Psychology
  • Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to investigate why human beings think and act the way they do. This is an introductory course and will broadly cover several areas.  Students will be expected to expand and go further into the topics.  Theories and current research will be presented for the student to critically evaluate and understand.  Each Module will present the terminology, theories and research that are critical to the understanding of the topic.  Assignments and assessments will be included as well as tutorials and interactive drills.

    Objectives

    Upon completion of Psychology, students should be able to:

    • Study the major concepts and theories of psychology
    • Be able to define and use key terms of psychology
    • Understand and be able to demonstrate research, and also be able to interpret and evaluate the validity of the research.
    • Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the vast amount of “psychology” that is presented in everyday literature.
    • Be able to apply psychological principles to their own lives
    • Understand the many areas of psychology as both areas of study and possible career options
    • Build on their reading, writing, evaluation and discussion skills
    • Learn about the ethical standards that govern psychological research

    Grade Instruments

    Homework/Classwork    30%   

     Formative           40%

    Summative          20%   

     Participation        10%

    Students need a notebook for class.