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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
PSY100A Psychology I Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of psychology including history, perspectives, and methods; development; intelligence, thinking, and language; personality; psychopathology; psychotherapy; and social cognition and behavior.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PSY100B Psychology II Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of psychology including history, perspectives, and methods; structure and functions of the nervous and endocrine systems; perception; learning; motivation and emotion; personality; and stress and health.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
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Information: The content of PSY 100A and 100B together constitute the content of PSY 101.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PSY100 Psychology I Credit Hours: 6.00
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Information: PSY 100A and 100B together constitute PSY 100.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule. .
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SUN# PSY1101 Credit Hours: 4.00
Survey of psychology including history, perspectives, and methods; structure and functions of the nervous and endocrine systems; development; perception; learning; memory; intelligence, thinking and language; motivation and emotion; personality; psychopathology; psychotherapy; stress and health; and social cognition and behavior.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Information: Content is a combination of elements of PSY 100A and 100B.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PSY132 Psychology and Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts and nations. Includes cross cultural approach, understanding culture, culture, self and personality, cross-cultural research methods, enculturation, socialization, and development, cultural influences on organization and the world of work, culture and intergroup relations, culture and social behavior, culture and basic psychological processes, culture and gender, culture and health, diversity of human emotion, culture and language, culture and communication, and cultural diversity.
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Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A or 101 before enrolling in this class.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PSY210 Introduction to Biopsychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the basic principles of the nervous system function. Includes research methods, theoretical perspectives, anatomy and functions of the nervous system, and brain function and behavior. Also includes such topics as the biological basis of sleep and rhythms, stress and health, aggression and violence, and mental disorders.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100B or 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in the class.
Offered: Spring.
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PSY214 Abnormal Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the theoretical models, diagnosis, disorders, and treatment approaches in the field of abnormal psychology. Includes history; models; anxiety and mood disorders; mind and body disorders; psychosis and cognitive functioning disorders; and life span disorders.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100A or 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in this class.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PSY215 Human Sexuality Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of human sexual experience throughout the life cycle, viewed from sociological and psychological perspectives. Includes psychological, sociological, and cultural legacy of sexuality, biological foundations of sexuality, varieties of sexual behaviors, sexuality and the life cycle, sexual problems, and social issues.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of one of the following before enrolling in this course: PSY 100A, PSY 100B, PSY 101, or SOC 101.
Information: Same as SOC 215.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PSY216 Psychology of Gender Credit Hours: 3.00
Biological and social explanations of gender development and behaviors. Includes research methods used to study gender, biological sexual differentiation, differential socialization and gender stereotyping, gender differences, limitations of traditional gender roles, cross-cultural gender issues, and changing gender roles.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A and 100B, or PSY 101 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PSY218 Health Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of health psychology in relationship to cultural diversity in the United States, and awareness of the universal aspect of humanity. Includes mind-body relationships, behavior risk factors, and psychosocial aspects of specific disorders. Also includes health psychology, social, economic, and political dimensions of relationships between and among ethnic and gender groups.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A or 100B or PSY 101 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PSY220 The Psychology of Death and Loss Credit Hours: 3.00
Adjustment to death and loss. Includes thinking about death, meaning of death, death system, dying, hospice, and end-of-life issues. Also includes suicide, violent death, euthanasia, bereavement, funeral process, near death experiences, and death education and counseling.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A or 100B or 101 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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PSY224 Investigating Paranormal Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of experiments and case studies in paranormal phenomena. Includes extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, and reports of near-death experiences. Also includes research methodologies and potential applications.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A or 101 before enrolling in this class.
Offered: Fall.
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PSY230 Psychological Measurements and Statistics Credit Hours: 3.00
Measurement, quantitative description and statistical inference as applied to psychological variables. Includes scientific research and statistics, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, correlation and linear regression, and non-parametric tests.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100A or 101, and completion of MAT 122 or equivalent with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in the class.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PSY240 Developmental Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Human development from conception through adulthood. Includes physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development milestones at various periods in the lifespan. Also includes research methods used in developmental psychology, and the exploration of empirical literature in psychology as it relates to developmental issues.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100A and 100B or 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in the class.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PSY250 Introduction to Social Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to major theories and research findings of social psychology. Includes research focus and methods, social influence on individual behavior, effects of culture and gender on social behavior, self-perception and attitudes, and social perceptions and international relations.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100A or 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in this class.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PSY254 Psychology of Love and Compassion Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to theory and research on the psychology of love and caring. Includes applications to mental, physical and spiritual health. Also includes gender behaviors and expectations in loving relationships.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A or 100B or PSY 101.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PSY265 Normal Personality Credit Hours: 3.00
Psychological functioning and coping behaviors for normal personality development. Includes personal learning and growth, stages of personality development, role development, work and leisure, wellness, and managing stress. Also includes love, sexuality, relationships, loneliness and solitude, death and loss, and meaning and values.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100A or 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in this class.
Offered: Fall.
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PSY270 Meditation Credit Hours: 3.00
Theoretical principles and selected traditions of meditation self-awareness. Includes principles and techniques of meditation, meditation traditions, literature of meditation, meditation arts, and psychology and physiology of meditation.
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Information: Same as HUM 270.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PSY289 Psychology Research Methods Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to scientific methodologies used in psychological research. Includes experience in using a range of psychological research methods for students.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 100A and 100B, or PSY 101; and completion of PSY 230 and WRT 101 with a grade of C or better.
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Recommendation: Designed for students planning to major or minor in psychology.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor before enrolling in this class.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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