This course provides a broad, general introduction to psychology, its basic subject matter, and its approaches to gathering and evaluating evidence about the causes and correlates of behavior. It includes: a) awareness of major psychological approaches to the study of the behavior of organisms; b) knowledge of its important contributors; c) knowledge of research findings, and concepts; d) understanding of its methodology and limitations. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify the major psychological theories used to explain behavior.
- Identify major contributors to psychology.
- Describe the research methods used by psychologists (and their limitations).
- Use key concepts/vocabulary to explain psychological phenomenon.
- Apply psychological concepts to their own life and society.
- Evaluate the key tensions in psychology.
- Analyze real world problems using psychological concepts.
Learning How to Learn:
- Become informed consumers of psychological knowledge.
- Recognize the value in understanding psychology.