PSY100-001

Psychology of Career Development

This course introduces students to the lifelong career development process. Career development theories are explored. Students gain self-knowledge through assessment of interests, abilities, values and personality. Influences on career aspirations are explored. Interpretations of success are examined. Students identify and investigate potential career options. Information is analyzed and decision making skills are employed to develop career goals and action plans. Students are introduced to the benefits of networks, mentors, and role models. Students develop job search materials including a resume and cover letter. Students gain familiarity with the process and skills for employment interviewing. Prerequisite: None / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

PSY101-001

General Psychology

Introduction to the major concepts and principles underlying human behavior and mental processes. Topics include personality theory, development, learning and thought, brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, stress and physical health, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, and social psychology. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY201-001

Child Psychology

This course focuses on important aspects of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, occurring from the prenatal period through middle childhood. The major theories of development, research methods and the important roles of genetics and neuroscience are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the role of early experiences and biological factors in the later formation of personality, intellectual, and emotional behaviors. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY202-001

Adolescent Psychology

Physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of the human being during adolescence. Suggested for students planning to major in psychology, education, social work, or related areas. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

PSY207-001

Abnormal Psychology

This course includes the study of the major psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Analysis is made of the probable causes of these disorders with emphasis on the strengths and limitations of the commonly used therapies. Consideration is given to positive, constructive, alternative responses to the basic problems of living. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY208-001

Prin of Counseling & Crisis Interve

Analysis of a variety of life crises, methods of effecting intervention, and procedures for establishing a counseling relationship when appropriate. Designed to introduce those now in, or preparing for, the helping professions or related paraprofessional positions, to the principles of effective crisis intervention and counseling. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

PSY209-001

Group Dynamics

This course explores the various stages of therapeutic groups, including group development. Emphasis is on basic group theory, process, and effective practice skills. Students are acquainted with task-oriented and treatment-oriented groups in a broad range of settings. This course may incorporate experiential learning where students learn about group processes via group exercises in class. Service Learning may be required. Prerequisite: PSY101 or SOC106 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring.

PSY212-001

Human Sexuality

This course explores the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality. Sexuality is considered a vital part of the total human organism. Issues of psycho-sexual development, sexual physiology, sexual attitudes, gender identity, love and sex, sex and the law, sexual lifestyles, and sexual dysfunction, among others, are discussed in an open, frank manner. Audio/visual material, internet websites, and discussion forums augment the textbook and lecture content. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Satisfies a Behavioral & Social Sciences general education requirement.

PSY214-001

Research Methods In Psychology

This non-laboratory course introduces the student to the research methods used in psychology and other social sciences. The observation, survey, correlation, and experimental methods are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. The logic, appropriate use, and basic statistical analysis of each method of data collection are included, and students are given the opportunity to practice each research method in individual projects. Students also learn how to critically evaluate published research in the social sciences. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 class hours. 3 credits. RETIRED - C & P 5/2/2007.

PSY216-001

Social Science Research Methods

This course introduces the basic research techniques and skills of the social sciences through an interdisciplinary, topical approach. Qualitative and quantitative research methods including ethnography, observation, survey and experimentation are discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Topics include formulating social science hypotheses, identifying variables, constructing and interpreting questionnaires, interviewing, and observing participants. Other topics include social scientists' use of statistics; research ethics; interpretation and communication of research findings, and the relevance of research to public policies in our society. Students may not earn credit for SOC225. Prerequisite: PSY101 and (MAT020 or MAT025) / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

PSY219-001

Psychology Of Women

This course is designed for both females and males wishing a broader understanding of the physiological, psychological, and sociological determinants of female growth and development. It concentrates on developmental issues and contemporary role expectations, conflicts, and the status of women within a culturally defined role throughout the life cycle. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Varies

PSY221-001

Classroom Management


PSY225-001

Social Psychology

In an ever-changing global society, the individual is both influenced by the groups they encounter and conversely they influence those same groups. Social Psychology addresses human interaction and its consequences. Topics include conformity, aggression, motivation, group organization, social influences on perception, cognitive processes, and culture's impact on social behavior, addressing issues of tolerance within an increasingly diverse society. Emphasis is on the application of concepts. Prerequisite: PSY101 or SOC106 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY231-001

Psychology Of Aging

This course presents a developmental perspective on the older adult. Biological, social and psychological changes in personality and behaviors will be studied with special attention to old age. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

PSY233-001

Developmental Psychology:Life Span

This course provides a survey of the physical, cognitive, sexual, social and moral issues relevant to human development across the life span. Prerequisite: PSY101 and ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY234-001

Brain and Behavior

Brain and Behavior is all about the central nervous system (CNS) - its evolution, structures, development, and basic operating principles. Over the course of the semester students study the neural underpinnings (brain bases) of ordinary behaviors such as talking, moving, thinking, and dreaming. They also explore instances when the CNS "goes awry"; that is, examine the causes and behavioral effects of CNS disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and autism. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Spring

PSY235-001

Cognitive Psychology

This course defines and explains the major concepts and principles underlying Cognitive Psychology. Topics include the human information processing system, perception and attention, short-term memory, different aspects of long term memory, judgements, reasoning and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

PSY241-001

Selected Topics in Psychology

This course serves as a vehicle to either deepen student's knowledge of subjects adressed in Psychology introductory courses or explore issues outside the traditional curriculum. Prerequisite: PSY101 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Spring

PSY299-001

Independent Study: Psychology