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

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Upper Division Courses

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Psychology Elective Courses

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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General Education

English

Lower Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Upper Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Humanities

Lower Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Upper Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Math

Lower Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Natural Science

Lower Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Social Science

Lower Division

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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