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PSYC& 100 - General Psychology

5 credits

Eligible for ENGL& 101  or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095 .

General Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to psychology (the scientific study of behavior and mental experience). It is a prerequisite for all advanced psychology courses as well as a requirement for many other majors. This is a survey course of a diverse field. This course covers a broad range of topics, including research strategies, neuroscience, human development, learning, memory, cognition, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Personal Dimensions of Psychology
    • Understand and provide examples of individual differences in human behavior
    • Be able to think rationally and critically about behavior in order to develop informed opinions by using theories of Psychology
    • Apply psychological knowledge to improve study skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Social Dimensions of Psychology
    • Define and understand the diversity of the field of psychology
    • Integrate the biological, social, and psychological factors in behavior
    • Understand how theories of psychology have been integrated into culture
  • Demonstrate understanding of Knowledge Building and the Cognitive Dimension of Psychology
    • Be able to use and define basic psychological terminology
    • Understand how psychological evidence presented in this course has been acquired through the use of scientific method
    • Understand how brain development relates to multiple areas of psychology

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