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PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: PSY 1101
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Introduction to principles and theories of human behavior, development, personality and cognition, and the relationship to societal issues. Historical views and research methodology applied to psychology are also presented. (Field trips may be required.) Prerequisite and corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between the major psychological schools of thought and their historical bases.
2. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various research methods used in psychological studies.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify physiological and psychological systems involved in cognition, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness.
4. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast psychoanalytic, cognitive, humanistic and social learning theories as they pertain to various aspects of human development.
5. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various personality theories, categories of personality, and the assessments used in the determination of personality types.
6. (Application Level) Apply psychological theories to social situations.
7. (Analysis Level) Compare the various treatment modalities and their application to abnormal behaviors.
8. (Evaluation Level) Appraise challenges of contemporary life and the behavioral management and coping techniques implicated.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None