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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC& 100 - General Psychology

Credits: 5
Provides an overview of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and animals. Focuses on the presentation of various scientific theories and supporting research that currently guide the understanding of various aspects of human behavior such as learning, sensation, perception, motivation, memory, emotion, personality, development, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and group behavior.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain the scientific method as it applies within the discipline of psychology.
  2. Identify and describe the major theoretical perspectives utilized by psychology in understanding behavior and mental processes.
  3. Explain the major concepts utilized by psychologists in understanding various aspects of behavior and mental processes.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify and apply concepts related to acquiring, evaluating and using reliable, valid, and powerful information to understand mind and behavior.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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