|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
New Psyc Bldg 290 (36 Eagle Ro
|Namy, Laura L..||SNT.||4||2305||TBA.|
Content: This is the first half of a two-semester introductory psychology sequence. This course will introduce the field of contemporary psychology from the perspective of research in biological psychology. We will examine the mechanics and functions of the nervous system and how the operations of this system relate to everyday human functioning. Some specific areas of focus will include sensation, perception, learning, memory, and emotions. Students will also learn how these concepts relate to real-world phenomena, including some areas of controversy and topics presented in the media.
Text: There will be one primary textbook an supplemental readings.
Particulars: There will be three in-class exams as well as an optional cumulative final exam. All students enrolled in the course are required to participate in human subject research studies within the psychology department. Students have the option of writing summaries of research articles in lieu of this research participation requirement.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Psychology: A Framework for Everyday Thinking. ISBN: 0205650481.
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.