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PSY 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
PSY 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 100 - Principles of Applied Psychology
Introduces the general principles of psychology as they are applied to work, relationships, and growth. Includes perception, learning, development, motivation, emotion, therapy, communication, attitudes.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
PSY 105 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment
Introduces psychological principles that contribute to well- adjusted personality. Considers the effects of stress and coping with the problems of everyday life.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 116 - Psychology of Death and Dying
Focuses on psychological aspects of death and dying. Teaches the meaning of death and ways of handling its personal and social implications. Includes psychological, sociological, cultural, and religious views of death.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 120 - Human Relations
Introduces the theory and practice of effective human relations. Increases understanding of self and others and interpersonal skills needed to be a competent and cooperative communicator.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 125 - Interpersonal Relationships
Studies individual behavior as it affects the individual's relationships. Considers such topics as attitudes, needs, values, leadership, communication, and group dynamics. Teaches constructive methods of interpersonal problem solving.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 126 - Psychology for Business and Industry
Focuses on the application of psychology to interpersonal relations and the working environment. Includes topics such as group dynamics, motivation, employee-employer relationship, interpersonal communications. May include techniques for selection and supervision of personnel.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 135 - Child Care Psychology
Analyzes the development of the child from conception to adolescence with concentration on physical, cognitive, emotional, and social growth patterns. Includes theory, research, and practical applications. Provides background for careers involving continuous work with children.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 166 - Psychology of Marriage
Analyzes personality interactions in marriage and other intimate relationships. Examines theories of personal development and types of relationships resulting from interactions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
PSY 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology
Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Readiness to enroll in English 111 required
3 credits
PSY 201 - Introduction to Psychology I
Examines human and animal behavior, relating experimental studies to practical problems. Includes topics such as sensation/perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, stress, development, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 202 - Introduction to Psychology II
Examines human and animal behavior, relating experimental studies to practical problems. Includes topics such as sensation/perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, stress, development, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 203 - Principles of Psychology Laboratory
Teaches the basic principles of behavioral research methods and analysis. Presents instruments, equipment, and research techniques used in psychological experimentation and evaluation. Corequisite: PSY 200.
Laboratory 2-3 hours per week.
1 credits
PSY 205 - Personal Conflict and Crisis Management
Studies the effective recognition and handling of personal and interpersonal conflicts. Discusses cooperative roles of public and private agencies, management of family disturbances, child abuse, rape, suicide, and related cases.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
PSY 211 - Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences
Introduces the principles and processes of various research procedures for applying the scientific method to understanding behavior. Includes preparation for conducting, understanding and interpreting laboratory and field studies; documenting principles through research; and applying critical assessment to generic research.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 213 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Introduces the principles and processes of statistics within behavioral research. Emphasizes understanding and applying statistical tests to behavioral data. Stresses recognition and use of process, based upon knowledge and understanding, over mathematical derivation. Focuses on selection of appropriate statistics, their application, and correct decisions of interpretation within a behavioral research experience.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 215 - Abnormal Psychology
Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 216 - Social Psychology
Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 219 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
Investigates psychological principles from a cross-cultural perspective. Examines cultural basics for views of reality. Describes topics such as time, space, values, sex-roles, and human development in relation to culture. Prerequisites: PSY 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 220 - Introduction to Behavior Modification
Studies the history of behaviorism and the principles and applications of behavior modification. Emphasizes observation and application of behavior modification principles.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 225 - Theories of Personality
Studies the major personality theories and their applications. Includes psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 226 - Introduction to Counselling Relationships
Introduces counseling theories and provides opportunity for their application through role-playing and supervised paraprofessional counseling experiences. Prerequisite Divisional Approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology
Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 231 - Life Span Human Development I
Investigates human behavior through the life cycle. Describes physical, cognitive, and psycho-social aspects of human development from conception to death. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 232 - Life Span Human Development II
Investigates human behavior through the life cycle. Describes physical, cognitive, and psycho-social aspects of human development from conception to death. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 235 - Child Psychology
Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child's growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 236 - Adolescent Psychology
Studies development of the adolescent. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional factors of the individual from late childhood to early adulthood.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 237 - Adult Psychology
Studies development of the adult personality. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of aging from early adulthood to death.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 240 - Health Psychology
Studies the psychology of healthy behavior. Applies psychological principles to preventative health care. Covers topics such as exercise, nutrition, stress, life- styles, and habits.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PSY 200, 201 or divisional approval.
3 credits
PSY 245 - Educational Psychology
Explores human behavior and learning in the educational context. Investigates the nature of various mental characteristics such as intelligence, interest, and knowledge. Examines their measurement and appraisal and their significance for educational goals. Prerequisite PSY 135, 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 250 - Law Enforcement Psychology
Studies the psychology of police work in interpersonal or intergroup situations. Includes topics such as prejudice, suggestion, emotion, frustration, and aggression. Prerequisite PSY 100, 125, or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 255 - Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior
Studies psychology of criminal behavior. Includes topics such as violent and non-violent crime, sexual offenses, insanity, addiction, white collar crime, and other deviant behaviors. Provides a background for law enforcement occupations. Prerequisites: PSY 125, 200, 201, 202 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 260 - Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
Examines how psychoactive drugs interact with the body and the brain. Explores the use of prescription psychoactive drugs in American culture. Differentiates use and abuse of psychoactive substances so that symptoms of abuse can be identified in a person. Investigates various treatments of substance abuse. Prerequisite: PSY 200, PSY 201 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 265 - Psychology of Men and Women
Examines the major determinants of sex differences. Emphasizes psychosexual differentiation and gender identity from theoretical, biological, interpersonal, and sociocultural perspectives. Includes topics such as sex roles, socialization, rape, abuse, and androgyny. Prerequisites: PSY 125, 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 270 - Psychology of Human Sexuality
Focuses on scientific investigation of human sexuality and psychological and social implications of such research. Considers socio-cultural influences, the physiology and psychology of sexual response patterns, sexual dysfunctions, and development of relationships. Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 201 or PSY 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
PSY 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
PSY 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits