Department of Psychology

• Psychology • Statistics • Developmental Communications •

 

Psychology for Non-Majors

Psychology is the study of the mind including behavior, emotion, perception and thought.  Psychology began in the 19th century when it separated from biology, medicine and philosophy.  In many ways, the ideas behind the field of psychology have existed for as long as people have been discussing other people.  Our ancestors sat around the fire in their caves and huts discussing many of the same topics we do today.

  • "What do dreams mean?"

  • "What's wrong with the people over that hill?"

  • "Who put that guy in charge?"

  • "Why are the kids so weird?"

  • "Why can't men and women just get along?"

  • "Why can't my parents just understand?"

  • "Why do the people in that village look at me funny?"

Non-majors taking psychology coursework at Los Angeles Valley College benefit from their exposure to the principles of psychology, which will have a lifetime impact on how you view people and the world around you.  Coursework in psychology is beneficial to students pursuing any major, as we all deal with people, their minds and their emotions.  Psychology is a great course to take because it presents interesting ideas about how and why people behave as they do, and about the interaction of people and their environment. Our classes provide ideas in interesting and fun ways and cover lots of interesting material. 

Psychology courses satisfy many of your General Education requirements for both graduation and transfer.



Los Angeles Valley College - Associate Degree
General Education Requirements - PLAN A 2010-2011

A. NATURAL SCIENCES:   

Psych 2*

B. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

B1. AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS & B2. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Psych 1, 5*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 41*, 66

D. LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY

D2. COMMUNICATION AND ANALYTICAL THINKING

Psych 66; Stat 1*, 2*

E. HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

E2. ONE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

Psych 60



Los Angeles Valley College - Associate Degree
General Education Requirements - PLAN B 2010-2011

 

A. NATURAL SCIENCES

Psych 2*

D. LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY

D2. COMMUNICATION AND ANALYTICAL THINKING

Psych 66; Stat 1*, 2*

E. HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

E2. ONE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

Psych 60


 

For more information about our psychology classes, we invite you
to talk with our faculty, or with students in the LAVC Psychology Club. 

 

The LAVC Psychology Club is on Facebook.

The Psychology Club is on Facebook.

Email:  clubpsychology@aol.com

Office:  BSC 111