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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Summer 2007

PSY w301 • Introduction to Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
88213 MTWTh
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
SEA 2.108

Course Description

The focus of this course is on understanding basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Students will explore the diverse interests of modern psychology by concentrating on the research findings and competing theories which guide scholarship and service in the field of psychology.

The course will be structured around the various areas of psychology (e.g., clinical psychology, personality psychology, etc.) to provide students with a clearer picture of how psychology works as a science and how it is applicable to every person's daily life.

Grading Policy

A majority of the course grade will be based on four 50 point examinations, each covering about one-quarter of the course material (2/3 of the total grade). An optional cumulative final exam, also worth 50 points, will be offered as a make up for any student who misses an exam throughout the regular semester. Additionally, there will be a handful of in and out of class assignments and projects that will total to count for 100 points (1/3 of the total grade).


D.E. Myers. Exploring Psychology (6th edition).


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