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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Psychology - A0324
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 19
  • Identify and analyze major psychological disorders using signs and symptoms from the current DSM.
  • Identify and apply theoretical perspectives used to describe the causes of mental disorders.
Biological Psychology PSYC 1B
  • Identify the major anatomical structures, and their functions, of the nervous system.
  • Identify the major structures and main sequence of events of neural chemical transmission.
  • Students will apply biopsychological principles/ findings to their own lives.
Child Development SOC 15
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding physical growth and social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception to adolescence across all major concepts of child development.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development CHLD 10
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the life span..
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to analyze data from observations of a child's play focusing on its various developmental functions.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors CHLD 10H
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Critical Thinking PHIL 8
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply problem-solving skills to their personal belief systems and social issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Logical Writing PHIL 9
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency (precision, clarity, organization) in argumentative writing (with a minimum of 6,000 words for the semester), where positions are defended, and ideas are explored. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument.
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Writing ENGL 1C
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors ENGL 1CH
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Developmental Psychology PSYC 14
  • Apply major theories in developmental psychology.
  • Evaluate the relative contributions of nature and nurture to human development.
Elementary Statistics Math 110
  • Determine the appropriate statistical methods by data type and number of populations or treatments.
  • Utilize statistical techniques with a variety of applications that pertain to business, the social, natural and physical sciences.
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Math 110 students will feel comfortable in their math class.
  • Math 110 students will demonstrate the thinking skill of accurate self-assessment.
  • Math 110 students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education.
  • Math 110 students will feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Math 110 students will demonstrate the ability and willingness to take the steps necessary to succeed in their math class.
  • Define basic statistical terms and notation.
  • Describe the proper methods of sampling.
  • Describe the distributions of quantitative data in terms of center, shape, and spread.
  • Infer from observational and experimental studies.
  • Explain the basic concepts of probability theory and calculate probabilities.
  • Employ the principles of inferential statistics in estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Utilize computer technology in statistical analyses.
Elementary Statistics -Honors Math 110H
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample.
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Math 110H students will feel comfortable in their math class.
  • Math 110H students will demonstrate the thinking skill of accurate self-assessment.
  • Math 110H students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education.
  • Math 110H students will feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Math 110H students will demonstrate the ability and willingness to take the steps necessary to succeed in their math class.
  • Define basic statistical terms and notation.
  • Describe the proper methods of sampling.
  • Describe the distributions of quantitative data in terms of center, shape, and spread.
  • Infer from observational and experimental studies.
  • Explain the basic concepts of probability theory and calculate probabilities.
  • Determine the appropriate statistical methods by data type and number of populations or treatments.
  • Employ the principles of inferential statistics in estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Utilize statistical techniques with a variety of applications that pertain to business, the social, natural and physical sciences.
  • Utilize computer technology in statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrate ability to combine appropriate data gathering techniques and ability to express statistical conclusions in formal writing to complete a large, semester-long project.
General Biology - GE BIOL 1
  • Students will be able to analyze data and construct a graph of their results in a scientifically appropriate manner.
  • Students' developmental learning will be addressed through tailored instruction using clicker technology such that students who are taught in courses using clicker technology will have a greater ability to solve metric problems.
  • Students' developmental learning will be addressed through tailored instruction using clicker technology such that students who are taught in courses using clicker technology will have greater abilities to understand new terminology through recognizing the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and word roots.
  • An advisory prereq of READ 100 has been added to Bio 1 course outline. It is currently in the queue for review by Ed Design.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives
  • Classify the molecules of living systems and apply basic principles of chemistry to their interaction.
  • Relate cell structure and physiology.
  • Compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of energy transformation in cells.
  • Evaluate how life forms duplicate, maintain control, and exhibit hereditary patterns.
  • Summarize the various types of evidence used to examine evolutionary principles.
  • Assess how population and community dynamics are affected by ecological interactions.
  • Describe how the systems of the human body interact to maintain homeostasis.
  • Explain why evolution is the most all-encompassing scientific explanation for the history of life and the similarities in biochemistry and physiological processes among living things.
  • Can students answer general questions about community and population ecology and natural selection after completing a related activity in lab?
Human Reproduction, Development and Aging BIOL 13
  • Students will compare and evaluate opposing positions on a controversial issue in lifespan development.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area E courses will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  • Students will be able to explain the major developmental theories and scientific methods used to study development.
  • Students will be able to describe male and female sexual anatomy and physiology, including sex hormones and their actions.
  • Students will be able to describe cell division, and the principles of genetics, with special emphasis on their impact on human development.
  • Students will be able to explain conception, embryological and fetal development, and the birth process, as well as problems that may arise in any of these stages.
  • Students will able to summarize the biophysical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and adults, and factors that influence these developmental areas.
  • Students will be able to discuss the impact of death in our Western culture, and how we deal with dying, death, loss and bereavement.
Introduction to Child Psychology PSYC 15
  • Compare theories of child psychology.
  • Apply physical (including changes in the brain), cognitive, and psychosocial (social, emotional and personality) changes throughout childhood (infancy through adolescence) to explain children's behavior.
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1A
  • Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Demonstrate psychology is a science by explaining how psychology utilizes the scientific method.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal observations and / or experiences.
Introduction to Psychology - Honors PSYC 1AH
  • Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Explain how psychology utilizes the scientific method
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experiences.
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology PSYC 3
  • Compare and contrast the various research designs and describe their relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Describe the process of answering psychological questions from a scientific perspective.
Introduction to Social Psychology PSYC 20
  • Evaluate the reciprocal impact of the individual on social contexts, including social cognition, interpersonal attraction, discrimination, attitudes, conformity, obedience, aggression, and group dynamics.
  • Describe the ways in which principles gleaned from social psychological research apply to real world problems and issues.
Logic in Practice PHIL 3
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply deductive and inductive reasoning to morals, politics, science, literature, and everyday life scenarios. (9/2020)
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Logic in Practice - Honors PHIL 3H
  • Students will be able to apply deductive and inductive reasoning to morals, politics, science, literature, and everyday life scenarios. (9/2020)
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
Psychology for Effective Living PSYC 33
  • Understand the processes by which psychological factors influence physical health.
  • Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  • Identify stressors in your own life and evaluate the effectiveness of your coping strategies. (replaces previous SLO #1)
Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving PSYC 5
  • Identify correct and erroneous reasoning.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve intra personal and interpersonal problems using psychological principles.
  • Distinguish between emotional and logical problem solving and how they relate to different situations.
Psychology of Sexuality PSYC 26
  • Identify and describe sexual and reproductive anatomy, physiology, and sexual responses.
  • Describe differences in sexual attitudes and behaviors based on diversity.
  • Demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing your lifelong personal well-being.
Sociology SOC 1
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social institutions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
Sociology - Honors SOC 1H
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences PSYC 10
  • Perform and evaluate descriptive (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation) and inferential (e.g., Pearson correlation, t tests, z test, and one-way analysis of variance) statistics.
  • Using SPSS software, correctly input data, analyze data, and interpret output for descriptive statistics, t tests, correlation, and one-way analysis of variance.
The Psychology of Women PSYC 25
  • Describe, compare and contrast the predominant theories of gender development.
  • Identify gender role messages in popular culture.
  • Demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to the role of gender in your personal experience.
  • Explain the concept of privilege as it relates to various minority groups.