PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

 

PSYC 1301. General Psychology - History of psychology, physiology, learning perception, social psychology, personality, abnormal behavior, and therapy.

PSYC 2301. Developmental Psychology - Physical, intellectual, emotional, and social maturation of the individual from conception through adulthood. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301.

PSYC 2305. Adolescent Development - Physical, intellectual and personality development of students from middle childhood through adolescence.


PSYC 2306. Child Growth and Development - Physical, intellectual, and personality development of healthy children from birth through middle childhood.

PSYC 3201. Introduction to the Profession of Psychology - Introduction to areas of specialization, educational and certification requirements, ethics, and cultural considerations for careers in psychology.

PSYC 3302. Motivation and Emotion - Examination of current research and theories about motivation and emotion and application of those theories to the lives of people. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or consent of instructor.


PSYC 3309. History and Systems of Psychology - Contributions made by prominent historical figures to the development of psychological systems and theories. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301.

PSYC 3310. Theories of Personality - Various ways of defining "personality" and an in-depth study of the major theories of personality; applying knowledge of personality development to enhance students' human relations skills. Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 and 2301, or consent of instructor.

PSYC 3317. Rape: Perspectives on Sexual Assault (JUAD/SOCI 3317) - Description, understanding, and investigation of sexual assaults; preventative techniques to avoid and deter would-be rapists and sexual assaulters.

PSYC 3318. Ethics for Behavioral and Social Sciences (JUAD/SOCI 3318) - A study of the various codes of ethics for the helping professions and law enforcement practitioners.

PSYC 3321. Marriage and the Family (JUAD/SOCI 3321) - Examination of the family as a social institution; comparative analysis of kinship systems; and recent changes in American family structure.

PSYC 3325. Forensic Psychology (JUAD 3325) - A study of the impact of psychological influence on the development of criminal behavior; criminal profiling to identify targets of investigation; utilization of profiling by the court and correctional system.

PSYC 3411. Research Methods and Data Analysis (POLS/SOCI 3411) - Laboratory course designed to introduce the ethics, types, and designs of research projects and to apply and extend knowledge of the methods of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting research data.


PSYC 4308. Substance Abuse: Assessment and Treatment - Use and abuse of substances; sociocultural, historical, legal, and clinical issues related to drug use; theories and therapeutic approaches for treatment and prevention.


PSYC 4309. Psychology of Death and Dying - American "death system" reflecting contemporary theories of death and dying.

PSYC 4310. Social Psychology (SOCI 4310) - Individual experience and behavior in social situations with an emphasis on experimental procedures for determining the nature of interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or consent of instructor.

PSYC 4311. Abnormal Psychology (JUAD 4311) - Symptoms and causes of major psychoses and neuroses together with an introduction to principles of psychotherapy. Prerequisites: PSYC 1301, 2301, or consent of instructor.

PSYC 4312. Psychology of Parenting - A study of different methods of parenting, including communication skills, problem solving, discipline, child development; theory as well as role play.

PSYC 4313. Cognitive Psychology - An examination of how people perceive, remember, think about their world.

PSYC 4318. Introduction to Counseling - Major theories of counseling: emphasis on the development of basic therapeutic skills. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 and 2301, or consent of instructor

PSYC 4319. Human Sexuality
- Various facets of human sexuality including historical traditions, gender and sexual identity, anatomy and physiology as it affects sexuality, wellness, arousal and responsiveness, love and affection, infertility and pregnancy, sexuality throughout the lifespan, sexual dysfunction and therapy, STDs, and sexual abuse.

PSYC 4320. Physiological Psychology - Ideas about how the nervous system produces psychological phenomena such as hunger, addiction, memory, language, and mental disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or consent of instructor.

PSYC 4340. Topics in Psychology - Selected issues/topics in psychology.


PSYC 4360. Practicum - Supervised field experience in community agencies with an emphasis on integration of theory and practice.