17-18 Scholarship informationUW Psychology 101 is designed to serve those students who are interested in earning University of Washington college credit at the high school level.Please see the flier given to you or go to the information below to register for credit at the University of Washington. Deadline is Oct 27, 2017! They will not take credit late!!Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. Before you devote yourself to any task, particularly a demanding task, you need to ask, “Why am I doing this? Why is this worth my effort and my commitment?” In UW Psychology, the answers to those questions should be very clear. They relate to the most interesting, exciting, and complex of all things worth knowing: the human being. What impels us to act?What happens when someone is “mentally ill”? How are fears created? How was myself-concept developed? Does my brain control me or do I control it? How much of “me” was determined genetically at birth, and how much was acquired by experience and learning? Do I have freedom and control of my behavior or do my psyche and the environment control me? These and many other fascinating questions will frame the subject matter of this course.
The UW Psychology course is intended to provide the scope and level of academic accomplishment expected in the University of Washington Psychology 101/102 course. Success in this course depends on the student’s interest in the subject as well as on his or her academic record. Many highly motivated students with less than outstanding academic records have successfully completed college level courses and have obtained college credit.
Please understand from the onset a fact of paramount importance: the least important person in this classroom is me ~ the instructor. Acting as a college student,you are expected to “charge ahead” on your own, to seek, find, and internalize knowledge. In short, you must be the main agent in your educational process.
The instructor’s job is to facilitate your drive and accomplishment by structuring learning situations and selecting learning tools to help you attain your goals:successful completion of the UW Psychology course, an enrichment of your life through the acquisition of psychological knowledge, and enjoyment of the course.
UW Exam Dates: The Tuesday and Wednesday following the AP Exam in May during class time