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PSYC 120 Introduction to Research Methods

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Students examine fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways psychologists and sociologists think critically. Includes attention to the nature of theory, hypothesis, variables, and ethics of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools, including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research. Computer applications are introduced.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and either MATH 200 OR PSYC 121.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2b, E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC* (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: POLS 160, PSY 200