A study of research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of the college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g. learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Strengthen academic performance by identifying key components of the successful student.
  • Develop self-awareness and career goals within an academic atmosphere.
  • Evaluate the quality and conclusions of the research to which they are exposed, which can simultaneously influence human thought, emotion and behavior.
  • Analyze and gain an understanding of historical, biological, psychological, and socio-cultural dimensions of learning and developmental psychology, dimensions that can simultaneously influence human thought, emotion, and behavior.
  • Describe the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation.
  • Compose writing assignment(s) using Standard American English and basic computer skills.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0