PSY 101 General Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the field of psychology, including its history and controversies, its sub-fields and divisions, its major theorists and theoretical perspectives, and its current state and promise.  The focus will be on how we develop across the life span, the biological basis of our behavior, the nature of intelligence and learning, personality, psychological disorders, and how we behave in social situations.  The aim is for students to gain an appreciation for the science of psychology and how it can be applied to our own lives.  Prerequisite: A passing score of 3 or better on the College's English placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 090, ENG 091 or ENG 092.  A passing score of 68 on the College's Reading placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or RDG 090 and a grade of C or better in RDG 080.  Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Social Phenomenon (5.4) 3 credits Fall, Spring, Summer

3 credits
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