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Spring 2018

Psychology Courses:

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PSY101 - General Psychology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the scientific study of human and animal behavior. Topics include basic methodology, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, human development, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy. Prerequisite: completion of the Genesee Community College reading proficiency.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
To demonstrate psychological literacy, students will:

1. Use critical thinking and multiple forms of communication (i.e. verbal, written, sign language) to describe key concepts associated with the core areas of psychology (biology, cognition, development, social/personality and mental/physical health).*

2. Use scientific reasoning to differentiate between credible and non-credible sources, interpret and assess psychological research and honor intellectual copyright.*

3. Identify the purpose of ethical standards and advantages of sociocultural competence in psychological science and practice.*


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.




Content Outline:
The science of psychology
Research methods
Biology and behavior
Consciousness
Sensation & Perception
Learning
Memory
Cognition
Development
Stress and Well-being
Personality
Psychological Disorders
Treatment of Psychological disorders




Effective Term: Spring 2018