BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Courses

The online psychology courses that comprise the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at CalSouthern are listed below.  In addition to a selection of general education courses, the program includes required and elective psychology courses as well as general electives.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Upper Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Upper Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

Back


Upper Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2400 Introduction to Social Psychology

Credits : 3
Social influences on behavior including discrimination, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, helping others, and aggression are explored. Contemporary research on social neuroscience is integrated throughout the course. Connection to events in the real world are made in law, business, and health and the effects of social media are considered Multiple perspectives on social influences are examined by considering culture and diversity issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast theories of social psychology
  • Integrate current research in social psychology
  • Explore the nature of aggression in societies
  • Describe various social and perceptual biases, stereotypes and social conformity
  • Examine the impact of gender and cultural diversity on social behavior
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues in social psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of… 

· Social psychology 
· Social thinking 
· Social influence 
· Social relations 

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