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(PSY) Psychology

General Education course Social Science
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
The scientific study of human nature -- facts, principles, and theories concerning the mental, emotional, neurological, and social dimensions of human experience. Topics include consciousness, learning, thinking, memory, brain structure and function, motivation and emotion, development, personality, mental illness and its treatment, relationships, and social influence. 3 lecture hours
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PSY 201 - Educational Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
An in-depth study of fundamental concepts and principles with broad applicability to classroom practice, supporting the preparation and continuing development of educational and human-service professionals. Topics include student development, student diversity, learning, cognitive processes, motivation, and instructional and assessment strategies. 3 lecture hours
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PSY 204 - Social Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Studies the behavior and development of the individual in society, the function of social attitudes, and the emergence of social awareness. Topics include socialization and identity, person perception, attraction, attribution, theory, conformity and obedience, and attitudes and prejudices. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Social Science
PSY 206 - Child Development (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Studies the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of the individual from conception through adolescence. Topics include motor and language development, attachment, temperament, gender and identity development, intelligence, prosocial and aggressive behavior, play, and family influences on development. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Social Science
PSY 207 - Developmental Psychology: Across the Life Span (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Studies the physical, mental, emotional and social development of the individual throughout the life span. Students learn to evaluate major theories and methods of study in developmental psychology, to identify the opportunities and dangers inherent at each phase of life, and to understand the factors that influence developmental processes. 3 lecture hours
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PSY 208 - Theories of Personality (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Defines and assesses human personality within the context of current scientific advances as well as seminal historical perspectives. Examines the impact of individual psychological differences in predicting various life outcomes. 3 lecture hours
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PSY 210 - Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Discusses the question: What is abnormal behavior and when does this behavior become a diagnosable disorder? History of psychological disorders and early treatments are examined along with the current classifications of psychological disorders as defined by the American Psychological Association. Theories of causation, prevalence, and treatments are also explored. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
PSY 215 - Human Sexuality (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Describes the anatomy and physiology of the human reproductive system and the physiology of human sexual functioning. Emphasizes human sexuality as reflecting the psychological makeup of the individual. Stresses the importance of cultural influences on an individual's behavior, along with interpersonal relationship factors. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
PSY 221 - The Psychology of Women (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY 101 with a minimum C grade
Exploration of the psychological, biological, and cultural factors influencing the lives of women. Critical analysis of differences and similarities between men and women, gender roles, and the effect of gender on contemporary issues in psychology including physical and emotional health, academic and occupational achievement, relationships, sexual intimacy, violence, and aging. 3 lecture hours
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PSY 230 - Special Studies in Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENG 102 and PSY 101 with a minimum C grade or permission of instructor
Consists of special courses in psychology which cater to needs expressed by the student and the broader general community. Taking advantage of particular faculty expertise, the course is offered on occasion in response to specific demand. 3 lecture hours
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