Psychology - PSYC
1003 - Principles of Psychology - 3 credit
Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Fundamental
facts, theories, concepts and principles of psychology are
included. Course rotation: Fall and spring.
3033 - Psychopathology - 3 credit
The origins, development, and treatment of psychopathological
behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1003. Course
3103 - Life Span Development - 3 credit
An overview of the developmental issues of human beings throughout
the life span from conception to death including developmental
stages; basic theories, concepts, and principles of development;
influences on development; and cultural understanding of
development. Also listed as HS 3103.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1003.
3203 - Theories of Personality - 3 credit
Various modalities and explanations of personality
structures and dynamics proposed by major personality theorists.
Also listed as HS 4203.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and
sophomore standing. Course rotation: Fall.
3403 - Social Psychology - 3 credit
A study of human behavior in terms of personality and situational
variables. Major topics covered include attitude formation and
change, aggression, attraction, social cognition, prejudice, and
group processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003
and sophomore standing. Course rotation: Fall.
3503 - Cognitive Psychology - 3 credit
A study of theories and experimental findings in the areas of
learning, memory, thinking, problem-solving, and language.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Sophomore
standing. Course rotation: Fall.
3603 - Behavioral Analysis - 3 credit
A study of the theory and techniques of behavioral change utilizing
the principles of conditioning. Application relevant to
health-centered and educational settings are
emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003
and Sophomore standing. Course rotation: Spring.
3703 - Psychology of Language - 3 credit
An overview of the basic principles of language
(phonology, morphology, syntax) and theories of linguistic
structure. Topics include speech perception and production,
language development and disorders, reading, and sign language. The
relationships between language and thought and language and culture
will be discussed. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1003 and Sophomore standing. Course rotation:
4403 - Physiological Psychology - 3 credit
An introduction to the biological basis of behavior. Neural,
sensory, motor, and chemical structures and functions will be
examined in relation to emotions, learning and memory, perception,
and psychopathology. Prerequisites: PSYC
1003 and Junior standing. Course rotation: Spring.
4503 - History and Issues of Psychology - 3
A study of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of
contemporary psychology. Included will be a critical examination of
contemporary issues in relationship to historical perspectives.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Junior
standing. Course rotation: Spring.
4703 - Research Methods - 3 credit
Introduces the student to conducting research in the
behavioral sciences. Concepts and application emphasized are
ethics in research, exploring the literature, types of research
variables, validity and descriptive statistics. In addition,
each student will design an independent research project to be
completed in PSYC 4903. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1003 and MATH 1013 or MATH 1113, unless mathematics waiver
requirements are met. Course rotation: Fall of
4903 - Research Practicum - 3 credit
Continuation of PSYC 4703, this class provides an overview of
experimental designs and inferential statistics with an emphasis on
selecting the appropriate statistical analysis for each
experimental design. The student will demonstrate
understanding of experimental methods by conducting the independent
research project designed in PSYC 4103 and presenting the
results in a public
forum. Prerequisite: PSYC
4703. Course rotation: Spring of alternating