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Renee L. Ha
B CUSP 170
Bothell Campus

Introduction to Psychology

Surveys major areas of psychological science. Core topics include human social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences, and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology, and applied psychology. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

BCUSP 170 is a survey course in introductory psychology. The goals of this course are:

1. To give you an understanding of the field of psychology. 2. To give you a survey of the field as a basis for future coursework in psychology.

Student learning goals

Appreciate psychology as a field of science.

Get experience with, and gain an understanding of what it takes to carry through on a research project from beginning to end.

Learn interesting and relevant material to help you with your daily life.

Gain background knowledge in psychology, including methodolgy, and sub-fields such as Developmental Psychology, Personality, Abnormal Psychology and Neuroscience to continue in the field of psychology.

General method of instruction

Course format: BCUSP 170 is scheduled as a two day per week course. The course will consist of lectures, reading, discussion & films primarily, but some of your time will be spent working on projects or doing outside research and participating in field trips.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include homework and in-class examinations, as well as participation and presentations.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Renee L. Ha
Date: 09/07/2007