PSYC 1001 Perspectives on the Human Mind

This is an Area B course that develops key competencies in critical thinking and oral communication through an introduction to the human mind. The course includes an online Critical Thinking and Oral Communication (CTOC) component. The course offers an opportunity for students to apply critical thinking skills to various aspects of the human mind and to gain experience in developing and presenting original arguments in oral forms. This course introduces beginning students to knowledge about the mind as it is understood in the social sciences. Topics will include altered states of consciousness (drugs, sleep, awareness), learning and studying, emotions, language development, the abnormal mind, concepts of morality, and social interaction. Special emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and problem solving functions of the mind. The level of presentations is designed to be within reach of most students.


4 credits

Lecture Hours

4 hours