- Non-Repeatable Credit
- MATERIALS FEE:
- CREDIT BY EXAM:
- CORE MISSION APPLICABILITY:
- UC Transfer;Associate Degree Applicable (AA/AS);Certificate of Achievement (COA);CSU Transfer
General Education ()
Human Services AS (AS Degree Program)
Human Services Worker Cert (Certificate of Achievement)
GENERAL EDUCATION APPLICABILITY
CC GE Area II: Social & Behavioral Science = Social;
IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences = 4I: Psychology;
CSU GE Area D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior, Historical = D9 - Psychology;
- UC Transfer Course:
- CSU Transfer Course:
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to
- Explain the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research methods, core empirical findings, and historic trends in psychology.
- Articulate the impact of diversity on psychological research, theory and application, including (but not limited to) age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation.
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal experiences, social settings, and organizational environments.
- Apply and demonstrate critical thinking, research skills, and information competence to psychological topics.
- Design an independent study and critically analyze knowledge about human behavior.
Prerequisite In Psychology C101H, students are expected to write a critique of an article they retrieve from an appropriate media source. The critique must reflect their understanding of the various research tools used by researchers in the academic field of Psychology. The critique must be written in clear and grammatically correct prose. Writing level two prepares them to succeed in this task. The students are also expected to write a eight to ten page term page in which they must compare and contrast psychological concepts. In addition PSYC C101H class must write a 4 to 6 page book project assigned by the instructor, with related concepts the student identifies in the class discussions and/or the course textbook. Writing level two prepares the student to use the correct format, and write in clear, grammatically correct prose. Writing - 1 Level Prior to Transfer
- Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition):
Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition)
Students are required to demonstrate a greater level of competence in critical thinking, writing and understanding of concepts than is required within PSYC C101 course.
Acceptance for the Honors program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor.
Advisory In Psychology 101H, students are expected to read a college-level textbook as well as other book-length works, and journal articles. To that end, the reading skills of Reading Level 1 prepare students to succeed in Psychology 101 by making sure they have the skills to read the course textbook and class materials. In addition, since it is important that students have the ability to compare and contrast analytic works and primary source documents, the Reading Level 1 skills concerning identifying central points, distinguishing major and minor supporting information and differentiating fact from opinion are important for student success in Psychology 101 H. Reading - 1 Level Prior to Transfer
DETAILED TOPICAL OUTLINE:
1. What is Psychology?
2. Viewpoints in Psychology and their origins
3. Contemporary Viewpoints
4. APA formatting
B. Research Methods in Psychology
1. Basic Concepts and Research Methods
2. Descriptive Studies, Formal Experiments, Describing and Interpreting
C. Biological Basis for Behavior.
1.Neurons, Primary anatomy and physiology
2. Divisions of the Nervous System: Central, Peripheral
3. Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
4. Structures and Functions of the Brain
5. Endocrine Function and Effect
D. Perception: Interpreting Sensory Messages
1. Relationship between Consciousness and “Reality”
E. Consciousness: a Variety of States, Awake Sleep, and Dreaming
1. Altered States of Consciousness, including Drugs
F. Learning and Cognition
1. Basic Principles of Learning: Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning and other
2. Extinction: Learning when to quit
3. Behavioral Modification
G. Memory: Three steps in memory formation and retrieval
1. Biological basis
2. Stages of memory
H. Intelligence: The sum total of Cognition
1. Definitions and Measurement.
2. Controversies regarding ethnicity and extremes
I. Developmental Psychology:
1. Methodologies and Processes
2. Theories: Piaget, Maslow, Gilligan, and Kohlberg,
3. Erikson’s Stage Theory of Personality Development
J. Personality Theories
1. Trait theory
2. Freud and Psychoanalytical Theory
3. Humanistic Theory: Maslow and Rogers
K. Abnormal Psychology: Definitions and Etiologies
1. Categories: Anxiety, Mood, Psychosis. And Personality Disorders
2. Controversies regarding Treatments and Therapies
L. Social Psychology: Definitions and Applications
M. Include research that provides further depth of knowledge in the outlined areas of study.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION--Course instructional methods may include but are not limited to
- Group Work;
- Guest Lecturers;
- In-class writing;
- Instruction through examination or quizzing;
- Outside reading;
- Presentations (by students);
- Problem Solving;
- Written work;
OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Out of class assignments may include but are not limited to
A. Reading handouts
Example: Articles from the "Monitor" American Psychological Association (APA) quarterly publication.
B. Textbook assignments
Example: Weekly Chapter take-home study quizzes.
C. Psychology research paper.
Example: Eight to ten page term paper written in APA format (including a title page, abstract, body and reference page) on a topic in psychology approved by the instructor.
D. Literature Review:
Example: Research peer-reviewed literature on specific topics to bring in for class discussion and/or debate.
METHODS OF EVALUATION: Assessment of student performance may include but is not limited to
A. Comprehensive exams: short essay & multiple choices.
Short essay example:
Explain Erik Erikson 8 stages of psychosocial personality development.
Multiple choice example:
The concept of unconditional positive regard was developed by:
a. Sigmund Freud
b. Harry Sullivan
c. Carl Rogers
d. Albert Ellis
B. Write a research paper in APA style on any psychological topic scored by a rubric.
Example Topics: Dream Analysis; Cognitive Behavioral Theory; Behaviorism;
C. Oral presentation, scored by a rubric
Example, Student will present an oral summary of his/her research paper.
D. (Honors Section) Debate current and classical issues in the field of psychology, scored by a rubric
Example: Student(s) will elect a position on the following topic: Was Stanley Milgram's Study of Obedience Unethical? and debate this topic with opposing student(s).
TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS: Instructional materials may include but are not limited to
Slife, Brent. (2010) Taking Sides Clashing Views On Psychological Issues, 16th Edition, McGraw-Hill
Pastorino, E., Doyle-Portillo, S. . (2011) What is Psychology?, 2nd Edition, Wardsworth Cengage Learning
Benjamin B. Lahey. (2009) Psychology, An Introduction, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill
- METHOD OF DELIVERY:
- iTV – Interactive video = Face to face course with significant required activities in a distance modality ;Face to face;
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Counseling (Masters Required);Psychology (Masters Required);
- Origination Date
- Last Outline Revision
- Curriculum Committee Approval
- Board of Trustees
- State Approval
- UC Approval
- 70 = Fall 2001
- UC Approval Status
- CSU Approval
- 70 = Fall 2001
- CSU Approval Status
- IGETC Approval
- 70 = Fall 2001
- IGETC Approval Status
- CSU GE Approval
- 70 = Fall 2001
- CSU GE Approval Status
- Data Element Changes
- Data Justification
- Course Element Changes
- Proposal of new Distance Education indication
- Course Change Justification
- Students will have access from all on ground sites for the honor section of PSYC C101 with the implementation of iTV as a method of delivery.
- Course ID (CB00)
- TOP Code (CB03)
- 2001.00 - Psychology, General;
- Course Credit Status (CB04)
- D - Credit - Degree Applicable;
- Course Transfer Status (CB05)
- A = Transferable to both UC and CSU
- Course Units of Credit Maximum High (CB06):
- Course Units of Credit Minimum Low (CB07):
- Course Basic Skills (BS) Status (CB08):
- N = Course is not a basic skills course.
- SAM Code (CB09):
- E = Non-Occupational;
- Cooperative Education Course Status (CB10):
- Not part of Coop Work Exp;
- Course Classification Code (CB11):
- Liberal Arts and Sciences;
- Course Special Status (CB13):
- N - Not Special;
- CAN Code (CB14):
- CAN-Code Seq (CB15):
- Course Prior to College Level (CB21):
- Not Applicable;
- Course Non-Credit Category (CB22):
- Not Applicable, Credit Course;
- Funding Agency Category (CB23):
- Not Applicable
- Course Program Status (CB24):
- 1 - Program Applicable;