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Psychology Course Syllabus

Course Description

What do you feel? How do you behave? What are your thoughts? Feelings, actions and thoughts are closely related and in this Psychology course, you will see how!

Do you wonder things like why you learn the way you do, how you forget, and what makes you remember?  

Are you curious about mental disorders and what traditional and non-traditional therapy is all about?  If experiments and role plays and dream interpretations sound interesting, then this is the class for you! 

In this course you will learn more about yourself and others including how to break a habit and how to cope with stress. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the subfields within psychology.

This is a 1 semester course consisting of 5 units.  Upon successful completion students will receive 0.5 credit towards high school graduation.

Course Overview

  • Theories and Personality 
  • The Human Lifespan
  • Learning and Memory
  • Thinking and Language
  • Psychological Disorders and Treatment

Required Course Materials

Please access the list of course materials from the OC Online book ordering system and order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.

Methods of Evaluation

Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:

  • 40%       Assignments
  • 10%           Participation (Discussion Posts, Synchronous Sessions)
  • 10%           Quizzes
  • 25%           Final Exam
  • 15%           Unit Tests


Course Policies:

Proctored Final Exams

Grading Policy

Course Expectations

Weekly Live Classes

Additional School Policies

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