General Education Review - PSY 101

Note: Numbers of course general education goals refer to the listing of course goals on each syllabus

Part One: Intellectual Abilities and Dispositions

General Education Goal Course Goal
A. Conceptual and Practical Understanding of Modes of Learning, Problem-Solving and Creative Inquiry

(1) To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2) To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

B. Information-Gathering, Reasoning, and Synthesizing Abilities
1. Skill in formulating questions and in setting goals for inquiry.

(1) To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

3. Skill in generating and evaluating observations and evidence.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

4. Skill in making deductive inferences.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

5. Ability to use relevant quantitative methods.
C. Reflective, Creative, and Critical Dispositions
1. Striving to be well informed and open-minded.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

2. Looking for multiple possibilities and being able to deal with ambiguity.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

3. Striving to achieve one's best with persistence and imagination.
4. Willingness to make choices and to evaluate those choices.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

5. Intellectual self-awareness: being conscious of one's own thinking process, including the cultural and social contexts of that thinking.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(5)To learn about the effects of stress on your physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities, including self-testing and monitoring the stressors to which you are personally exposed, the effects of those stressors, and the moderators which you can employ.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

(9)To gain knowledge of interpersonal attraction and what scientists have learned about physical and psychological attractiveness; to better understand how communication can influence the quality of relationships individuals establish and maintain.

(10)To learn about the physical and psychological factors that affect people's satisfaction with their sexual experiences, identify some common sexual problems and the strategies used by therapists helping those who wish to change.

(11)To develop an awareness of the nature of careers and work and the factors that make work satisfying; assess your own expectations associated with career choice.

(12)To explore the opportunities and challenges of parenting, including a consideration of human physical and psychological development, and potential goals and strategies for guiding the development of others.

D. Communication Skills
1. Writing and speaking with clarity and precision for diverse audiences.
2. Making use of computers and other technological tools
3. Interpreting and communicating visual information

Part Two: Knowledge and Understanding

General Education Goal Course Goal
A. Understanding the Natural World
1. Knowledge of the physical Universe, including its origin and the physical laws governing it.
2. Knowledge of living systems, including their nature, organization, and evolution.
3. Understanding the history and methods of scientific inquiry and alternative explanations of the natural world.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

4. Understanding the multiple influences on scientific inquiry and the consequences of science and technology.

(1)To examine how scientific methodology can contribute to an understanding of ourselves and others.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

5. Understanding the ways human choices affect the earth and living systems and the responsibilities of individual citizens and communities to preserve global resources.
B. Understanding of Culture and Society
1. Knowledge of the many expressions of culture, including
  • Understanding the unique shared ways of thinking, believing, and acting, developed by a people who live together over a long period of time.
  • Ability to conceptualize and trace the influences of community, institutions, and other constructions such as class, gender, and race
  • Familiarity with the ways in which culture is expressed artistically, through literature, performance, and artifact
  • Awareness of and appreciation for the ways in which culture and society influence and are influenced by work and leisure.
2. Understanding the sources and expression of diverse values throughout the world, including ethical, religious, aesthetic, political, and economic values as well as social and cultural priorities.
3. Ability to trace the impact of technology on societies and cultures for diverse audiences.
4. Understanding the ways human choices affect communities, from local to global, and responsibilities of individuals to assume the duties of citizenship.
5. Understanding the role of government regulation and of legal requirements, political processes, and financial and economic influences on decisions of individuals and society.
C. Self-Understanding
1. Understanding the nature of our humanness and how human beings are like and different from the other beings with whom they share the planet.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(5)To learn about the effects of stress on your physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities, including self-testing and monitoring the stressors to which you are personally exposed, the effects of those stressors, and the moderators which you can employ.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

(9)To gain knowledge of interpersonal attraction and what scientists have learned about physical and psychological attractiveness; to better understand how communication can influence the quality of relationships individuals establish and maintain.

(10)To learn about the physical and psychological factors that affect people's satisfaction with their sexual experiences, identify some common sexual problems and the strategies used by therapists helping those who wish to change.

(11)To develop an awareness of the nature of careers and work and the factors that make work satisfying; assess your own expectations associated with career choice.

(12)To explore the opportunities and challenges of parenting, including a consideration of human physical and psychological development, and potential goals and strategies for guiding the development of others.

2. Knowledge of individual physical, emotional, intellectual, social and creative development as well as ability to use such knowledge to improve personal well-being.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(5)To learn about the effects of stress on your physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities, including self-testing and monitoring the stressors to which you are personally exposed, the effects of those stressors, and the moderators which you can employ.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

(9)To gain knowledge of interpersonal attraction and what scientists have learned about physical and psychological attractiveness; to better understand how communication can influence the quality of relationships individuals establish and maintain.

(10)To learn about the physical and psychological factors that affect people's satisfaction with their sexual experiences, identify some common sexual problems and the strategies used by therapists helping those who wish to change.

(11)To develop an awareness of the nature of careers and work and the factors that make work satisfying; assess your own expectations associated with career choice.

(12)To explore the opportunities and challenges of parenting, including a consideration of human physical and psychological development, and potential goals and strategies for guiding the development of others.

3. Knowledge of individual physical, emotional, intellectual, social, historical, spatial, and cultural matrices into which the individual is born; and the influence of the unique set of experiences which the individual encounters.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(5)To learn about the effects of stress on your physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities, including self-testing and monitoring the stressors to which you are personally exposed, the effects of those stressors, and the moderators which you can employ.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

(9)To gain knowledge of interpersonal attraction and what scientists have learned about physical and psychological attractiveness; to better understand how communication can influence the quality of relationships individuals establish and maintain.

(10)To learn about the physical and psychological factors that affect people's satisfaction with their sexual experiences, identify some common sexual problems and the strategies used by therapists helping those who wish to change.

(11)To develop an awareness of the nature of careers and work and the factors that make work satisfying; assess your own expectations associated with career choice.

(12)To explore the opportunities and challenges of parenting, including a consideration of human physical and psychological development, and potential goals and strategies for guiding the development of others.

4. Ability to perceive one's own being not only from cognitive perspectives but also from those perspectives which come from exposure to and creative vision of the arts – to imagine the possibilities the future holds and to develop responsible goals for interactions with others, modes of personal expression, and roles in improving the world.

(2)To review various theories of human nature and behavior and relate this to an area of personal interest to you.

(3)To develop an understanding of person perception, including the ability to identify the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and assumptions about self and others, and use this ability to analyze your own perceptions of others.

(4)To develop an understanding of social influence and how others may influence our emotional, intellectual, and social behaviors, and analyze selected attempts at persuasion such as those found in advertisements or political campaigns.

(5)To learn about the effects of stress on your physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities, including self-testing and monitoring the stressors to which you are personally exposed, the effects of those stressors, and the moderators which you can employ.

(6)To explore health psychology topics and learn about risks related to disease, sleep, nutrition, drugs, and exercise; assess these areas with self-tests and behavioral models.

(7)To develop an understanding of the basic ideas concerning psychological disorders, including how these are diagnosed and treated; use some of these concepts to assess your own level of adjustment.

(8)To develop an appreciation of how gender influences behavior, including knowledge of male and female differences, scientific attempts to explain these differences, and develop the ability to identify gender bias in education, work, advertising and elsewhere.

(9)To gain knowledge of interpersonal attraction and what scientists have learned about physical and psychological attractiveness; to better understand how communication can influence the quality of relationships individuals establish and maintain.

(10)To learn about the physical and psychological factors that affect people's satisfaction with their sexual experiences, identify some common sexual problems and the strategies used by therapists helping those who wish to change.

(11)To develop an awareness of the nature of careers and work and the factors that make work satisfying; assess your own expectations associated with career choice.

(12)To explore the opportunities and challenges of parenting, including a consideration of human physical and psychological development, and potential goals and strategies for guiding the development of others.