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COURSE SYLLABUSSemester: SummerYear: 2014Mission Statement:Richard J. Daley College provides high-quality education, which leads to academic success, careerdevelopment, and personal enrichment that fulfill diverse community needs.Course (Discipline):PsychologyNumber:12375 Section: CGIAI#: S6-900Course Title:General Psychology 201Length of Course (Weeks): 8Credit Hours: 3Lab Hours:Contact Hours:Meeting Day(s): MWTimes: 8:00- am 11:00 amBuilding: MainClassroom #: 3105Syllabus can be found on Blackboard website at.Instructor’s Name: Winifred Armstead-HannahE-mail Address:[email protected]Phone#: (773) 838-7677Office #: 3108Building: MainOffice hours: TBACourse Description:This course will help students in the General area of Psychology. Historical survey of psychology and astudy of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior,motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality: Writing assignments, as appropriate tothe discipline, are part of the course.Course Prerequisites:English 101, or consent of the department chairperson.Students Course is expected to serve:Course Objectives:The major goals of this course include helping you to achieve the following.1.Recognize the key terms and concepts used by psychologists to study human behavior and identifythe researchers who have shaped the discipline. As is true for any discipline or career, psychology hasits own language. All assignments, in addition to quizzes, homework and exams, are designed to helpyou meet this goal.2.Discuss the major areas in the field, such as perception, brain structures and functions, learning,memory, emotion, motivation, human development and diversity, personality, and mental disorders.This goal is to be met by constantly asking you questions in class discussion, as well as on quizzes,homework, and exams and by giving you other assignments.
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3.Compare the differing perspective that help describe and explain behavior, such as those held bypsychoanalysts, behaviorists, cognitivists, humanists, neuroscientists, and social learning theorist.Examining these perspectives will help you understand that there is no single way to explain behavior.4.Recognize the need for science. Through your readings, discussion and in-class experiments, youwill examine our use of common sense and how such thinking is sometime flawed.5.Discuss the strategies and procedures used to assess, predict, or change human behavior. Both thisgoal and the next two goals will help you learn about the science of psychology and will help youunderstand science in general. The second quiz and part of the first exam are designed to determine ifyou meet this goal and the next two.6.Participate in experiments conducted in class to gain a better understanding of how experiments areused in psychology (as well as in other sciences).

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