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Psychology

CLP 2140   ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012 or PSY 1020H. An examination of the major categories of mental disorders. Diagnostic criterion, treatment methods, and legislation applicable to the emotionally disturbed are studied. Local agencies which provide services to the mentally disordered are reviewed. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 2004   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LIFE SPAN

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course is a study of human development from conception to death. Emphasis is on the ongoing changes which result from the interaction of inherited and environmental factors, and on the uniqueness of the individual. The course examines the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity, and race affect development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 2102   CHILD DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course is an in-depth study of the growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. It includes the major theories, research methodology, genetic and environmental influences, and stages and domains of development. Consideration is given to gender, cultural, and ethnic influences on development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 3305   PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (PSY 1012 or PSY 1020H) and admission to Educational Studies BS.

This course is designed to focus on the various theories regarding the physical and psychosocial development of children ranging from pre-adolescence to adolescence. The course follows the social, emotional, cognitive, moral, and physical development of youth during this critical time and will consider the influences of biology, family, culture, school, and peers. Significant issues facing adolescents today are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning styles of students at these various developmental ages and stages. A minimum of 5 field-based or school-based hours of observation/teaching specifically are required. 47 contact hours.

EDP 2002   EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012 or PSY 1020H. This course focuses on the psychological bases of educational theory and practice, and includes studies of the developmental characteristics of children, principles of learning as applied to the classroom and the nature and significance of individual differences. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

PPE 2001   PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course deals with the theories and principles through which individual differences in typical modes of acting, feeling, and thinking are acquired. Extensive attention is given to an understanding of the various factors influencing effective as well as ineffective patterns of adjustment, with consideration of the degree to which the individual can, through his/her knowledge and efforts, have an influence on his/her own personality patterns. Social diversity as it relates to the development of personality patterns is incorporated. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

PSY 1012   GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695, or appropriate score on the SPC placement test. This course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It includes the history, scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning, and human development. The effects of ethnicity, age, race, and gender are integrated into the study of the discipline (course). This course partially satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

PSY 1020H   HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or approval of the Dean. This course is an advance-level introduction to psychology. This course will emphasize the evaluation and synthesis of psychological concepts by examining the history, scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning, and human development. The effects of ethnicity, age, race, and gender are integrated into the study of this course. This course will have a substantial writing assignment. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SOP 2002   SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012, PSY 1020H or SYG 2000. This course is an introduction to the subject and methods of social psychology. Emphasis is placed on the socialization process, the formation of attitudes, changes in attitudes, social interaction, and behavior in groups in one's sub-cultures and communities. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

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