2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology

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.