Course Descriptions - Psychology

PSY-118: Interpersonal Psychology

This course introduces the basic principles of psychology as they relate to personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on personality traits, communication/leadership styles, effective problem solving, and cultural diversity as they apply to personal and work environments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these principles of psychology as they apply to personal and professional development.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-150: General Psychology

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Option: Take ENG-002; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-237: Social Psychology

This course introduces the study of individual behavior within social contexts. Topics include affiliation, attitude formation and change, conformity, altruism, aggression, attribution, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of social influences on behavior.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150 or SOC-210; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150 or SOC-210; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-239: Psychology of Personality

This course covers major personality theories and personality research methods. Topics include psychoanalytic, behavioristic, social learning, cognitive, humanistic, and trait theories including supporting research. Upon completion, students should be able to compare and contrast traditional and contemporary approaches to the understanding of individual differences in human behavior.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-241: Developmental Psychology

This course is a study of human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-259: Human Sexuality

This course provides the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of human sexuality and related research. Topics include reproductive biology, sexual and psychosexual development, sexual orientation, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual disorders, theories of sexuality, and related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an overall knowledge and understanding of human sexuality.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-263: Educational Psychology

This course examines the application of psychological theories and principles to the educational process and setting. Topics include learning and cognitive theories, achievement motivation, teaching and learning styles, teacher and learner roles, assessment, and developmental issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the application of psychological theory to educational practice.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-265: Behavioral Modification

This course is an applied study of factors influencing human behavior and strategies for behavioral change. Emphasis is placed on cognitive-behavioral theory, behavioral assessment, practical applications of conditioning techniques, and maintenance of adaptive behavior patterns. Upon completion, students should be able to implement basic learning principles to effect behavioral changes in self and others.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PSY-281: Abnormal Psychology

This course provides an examination of the various psychological disorders, as well as theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology. Emphasis is placed on terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior patterns as well as demonstrate knowledge of etiology, symptoms, and therapeutic techniques.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PSY-150; Take previously. Required.Take PSY-150; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0