SRJC Course Outlines

5/19/2024 1:18:56 AMPSYCH 48 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 48Title:  SPECIAL TOPICS-PSYCH  
Full Title:  Special Current Topics in Psychology
Last Reviewed:8/1/1981

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Intensive study of selected topics of current importance in psychology by an instructor who has specialized in that area.  Particular emphasis is listed in the Class Schedule.  Purpose of the course is to stimulate serious thought by means of an in-depth presentation.

Psych 1A or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intensive study of selected topics of current importance in psychology.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Psych 1A or equivalent.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2011

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  Students completing this course will be able to comprehend and
 demonstrate basic knowledgeability in the following areas. They
 will also be expected to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate
 their knowledge and comprehension of the same materials.

Topics and Scope
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 1.   History of the Study of Consciousness.
2.   Psychological Theories of Consciousness.
3.   The Central Nervous System.
4.   Biofeedback.
5.   Hypnosis.
6.   Meditation.
7.   Sensory Deprivation.
8.   Dreams.
9.   Consciousness Altering Substance.
10.  Artificial Intelligence.

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  Students in this class will be required to do approximately 2
 hours of homework for each lecture hour of the following nature:
        Objective question work sheets
        Written reports
        Critical-thought essays
        Written reaction papers
        Written answers to problems and questions
        Reading of assigned articles and textbook material

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 90%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  Ornstein, Robert
 Wallace, B. and L. Fisher

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