PSYCHOLOGY AT VVC

Psychology at VVC is within the Education, Society, & Human Services Pathway.

 

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychology is the empirical study of behavior, emotion and mental processes. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic thinking. Students majoring in psychology develop critical thinking, problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. As psychology majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers, including business, education, government, nonprofit organizations and within health and human services.

 

WORKFORCE READY SKILLS

The psychology major provides students with a variety of workforce ready skills. Review the American Psychological Association's The Skillful Psychology Student: Prepared for Success in the 21st Century Workplace for a summary of these marketable skills across five domains: cognitive, communication, personal, social, and technological.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are statements of the kind of learning a program hopes a student will achieve. The PLOs describe the knowledge, skills, problem-solving, communication and values that apply to all certificates and/or degrees within that program. 

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills as related to human behavior and mental processes.
  2. Apply the scientific method to distinguish science from pseudoscience as it relates to behavior and mental processes.
  3. Communicate scientifically to peers and to the community.

 

PSYCHOLOGY COURSE OUTLINES

PSYC 101 - Introductory Psychology

PSYC 109 - Biopsychology

PSYC 110 - Developmental Psychology

PSYC 121 - Human Sexuality and Intimacy

PSYC 204 - Social Psychology (updated Fall 2021)

PSYC 213 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 215 - Introduction to Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 217 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

 

MEET YOUR COUNSELOR

RAMPath Counselor: Jennifer Law

Phone: (760) 245-4271 Extension 2284

Email: Jennifer.Law@vvc.edu

Check It Out: Our Epic Fans Have Spoken   Sample program sequence for the PSYCHOLOGY AA-T

 

 

PLANNED COURSE OFFERINGS

The Psychology Department supports our students in completing their degrees in a timely manner. The table below summarizes the courses that are typically offered each Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. 

The following courses temporarily appear in the College Catalog but are no longer offered by the Psychology Department: PSYC-108, PSYC-125, PSYC-209, PSYC-211
COURSE FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PSYC-101 Introductory Psychology
PSYC-109 Biopsychology  
PSYC-110 Developmental Psychology
PSYC-121 Human Sexuality & Intimacy    
PSYC-204 Social Psychology    
PSYC-213 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC-215 Intro to Stats for Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC-217 Research Methods in Psychology with Lab