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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology

This course presents the basic concepts and theoretical perspectives for understanding psychology. The course encompasses factors affecting human behavior and mental processes and includes, but is not limited to, the history of psychology, research methodology, the brain and behavior, learning, memory, cognition, language, intelligence, development, personality, abnormal psychology, therapy and social psychology.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 Note: For online sections, College Reading and Writing Readiness is required

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 121 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 122 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

This course provides an overview of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, which is the application of psychological research and theory to explain human interactions with others at work. Individual, group, and organizational issues focused on the work environment are explored. Areas covered include personnel selection, performance management, motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, supervisory practices, and research on the work, worker and workplace.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 122 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 220 Lifespan Development

This course integrates theory and research as they relate to neurobiological, cognitive, social and emotional development of individuals in cultural context from conception throughout adulthood. The course emphasizes both normal and atypical developmental stages and patterns of adjustment to differing life-time demands. Students will gain an understanding of hereditary and environmental factors on development; prenatal development and the birth process; physical development; language and cognitive development; family relationships; friend and peer relations; school, college, and career experiences; identity; gender; sexuality and health; the aging process and death and dying; as well as the research methods psychologists use to study development.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 220 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 222 Child Growth and Development

This course is designed to familiarize students with the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development of the child from conception through adolescence in cultural context. Topics of discussion include genes and heredity; prenatal development and birth; brain development; motor, sensory, and perceptual development; cognitive and memory changes; intelligence and language development; development of the self and identity; attachment and social relationships; and moral development. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships among the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains and the mutual influences of these domains on development. Several theories of child development and methods of studying development are introduced.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 222 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 223 Abnormal Psychology

This course provides a systematic presentation of the concepts related to psychological disorders with specific emphasis given to diagnostic criteria, as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, theoretical perspectives, etiology, and treatment.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 223 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 224 Theories of Personality

This course is designed to present the student with a survey of the major theories of personality. Theorists will be studied according to the following categories: 1) psychoanalytic; 2) humanistic and existential; 3) biological; 4) trait; 5) behavioral; 6) cognitive. Emerging perspectives will also be addressed. Several case studies will be presented for analysis.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 224 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 225 Social Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of individuals thinking, feeling, and behavior within their social environments. This course includes, but is not limited to: research methods, attitude formation and change, social cognition, interpersonal relations, group processes, and social influence.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 225 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 226 Adolescent Development

This course integrates theory and research as they relate to neurobiological, cognitive, and social-emotional development of adolescents in cultural context. Students will gain an understanding of evolving interpersonal and societal roles; family relationships; friend and peer relations; school, media, and career experiences; identity; gender and sexuality; psychological and social problems; and the research methods psychologists use to study development.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 226 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 228 Human Sexuality

This course provides an examination of the current knowledge and attitudes of the behavioral aspects of human sexuality with particular emphasis on personal, interpersonal, community, and societal influences on sexuality. Topics of interest include sexuality throughout the lifespan, sexual anatomy and physiology, gender roles and gender identity, contraception, pregnancy, birth, lifestyles, love and intimacy, abortion, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted diseases, dysfunction, power/coercion, and sale of sex.
PSY 228 and SWK 228 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 228 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 229 Psychology of Women

This course will examine the psychological perspective on women and femininity. Using classic and contemporary research from all areas of psychology, the course will explore the major concepts, theories, and research methods as they relate to women and gender development. Included is a cross-cultural discussion of the cognitive, physical, and social factors unique to women across the lifespan.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 229 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 240 Brain and Behavior

This course examines the relationship between the brain and behavior by explaining the structure and function of the nervous system. Additional topics include, but are not limited to, the brain's role in learning, sensing, perceiving, communicating, sleeping, eating, emotions, sexual behavior, neurological disorders, traumatic injuries, mental disorders, and the research techniques used to study the brain.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 240 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00

PSY 248 Psychology of the Criminal Mind

This course exposes the student to the field of Criminal Psychology. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding as to the origins of criminal behavior and the clinical and social implications of violent crime. The course will examine the etiology, nature, assessment, and behavior of individuals who commit crime with an emphasis on violent crimes. Included in this examination will be the role of the family and other social factors, media violence, and genetics. The basic rules of crime scene analysis and processing will also be discussed.
CRJ 248 and PSY 248 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 C or better, Recommended: CRJ 219

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open PSY 248 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    PSY
  • Units:
    3.00


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