HS303 - Psychology

HS303 - Psychology

Instructor

Prof Azizuddin Khan

Semester

Autumn ‘20

Course Difficulty

Moderate

Time Commitment Required

Studying for a few days before exams may suffice. Extra effort is required for an AA.

Grading Policy and Statistics

Grading is moderate, typical of any HS elective. Grading is more or less absolute.

Attendance Policy

No attendance policy was imposed, the semester being online

Pre-requisites

None

Evaluation Scheme

2 Quizzes, 1 Endsem, 1 Assignment. Quizzes and Endsem were all MCQ based with no negative marking

Topics Covered in the Course

Introduction to Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Learning, Memory, Motivation and Emotion, Language.

Teaching Style

Classes were informative and fun. The instructor used various examples to explain a concept.

Tutorials/Assignments/Projects

Assignment is pretty simple. There were no tutorials or projects.

Feedback on Exams

Quizzes and Endsem were both MCQ based with a good mix of theoretical and application-based questions. The time is sufficient to attempt all the questions.

Motivation for taking this course

Psychology has some very interesting applications in our day to day life including dealing with stress, how memory works.
This intrigued me and was enough for me to register for the course.

Course Importance

The content is great to know and offers one new perspectives on daily activities.

How strongly would I recommend this course?

If anyone is interested in knowing why people behave and feel the way they do, this course is a good starting point.

When to take this course?

For most of the departments, 5th semester is when HS electives are supposed to be taken.

References Used

Slides and Morgan, C.T., King, R.A., Weiss, J.R., & Schopler, J., Introduction to Psychology (VIIth Ed.), New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986

Other Remarks

The concepts are often overlapping and it is fairly easy to get confused on what’s what. A thorough understanding of the content is essential since exams are application-based

HS 303 Review By: Samyak Shah