This course is designed as an introduction to using a computer. Focus will be on personal computers (PC) using the Microsoft Windows operating system, but other operating systems will be discussed. Students will be able to perform basic file management commands for creating, saving, deleting and locating files on a PC, prepare and print documents in Microsoft Word, design and set up a spreadsheet with basic functions and graphs using Microsoft Excel, identify major components of a computer system, operate a computer in a network environment, work with e-mail, use an Internet browser, and understand and use appropriate terminology.
Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and methods of psychology. ...
Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and methods of psychology. Course content surveys scientific methods, the brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, and treatment. The classroom time will be composed of a combination of lectures (including PowerPoint multimedia lectures which I have designed) with student discussions, classroom experiments and demonstrations, discussions of articles and additional reading materials, in-class group work, films, in class use of technology, and student participation. Active note taking and critical thinking are strongly suggested.