This course is a survey of the field of psychology including how psychology  developed, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, variations in consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, human development, personality and understanding stress.

The course is designed to introduce students to the criminal justice system in American and our institutionalized response to the social problem of crime.  The criminal justice system comprises several unique and related components.  The course will consist of an examination of the various local, state, and federal agencies that make up the system with particular attention to the police, courts, and corrections.  The course will also examine critical questions about the roles, responsibilities, and challenges of the criminal justice system.