Course Descriptions


PSY102 - Psychology: The Person The Workplace Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to create a learning environment to facilitate the student's development of an understanding of the person and of human behavior, especially as it relates to the work environment. Success in the workplace, as in everyday relationships, depends on an understanding of the human nature including both the physiology and psychology of behavior.
*This course is designed for students in technology and terminal degree programs. It is not designed for transfer curriculums.

PSY103 - General Psychology Credits: 3
This course will introduce students to the study of psychology as the science of behavior and mental process. Theoretical perspectives, major concepts, and historical trends will be examined utilizing current research findings. Students will develop understanding of their own and other's behavior and mental processes. Throughout the course, critical thinking will be emphasized.

PSY200 - Research Methods for the Social Sciences Credits: 3
Research Methods for the Social Sciences is designed to introduce students to basic concepts and procedures used to conduct and evaluate research psychology. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to be consumers and producers of research.
Prerequisites: MAT 107 and PSY 103.

PSY204 - CHD 208-Child Psychology Credits: 3
The study of human development and behavior from conception to adolescence. Subjects considered are the interdependence of the emotional, intellectual, social and physical development of the child.
Prerequisite: PSY 103.

PSY210 - Educational Psychology Credits: 3
The application of psychology to the classroom situation with emphasis on cog­nition, learning personality development, testing methods of teaching, motivation and individual differences.
Prerequisite: PSY 103.

PSY213 - Abnormal Psychology Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce the student to the broad and sometimes difficult field of abnormal behavior. It will uniquely utilize a multi-dimensional approach incorporating, but not limited to, the views from sociological, psychological and biological schools. The student will be introduced to descriptions of disorders, various casual perspectives and the management of behavior considered maladaptive to effective functioning in daily life. Major topics will include (but are not limited to): depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety, age-related problems, prevention strategies, crime, and sexual deviations.
Prerequisite: PSY 103.

PSY217 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 3
Presentation of the theoretical models and basic principles of development throughout life. An emphasis will be placed on current research findings and their applications to actual situations.
Prerequisite: PSY 103.

PSY290 - Professional Development for Psychology Majors Credits: 1
This course is designed to prepare majors for pursuit of academic and career goals beyond the associate's degree. The course will provide students with an overview of the discipline of psychology and will emphasize the development of skills required for success in the major/field including research, communication, critical thinking and ethics.