PSYC1301 Introduction to Psychology

Course Description

Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior (a prerequisite to all other courses in psychology).

This course emphasizes psychology as the scientific study of behavior and mental abilities. An introductory course like this is a survey course, where the various sub-fields within psychology are identified, and a sampling of material is examined within each sub-field.

You will find that psychology is a much larger field than you ever realized. Psychologists work in areas of mental illness it is true, but they may also work in issues of children, aging, advertising, community development, business personnel, neuroscience, and even the courtroom. A neuropsychologist may work hand in hand with doctors in finding answers to numerous diseases. Additionally animal psychologists may work in zoos, national parks, and community agencies for the welfare of animals.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

When you finish this course you should be able to:

  1. Understand and conduct a proper process of inquiry.
  2. Utilize critical reasoning in examining new ideas.
  3. Explain major concepts and methodologies used in psychology.
  4. Describe current developments within psychology.
  5. Apply the applications of psychological principles to the real world.
  6. Utilize research design in formulating possible research.
  7. Respect the commonality and diversity of human experience.
  8. Integrate web-based and print resources.