Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Surveys the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in scientific research, biological psychology, sensation and perception, learning theory, memory, language, cognition, consciousness, and human development. Provides an overview of popular trends, examines the overarching themes of heredity vs. environment, stability vs. change, and free will vs. determinism, and emphasizes the sociocultural approach which assumes that gender, culture, and ethnicity are essential to understanding behavior, thought, and emotion. Psychology 201A is the first term of a two-term sequence in introductory psychology. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 31688

From the Instructor:
Hello! I am Vivian McCann, a full-time psychology professor here at PCC, and I will be your instructor for this Psy 201A course. This is a great class that will help you learn the science of psychology, along with the many ways it can help you understand your own behavior and the behavior of others in your life. It is an intensive class, though, with significant reading each week -- you'll need to plan on spending at least 8-10 hours/week on the class in order to master the material. There will also be weekly quizzes, video options, and writing assignments to assess your understanding of that week's content.
Course Specific Requirements:
The textbook for this class is Psychology: Core Concepts, by Zimbardo, Johnson, and McCann (7th edition, 2012). You also need the MyPsychLab online supplement for this text. The PCC bookstore offers the cheapest package for the text and online resource. Please plan to log into the class on the very first day, and follow instructions to get started. Your first assignment will be due at the end of the first week! I'll look forward to meeting and working with you.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learners. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
31688 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 15-Aug-2015
Instructor: Vivian I McCann
Notes: 8 week course, June 22-August 15.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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