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Academic Year 2005/2006
PSYC 101 FA
This first-year seminar provides a broad survey of the entire field of psychology. It differs from the large Foundations of Contemporary Psychology (PSYC105) in several ways. First, this course is for first-year
Second, the course is offered as a seminar with each student required to make several oral research presentations to the class. Thus, active participation is required. Third, in addition to an introductory text,
read original journal articles in each of the major areas of the discipline. As indicated by its name, this course will provide an in-depth overview of psychology as an empirical scientific discipline.
One introductory psychology textbook and journal articles of original research
Text to be determined.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three major in-class examinations, two or three in-class oral presentations, and a final paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Weekly meetings focus on the general topics typically covered in an introductory psychology sequence. However, the format is different. There are lectures and discussions led by the instructor and oral seminar
presentations in which students will lead
the class. The presentations focus on the methods, results, and conclusions of different research studies in psychology. Through the seminar presentations, students learn how to make effective oral presentations to the
class, while learning about new
research findings and the source of those findings in psychology. For each of the topics covered, there is an attempt to blend historical research (to show where psychology has been) with contemporary research (to show
where it is going).
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Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Seamon,John G.
- Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDDB6;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 19)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: 19
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking
- FYI: FYI Seminar
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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