BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Courses

Below please find the online psychology courses that comprise the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at CalSouthern. In addition to a selection of general education classes, the program includes 24 credit hours of required psychology courses, 21 elective psychology courses, and 45 credits of general electives.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division Courses

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Psychology Elective Courses

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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General Education

English

Lower Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Humanities

Lower Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Math

Lower Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Natural Science

Lower Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Social Science

Lower Division

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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