Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Psychology Course Descriptions

Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Psychology Courses

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY121 Developmental Psychology

3 credits—This course presents a life span, developmental approach to the study of the developing person that identifies the behavioral dynamics of the physical, cognitive, social and affective domains of development with a view to the impact of family, school and community.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY121 Developmental Psychology

3 credits—This course presents a life span, developmental approach to the study of the developing person that identifies the behavioral dynamics of the physical, cognitive, social and affective domains of development with a view to the impact of family, school and community.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY241 Abnormal Psychology

3 credits—Survey of the major classifications of psychological disorders. Emphasis will be on theoretical perspectives, descriptions of disorders, and therapeutic approaches.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY241 Abnormal Psychology

3 credits—Survey of the major classifications of psychological disorders. Emphasis will be on theoretical perspectives, descriptions of disorders, and therapeutic approaches.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY251 Social Psychology

3 credits—Provides an introduction to the study of the interrelationship between the individual and social behavior with emphasis in the areas of social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group behavior, prejudice and discrimination, and interpersonal relationships. Basic psychological and sociological perspectives and research findings will be reviewed to better understand individual and social behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111 and SOC110 or instructor approval.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY251 Social Psychology

3 credits—Provides an introduction to the study of the interrelationship between the individual and social behavior with emphasis in the areas of social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group behavior, prejudice and discrimination, and interpersonal relationships. Basic psychological and sociological perspectives and research findings will be reviewed to better understand individual and social behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111 and SOC110 or instructor approval.

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY261 Human Sexuality

3 credits—This course explores the biological, psychological, social, cultural and historical forces that influence human relationships and sexuality. Research and theory are utilized to examine the diversity of human sexual expression.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY261 Human Sexuality

3 credits—This course explores the biological, psychological, social, cultural and historical forces that influence human relationships and sexuality. Research and theory are utilized to examine the diversity of human sexual expression.

Lecture Hours: 48

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY262 Psychology of Gender

3 credits—This course explores the meaning of gender. Research and theory in the areas of gender development, gender similarities and differences, and the nature and effects of gender roles and stereotypes is emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY262 Psychology of Gender

3 credits—This course explores the meaning of gender. Research and theory in the areas of gender development, gender similarities and differences, and the nature and effects of gender roles and stereotypes is emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111

2017–2018 Course Cost: $505.50

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