Introduction to Psychology
CRN: 30886
16 Weeks - Distance Education course 

On Campus Requirements
Students must log into the class website at any time on the first day of the semester. Failure to do so will result in getting dropped by the instructor.

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Instructor  
Name  Andrew Kim, Ph.D.
Email  akim@citruscollege.edu
Phone  (626) 914-8865
Location  CI 252

Welcome to Introduction to Psychology. This 3 unit (transferable CSU/UC) online course provides a general overview of psychology and allows students to gain insight into the processes by which psychologists gather information about human and animal behavior. Some of the topics we will cover this semester include; history of psychology, the brain, child development, learning and memory, intelligence, sexuality, mental disorders, and types of psychotherapies.

Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad introduction to the field of psychology. Through a review of existing scientific literature you are expected to:

  1. acquire comprehension of the theories in the major areas within psychology, and
  2. critically evaluate historical and modern findings through the application of the scientific method. Your level of subject knowledge will be evaluated through the administration of objective examinations intended to measure your aptitude of the various topics within psychology.

Textbook
Psychology: Core Concepts by Zimbardo.

Email Accounts 
You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class.

Blackboard: http://citruscollege.blackboard.com
If you are having difficulty logging into the site (you must be enrolled first and the site won't become available until the first day of the semester), please contact the Distance Education office at (626) 914-8831 or online@citruscollege.edu

Once you are logged in, click on the link for our course (Introduction to Psychology) and you will be taken to the course web site. Using the menu options on your left you can then access all instructions, course materials and assignments.

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
Blackboard --> http://citruscollege.blackboard.com 
WingSpan --> https://wingspan.citruscollege.edu  
  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
  • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Introduction to Psychology course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   

Accommodations 

If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.