PSY w301 • Intro to Psychology
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
This course is intended to give students exposure to a wide range of topics in the field of psychology, with a special emphasis on clinical disorders (mental illness) . Lectures and class discussions will focus on learning, memory, intelligence, brain and behavior, personality, development, stress, and health, among other topics. Psychology is a science, and this class will emphasize critical evaluation of all material covered. Special attention will also be given to practical applications of psychology to everyday life.
There will be four in-class exams. These exams will take a multiple choice format and will consist of approximately 40 items each. The top three exams will be worth 30% each, and the lowest exam will be worth 10% of the final grade. Make up exams can be taken on a special day at the end of the semester, August 16th. At the end of the semester, 89.5 100 = A; 79.5 to 89.49 = B; 69.5 to 79.49 = C; 59.5 to 69.49 = D; 59.49 and below = F.
Exploring Psychology (6th Ed.) by Myers.