ENC0025 Developmental Writing II and
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
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A survey of psychology as a social science incorporating the physiological aspects of personality development and mental health. The course focuses on the adaptation of the individaul to his physical and social environments. Human motives are emotions, learning and memory, attention, thinking, intelligence, personality, and abnormal mental conditions are among the topics covered. The emphasis is on the physiological and socio-environmental causes of behavior. Meets A.A. general education Category IV. A writing emphasis course.
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|Special Requirements:||There is a fee for distance learning classes.|
|Program Learning Outcomes:||
Global Learning Outcomes: I. Critical Thinking: : Students evaluate the validity of their own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and synthesizing results into the learning process III. Scientific and Mathematical Literacy: Students will apply an understanding of mathematical, natural, and behavioral scientific principles and methods to solve abstract and practical problems. VII. Personal Management: Students will develop habits of conduct that result in fulfilling personal and occupational accomplishments. Major Learning Outcomes: 1. Knowledge of Psychology-This is the only goal we usually try to evaluate directly by examination. It includes: A. Understanding the major theories of psychology that have been developed over the years. B. Awareness of the major problems that psychologists consider worth studing. C. Knowledge of psychology's history and important contributions. D. Knowledge of psychology's terminology and important research findings. E. Understanding its methods, capabilities, and limitations. See detailed objective list for more information on specific chapters. 2. Development of Scientific Values and Skills--Included here are: A. Stimulation of Intellectual curiosity about human and animal behavior. B. Appreciation of the scientific method. C. Awareness of personal bias in experimentation, observation, and the reporting of research findsing. D. A critical attitude toward all generalizations and an intelligent skepticism about accepting what people claim to be true. E. The ability to evaluate what people say on the basis of the evidence supporting or refuting their claims. 3. Personal Development--If there is one course encountered in your college career that you should be able to "take home with you" and use in your everyday life, it ought to be your course in psychology. You will be the best judge of whether this goal has been attained, but ideally, contact with psychology out to: A. Increase your understanding and tolerance of other people's behavior. B. Give you a better understanding of the forces on you that influence out choices and actions. C. Give you more power in your own life to live more effectively and productively.
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Specific Performance Objectives: 1. The Evolution of Psychology: summarize the development of psychology as a branch of natural science, describe major schools of psychologycal thought that flourished during that period of development, and summarize current viewpoints in the field. 2. The Research Enterprise in Psychology: Describe the scientific method as used inpsychology, and give examples of psychological research. 3. The Biological Basis of Behavior: Summarize the anatomy of the brain, and process of genetic inheritance, and discuss the influence of physiological processes on behavior. 4. Sensation and Perception: Discuss the anatomy and functions of the transformed into subjective perceptual reality. 5. Variations in Consciousness: Describe variations in consciousness associated with circadian rhythms, sleep, dreaming, hypnosis, meditation, and psychoactive drug effects. 6. Learning Through Conditioning: Summarize the processes of classical, operant, and observation learning, and describe the role each plays in the shaping of behavior. 7. Human Memory: Describe how information is encoded, stored, and retrieved from memory, and explain various theories of forgetting. 8. Intelligence and Psychological Testing: Discuss the measurement of intelligence, the controversies surrounding intelligence testing, and various theories of intelligence. 9. Personaality: Theory, Research, and Assessment: Summarize major psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral and biological theories of personality development, and describe common methods of personality assessment. 10. Stress, Coping, and Health: Summarize theeffects of stress on one's psychological and physical well-being, and describe both productive and unproductive methods of coping with stress. 11. Psychological Disorders: List and describe major forms of psychological disorder as presented in the DSM-IV, and summarize explanations for these disorders offered by the major perspectives in psychology. 12. Treatment of Psychological Disorders: Describe the variety of psychological and biological methods of treating psychological disorder, and discuss the effectiveness of these methods. 13. Social Behavior: Summarize social psychological research in the areas of person perception, relationships, conformity and obedience, and group processes.
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Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
|Flexibility:||It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.|
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|Note:||For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.|