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WOL Psychology

School Year: 2018-2019
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: W04254G0.5011
College Concurrent: No
School District: Washakie County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Washakie 1 Virtual Education Program
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 11-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system D2L Brightspace
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: K12 Fuel Education
Credits: 0.50
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 23, 2018 - May 24, 2019
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
In this one-semester course, students investigate why human beings think and act the way they do. This is an introductory course that broadly covers several areas of psychology. Instructional material presents theories and current research for students to critically evaluate and understand. Each unit introduces terminology, theories, and research that are critical to the understanding of psychology and includes tutorials and interactive exercises. Students learn how to define and use key terms of psychology and how to apply psychological principles to their own lives. Units include Methods of Study, Biological Basis for Behavior, Learning and Memory, Development and Individual Differences, and Psychological Disorders. During this course, students will: Study the major concepts and theories of psychology. Be able to define and use key terms of psychology. Understand and be able to demonstrate research, and also be able to interpret and evaluate the validity of the research. Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the vast amount of psychology that is presented in everyday literature. Be able to apply psychological principles to their own lives. Understand the many areas of psychology as both areas of study and possible career options. Build on their reading, writing, evaluation and discussion skills. Learn about the ethical standards that govern psychological research.
Course Prerequisites:
None
Required Materials:
District Provided
Course Accessibility:
Washakie County School District No. 1 makes every effort to ensure accessibility and usability of course content for all students.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Discussion Boards, Sign-in Sheets
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • None
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Students are assigned a designated Learning Coach/Mentor who will monitor participate and progress for this course.