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Psychology Course Descriptions

PSY 110  Life Span Development

This course provides an introduction to the study of human growth and development. Emphasis is on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span and apply this knowledge to their specific field of study.

MRI of brain
MRI of the human brain. The arrow points to the hypothalamus.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

PSY 110 Course Outline

PSY 150  General Psychology

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: RED 090 and ENG 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

PSY 150 Course Outline

PSY 241  Developmental Psychology

This course is a study of human growth and development. Emphasis is on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span. Course work includes projects which emphasize research. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: PSY 150

Corequisite: None

PSY 241 Course Outline

PSY 259  Human Sexuality

This course provides the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of human sexuality and related research.  Topics include reproductive biology, sexual and psychosexual development, sexual orientation, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual disorders, theories of sexuality, and related issues.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an overall knowledge and understanding of human sexuality.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: PSY 150

Corequisite: None

PSY 259 Course Outline

PSY 281  Abnormal Psychology

This course provides an examination of the various psychological disorders as well as theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology. Emphasis is on terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior patterns as well as demonstrate knowledge of etiology, symptoms, and therapeutic techniques. Course work includes projects. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: PSY 150

Corequisite: None

PSY 281 Course Outline
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