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  • Psychology Syllabus


    Course Description:

    Due to the complexity of modern society and the many options facing each individual, students can use knowledge of psychology to better understand themselves and their relationship to others. Through a study of psychology, students will learn to maximize their full potential, make appropriate decisions based on self-awareness, and better cope with life situations. This course meets Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies.


    Course Length: 2 Semesters


    Prerequisites: None


    Course Outline

    • Quarter 1

      • History of Psychology

      • Biology of the Brain

      • Learning

    • Quarter 2

      • Memory

      • Perception

      • Language

      • Intelligence

    • Quarter 3

      • Lifespan

      • Personality

    • Quarter 4

      • Psychological Disorders

      • Sociological Perspectives


    Materials needed:

    All the texts you need for this course are provided online.


    Technical Requirements:

    You will need a device (preferably a laptop/Chromebook/desktop) with consistent Internet access. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are the preferred browsers and you can download either for free. You will also need access to a Word processing program such as Google Docs (free) or MS Word. You will need to be able to access this class independently, create and submit word-processed documents, and have the ability to set up blogs or create PowerPoint or Google slides or websites.


    Grading Scale

    A: 90% and above

    B: 80-89%

    C: 70-79%

    D: 60-69%

    F: 59% and below