Introduction to the field of psychology and the major sub-areas including the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, stress, as well as abnormal, developmental and social psychology. Students majoring in Psychology must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
Introduction to Psychology
By Kalat, J. W. Recommended
Psychology: Themes and Variations
By Weiten, W. Recommended
By Ciccarelli, S. K. & White J. N. Recommended
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
By American Psychological Association Recommended
Psychology: Themes & Variations (Briefer Version)
By Weiten, W. Category/Comments - Text for the Online Campus Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
Recognize the necessity for ethical behavior in all aspects of the science and practice of psychology.
Recognize the relevance of psychological knowledge in occupations and other settings.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Historical foundations of psychology
Psychology as a science
Fields of psychological study
States of consciousness
Sensation and Perception
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35 - 25 online
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.