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Psychology (PSY)

PSY 101 (3)

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Introduction to Psychology 

A foundation course in the science of behavior. The course will provide an overview of the factors that affect behavior and mental processes including biological, behavioral, cognitive, and socio-cultural  influences.    General Education:  Social and Behavioral Sciences.  AGEC Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness.  Three lecture.


PSY 205 (3)

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 

This course provides an introduction to the classification, causes, and treatment of various disorders, including anxiety, mood, schizophrenic, substance abuse, personality, and developmentally-related disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Three lecture. 


PSY 227 (3)

Personality Development 

Survey and comparison of different personality theories, including the dynamics that underlie personality development, assessment, and research. Prerequisite: PSY 101. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Three lecture.


PSY 230 (4)

Introduction to Statistics 

Basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, emphasizing application to the behavioral sciences. Includes methods of data collection, sampling techniques, central tendency, standard scores, correlation and regression, and hypothesis testing, tests for significance, and decision-making. Prerequisite: *MAT 140 or higher. General Education: Options. Three lecture. Three lab. Fall, Spring.


PSY 236 (3) 

Psychology of Women 

A cross-cultural study of the definition, trends, and issues of the psychological status of women, including an examination and evaluation of the psychological theories, as well as the operative forces behind women's role in society.  Prerequisite: PSY 101. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness.  Three lecture.


PSY 240 (3)

Developmental Psychology 

Life span development, including the scientific study of normal physiological, emotional, cognitive, and social development and the factors that influence this development, from conception until death. Prerequisite: PSY 101. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.


PSY 241 (3)

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

The course examines the impact of substance use and abuse on the individual and on society.  In addition, the course provides a balanced account of all of the aspects of this subject, interpreting its complex nature.  Prerequisite: Psy 101. Three lecture.


PSY 250 (4)

Social Psychology

This course is designed for students interested in advanced study in psychology. This course critically examines the scientific study of social thinking, social influence, and social relations. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Intensive Writing/Critical Thinking; Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness; Contemporary Global and International Awareness Course. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Pre/Co‐requisite: ENG 102. Four lecture.


PSY 255 (3)

Introduction to Biological Psychology

A survey course exploring the biological and biochemical correlates of behavior and mental processes; focusing on relationships between the nervous system and behavior, and providing a foundation in nervous system structure and function.  Prerequisite: PSY 101.  Three lecture.


PSY 289 (1-6)

Internship I

Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations.  Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract.  Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum of 45 hours on the job participation.  Prior experience or  course work in the field of interest is required.  Credit hours: one to six.  May be taken for S/U credit.

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PSY 198/298 (1–6)

Special Topics

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.


*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)