PSYC2004 - Motivation and Emotion

Undergraduate Quarter 5 credits 6 Weeks

Course Description

What drives people to do what they do? In this course students have the opportunity to answer this question as they explore basic theories of motivation and emotion. They also explore bodily needs, such as hunger, thirst, and sex, that drive people to action; concepts in motivation, such as achievement, altruism, and conflict; and concepts related to emotion, including happiness, hormonal influences, and mood. Students assess content and share different perspectives through peer discussions on related topics, such as sources of motivation, hunger and eating, need for power, extraversion, goals, and decision making. (Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1001 [or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003] and PSYC 2000.)


PSYC2000: Psychology Seminar AND PSYC1001:Introduction to Psychology

Admissions Requirements

  1. Have one of the following:
    1. High school diploma;
    2. GED Conferred; or
    3. Collegiate transcript including 12 or more credits completed as a degree-seeking student
  2. Unofficial transcript(s) from institution(s) with accreditation recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or US Department of Education. Unofficial transcripts must include the name of the institution, student name, grades earned, credits earned, degree earned (if applicable), course names/numbers and dates of attendance
  3. Meet one of the following requirements:
    1. 21 years of age or older;
    2. Concurrently enrolled at another higher education institution;
    3. Active military or veteran; or
    4. Completion of 60 quarter credits from an accredited US higher education institution.
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