Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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PSY 201 - General Psychology I

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): BT 113   or WR 115  or designated placement.

Course Description: Provides students with the foundational knowledge required for further study in the field of psychology. This course is designed to help students gain a historical perspective of the field of psychology, an understanding of the scientific method applied to human behavior, and knowledge of the physiology of human behavior including the brain functions, sensations and perception process. The course also explores states of consciousness, memory, learning theory, cognition, language and creativity, motivation, emotion and stress. Provides training in the application of study skills, critical thinking and cross-cultural awareness.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Discuss the historical perspective of the field of psychology as a science.
  • CLO#2: Identify the scientific method and procedures as applied to the understanding and prediction of human behavior. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#3: Describe the various states of consciousness experienced by humans and the conditions that cause variations in these states.
  • CLO#4: Explain human behavior using theories of learning, cognition and memory.
  • CLO#5: Describe the components of and relationships between motivation, emotion and stress as related to human behavior.

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