General Psychology – PSYC 101

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Introduction to Psychology as a scientific discipline concerned with the study of behavior. Consideration will be given to such topics as human development, motivation, emotion, perception, learning, personality, intelligence, measurement and applied areas.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This course is a survey of the many different areas covered within the field of psychology. It introduces students to the way psychology affects them as a person as well as its ability to help us understand, predict, and control behavior for the betterment of people. It is offered as a general education course in light of its impact on our society through the research that is being conducted and the theories that are presented.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Describe the major concepts in psychology.
    2. Analyze problems related to behavior and mental processes.
    3. Evaluate psychological phenomena from a biblical perspective.
    4. Apply psychological theory to everyday life.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Essays (5)

The student is required to write an essay using a provided prompt. Each essay must be at least 400 words, be in current APA format, and cite the course text. (MLOs: A, B, C, D)

The student will complete two assignments. One assignment is a 3–4 page paper applying research on factors related to online student success. The second assignment is a 3–4 page paper on the student’s experience with a personality measure. Detailed instructions for each assignment are included in the module/weeks in which they are assigned. (MLOs: A, B, C, D)

The student will complete 8 quizzes. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes. Quizzes 5, 6, and 7 contain 30 multiple-choice questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. Quizzes 1 through 4, and 8 contain 40 multiple-choice questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 20 minutes. Students are allowed one retake of each quiz (taken within the module/week it is assigned). When a student retakes a quiz, the highest score will be retained. (MLOs: A, B, D)