Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 202 - The Science and Profession of Psychology

Introduces the conceptual and methodological skills necessary for success in the Psychology major, including an understanding of the scientific basis of the discipline, critical reasoning skills, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, ethical and social awareness, and basic writing skills in the discipline. In addition, PSYC 202 enhances students’ understanding of careers in psychology and awareness of opportunities for research experience, service learning, and internship training. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PSYC 102 , or consent of the department.  Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Identify key characteristics of major content domains in Psychology
  • Explain why Psychology is a science, with the primary objective of describing, the relevance of quantitative reasoning within the psychology context; ability to construct and interpret simple data summaries
  • write scientifically and technically  using APA format
  • Describe how Psychology’s content, research, and problem-solving skills apply to business, healthcare, educational, and other workplace settings
  • State the purpose of the APA Ethics Code for the protection of human and nonhuman research participants

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