PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

A broad survey of the major topics in psychology including, but not limited to, research methodology, biological and social factors influencing abnormal behavior, development, learning, memory, and personality.

PSYC 2030 Careers in Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course focuses on career planning and development issues for psychology majors. Using a combination of lecture, readings, and exercises, students will be exposed to information designed to assist in clarification, selection, and pursuit of a career in psychology or a related field. Topics include an overview of the undergraduate major in psychology, career options in psychology and related fields, preparation for employment with a bachelor’s degree, preparing for and succeeding in graduate school, and applying for a job or to a graduate school.

PSYC 2040 Introduction to Applied Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the major areas of applied psychology. How psychology has been applied toward improving individual well-being (e. g. , clinical/counseling psychology), toward improving human performance (e. g. , industrial/organizational psychology), and in the public interest (e. g. , community psychology).

PSYC 2050 Introduction to Drugs and Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

(Same as BIOL 2050.) Provides an introduction to the effects of drugs on behavior. Topics include how drugs affect the brain and, consequently, behavior; the underlying brain and environmental factors thought to be responsible for drug addiction, tolerance and sensitivity; treatment of major psychological disorders (e. g. , depression, mania, anxiety) with drug therapy; and the classification of common psychoactive drugs.

PSYC 2060 Introduction to Positive Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Explores and examines the empirical findings in the areas of positive emotions, happiness and well-being, meaning of life, resilience, optimism, happiness and relationships, and techniques for improving moods and emotions.

PSYC 2070 Introduction to Human Sexuality
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Exit or exemption from learning support and ESL requirements for this course (see section 1310.50)
Description

Examination of human sexuality from three perspectives: physiological, clinical, and social. Topics include the neuroendocrine processes in sexual behavior, theories of psychosexual development, and the nature of contemporary sex roles.

PSYC 2080 Sex, Evolution, and Human Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Examines human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of contemporary evolutionary theory. Topics include selfish-gene approach, evolutionary stable strategies, the evolution of sex, and sexual selection.

PSYC 2090 Special Topics in Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description
PSYC 2101 Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

An introductory examination of the applied psychological theory and research concerning mental health and well- being.

PSYC 2103 Introduction to Human Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

An introductory, non-laboratory-based examination of human development across the lifespan with an emphasis on normal patters of physical, cognitive, and social development.

PSYC 2107 Introduction To Social Psyc
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

An introductory, non-laboratory based examination of the influences of social and cultural factors on individual behavior and psychological functioning. Among the topics covered in the course are social psychological research methods, the relationship between self-knowledge and social influence, social cognition, conformity, obedience, aggression, predjudice, interpersonal attraction, affiliation, persuasion, attitude formation and change, group processes, helping and altruism, and conflict and conflict resolution. The course will include an examination of cultural influences on individual behavior and psychological functioning.

PSYC 2618 Introduction to Psychology of Women
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course is designed to examine the current status of theory and research on women’s experiences and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the integration of findings from physiological, personality, developmental, socio-cultural, and abnormal psychology. Gender differences and the. theories advanced to understand such differences are critically evaluated.

PSYC 2621 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 for majors and pre-majors only (or permission of instructor).
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course is a survey of major theoretical perspectives on abnormal behavior, the DSM system, and major psychological disorders. A variety of major psychological disorders are covered including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders.