Social Sciences Distance Courses

These Social Sciences courses are offered for credit by Andrews University, Oakwood University, and Washington Adventist University. Andrews University manages the registration and provides the instruction and support for students. 

Andrews University Credit

PSYC 101-901
Introduction to Psychology
(3 sem hours)
Principles of psychology including the study of growth, perception, learning, thinking, motivation, emotion, personality, and mental health.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PSYC 301-901
Human Development- Lifespan
(3 sem hours)
Lifespan is an integrative approach to psychological development which emphasizes the inter-dependency of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. The interrelatedness of theory, research, and application are seen throughout the entire sequence of human development from conception to death.
Format: Self-paced Online
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SOCI 119-901
Principles of Sociology
(3 sem hours)
A study of the development of sociology as a social science, some concepts and ideas associated with the study of human behavior, and an overview of the principles, terms, and concepts in the discipline.
Format: Self-paced Online
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Oakwood University Credit

ED 200-911
Introduction to Educational Psychology
(3 sem hours)
A study of the nature of teaching and learning, which addresses the fundamentals involved in the expected developmental progression of the learning process. The course focuses on ways in which psychological knowledge is applied to teaching at each domain (physical, social, emotional and as individual characteristics that influence instructional decisions. Additionally, it includes an investigation of theories of learning and motivation and their instructional applications in educational settings.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PY 101-911
Principles of Psychology
(3 sem hours)
An overview of the science of psychology, including such concepts as emotion, motivation, adjustment, perception, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, measurement, and experimental methods.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PY 325-911
Developmental Psychology
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: PY 101
A study of current psychological theories relating to psychological development throughout the entire life span.
Format: Self-paced Online
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SOC 101-911
Principles of Sociology
(3 sem hours)
An introduction to the field of sociology, terms and concepts related to human behavior, and the influences of social and cultural factors upon human behavior.
Format: Self-paced Online
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Washington University Credit

PSYC 105-921
Introduction to Psychology
(3 sem hours)
The basic principles and concepts in psychology, including the principles of motivation, learning, and perception. Designed to introduce college students to history, development, and present scope of psychology. A prerequisite for all other courses in psychology.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PSYC 210-921
Developmental Psychology (3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: PSYC 105
Developmental Psychology is the study of human development from conception to death. The study of life-span develop­ment is accomplished by examining the stages of infancy, childhood, adoles­cence, and adulthood. The course covers the cognitive, moral, physical, social, and emotional changes that are typical at each stage of development.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PSYC 315-921
Organization and Work
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: PSYC 105
Focuses on describing, understanding, and explaining behavior in organizations. The issue of controlling, managing, and influencing behavior in the work environment are addressed. A paper is required.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PSYC 367-921
Psychology of Learning
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: PSYC 105
Survey of fundamental psychological principles related to methods of learning and teaching and to the understanding and development of individual learning.
Format: Self-paced Online
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SOCI 105-921
General Sociology
(3 sem hours)
A general introduction to the basic forms of human association and interaction dealing with the social processes, institutions, culture, and personality development. This course is a prerequisite to all upper division courses in sociology.
Format: Self-paced Online
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