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PSY 201 - General Psychology


Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100 , RDG 100  and MAT 101  or MAT 155  or MAT 160  or MAT 170  or MAT 103  with a minimum grade of  C.
Course Topics:
  • Psychological methods of research
  • Biological basis for behavior
  • Human growth and development
  • Sensation and perception
  • States of consciousness
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Personality
  • Psychological disorders
  • Therapeutic techniques
  • Social psychology

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • None

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59


Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain scientific approaches and psychological methods of research.
  2. Describe the physiological basis of behavior.
  3. Describe the major issues of the developing person.
  4. Differentiate between the various states of consciousness.
  5. Explain the principles and applications of memory.
  6. Describe the perspectives of personality.
  7. Differentiate between the clinical features of and the treatment for the psychological disorders.

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  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

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  • Academic Integrity
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2023-2024