Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation:

1. Description -
A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in psychology. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PSYC 34 or 34H.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner.
  2. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students.
  3. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline.
  4. use new vocabulary relevant to the topic.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics.
  2. Use of primary, secondary and other important monographs as appropriate.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Evaluation of class participation and examinations on readings.
7. Representative Text(s) -
As appropriate to topic.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
May include, but not limited to:
  1. Instructor presentation
  2. Student presentations
  3. Class discussions
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Conduct search for primary sources (empirical articles) by accessing web-based databases (e.g., PsyArticles).
  2. Meet with other group members to conduct group projects.
  3. Read research articles.
  4. Write 1-2 page reflection paper.
  5. Write 5-6 page research paper.
  6. Write critical questions based on weekly readings.
13. Need/Justification -
This is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Psychology.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-04 15:17:16

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines