PSY 101 General Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the field of psychology, including its history and controversies, its subfields 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 68 or higher on the College's Reading placement test and a passing score of 3 or higher on the College's English placement test; or concurrent registration in ENG 090 and/or RDG 090 (formerly ENG 10 and/or RDG 10) and a grade of C or better in RDG 080 (formerly RDG 09). Three class hours a week. Competency met: Social Phenomenon (5.4).  Fall, Spring, Summer.

3 credits
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