AP Psychology

ACCESS Course Number: 
643
State Course Number: 
230072
Subject Area: 
Audience: 
11-12
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Students should exhibit a willingness to meet rigorous academic challenges, a strong ability to think critically, and excellent reading proficiency.
Testing Requirements: 
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials: 
Description: 

The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. The course has been authorized by the College Board and meets all requirements established by that organization. This course introduces students to the major topics of the field, the terminology and methodology of psychology, and the historical and current understanding of human behavior and thought processes. Students will learn to analyze human experiences like psychologists do and apply what they have learned in the world around them. Its study is equivalent to an introductory college course in psychology. Students are encouraged to take the AP Psychology Exam in order to earn college credit.

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.