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Course Descriptions
Note: all courses are 3 credit hours unless noted otherwise.

PSYC 151 General Psychology
A general survey of principles, theories, and fields of psychology with emphasis on application.(Course is designed for the student who wishes to gain a greater understanding of human behavior,both adaptive and non-adaptive.)
Prerequisite elegibility for ENGL 101

PSYC 175 Psychology as a Profession
(1 credit hour)
An overview of psychology as an undergraduate major, as well as an introduction to post-baccalaureate educational and career opportunities in the field.
Prerequisite: Pscy 151 and Eligibility for ENG 101

PSYC 200 Statistices for the Social Sciences
( 4 credit hours)
A basic course designed to teach the major statistical concepts, procedures techniques, and interpretations to beginning students in the behavioral sciences.  Emphasis on application rather than theory.
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 111 or 120

PSYC 207 Psychological Adjustment
Dynamics o, development and problems of human adjustment with emphasis on the normal personality.
Prerequisite: PSYC 151

PSYC 215 Community Mental Health
Introduction to the concepts f mental health and primary prevention with the emphasis on the effect of social systems on mental health and performance
Prerequisite: PSYC  151 or permission of instructor

PSYC 245 SEX ROLES
This course examines sex roles from a gender and psycho-social perspective.  The major impact of sex roles and sex role expectations upon major area of psycho-social functioning will be examined
Prerequisite: Psyc 151

PSYC 290  LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
An examination of the major theories, research and methods of lifespan developmental psychology
Prerequisite: Psyc 151 (formerly Psyc 411)

PSYC 300 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
 Survey of theories and evidence regarding social influences on behavior
Prerequisite: Psyc 151

PSYC 301 TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS
Theory of psychological testing: emphasis on statistics of test construction,relaibility and validity.  Includes a critical evaluation of the more common intelligence, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality test.
Prerequisites:  Psyc 151 and 200

PSYC 303 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
A study of the physiological and neuroamatomical mechanisms underlying human behavior.
Prerequisites: 151 and 200 junior standing or permission of instructor

PSYC 306 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of helath psychology and behavioral medicine; to outline the basic activities of clinical health psychologists, and to provide an understanding of the topography of disease and illness in the 21st Century.  the leading causes of death worldwide and in the US will be examined, as well as rist factors for these illnesses.  Students will also have the opportunity to explore their individual health status and embark on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Prerequisites:  Junior Standing and permission of Instructor

PSYC 307 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
This course will provide students with an overview of the role psychologists play in the criminal justice system.  Corse topics will include psychological factors in civil and criminal trials, criminal profiling, interrogation, competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, risk assessment, and the reliablitiy of eyewitness testimony.
Prerequisite: Psyc 151

PSYCHOLOGY 309 MOTIVATION AND EMOTIONS
Classical and contemporary theories of motivation and emotion.  Includes investigation of basic human biological, social,and affiliative motives, and the relationship of those motives to emotional states.
Prerequisites:  Psyc 151 and 200

PSYC 310 LEARNING AND MEMORY
This course involves an examination of the basic of learning theory and the nature, structure, and processes of human memory.
Prerequisites: PSYC 151 and 200 or permission of Instructor

PSYC 312 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course involves the application of psychological principles, particulary of systems and organizations to behavior in industrial, business, and managerial environments.
Prerequisites:  PSYC 151 200 and junior standing or permission of Instructor (formerly Psyc 208)

PSYC 315 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
A review of the history of psychology, including a survey of the philosophical and scientific antecedents of contemporary psychology.
Prerequisites:Junior or Senior standing

PSYC 320 SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
This course includes an examination of the structure and function of the major sensory systems and their relationship to basic and complex perceptual processes.
Prerequisites: PSYC 151 and 200

PSYC 321-322 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Independent work on a special problem with any member of the psychology faculty.  For majors only.
Prerequisite: junior stand in psychology and permission of the instructor and the chairperson of the department ( max, 6 hours may be earned)

PSYC 325 COMPARATIVE BEHAVIOR
A review of the various effects of evolution,structure, and physiology on both innate and learned aspects of animal and human behavior.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor

PSYC 330 SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR
Seminars on special topics of psychological interst will be provided for majors and non-majors, as determined by need and availablity of staff.  topcis will include titles such as: the Psychology of Women, Parapsychology, Human Sexual Behavior, Race Differences, Psychology of Aggression, Humanistic Psychology, Behavior Modification, and Psychology fo Criminal Justice Majors.
Prerequisite:  Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor

PSYC 335 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course is a study of the etiology,classification and treatments of abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite: PSYC 151 and permission of instructor

PSYC 340 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course is designed to introduce the students to the concepts, methods, and profession of Clinical Psychology.  Focus is on professional issues, assessment and diagnostic techniques and methods of therapeutic intervention
prerequisite: PSYC 151 and permission of instructor

PSYC 390 RESEARCH METHODS
(4 credit hours)
This course includes an intensive study of the use of research methods in psychology.  Additional topics include ethics, effective library utilization, professional writing, and oral presentations.  Students devise individual research projects to develop necessary skills in theses areas.
Prerequisites: Junior standing, Psyc 151,175,200 and 2 other psyc courses (formerly psyc 205)

PSYC 398 CLINICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY
Placement of qualified upper-level students in local mental health agencies/hospitals for the purpose of supervised observation and clinical service delivery commensurate with the student's educational level.  Students will incorporate and integrateknowledge and skills obtained in coursework into applied situations. May be repeated for a mazimum of 6 credit hours.
Prerequisites:  30 hours earned with a minimum of 9 credit hours in psychology, PSYC 335 or 340, minimum cummulative GPA of 2.75 or permission of instructor.

PSYC 400  CHILDHOOD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
This course is a study of the etiology, classification, and treatments of abnormal behavior in childhood and adolescence.
Prerequisite: PSYC 151

PSYC 401 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
The study of classical and contemorary theories of personality including relevent research.
Prerequisite:  PSYC 151 and junior standing or permission of instructor

PSYC 412 SENIOR SEMINAR
A capstone course designed to prepare psychology majors for employment and or graduate training in the discipline.  Emphasis is on the skills which are essential to the proactice of psychology, such as written and verbal communication, library utilization, and expansion of knowledge base.  Assignments include completion of a written senior thesis, oral defense of same, and a comprehensive exam based on  courses already completed.
Prerequisites: PSYC 151 175, 200, 315, 390 and senior standing.
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