Academic Catalog

Psychology Classes

Psychology of the Workplace

Item Number
PSY 112DIV
Credits
5

Introduces general psychological principles and their application to the workplace, emphasizing critical thinking with regard to self-awareness, interpersonal relations, motivation, and teamwork. 

Prerequisites

Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading) placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.

Psychology of Adjustment

Item Number
PSY 210
Credits
5

Emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and techniques within various theoretical frameworks. These frameworks are applied to normal adjustment situations in human lifespan, such as gender role development, love, sex, relationships, work, marriage, separation and divorce, and death and loss. Students will explore methods of effecting change in their lives. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PSYC& 100 or PSY 112.

General Psychology

Item Number
PSYC& 100DIV
Credits
5

Surveys the knowledge and methods of the discipline of psychology. Presents a broad view of this subject and establishes the foundation for further study of the discipline. Emphasis will be placed on applying psychological knowledge to daily situations, and on accessing and assessing information about behavior from a variety of sources. Skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking will be developed.

 

Prerequisites

Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading, 77 in writing) placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.

Lifespan Psychology

Item Number
PSYC& 200
Credits
5

Introduces the milestones of human development from conception to death. It describes the physical, cognitive, and social growth of people, with special attention to various cultural contexts of development and the rich diversity of individuals. The content is drawn from research and theories in developmental psychology. Students are expected to integrate their personal experiences, knowledge of psychology, and their observations of human development with the content of this course. Implications for parenting, education, and social policymaking will be discussed so that students may apply course information to meaningful problems. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PSYC& 100.

Abnormal Psychology

Item Number
PSYC& 220
Credits
5

A study of the development and symptoms of mental health disorders. Topics covered include schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychosomatic disorders, sexual deviation, organic disorders, and the process of adjustment to stress. Attention is given to biosocial, cognitive and cultural factors and their role in mental health. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PSYC& 100 or PSY 112.

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