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Active as of Fall Semester 2017

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors General Psychology

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PSYC 2423

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 4

4. Course Description:

This honors class presents a general introduction to psychology as a biosocial science. This survey course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of psychology, show how psychologists employ the scientific method, and equip the beginning student of psychology with a working vocabulary of psychological terminology and critical thinking skills. Areas to be covered include research, neuroscience and behavior, developmental and social psychology, personality, motivation, thinking and learning, memory, psychological disorders and therapy. Students will be introduced to psychological research and writing. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading Score: 100
Other (specify test): ACT English Score: 24

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PSYC 2423 - Honors General Psychology

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PSYC 2423 - Honors General Psychology

There are no corequisites for this course.