2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology I


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course introduces and reviews scientific approaches to the study and explanation of human behavior. Topics will include historical background; scientific method; the biological, genetic, neural, and evolutionary bases of behavior; sensation and perception; attention, learning, and memory; motivation and emotions; problem solving and reasoning; cognition and communication;  social psychology, personality, and psychological disorders.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the experimental designs and historical background of the discipline of psychology, including theories and principles as they pertain to the individual topics of the course.