Psychology | Introductory Psychology
P101 | 3505 | C. Wellman


P101 is the first course in the Psychology Department's introductory
sequenc, and provides an introduction to experimental psychology as a
natural science. Topics covered include function and structure of the
nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, and the
biological bases of motivation and emotion.  Thus, the focus of the
course is an overview of the biological bases of behavior.
Format: Because of the large class size, the format is necessarily
restricted to lecture.  However, I encourage students to ask questions
in class, as well as discussion with students after class and during
office hours.
Tests and Grading: Course grades are based on total points earned on
weekly in-class, short-answer quizzes and four multiple-choice tests.
Texts: Kalat (2002). Introduction to Psychology, 6th ed(required).
Study Guide fo Introduction to Psychology, 6th ed (optional).