Program Level Goals Summary Grid by Type of Course

Goals (correspond to above #s)

Lower division prerequisite (Psych 1)

Upper division Tier 2 courses

Upper division electives & seminars

Honors seminar

1. Basic concepts, subfields, and central issues in contemporary psychology

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

 

2. Methods used to investigate psychological questions

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

 

3. Critical evaluation of scientific ideas and research in the popular media

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

 

4. Competence in reading and evaluating journal articles

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

Reinforce

5. Basic concepts in statistics; skills in evaluating information from a statistical perspective

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

 

6. Hypothesis generation

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

Reinforce

7. Interpreting graphical data

Introduce

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

8. History of psychology and its schools of thought

Introduce

Introduce

Reinforce

 

9. Application of principles to everyday problems

Introduce

Introduce

Reinforce

 

10. In-depth knowledge in one major content area of psychology

 

Introduce

Reinforce

Reinforce

11. Role of social and biological factors in human behavior

 

Introduce

 

 

12. Understanding the limits of psychological science

 

 

Introduce