PSY100 Introduction to Psychology  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

This course is a survey of psychological perspectives into human behavior. It introduces the student to the overall field of psychology to prepare them for advanced study in psychology. The course is designed to briefly touch on the major tenents of the discipline. This will include a brief description of history and scientific methods, and biopsychosocial aspects of human behavior. The major emphasis will be on the practical application of varied topics.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY180 Internship: Psychology  1-12 credits  (3 lab hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Practical on-site experience that will allow students to explore workplace environments and career options.

This course may be taken 12 times for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY201 General Psychology  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Introduces principles and theories of human behavior. Stresses scientific methodology, brain and other physiological influences on behavior, learning, sensory and perceptual processes.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY201H General Psychology w/Honors  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Introduces principles and theories of human behavior. Stresses scientific methodology, brain and other physiological influences on behavior and mental processes, sensory and perceptual processes, consciousness and principles of learning. This course is part of the Honors Program.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY202 General Psychology  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Focuses on memory, intelligence, language and thinking, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, gender and sexuality.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY202H General Psychology w/Honors  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Focuses on memory, intelligence, language and thinking, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, gender and sexuality. This course is part of the Honors Program.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY203 General Psychology  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Focus on emotion, stress, health, intelligence, personality, mental disorders, treatment of mental disorders, and social psychology.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY203H General Psychology w/Honors  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Focuses on personality, social psychology, stress, health and coping, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders, and ends with a look at what psychologists do in the workforce. This course is part of the Honors Program.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY216 Social Psychology  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Social Psychology is the scientific study of social variables on an individual's behavior, attitudes, perceptions, and motives. In this course, the learner will have the opportunity to specifically explore how we distort reality. They will be able to evaluate their self control with the respect to others along with their levels of conformity and obedience. They can test strong emotions such as altruism, aggression and passion in different scenarios. The course ends with a look at prejudice and the importance of great leadership within groups

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY228 Introduction to Social Science Research  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prerequisite(s): ( MTH60 )

This course is an introduction to the basic research methods used by social scientists. The course includes an introduction to statistical analysis, observational studies, survey research, and experimental design.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY231 Human Sexuality  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This course is designed to help students explore their attitudes and feelings regarding human sexuality. It will promote an open examination of various dimensions of sexual behaviors and attitudes in a safe, judgement-free classroom environment.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY232 Psychology of Humor  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This course explores the psychological underpinnings of humor. It includes a theoretical discussion of humor from research in cognitive, social, biological and developmental psychology. It also explores practical ways to create and implement humor at home, in the workplace, and other personal encounters. The goal is to enhance both mental and physical health.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY237 Life Span Development  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Designed to survey the major principles of behavior and patterns of change in people over the life span. Revolves around the area of development in physical, intellectual, social, personality and cross-cultural diversity for infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Within the psychological framework, students will be able to research and apply development concepts to relevant problems in daily life.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Discusses the diagnosis, etiology and therapy of emotional, disturbances and behavioral disorders.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY243 Drugs and Behavior  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This course is a basic introduction to the principles of drug action on the mind and body and the relationship of substance abuse to crime and criminal justice administration. Drug metabolism and psychopharmacological research findings on legal and illicit drugs are addressed including drug effects, theories of abuse, legislation enforcement strategies policy options, and treatment and prevention strategies. Treatment issues and prevention models are related to diverse cultures, lifestyles, gender, age, and the needs of people with disabilities.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

PSY280 CWE: Psychology  1-12 credits  (3 lab hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

This course offers career exploration and workplace experience within a widely defined number of supervised settings which provide professional experience in the field of psychology.

This course may be taken 12 times for credit.

Course classification: LDC