Single Undergraduate Psychology Courses
At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as cognition and the brain, addiction, abnormal psychology, marriage and family therapy and business psychology.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology
This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.Learning Outcomes:
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
- Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain
- Understand the major developmental theories of psychology
- Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system
- Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior
- Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress
- Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches
- 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 technology