PSY 301 • Intro to Psychology
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
PSY 301 is an introductory psychology course that briefly considers the fundamental principles, theories and methods of contemporary psychology. The goal is to engage students through the personal relevance of material across the domains of developmental, biological, cognitive, social, personality and clinical psychology.
There will be four, primarily short-answer exams throughout the semester that make up 80% of the final grade. Exams will draw from both lectures and readings. Students are also required to turn in one brief writing assignment regarding the relevance of each segment of the class to their everyday lives worth an additional 10% of their grades. Class participation will also make up 10%.
M.G Gazzaniga and T.S. Heatherton. Psychological Science: Mind, Brain and Behavior. New York, Norton, 2003.