- Last Updated: 20 July 2015
PSY 101 (3)
Introduction to Psychology
A foundation course in the science of behavior. The course will provide an overview of the factors that affect behavior and mental processes including biological, behavioral, cognitive, and socio-cultural influences. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. AGEC Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.
PSY 205 (3)
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
This course provides an introduction to the classification, causes, and treatment of various disorders, including anxiety, mood, schizophrenic, substance abuse, personality, and developmentally-related disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Three lecture.
PSY 227 (3)
Survey and comparison of different personality theories, including the dynamics that underlie personality development, assessment, and research. Prerequisite: PSY 101. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Three lecture.
PSY 230 (3)
Introduction to Statistics
Basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, emphasizing application to the behavioral sciences. Includes methods of data collection, sampling techniques, central tendency, standard scores, correlation and regression, and hypothesis testing. Student’s t test, non-parametric analysis, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: *MAT 142 or higher, or placement test score(s) beyond prerequisite course(s). Three lecture.
PSY 236 (3)
Psychology of Women
A cross-cultural study of the definition, trends, and issues of the psychological status of women, including an examination and evaluation of the psychological theories, as well as the operative forces behind women's role in society. Prerequisite: PSY 101. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.
PSY 240 (3)
Life span development, including the scientific study of normal physiological, emotional, cognitive, and social development and the factors that influence this development, from conception until death. Prerequisite: PSY 101. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.
PSY 241 (3)
Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
The course examines the impact of substance use and abuse on the individual and on society. In addition, the course provides a balanced account of all of the aspects of this subject, interpreting its complex nature. Prerequisite: Psy 101. Three lecture.
PSY 250 (4)
This capstone course in psychology critically examines the scientific study of social thinking, social influence, and social relations. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Intensive Writing/Critical Thinking; Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness; Global and International Awareness. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and any 3 credits of a 200-level PSY course or Consent of Instructor for transferred coursework. Pre/Co-requisite: *ENG 102. Four lecture.
PSY 255 (3)
Introduction to Biological Psychology
A survey course exploring the biological and biochemical correlates of behavior and mental processes; focuing on relationships between the nervous system and behavior, and providing a foundation in nervous system structure and function. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Three lecture.
PSY 289 (1-6)
Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations. Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract. Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum of 45 hours on the job participation. Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required. Credit hours: one to six. May be taken for S/U credit.
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