PSYC100 Psychology of Personal Awareness
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
Course Number and TitlePSYC100 Psychology of Personal Awareness
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course seeks to promote personal growth. Students examine definitions of the healthy personality, the historical, biological and historical views of adjustment, theories of personality, assertiveness training, issues pertaining to women and minorities, and various methods of achieving a healthy adjustment to societal and individual stresses.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- identify the various psychological research methods;
- recognize the factors that contribute to an individual's psychological development and apply this knowledge to themselves;
- describe how coping strategies can be applied to their lives; and
- examine major psychological theories that address interpersonal relations.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- describe the relationships between behavior and health over the course of a lifetime (1).
- use methods, concepts and theories in new situations (Application Skills).
- identify prejudice, stereotypes, and misuses of power that affect the lives of women and/or minorities in areas such as education, business, politics, religion, or industry.
- honor commitments made to the group.
Personal HealthStudents will:
Critical Thinking/Problem SolvingStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:The following topics are presented:
- definitions of adjustment and the healthy personality
- theories of personality
- frustration, conflict and stress management
- social influence
- conflict resolution and assertiveness training
- human sexuality and intimate relationships
- world of work
- issues facing women and minorities
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Exams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified in the individual instructor's course format will be utilized. A minimum of four examinations must be administered.
- Core (if applicable) Personal Health: Written assignments will address the relationship between students' behavior and their physical and/or mental health by applying one of the Planned Topics.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Written assignments will be used to assess students' abilities to apply one of the topics listed in the list of Planned Topics to their lives.
Collaboration: Group activities, student to student evaluations, and written assignments will be used to assess students' commitments to their groups in discussing at least one of the Planned Topics.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 12/03; Revised 11/04; Revised 3/2010