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Psychology

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-102

Introduction to Psychology

Understanding of behavior from psychophysiological, cognitive, social and clinical perspectives; important issues, methods and findings in the study of psychological process.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
PSYCH-198

First Year Seminar

Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
PSYCH-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-300

Research Methods in Psychology

Experimental methods in psychological research; designing and drawing conclusions from experimental research; critiques of research reports; individual and group laboratory projects.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102; Comm Sci 205 or Math 260 or BUS ADM 215 and 217 or BUS ADM 216. REC: Comm Sci 205.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
PSYCH-305

Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

This course provides an overview of the causes and effects of stereotyping and prejudice from a psychological perspective. It also explores when stereotypes are used, how they are measured, and how they can be reduced.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-308

Physiological Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

Introduction to the biological bases of behavior. Basic sensory, motor, and brain mechanisms are described in reference to normal and abnormal behaviors. Drugs and hormone effects on infants and adults are also discussed.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 AND Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
PSYCH-310

Drugs and Behavior

  • Pre-Requisites

Psychoactive drugs will be studied regarding their effects on the brain, behaviors and society.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 AND Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-330

Social Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

An exploration of theory, method, and empirical results regarding individual behavior in groups. Major topics include social cognition, aggression, helping, and attraction.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
PSYCH-350

Psychology and Culture

  • Pre-Requisites

A cross-cultural examination of core psychological processes and areas of study, such as cognition, emotion, development, and personality.

Prerequisites
P: Sophomore status; Psych 102
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
PSYCH-390

Environmental Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

Human-environment relationships; examines ways in which the physical environment influences human behavior.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-401

Psychology of Women

  • Pre-Requisites

The psychology of women examines traditional and feminist approaches to women in psychological theory and research as frameworks for understanding women's development and experience in family, academic, work, and relationship roles. The interacting influences of biology, socialization, and cultural context are considered.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
PSYCH-415

Organizational and Personnel Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

Examines the human side of organizations from a scientific framework. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, employee selection, training, motivation, job satisfaction, work teams, leadership, and organization development.

Prerequisites
P: jr. st.; Psych 102 AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-417

Psychology of Cognitive Processes

  • Pre-Requisites

Contemporary theory and research on thinking processes; how people understand and interpret events around them; attention, recognition, thinking, memory, language, imagery and problem-solving.

Prerequisites
P: jr. st.; Psych 102 AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-420

Test and Measurements

  • Pre-Requisites

An overview of the uses and underlying psychometric concepts of psychological tests. Examines selected tests in the areas of intelligence, personality, achievement, and interest assessment. Discusses controversial social, legal, ethical, and cultural issues related to testing.

Prerequisites
P: jr. st.; Psych 102 AND upper level Psch or Hum Dev course AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
PSYCH-424

Psychology of Emotion

  • Pre-Requisites

This is an advanced undergraduate psychology course designed to expose students to the science of emotion. Students will become acquainted with the many ways in which biological, cultural, cognitive, and other factors can contribute to our emotions.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 and Psych 300 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-429

Theories of Personality

Major ideas about the organization, function, change and development of human personality as discussed by a variety of personality theorists.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
PSYCH-430

History and Systems of Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

Major schools, figures, trends and systems of thought in the field of psychology; shifts in the conceptualization of the problems, phenomena, methods and tasks for psychology.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 and 300 and one upper level Psych course and jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-435

Abnormal Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

Major psychological, biological, and sociocultural models of abnormal behavior, including problems of childhood, adolescence, and aging. Contextual issues are emphasized, including the influence of culture, social class, and gender on diagnosis and treatment.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-438

Counseling and Psychotherapy

  • Pre-Requisites

This class provides an introduction to many contemporary approaches to counseling and their theoretical and research base. It also addresses issues relevant to professional practice in the field, along with the roles of development, values, ethics, and context/culture in the counseling process.

Prerequisites
P: jr. st.; Psych 102 AND upper level Psych or Hum Dev course AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
PSYCH-440

Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health

  • Pre-Requisites

This course involves an exploration of cultural groups, beliefs, and practices within the U.S. and focuses on ways that culture, race, ethnicity, and associated concepts, such as oppression and privilege, influence definitions and treatments of mental illness.

Prerequisites
P: Jr st; Psych 102 AND Psych 435 or 438.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
PSYCH-450

Health Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course examines how health, illness, and medicine can be studied from a psychological perspective. Topics include coping with stress, leading a healthy lifestyle, factors influencing smoking, alcohol use, and exercise, the patient-practitioner interaction, and chronic and terminal illness.

Prerequisites
P: jr. st.; Psych 102 AND Psych 300 or Comm Sci 301 or Hum Dev 302.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
PSYCH-460

Clinical Child Psychology

  • Pre-Requisites

An in-depth analysis of psychiatric disorders that occur during childhood and adolescence.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 AND Psych 435 or 438.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-495

Teaching Assistantship

Students will learn the different components related to successful instruction. This will include theoretical perspective, empirical research, and pedagogical techniques relating to teaching that they can apply to a broad array of future teaching and learning experiences.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102, 3.0 GPA in Psych, and consent of inst; REC: sr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-496

Research Assistantship

Students will assist faculty in conducting research. Responsibilities may include literature reviews, library investigations, questionnaire development, recruitment and interviewing of research participants, data collection, management of research studies, data entry, and some statistical analysis.

Prerequisites
P: Psych 102 and consent of instr. REC: Psych 300 or Comm Sci 205.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and gpa > or = 3.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
PSYCH-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
PSYCH-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.