Best Summer Courses for New Transfer Students

You may wish to begin your studies at UCSD this Summer. The following courses are highly recommended for new transfer students. All Summer offerings are designed to be useful for completing your degree. You may wish to consider the full list of classes available on TritonLink.

Summer Session 1

PSYC 70 - Research Methods -  M/Tu/W/Th 9:30am-10:50am and T/Th 8:30-9:20 am (Formal Skills)
This course provides an overview of how to choose appropriate research methods for experimental and non-experimental studies. Topics may include classic experimental design and counterbalancing, statistical power, and causal inference in experimental and non-experimental settings. Additional discussion required. Prerequisite: PSYC 60 (Statistics)

PSYC 101 - Developmental Psychology - M/Tu/W/Th 11:00am-12:20pm (Psychology Core)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of developmental psychology, including topics in cognitive, language, and social development.

PSYC 106 - Behavioral Neuroscience - M/W 5:00pm-7:50pm (Psychology Core)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of human and animal behavior from a neuroscience perspective. Topics include the functions and mechanisms of perception, motivation (sex, sleep, hunger, emotions), learning and memory, and motor control and movement.

PSYC 180 - Adolescence - Tu/Th 6:00pm-8:50pm (Psychology Elective/Specialization)
This course provides an overview of the period of human adolescence, including the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that take place during this developmental transition.


Summer Session 2

PSYC 70 - Research Methods - M/Tu/W/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm and M/W or T/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm (Formal Skills)
This course provides an overview of how to choose appropriate research methods for experimental and non-experimental studies. Topics may include classic experimental design and counterbalancing, statistical power, and causal inference in experimental and non-experimental settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 60 (Statistics)

PSYC 102 - Sensory Neuroscience - M/T/W/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm (Psychology Core) 
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the neural mechanisms that support vision, audition, touch, olfaction, and taste.

PSYC 105 - Cognitive Psychology - M/Tu/W/Th 9:30am-10:50am (Psychology Core)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of cognitive psychology, the scientific study of mental processes: How people acquire, store, transform, use, and communicate information. Topics may include perception, attention, language, memory, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, and creativity.

PSYC 166 - History of Psychology - Tu/Th 6:00pm-8:50pm (Psychology Elective)
This course provides a survey of the major trends and figures in the development of psychology as a field. Topics may include the mind-body problem, nativism vs. empiricism, and the genesis of behaviorism.

 

Enroll in summer classes on TritonLink. Request authorization on the Summer Session website.