PSYCH-101 - Introduction to Psychology - Deanna Riveira
|Course:||Introduction to Psychology|
Hello potential virtual Psych 101 student!
This course will be taught 100% online, asynchronously. That means that although you will have due dates for assignments, we do not have specific meetings at any particular times.
Scientific study of behavior through an exploration of major concepts, methods, and research findings. Topics include biological, physiological, and cognitive processes; learning and motivation; life span development; individual differences; behavioral disorders and therapies; social behavior; and applied psychology. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.
Course Student Learning Outcome
Compare and contrast the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
What to Expect in this Course
For a 16 week length course, we typically go through about one chapter each week. If the course is shorter than 16 weeks, expect a more work per week in order to fit all of the chapters into the course length.
We will use Canvas and Revel. You will not need a webcam.
Types of Assessments
Activities in Revel, including reading and quizzes on the material. Discussion board posts. Timed exams.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Psychology (6th edition) by S. Ciccarelli & J. N. White, published by Pearson with Revel
You will be able to gain access to an online version of the text directly on our Canvas site. If you purchase electronic access to the text directly from our Canvas site (once available), it comes with Revel integrated. Gaining access from our Canvas site is the least costly option, as it will be approximately $80.
Or, if you prefer a printed version, you should order the printed version from our bookstore. The version from our bookstore should have the correct Revel code included with the print version of the text. There is also an option to purchase a printed version of the text once you register with Revel, if you also wish a printed copy.
In summary, if you purchase the correct Revel code, you do not need a separate textbook since the eTextbook is included with the code. (Unless you want a print version of the text.)
Other Relevant Course Information
Be sure to download a copy of the syllabus once you are in the Canvas class. If you have further questions, feel free to email me.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: email@example.com)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.
The Learning Center (TLC)
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Management of Stress and Mental Health
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Veterans Resource Center
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Last updated: 09/03/2021 Sub#: 604