PSY 301 - Introduction to Psychology

Texas Common Number: PSYC 2301
Course Availability
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee
PSY 301 Introduction to Psychology Online $550.00
Class Description:

This introductory course is designed to provide students with an overview of the broad field of psychology. The course starts by examining various perspectives held by psychologists, and by reviewing research methods. Subsequent lessons discuss the brain and other biological systems, exploring the ways in which these systems work together to influence mental processes and behavior. Later lessons discuss personality, psychological disorders, social cognition, and responses to social influences.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the students. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Graded Assessments
  • 15 assignments
  • 2 exams (taken at approved testing site)
Textbook(s) and Materials
  • Bernstein, Douglas A., et al. Psychology, 9th ed. Wadsworth/CENGAGE Learning, 2011.
    ISBN 9781111301552

Official UT Austin Course Description: 
Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

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