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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Learning and Behavior Modification

This course surveys the principles of learning and the research applications of behavior modification. Topics include the historical origins of learning theory; classical and operant conditioning; cognitive aspects of complex learning tasks; and biological factors in learning. The course also covers the principles of behavior modification, including reinforcement and punishment, schedules of reinforcement, and applications of behavior modification in an educational environment.

Subject: PSYC
Course Number: 211
Section Number: 2278
Units: 3
Instructor: Phillips, Judith

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Instructor notes: The course has two required exams that are taken at the Academic Proctoring Center, located on both the Oceanside and San Elijo MiraCosta campuses. Please note that this is why the class is listed as Hybrid; the rest of the class is entirely online. If you live out of this area, then contact the Academic Proctoring Center and they will help you locate a proctor in your area. Text information is available on SURF. To save money, look into renting and using etexts. There is an edition of the text at the MCC Library, Oceanside campus, on reserve. I will send out a welcome and information handout to all on the roster around Jan 13. I will open up Canvas late Monday Jan 20. I look forward to working with you this spring.

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