2018-2019 Catalog

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to the primary subject matter areas assumptions and methods of psychology as the science of behavior. Topics include: physiology, learning, perception, motivation, development, emotion, cognition, social processes, personality, and psychopathology. This course is a prerequisite for all upper division coursework. Open only to frosh and sophomores. Core Credit only when taken at Occidental. Students with a 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology exam or a 6 or 7 on the IB Psychology exam are not eligible for Psych 101 but may take 200- or 300-level classes.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science