1113 Introduction to Psychology
survey of basic principles underlying human behavior. Areas covered include
scientific methods of inquiry, biological foundations, sensation and perception,
consciousness, learning, emotion, motivation, abnormal behavior, and therapy.
2003 The Psychology of Death and Dying
examination of the psychology of the dying person, and the measuring of death to
him, his family, and associates. Attitudes toward death and the function of
bereavement are explored. Implications of research of death for earlier life
periods are examined. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
2083 Current Topics in Psychology
course will focus on current topics in psychology not covered in existing course
offerings. Intended for the purpose of offering high interest course topics
during the semester. It may be repeated with changes of topic. Content varies
2413 Psychology of Adolescence
study of normal physiological, intellectual, and emotional aspects of
adolescents. Emphasis is on normal development and change as well as
psychological and cultural forces affecting them. Issues such as suicide and
gangs will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
2713 Psychology of the Older Adult
study of the normal physiological, intellectual, and emotional aspects of the
aging population. The nature and problems of the older adult in modern American
society will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
2933 Human Sexuality
study of the crucial problems involved in understanding human sexuality.
Designed to provide scientific information in the following areas: anatomy,
psychological and sociological phenomena of human sexuality; sexual behavior
patterns; social mores; and the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors in
sexual functioning. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
3013 Abnormal Psychology
objective of this course is to provide a brief overview of the wide spectrum of
mental disorders (psychopathology). Among other things, examines the definition,
classification, etiology, characteristics, and different treatment modalities of
several behavioral deficits. Emphasis will be on clinical aspects of each
disorder and the application of diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Additionally,
students will be introduced to empirical research by reading and answering
questions from selected scientific journal articles.
3023 Social Psychology
Psychology is fundamental to the study of psychology and the human sciences. In
this course, major theories, methods and research findings that comprise the
discipline of social psychology are examined from a critical standpoint. The
primary objective of this course is to increase studentsí awareness of the
social, historical, and political dimension to psychological understanding. The
application of theoretical and empirical work to real world social problems is
3033 Developmental Psychology
life span course designed to provide an understanding of human behavior and
characteristics from conception to death. Information is included on physical,
cognitive, and psychosocial development at each period of the life span.
Emotional aspects associated with development will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
3043 Child Psychology
course provides an understanding of human behavior and mental processes from
conception through adolescence. Includes study for the physical, cognitive, and
psychosocial development of the child. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
3053 History and Systems of Psychology
of the history of the various dogma, theories, technology, and methodological
approaches to the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: PSY 1113.
4013 Clinical Psychology
course is designed for undergraduate psychology majors with an interest in
clinical psychology. The intent is to provide a survey of the field including
the history, scope, methods, concepts, and profession of clinical psychology. We
will also review the different theoretical perspectives that constitute the
discipline. The objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad,
solid foundation in clinical psychology in preparation for further training in a
mental health profession or psychology graduate program.
4023 Physiological Psychology
examination of the biological basis of behavior with emphasis on the structural
and functional anatomy of the central nervous system. Prerequisite: PSY 1113 and