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

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Upper Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2303 Introduction to Human Development

Credits : 3
This course introduces the learner to the central concepts of human development. Emphasis will be on psychological and physical developmental across the life span. Theories and principles of growth and development from conception through adult development and aging will be covered. The course will explain relationships between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major developmental theories
  • Explain the biological, perceptual, cognitive and socioemotional stages of development
  • Examine information processing across the life span
  • Apply research findings in the study of human development
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and ethnicity in human development
  • Describe gender role differentiation across the life span
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technologies

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Theories of human development 
· Developmental stages in the life span. 
· Developmental stressors. 
· Developmental crises and various adaptive and maladaptive responses. 
· Stages of development as observed in live interview situations. 

 
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