PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 003 Cognition and the College Student: Putting Psychology and Neuroscience to Work for You
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Course Note:
A small seminar introducing students to the topics of psychology and issues which are important to the field of psychology.
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Welcome to the University! You have more freedom to choose your classes and perhaps more demanding classes — and demands on your time — than ever before. Can decades of research on learning, memory, and the brain give you some hints on how to perform well in your classes and retain the knowledge you gain?

This is a new freshman seminar created in response to feedback from juniors and seniors who have taken my upper-level Learning & Memory seminar and said "I wish someone would have told me this my first year!" We will examine the research from psychology and neuroscience relevant to learning in and out of the classroom.

Course Requirements:

Evaluations will be based on short tests, writing assignments, and other activities related to the course. Readings will be provided by the instructor via CTools. There are no direct textbook costs, although students who print out the readings should consider the potential costs associated with this.

Intended Audience:


Class Format:

Class sessions will include lecture, discussion, group activities, and student presentations.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Th 5:00PM - 8:00PM
003 (SEM)
3LSA Hnrs Y1
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Psych 120-005 Topic: Psychology In (your) Education
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