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 4450 Culture and Cognition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 2040, EPY 2050, EDUC 2130 or consent of the instructor
Description

This course investigates culture, cognition, and the dynamic interplay between them. In this class, students will explore how individuals form conceptions of self and others, as well as how people relate to others. Course topics include issues related to educational psychology such as language and perception, the role of culture in knowing and learning, and issues involving home and school culture.

EPY 4790 International Experiences and Issues in Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores issues in international education through a study abroad experience and coursework. Students will participate in an international experience that promotes understanding multicultural perspectives, global citizenry, and comparative education. The course will focus on the educational and cultural context of the host country. Course experiences may include teaching, classroom or clinic observation, field experiences, and/or service-learning. Students must satisfy all pre-requisite course and travel preparations as designated by the university and course instructor. Additional course requirements will be specified in the course syllabus.

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

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

EPY 4960 Seminar in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 2040, EPY 2050, EDUC 2130, or consent of instructor
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.