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PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: PSY 1101
AGEC: 
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/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.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations:

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Distinguish between the major psychological schools of thought and their historical bases.
2. (Comprehension 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. (Analysis 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. (Analysis Level) Appraise challenges of contemporary life and the behavioral management and coping techniques implicated.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Accurately articulate through oral or written discourse the various psychological theories and applicable psychological interventions when given a contemporary social situation.
2. Analyze various psychological theories and schools of thought, past & present, when presented through a variety of written texts, films, role playing, etc.
3. When presented with a psychological issue, outline the appropriate research method needed to complete the study.
4. Accurately identify through a variety of written and oral tasks systems involved in cognition, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness.
5. Participate in a variety of practical problem solving tasks in which behavioral management and coping techniques can be identified.