PSY 270 - Selected Topics in Psychology
This course will explore a different topic in depth each semester. Using a variety of methods, including readings, tests, homework assignments, projects, papers, and group work, students will learn about the important questions and methodologies researchers use to address the topic. They will learn what we know and don't yet know about the topic, and appreciate its importance at personal, social, and global levels. Examples include the Psychology of Gender, the Psychology of Hunger, Eating and Body Image, and the Psychology of Memory and Thinking. Specific information as to the topics offered each semester will be available at the time of registration.
Prerequisite: PSY 101, or permission of the instructor
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Define and recognize basic concepts relating to the focus topic of the course
2. Analyze and evaluate the theoretical positions and research evidence relating to the focus topic
3. Describe and evaluate practical applications of the focus topic to individuals, groups, societies, or other appropriate area
Course Offered Fall and Spring