Courses

PSYC 201
Introduction to Psychology
This course introduces the student to the major ideas, concepts, methods, and principles in contemporary psychology with a special focus on psychology as a science. As a science that examines behavior and mental processes, psychology includes topics such as research methods, neurological bases of behavior, sensing and perceiving the physical world, states of consciousness, learning, emotion and its display, relationships between stress and health, higher cognitive processes such as memory and motivation, development, differing views of personality and its assessment, abnormal behavior and its treatment, social thinking, social influence, and social relations. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisite: R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PSYC 206
Social Psychology
This course is an introduction to the theory and research of how individuals think about, influence, and relate to one another. The major themes and topics include social thinking (e.g., self, attribution, belief, attitude, intuition) social influence (e.g., obedience, persuasion, propaganda, conformity, group effects) and social relations (e.g., prejudice, aggression, violence, attraction, altruism, media influence). In addition, these concepts are applied to areas such as health care, law, work, education, politics, and pop culture. Meets Social & Behavioral requirement. Prerequisite: R, and PSYC-201 or permission of instructor
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PSYC 220
Developmental Psychology
This course is an introduction to the study of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual during the life-span. A special emphasis is placed on the changes associated with childhood and adolescence. This course is based upon the views that development is due to interactions between nature and nurture, development is contextual in terms of recognizing culture and other environmental conditions, and that each person’s development is similar and yet unique to the development of others. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisite: R and PSYC-201 or permission of instructor. Offered in the Fall semester.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PSYC 272
Psychology Internship
Students who have satisfactorily completed psychology courses may be placed with an approved psychological agency on a part-time basis and earn credits for satisfactory work performance. Participation requires approval of the psychology instructor and director of cooperative education. Evaluation of student’s performance will be carried out by the student’s supervisor at the participating agency in conjunction with the coordinator. Prerequisites: 24 semester hours or more completed with at least a GPA of 2.0 and 12 hours minimum in psychology with PSYC-201 and PSYC-206 required and electives from PSYC-220, or PSYC-280. Forty contact hours are required for every hour of credit earned. The initial 4-hour course may be continued for a total of 8 semester hours; however, each 4-hour internship must be with a different agency. It is recommended that transfer students elect only 4 hours of credit as that is all that will transfer; whereas non-transfer students may choose to elect the additional 4-hour internship.
Credit Hrs: 0.00  Contact Hrs: 0.00

PSYC 280
Abnormal Psychology
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the changing concepts of maladaptive behavior. Included are possible etiologies, classifications, descriptions, and the various therapeutic modalities available. This course is a supportive course designed to meet occupational program requirements. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisite: R and PSYC- 201 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00