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Introduction to Psychology (PSY-101)

Various, distance learning format.

Varies (self-study; self-paced).


December 2014 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify key concepts, models, and principles regarding psychological research methods, human biology, consciousness, development and human diversity, and sensation and perception; demonstrate knowledge and apply the concepts of basic learning, memory, cognition, language, and intelligence concepts, structures, and processes; and explain key theories and research findings regarding emotions, stress, personality, and psychological disorders.
This self-study course is designed to introduce students to the discipline of psychology and explores, through a psychological lens, theory and research related to neurological, biological, cognitive, sociological, cultural, and developmental phenomena. Other topics include: theoretical and empirical perspectives on personality and psychological disorders. The unit objectives in this course are aligned with the American Psychological Association's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major (version 2.0, August, 2013).
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Science, General Science, or Teacher Education (12/14).