.
- Students will be able to describe the findings of major/critical psychological experiments and theorists in the field of psychology.
- Students will be able to summarize the mind/body connection as it relates to psychological concepts.
Participation in six weekly Discussions is required. General discussion posting requirements and topic-specific instructions are located on each discussion.
Due in Week 4 is the Lifespan Development Presentation Assignment. Due in Week 8 is the Stress, Lifestyle, & Health Post. Instructions are located in the "Assignments" tab in the classroom.
|Week 1: Intro and Overview of Psychology||10.00%|
|Week 2: Research Methods||10.00%|
|Week 3: Memory||10.00%|
|Week 5 Learning||10.00%|
|Week 6: Psychological Disorders||10.00%|
|Week 8: Social Psychology & Ethics||10.00%|
|Week 4: Lifespan Developmental Theories||20.00%|
|Week 7 Brief PolicyPresentation||20.00%|
Not current for future courses.