CRC19: Courses

PSYC 300 General Principles

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 310, ENGRD 312, ENGWR 300, ESLR 320, or ESLW 340, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include scientific method, the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, conditioning and learning, memory, cognition, developmental psychology, motivation, emotion, stress and health, personality, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, and social psychology. PSYC 300 is designed for psychology majors, behavioral science majors, and other students who desire a comprehensive overview of general principles of contemporary psychology.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1. Differentiate between scientifically derived knowledge and myth and conjecture about the topics of psychology and demonstrate understanding of psychological theory and scientific method.