EPY 2040 The Science of Learning: Theories, Application, and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Explores how theory and research about learning can be applied to help students develop the learning and study strategies necessary for academic success. Topics include, but are not limited to, strategies for improvement to attention, memory, comprehension, critical thinking, and the test readiness skills needed to excel in college. Focuses on strategies that can be used in any course to improve performance.

EPY 2050 Human Growth and Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students study the research and theory on human development spanning the years from conception through adolescence. The roles played by biology, gender, and culture are examined, as is the relationship between development and the learning process.

EPY 3010 Learning, Memory, and Cognition in the Real World
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine major research findings in learning, memory, and cognition. Applications of research findings to educational and real world contexts are emphasized.

EPY 4190 Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students will be introduced to the principles of behavior analysis as they apply to various settings. Students will learn the basics for identifying behavior, for determining variables controlling the behavior, for changing behavior, and for determining if a change in behavior is a result of an intervention or of some other variable.

EPY 4360 Learning and Development During Adolescence
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course provides a topical survey of the major transitions of adolescent development and their ecological contexts. In other words, this course will address (1) major physical, cognitive, and social transitions at the individual level, and (2) the contexts in which these transitions take place. For each topic covered, emphasis will be placed on the relationship between adolescent development and learning.

EPY 4810 Directed Readings and Research in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Students study selected areas. The directed readingor research may not extend beyond one term. (Repeatable) .

EPY 4960 Seminar in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 2040, EPY 2050 or EDUC 2130
Description

Topics will vary each time the course is taught (examples of possible topics include autobiographical memory, culture and cognition, metacognition, etc). Students will read and discuss primary source articles as well as chapters to gain a deeper understanding of the specific topic taught in any given term. Students will participate in class through discussions, presentations, writings, and special topic projects.

EPY 4970 Seminar in Adult Literacy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 2040 and EPY 2050
Description

The course is a seminar in about adult literacy. Students will learn about the prevalence of adult low literacy in the United States and around the world, how adult literacy is measured, how adult literacy instruction is provided, and other topics of interest related to adult literacy. Students will read and discuss primary source articles as well as chapters to gain a deeper understanding. Students will participate in class through discussions, presentations, writings, and special topic projects.