Available courses

Required Freshman Course

Dawson College Success provides the first-time College student with the connections, tools, and best practices for full success in college. Students will establish connections to academic advising and student services; integrate into campus-wide community; maximize academic and career options including transfer and placement; and develop the advanced study skills and information literacy appropriate to the advanced collegiate level. Students will cultivate self-care and reflection on the collegiate experience.

Dawson College Success provides the first-time College student with the connections, tools, and best practices for full success in college. Students will establish connections to academic advising and student services; integrate into campus-wide community; maximize academic and career options including transfer and placement; and develop the advanced study skills and information literacy appropriate to the advanced collegiate level. Students will cultivate self-care and reflection on the collegiate experience.

This course is an introduction to the nature and scope of the field of psychology as a scientific and human endeavor.  Major topics include historic development of the field; biological and developmental processes; consciousness and perception; learning, remembering and thinking; motivation and emotion; personality and individuality; social behavior; normal stress and coping, and abnormal psychology and treatment methods.