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PSY 301 : Introduction to Psychology (Online)

Texas Common Number : PSYC 2301

Course Description

3 college credit hours

This introductory online psychology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the broad field of psychology. The course starts by examining various perspectives held by psychologists, and by reviewing research methods. Subsequent lessons discuss the brain and other biological systems, exploring the ways in which these systems work together to influence mental processes and behavior. Later lessons discuss personality, psychological disorders, social cognition, and responses to social influences.

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Official UT Austin Course Description
Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

Graded Assessments
15 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
Bernstein, Douglas A. et. al. Psychology, 6th ed. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.
ISBN 0-618-21374-0

Course Fees (exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included)


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