In regards to pre-req's, should I take two Psychology classes in the summer? - Page 2Register Today!
- May 23, '11 by digoe74I would say you could do the two psych classes and even the soc class too, but I would wait on the medical terminology -- that is a lot of memorization and better to not just cramp it in and end up not retaining it in the end. As long as you have only school to concentrate on -- take advantage of that... I think the three classes you mentioned are doable! Good luck !
- May 23, '11 by Heidi the nurseAnother thing - how many credits is each? Probably 5 quarter credits on the psych and soc, but what about the med term? I found that to be a snap because I had worked in a vet clinic and knew a bit of Latin. It all depends on what your back ground experiences are.
I kind of agree with taking intro to psych separate from the human development - you will get lots of important background information.
BTW, while earning my first bachelors degree (in art history), I went to summer school full time every summer during my 4 years there. They are faster paced, but the only one I really had to work hard at was the German classes, despite having had a year of German in high school.
- May 23, '11 by sugarmagnoliaRNI think it'll be a breeze if you're focusing all your attention on school! I personally really like it when classes overlap, it feels like you're getting a really well-rounded education in that subject, when you can interconnect the two. Good luck!
- May 23, '11 by cebollitaPsychology classes aren't really that difficult, but they usually require a LOT of writing! If you're up for it and have absolutely nothing else going on this summer, I'd go for it. But if there's a chance you might even work part time, I'd only take 2 of those classes.
- May 23, '11 by northmississippiI would leave your books you buy still in the plastic until you know your required to read them and work questions, otherwise,, you may not need them if the class is a "notes class" where you just study powerpoint slides or notes the teacher gives you......
also, if you insist on taking three,,take one first semester summer,,take another second semester summer,, and thak a third that covers both first and second semester.....
If you are required to be a full time student in the fall,, you may want to save one of those easy classes to fill up your schedule.
I would take human growth first semester, med terms second semester summer,, and psy in the fall.
Get good grades, teachers and employers care more about your gpa than what you actually have an education in. If you dont have a 3.5 gpa, you probably won't be able to get into a healthcare program.
Study tip,,, read your notes onto a tape recorder and listen to them in your car on way to school or work... you can also just lay back and listen instead of read constantly.
- May 23, '11 by TC3200The two psychs should be okayy, taken together.
There's some overlap of soc and the general psych. Not much, though. If you don't want to work too hard at Soc 101, there's the online one from Rio Salado / Maricopa. Costs about $625 for the class, I think, and $700 w/ the book if you buy it new. I have one that I'm going to list on eBay. Easy course, since the book is stripped-down & less reading. There are quizzes every chapter and just a little written assignment every three chapters or so. Material gets a little tougher toward the end. You have either a 12-wk or 8-wk option, too. Might be a way to also get that class crammed in.
Med terms, I've never taken. Might be better to save it for an "only" or for a standard length semester.
- May 23, '11 by KDS1313I dont think you can take any psychology course further than intro UNTIL you have the intro done...the intro course is usually a pre-req to any subsequent course in the same category or field. Furthermore, unless you have done a heavy load in summer semester before and know your limits, I would stick with just two....generally you have long classes every day and a lot of busy work. Its definitely do-able if you are even permitted to take those classes together, but be warned you are going to be SUPER busy that semester. Good luck though, I understand the want to hurry up and get going.
Recent BSN graduate
- May 23, '11 by AspiringRNofLoveMedical Terminology isn't a requirement...I just thought it'd be great for me to take the class to get familiar with the lingo But I don't think I'll be taking the class as it may be too much for me for Summer. Also, at the CC that I'm attending their is no requirement that Intro to Psych be taken first before any other Psych classes. So Lifespan development can be taken together or before, etc. Preferably, I'd like to take Intro to Soc, Intro to Psych and Lifespan all together if its doable, but I just don't want to make a bad choice especially if the classes are hard. However, if I was to only take one Psych class which one would you all do first? Lifespan seems to fill up quickly and is hard to get into at the CC that I attend...when Intro to Psych is pretty easy to get into. SoOo, Lifespan first or Intro to Psych first?
- May 23, '11 by digoe74Psych 101 is a pretty easy class so if you could fit in both over the summer -- I would do it. However, if you are finding that Lifespan is difficult to get into.. then take that first if you are only going to take one. It's funny how things are so different at various CC's -- at my CC, Lifespan is easy to find a seat, but psych 101 fills up VERY quick!
JMO on your whole situation here but -- as long as you have the time to focus strictly on school; I would go for it and take as many classes as you feel YOU can handle. Also, if med. terminology is not a prereq, I would not take it -- why pay for a class that you don't really need? Know what I mean? Good luck and let us know what you decide!