PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)

1301 Introduction to Psychology

This course studies the basic facts and principles of psychology. (Fall, Spring)

2310 Critical Thinking and Writing in Psychology

This required course emphasizes how to think critically and write effectively within the scientific field of psychology. This course is intended for second-semester freshmen and sophomores OR first semester transfer students majoring in psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301. (Fall, Spring)

2370 Child and Adolescent Development

This course examines the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of child development from conception through adolescence. Prerequisite PSYC 1301. (Fall, Spring)

2380 Biology and Behavior

This course provides a fundamental understanding of how biological processes relate to human behavior. Prerequisite PSYC 1301. Lab fee of $20. (Fall, Spring)

3330 Human Sexuality

This course studies the basic theories and principles of sexuality: cognitive, emotional, social, and moral. A developmental approach is followed, beginning with conception and progressing through infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and late life. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Fall, Spring)

3331 Abnormal Psychology

This course examines the psychology of normality and variations, including character disorders, substance abuse, sexual deviations, neuroses, psychoses, techniques, and theories. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 and 3 semester hours of PSYC. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Fall, Spring)

3340 Modern Europe

This course provides an overview of psychological applications within groups and communities. Students will learn systemic approaches to interventions within community agencies and strategic approaches to intervening at individual and agency levels. (Spring)

3345 Sociology of Religion

This course provides a fundamental understanding of how psychological theory and processes relate to sports performance. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301. (Fall)

4320 Elementary Spanish I for Pharmacist

This course introduces Pharmacy students to the fundamentals of Spanish, with emphasis on developing listening comprehension and speaking skills in the pharmacy setting. It includes activities for developing abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Three class hours. (Summer)

3351 Social Psychology

This course studies individual behavior and attitudes as influenced by other individual and groups, and considers conformity, mass media, attitude formation and change, attraction, aggression, prejudice, and behavior in groups. Cross-referenced with SOC 3351. Prerequisite PSYC 1301 or SOC 1311. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Fall)

3353 Personality

This course studies the theories of personality, with current research and applications to adult life. It explores therapeutic techniques of theorists, and examines growth and mental health of adult personality changes. Prerequisite PSYC 1301. (Spring)

3355 Psychology of Women

The Psychology of Women examines the broad range of experiences women and girls encounter across their lifespan. Using both a developmental and topical approach, the course explores the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspect of girls' and women's lives. The course provides a brief review of the historical events leading up to modern women's psychology, as well as a rationale for studying the psychology of women. Conducting research on women's issues is explored with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of traditional methods. Offered as needed. (Offered as needed)

3370 Adult Development and Aging

This course examines the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of human behavior and abilities that occur from young adulthood through late adulthood. Prerequisite PSYC 1301. (Fall, Spring)

3472 Learning

This course will examine the various theoretical models including classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social/observational learning that contribute to relatively permanent changes in behavior. Laboratory work, using current learning software will provide hands-on demonstrations of the theories discussed in lecture and text. Prerequisites: PSYC 1301, PSYC 3381, and PSYC 3384 with a grade of C or better. (Offered alternating Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters)

3376 Cognition and Memory

This course provides an understanding of the process of thinking, knowing, problem-solving, and mentally processing information. The course examines the mental system for receiving, storing, organizing, altering, and recovering information. Prerequisite PSYC 1301 and 3 semester hours of Psychology. (Fall)

3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

This course examines common behavioral science statistical techniques such as frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, variability, correlation and tests of significance, chi-square, and non-parametric tests. Cross-referenced with SOCI 3381. Prerequisites MATH 1304 or permission of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

3384 Research Methods

This course introduces basic research issues relevant to the behavorial and social sciences. A variety of research methodologies will be discussed, including descriptive, correlational, and experimental methods. Critical thinking skills, the ethical context of research, and APA style will be emphasized. (Cross-referenced with SOCI 3384). Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1311, and PSYC 3381 or SOCI 3381 with a C or better. (Fall, Spring)

3385 Multicultural Issues

This survey course examines how psychological theory applies in multicultural contexts. The course also examines professional and social issues of psychotherapy, including ethics and public policy. This is a writing intensive course. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Prerequisites PSYC 1301. (Fall)

4320 Health Psychology

This course provides a scientific study of the ways in which psychological principles can be used to prevent and treat illness and promote health. This course examines how behaviors relate to health enhancement, disease prevention, safety, and rehabilitation. Prerequisites PSYC 1301, and 6 semester hours of Psychology OR permission of instructor. (Spring)

4330 Developmental Psychopathology

This course examines interventions for youth at-risk. Teenage pregnancy, violence, dropping out of school, depression, and substance abuse are presented in terms of understanding, and strategies for helping at home, school and residential settings. Anxiety, child abuse, fears, and anger solutions are also presented. Strategies of problem solving and self-worth building are among the skills that will be learned. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301, PSYC 2370, and PSYC 3331. (Spring)

4331 History of Psychology

This courses examines the historical antecedents of psychology, including the origins of the various perspectives and schools of thought offered in psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 and 9 semester hours of upper division psychology courses. (Spring)

4332 Theories of Psychotherapy

This course is a survey of the various psychological techniques used to facilitate positive changes in an individual's personality, behavior, or adjustment. Group therapies will also be examined. Prerequisites: PSYC 1301, PSYC 3331, and any 3-semester hours of psychology credit, or permission of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

4340 Physiological Psychology

This course focuses on the sensory systems and potential responses by the neurological and endocrine systems to incoming sensation. Biological bases of behavior will be examined (e.g., emotional responses, general arousal, anxiety, sexual behaviors, memory, states of consciousness, mental illness, and neurological disorders). Prerequisites: PSYC 1301, PSYC 2380, and 9 additional hours in Psychology, or by the consent of the instructor (Alternating Fall semesters)

4353 Social Cognition

This course will introduce the theories and concepts of social cognition, a subspecialty of social psychology. Topics to be addressed may include social categorization and stereotyping, attribution theory, social memory, social judgement, implicit attitudes, and the interplay of affect and cognition. Prerequisites are PSYC 1301, PSYC 3351, 9 additional hours of psychology credit, and senior standing or instructor permission. (Alternating Spring semesters)

4359 Directed Practicum/Internship

This course is an educationally directed program under the supervision of faculty and agency professionals, offering an opportunity to acquire skills through experience, and to apply skills acquired in the classroom. It requires a minimum of 140 field hours; May be repeated once, for a total of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior PSYC Majors, PSYC 1301, PSYC 3331, and permission of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

4380 Importing

This course will discuss the methodological an statistical procedures involved in the construction of tests. Students will examine the theoretical approaches, ethical issues, and procedures of testing, including reliability, validity, standardization, intelligence, educational assessment, personality assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and clinical approaches. Prerequisites: PSYC 1301, 3331, 3381, ad 3384. (Spring)

4381 Advanced Statistics

This course provides students advanced training in statistics, combining statistical theory with the practical application of statistical analysis in SPSS. Analyses to be covered may include Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA), Factorial Designs, General Linear Model (GLM), ANOVA with repeated measures, and an introduction to Multivariate Statistics. Prerequisites: PSYC 3381 or SOCI 3381 with a grade of C or better, and PSYC 3384 or SOCI 3384 with a grade of C or better. This course may not be taken concurrently with MATH 1301 or PSYC 3381. (Alternating Fall Semesters)

4385 Shakespeare

This course will provide students with an advanced discussion of and analysis of research methodology in psychology with an emphasis on the experimental method building on the material learned in PSYC/SOCI 3384. Students will design and execute an independent research study. Prerequisites: PSYC 3384 or SOCI 3384, and PSYC 4381 (Advanced Statistics), with a C or better in both. (Alternating Spring semesters)

4490 Community Psychology Practicum

This course provides an overview of psychological applications in a community setting. Students will implement systemic approaches within community agencies and conduct strategic approaches and interventions while empirically testing outcomes. Prerequisites: PSYC 3331, PSYC 3385, and PSYC 3340 (Community Psychology). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)