AP Psychology

  • Course numbers: T108S (Summer), T108F (Fall), T108W (Winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 11-12
  • Credits: .5 (semester course)
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This AP class is an introduction to college-level Psychology using a college text, “collegiate-style” pace and classroom climate, and college-level exams. Psychology is the study of behavior and mental process. Topics include the brain’s influence/control of everyday activity, sleep and dreams, human development, learning and thinking, psychological disorders, relationships, and the influence of social settings on behavior. The student will become actively involved in an introductory study of the field of psychology. It is expected that students electing this course will take the AP Exam, for which there is a fee.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Instructional methods include video lectures, text notes, oral and written presentations, discussions, cooperative and individual investigation. Assessments include daily work, tests, quizzes and proctored midterm and semester final exam.

Recommended Background for Success: Students should have strong reading and study skills.