Psychology

  • Psychology 0485 
    Personal Biofeedback & Stress Management

    1  credit hour

    An introduction to behavioral, cognitive and physiological correlates of stress and stress management including an individualized practicum in thermal and surface electromyography biofeedback. This course fulfills BCIA certification requirements for 10 hours of personal biofeedback training, as well as providing for internships in direct clinical biofeedback with clients/patients. (0.5 lecture hour, 1 lab hour)

  • Psychology 1100 (IAI S6 900)
    General Psychology

    3  credit hours

    A survey of the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics discussed included research methods, the biology of behavior, sensation and perception, stress and adjustment, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior and individual differences. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 1140 
    Human Sexuality

    3  credit hours

    An examination of human sexuality from a variety of psychosocial perspectives, with an emphasis on biological, psychological and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 1150 
    Adjustment

    3  credit hours

    A survey of the theories of personality as they relate to dealing effectively with the adjustive demands of everyday life. The course includes coverage of the dynamics of stress and coping, interpersonal relationships including ethnic, racial and gender issues, and approaches to personal growth. Not IAI approved for psychology major credit. (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 1180 
    Introduction to Behavioral Research

    4  credit hours

    An introduction to descriptive and experimental designs used in the study of behavior. Course content emphasizes methodology, procedures, ethics in research, psychological measurement, basic data analysis and research report writing. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Psychology 1800 
    Special Project

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.)

  • Psychology 1820 
    Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2205 
    Physiological Psychology

    3  credit hours

    Examines physiology as it relates to behavior, including the influence of the nervous system, the endocrine system, genetics, and the body's chemistry on sensation, motivation, learning and other behavioral processes. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2210 
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    3  credit hours

    Introduces the student to the wide variety of psychological applications in business and industy. Topics covered include research methods, personnel psychology, performance evaluation, motivation and job satisfaction, organizational behavior, leadership and management, human factors, and consumer psychology. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2220 
    Educational Psychology

    3  credit hours

    Coverage of the application of learning principles and psychological theories to the process of education. Topics include physical growth and development, learning theories, cognitive theories, concept formation, intelligence, creativity, multicultural education, motivation, assessment, evaluation, and the impact of culture on learning styles. May include observational experiences. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2230 (IAI S6 903)
    Developmental Psychology: Childhood

    3  credit hours

    Developmental study of the child from conception through adolescence with emphasis on the influence of genetic, physical, cognitive, emotional and social factors. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2233 (IAI S6 904)
    Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

    3  credit hours

    The integration of theory and research as they apply to the basic concepts and themes in adolescent development. Includes discussion of the physical, emotional, social, familial, moral, educational and cultural aspects of adolescent development and behavior. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 or equivalent (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2235 (IAI S6 905)
    Developmental Psychology: Adulthood

    3  credit hours

    Study of development of the normal adult from young through late adulthood concluding with the topics of death and dying. Includes the discussion of major theories of life span and adult development, as well as the development of self; cognitive, social and career development; physical health and aging; and coping, adaptation and mental health. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2237 (IAI S6 902)
    Developmental Psychology: The Life Span

    3  credit hours

    Study of development of humans from conception to death with emphasis on the scientific analysis of developmental patterns. Reviews research and major theoretical viewpoints on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, personality, career and moral development. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2240 (IAI S8 900)
    Social Psychology

    3  credit hours

    A systematic introduction to theory and research on the ways social factors influence individual and group behavior. Examines research methods, attitudes, social perception, conformity, leadership, group dynamics and the establishment of norms, emphasizing their effects on the individual. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2255 
    Personality

    3  credit hours

    The scientific study of the origins of individual differences in thought, emotion and behavior. Topics covered include basic theoretical perspectives, assessment techniques, research methodologies, and current topics in personality research. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2260 
    Abnormal Psychology

    3  credit hours

    An introduction to the theoretical approaches and empirical research in psychology used to define, assess, categorize, prevent and treat psychological disorders. Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2270 
    Health Psychology

    3  credit hours

    Examines theory and research on the reciprocal relationship between physical health, behavior and cognitive processes. Biopsychosocial factors related to the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness are explored. Attention is devoted to the impact of personal lifestyle on physical health, the interpersonal processes involved in the provision of medical care, and the emerging role of behavioral medicine in modern care. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2280 (IAI M1 902)
    Statistics for the Social and Behavioral

    3  credit hours

    Mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems through an examination of the application of statistical methods in the analysis of quantitative data in academic and applied research. Topics include descriptive methods, basic probability theory, probability distributions, statistical inference, correlation, regression, f-test, t-test, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: Demonstrated geometry competency (level 2), and Mathematics 0482 (or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better or qualifying score on the mathematics placement test or qualifying A.C.T. math score and at least one course in the social/behavorial sciences or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2800 
    Special Project

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.) Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor

  • Psychology 2820 
    Advanced Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected Psychology topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in the college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • Psychology 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Psychology 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Psychology 2870 
    Internship (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Psychology 2871 
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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