CHESS 16-40 REV PSY 33900
February 8, 2017
Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document
Program Name: Psychology
- Document No: CHESS 16-38 NEW COURSE PSY 10300
- Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
- Submitting Department: Psychology, CHESS
- Date Reviewed by Department: February 8th, 2017
- Submission Date: February 8th, 2017
- Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: March 03, 2017
- Contact Person: David Pick, Interim Dept Head
- Approval by Faculty Senate: May 5, 2017
- Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: 4/14/17
- Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: NA
- Will New Library Resources Used?: No
- Form 40 Needed?: Yes
Task: Course Change or New Course Proposal
- Program Name(s): Psychology
- Degree Name(s): BA/BS
Section II: This section is for changes in courses only
- Subject: CPSY 10300 – Psychology 1st Year Experience is a new freshmen experience course (FYE).
- Justification: This course is discipline specific and replaces BHS 10300 in the plan of study.
Delete courses no longer being offered. Delete the following courses from the catalog:
PSY 10300 Psychology 1st Year Experience
Credit Hours: 3:00 This course exposes early psychology majors to the breadth of disciplines in the field, and gives the student the tools to succeed both as a psychology major and beyond graduation. Topics covered include how to best succeed in college classes, pitfalls that act as a barrier to success, and professional skill building like writing resumes/CVs, cover letters, and doing well in interviews. Prerequisites: N/A
Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes
- Learn what campus resources are available to students.
- Learn to use the latest in learning theory to best prepare and study for classes.
- Understand trends of drug and alcohol use and how they impact college life.
- Learn how to write a resume/cover letter and how to succeed in interviews.
- Learn about the various subfields of psychology and what is required to enter them.
- Learn how to best position oneself to get into graduate school.
- Impact on Students: This course will better prepare students for admission to graduate study, as well as for jobs that require the skills acquired in course of satisfying graduation requirement.
- Impact on University Resources: NA
- Impact on other Academic Units: Psychology majors will no longer be taking BHS 10300 allowing that course to be more focused on BHS disciplines.