PSYC-101: Psychology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PSYC-101 Psychology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test

Course Description in college catalog:

Introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include research methods, biological bases of brain and mind, sensation-perception, sleep and states of consciousness, learning-memory, development, cognition-intelligence, motivation-emotion, personality, abnormal psychology-therapy, and social psychology. Research findings and principles related to everyday life. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Health Sciences

A.S. Environmental Health

A.S. Psychology

A.A.S. Massage Therapy

A.A.S. Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/Hunter Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/York College Dual/Joint Degree in Nursing

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  3. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will understand psychological text effectively through readings in the textbook and ancillary documents and articles on behavior and mental processes

2. Students will critically evaluate theories and research in psychology  on examinations, written assignments and/or oral presentations.

3. Students will construct written essays, responses, and/or papers demonstrating the use of evidence-based information in drawing conclusions about issues in psychology

4. On exams, written assignments and/or oral presentations students will analyze and evaluate basic psychological concepts and applications of research methods in psychology.

5. Students will demonstrate how well supported psychological principles can facilitate understanding of, and solutions to important individual, interpersonal and group issues.

6. Through reading and/or written assignments students will demonstrate the ability to make judgments about evidence-based conclusions pertaining to concepts and theories in psychology.

Program-specific outcomes

1.  Health Sciences (A.S.): Meet the distribution requirements of the liberal arts and sciences core, with specific recommendations in math, chemistry and the humanities for the current health science baccalaureate programs for which articulations have been established or for unique programs of interest.

2.  Environmental Health (A.S.):  To provide the knowledge required for the student to become a well rounded ndividual better prepared to succeed in the Environmental Health profession

3.  Massage Therapy (A.A.S.):  To provide a strong foundation in the biological sciences, together with a broad base of general education in the liberal arts

4.  Nursing (A.A.S.).  Provide a foundation in general education in the humanities, and biological and social sciences

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

A variety of assessment methods are employed in individual sections, including but not limited to the following: objective tests, essay examinations, essay assignments, term papers, reflection papers, oral presentations, and/or group projects.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.