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Course List

Psychology Courses

Course# Course Name (Link to Related Courses)
 PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
To acquaint the student with basic principles, methods and fields of psychology such as learning, memory, emotion, perception, physiological, developmental, intelligence, social and abnormal. Prerequisites: None.
 PSY132 Psychology and Culture
Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts and nations. Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as intergroup relations, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health. Emphasis on applications of behavioral and cognitive principles to enhance interactions in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
 PSY230 Introduction to Statistics
An introduction to basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, with emphasis upon application to psychology. Consideration given to the methods of data collection, sampling techniques, graphing of data, and the statistical evaluation of data collected through experimentation. Required of psychology majors. Prerequisites: PSY101 with a grade of "C" or better and MAT092 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
 PSY231 Laboratory for Statistics
Applications of inferential and descriptive statistics to computers in the field of psychology. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: PSY230.
 PSY240 Developmental Psychology
Human development from conception through adulthood. Includes: physical, cognitive, emotional and social capacities that develop at various ages. Recommended for students majoring in nursing, education, pre-med, and psychology. Prerequisites: PSY101 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the instructor.
 PSY262 Positive Psychology
Overview and application of psychological principles based on strengths and resilience of human beings as opposed to dysfunction and symptoms of mental disorders. Topics include happiness, relationships, resilience, optimism, well-being, and brain research explaining positive emotions. Requisites: PSY101 with a grade of C or better, or permission of Instructor.
 PSY266 Abnormal Psychology
Distinguishes between normal behavior and psychological disorders. Subjects may include stress disorders, problems with anxiety and depression, unusual and abnormal sexual behavior, schizophrenia and addictive behaviors. Causes and treatments of psychological problems and disorders are discussed. Prerequisites: PSY101 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor.
 PSY267 Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Overview of the practice of psychology in the law, by the law, and of the law. Focuses on the complementary functions and distinctions between psychology and the legal justice system. Topics include, but are not limited to, criminal investigations, risk and level of danger, competency, interrogations, confessions, assessment, eyewitness testimony, child custody, and domestic violence. Requisites: Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
 PSY277 Psychology of Human Sexuality
Survey of psychological and physiological aspects of human sexual behavior. Emphasis placed on the integration of the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors in sexual functioning. Prerequisites: PSY101 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor. Student must be 18 years or older.
 PSY290AB Research Methods
Planning, execution, analysis, and written reporting of psychological research using American Psychological Association guidelines (APA). Surveys the literature, procedures, and instruments in representative areas of psychological research. Prerequisites: ENG101, ENG107. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSY230 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of Instructor.