PSYC101 - Introduction to Psychology

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC101 Course ID: 3734 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The course introduces students to the art and science of Psychology. Course emphasis is on applying the "science of human behavior" to a variety of settings: vocational, personal, academic, and clinical. Course content introduces the history of psychology, major theories of personality and learning, current research and developmental issues. The course has a holistic approach and integrates the biological basis of behavior, social factors, learning and the unique coping styles of the individual to understand human behavior.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/24/2023 - 09/29/2023 10/02/2023 - 11/26/2023 October Fall 2023 Session B 8 Week session
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023 01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024 January Winter 2024 Session B 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Students will be able to identify and define the key tenets and theories in the field of psychology (perceptual, cognitive, developmental, abnormal, social, and health).
  2. Students will be able to apply basic psychological principles and theoretical concepts to their daily life, work, and relationships.
  3. Students will be able to describe how human behavior and mental processes are affected by culture and social situations and roles.
  4. Students will be able to apply the scientific method and research methodology to critique a simple psychological experiment.
  5. Students will be able to identify the main symptoms and treatments for common psychological disorders.
  6. Students will be able to describe the findings of major/critical psychological experiments and theorists in the field of psychology.
  7. Students will be able to summarize the mind/body connection as it relates to psychological concepts.

Participation in six weekly Discussions is required. General discussion posting requirements and topic-specific instructions are located on each discussion.

Due in Week 4 is the Lifespan Development Presentation Assignment. Due in Week 8 is the Stress, Lifestyle, & Health Post. Instructions are located in the "Assignments" tab in the classroom.

NameGrade %
Discussions 60.00%
Week 1: Intro and Overview of Psychology 10.00%
Week 2: Research Methods 10.00%
Week 3: Memory 10.00%
Week 5 Learning 10.00%
Week 6: Psychological Disorders 10.00%
Week 8: Social Psychology & Ethics 10.00%
Assignments 40.00%
Week 4: Lifespan Developmental Theories 20.00%
Week 7 Brief PolicyPresentation 20.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.