Psychology

Program Purpose: The Psychology program is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and applied comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings, historical and contemporary trends in psychology. The program expands student’s comprehension of scientifically based research methods in psychology using statistical analyses appropriate for specific research problems. Additionally, the studies demonstrate the application of social interaction and life skills, including basic proficiency in information technology.

Program Description: Psychology is the study of behavior, mental processes, and our relationship to others within our society. Psychology is a science used to understand the diverse cultural, economic, ethnic, social, and historical viewpoints that exist in a multicultural world. This discipline seeks to understand how these viewpoints interact with individual and group behavior. An awareness of these viewpoints help students to understand themselves, the behavior of people in their environment, and how to actively participate within a society. A student graduating with an Associate of Arts in Psychology may transfer to a four year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Psychology is excellent preparation for a wide range of career paths in business, mental health, teaching, law enforcement, social services, and community relations.

Psychology course level student learning outcomes

COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Communication
  2. Information competency
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Social interaction and life skills

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Students will demonstrate theoretical and applied comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, historical and contemporary trends in psychology.
  2. Students will demonstrate comprehension of scientifically based research methods in psychology using statistical analyses appropriate for specific research problems.
  3. Students will demonstrate the application of social interaction and life skills, including basic proficiency in information technology. 

PROGRAM MAPPING:

I: This program-level student learning outcome is INTRODUCED is this course.
P: This program-level student learning outcome is PRACTICED in this course.
M: This program-level student learning outcome is MASTERED in this course.
Leave blank if program-level student learning outcome is not addressed.

Course PLSLO #1 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3
PSY V01 M M M
PSY V01SL P P P
PSY V02 M M M
PSY V02SL P P P
PSY V03 M M M
PSY V04 M M M
PSY VO4S P P P
PSY V05 M M M
PSY V07 M M M
PSY VO7L P P P
PSY V15 M M M
PAY V25 M M M
PSY V29 M M M
PSY V30 M M M
PSY V31 M M M
PSY V88 M M M
PSY V89 M M M
PSY V90 M M M