General Psychology

General Psychology

  1. Module Title: General Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 101
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description :This course will introduce students to the scientific study of psychology. Students will learn about the principles of behavior and mental processes of humans, and become familiar with the concepts associated with the major sub-disciplines of psychology.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Knowledge Base in Psychology 1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
    2. Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking 2.1 Demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
    3. Application of Psychology 3.1 Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organisational issues.
    4. Communication 4.1 Demonstrate effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through oral and written communication.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500-2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and ‘1’margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exams will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. Course Outline
    • Introducing Psychology
    • Human development
    • Conditioning & Learning
    • Memory
    • Cognition & Intelligence
    • Motivation & Emotion
    • Personality
    • Health Psychology
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Social Psychology

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