• There has been a long history of fascination with the subject matter of psychology, the scientific study of human and animal behavior. The study of psychology offers a way to learn more about why people, including you, do what they do. This introduction to psychology is designed to stimulate your interest in and expand your knowledge of the fields of psychology and to assist you in understanding the multiple causes of behavior, methods that produce behavior change and the opportunity to apply these interests and knowledge to everyday issues and concerns. Topics covered will be introductory and will include the life span, workings of body and mind, learning and cognitive processes, personality and individuality, motivation, testing, stress, disorders, adjustment and breakdown, and social psychology. Assignments will include readings, interactive and online activities, quizzes, tests, discussion and more. I hope you enjoy the course.

  • There has been a long history of fascination with the subject matter of psychology, the scientific study of human and animal behavior. The study of psychology offers a way to learn more about why people, including you, do what they do. This introduction to psychology is designed to stimulate your interest in and expand your knowledge of the fields of psychology and to assist you in understanding the multiple causes of behavior, methods that produce behavior change and the opportunity to apply these interests and knowledge to everyday issues and concerns. Topics covered will be introductory and will include the life span, workings of body and mind, learning and cognitive processes, personality and individuality, motivation, testing, stress, disorders, adjustment and breakdown, and social psychology. Assignments will include readings, interactive and online activities, quizzes, tests, discussion and more. I hope you enjoy the course

  • Course Description

    Sociology is the study of groups and societies in which people live and provides a unique way to look at human behavior and the world. In this course we will examine and analyze how social structures and cultures are created, maintained and, most importantly, how they affect behavior. We will learn what sociologists do, why they do it, and what sociology can teach us about ourselves and the societies we are a part of. We will explore a variety of topics including gender, race, family, marriage, religion, politics, culture, education, and deviance among others. We will do this through a variety of readings, video clips, online activities, web based tools, discussion, presentations, activities and other multimedia materials. There will be many current day readings regarding isues of ethics, values and technology that will require you to put your critical thinking skills to work. You will learn to use the sociological perspective to think critically and analytically about your life and the world, skills that will serve you not only in any field of study but in life as well.


  • Course Description

    Sociology is the study of groups and societies in which people live and provides a unique way to look at human behavior and the world. In this course we will examine and analyze how social structures and cultures are created, maintained and, most importantly, how they affect behavior. We will learn what sociologists do, why they do it, and what sociology can teach us about ourselves and the societies we are a part of. We will explore a variety of topics including gender, race, family, marriage, religion, politics, culture, education, and deviance among others. We will do this through a variety of readings, video clips, online activities, web based tools, discussion, presentations, activities and other multimedia materials. There will be many current day readings regarding isues of ethics, values and technology that will require you to put your critical thinking skills to work. You will learn to use the sociological perspective to think critically and analytically about your life and the world, skills that will serve you not only in any field of study but in life as well.