PSYC 54H: HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Fall 2020|
|Hours:||1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||ENGL 1A or 1AH; not open to students with credit in PSYC 34 or 34H.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to discuss topics in a subfield in psychology with the instructor and other students.
- The student will be able to give an oral presentation explaining and critiquing empirical articles in a subfield in psychology.
The student will be able to:
A. analyze psychological topics in a skillful and thorough manner.
B. discuss psychological topics critically with the instructor and other students.
C. conduct a search for primary sources (e.g., empirical articles).
D. analyze and explain the importance of a particular topic to the instructor and other students.
E. utilize critical analysis in readings of primary sources.
A. Readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics.
B. Use of primary sources and other sources as deemed appropriate.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Methods of Evaluation may include, but are not limited to:
A. Class participation
B. Student presentation
C. Group work
E. Critical questions
F. Examinations on readings
Method(s) of Instruction
Methods of Instruction may include, but are not limited to:
A. Instructor presentation
B. Student presentations
C. Class discussions
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Mainly primary sources and/or other sources seen as appropriate to topic.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Conduct search for primary sources (empirical articles) by accessing web-based databases (e.g., PsyArticles).
B. Meet with other group members to conduct group projects.
C. Read research articles.
D. Writing assignments:
1. Write 1-2 page reflection paper.
2. Write 5-6 page research paper.
3. Write critical questions based on weekly readings.