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 100 - Clinical Psychology - Tu/Th 11:00am-1:50pm (Psychology Core)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the causes, characteristics, and treatment of psychological disorders. Particular emphasis is given to the interaction between biological, psychological, and sociocultural processes contributing to abnormal behavior.

PSYC 101 - Developmental Psychology - M/Tu/W/Th 12:30pm-1:50pm (Psychology Core)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of developmental psychology, including topics in cognitive, language, and social development.

PSYC 104 - Social Psychology - M/W 5:00pm-7:50pm (Psychology Core)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of social psychology, covering a review of the field's founding principles, classic findings, and a survey of recent findings. Topics will include social perception, attributions and attitudes, stereotypes, social influence, group dynamics, and aggressive and prosocial tendencies.

PSYC 106 - Behavioral Neuroscience - M/Tu/W/Th 9:30am-10:50am (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 190 - Parenting - M/W 5:00pm-7:50pm (Psychology Elective/Specialization)
This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of theories and scientific research on parenting. Topics may include family structure, parenting styles, attachment, discipline strategies, culture, and media.


Summer Session 2

PSYC 70 - Research Methods - M/Tu/W/Th 9:30am-10:50am and Tu or W 3:00pm-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.

PSYC 102 - Sensory Neuroscience - Tu/Th 8:00am-10:50am (Psychology Core) 
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the neural mechanisms that support vision, audition, touch, olfaction, and taste.

PSYC 105 - Cognitive Psychology - Tu/Th 11:00am-1:50pm (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 180 - Adolescence - Tu/Th 5:00pm-7:50pm (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

 

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