Survey of contemporary knowledge and issues within the development of the discipline of psychology and applications of psychology to society. Topics vary by semester but may include psychology of climate change; ethnic minority psychology; sexual orientation and gender diversity (LGBTQ+ issues); psychology in the news; drugs and society; history of psychology; and/or history of neuroscience. This course satisfies the “Culture & Community” Breadth Area. Students will learn foundational skills in the evaluation and communication of psychological research. This course may be repeated for credit if topics are different. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 with a grade of C- or better or with permission of the instructor.