PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology (Cr3) (3:0)
Research and psychotherapeutic methods, and the following topics: history of psychology, biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, language and thought, intelligence, motivation, emotion, human development, personality, stress and coping, psychological disorders, social behavior. Prereq. - Reading and writing competency as determined for ENGL 101. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: SSHB

PSYC 221 Responding to the Bereaved (Cr3) (3:0)
Comprehensive study of bereavement, including grief and mourning, complicated grief, bereaved children and adolescents, spousal bereavement, bereaved parents, principles of bereavement caregiving and assessment. Students will explore ways to structure the funeral director's role as caregiver, address their feelings and attitudes toward death, and receive training in communication skills enhancement. Restricted to Funeral students.

PSYC 230 Introduction to Health Psychology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an overview of the expanding field of health psychology. Current research will be examined to understand how biological, psychological, and social factors influence health, especially as they relate to chronic and life-threatening illnesses (e.g., cancer, AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, and chronic pain). There will be an exploration of the role of psychologists and psychological research in areas such as prevention, early detection and adaptation to illness. Students will also consider cultural and gender factors that influence the following: health behaviors; access to, and utilization of, health-related resources; and health outcomes.Prereq.- PSYC103. Core: D, SSHB.

PSYC 235 Developmental Child Psychopathology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course investigates the issues of normal versus psychopathological behavior in infants, children, and adolescents and surveys alternative views of etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention or various mental disorders with a special emphasis in the developmental psychopathology perspective. Prereq. - PSYC103. Core: SSHB.

PSYC 245 Cognitive Psychology (Cr3) (3:0)
Cognitive psychology is the study of what we know, how we know it, and how that knowledge is acquired, organized, accessed, and used. This class will be a survey of the following: a historical perspective on the field of studying cognition; the research methods of contemporary cognitive psychology; attention; perception; memory; the structure of knowledge; individual differences in intelligence; our understanding of language and music; reasoning; problem-solving; and cognitive neuroscience. Prereq.- PSYC 103. Core SSHB.

PSYC 251 Child Psychology (Cr3) (3:0)
The individual from conception to adolescence: physically, mentally, emotionally and socially from the research standpoint. PSYC 251 and PSYC 258 may not both be used for credit. Prereq. - PSYC 103. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning.

PSYC 255 Abnormal Psychology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course investigates abnormal psychology and surveys the causes, treatment and prevention of various disorders. Prereq. - PSYC 103. Core: SSHB. Also available through Online Learning.

PSYC 258 Developmental Psychology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a theory and research based overview of physical, cognitive, psychosocial dimensions of human development from preconception to death. It includes discussion of universal patterns, cultural differences and individual variations within cultures. PSYC251 and PSYC258 may not both be used for credit. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Prereq. - PSYC 103. Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: D, SSHB.

PSYC 265 Psychology of Sex and Gender (Cr3) (3:0)
Students explore both human sex (the biological identification as male/female) and gender (the social/personal construct of feminine/masculine) from a psychological perspective. Students investigate the theories and research of biological, psychological, and cultural determinants. The influence of sex and gender is examined in areas of development, aggression, achievement, communication, relationship, employment, and physical and mental health. Prereq. - PSYC 103. Core: SSHB. Approved for the Honors Program. Also available through Online Learning.

PSYC 291 Special Studies in Psychology (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

PSYC 292 Special Studies in Psychology (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

PSYC 293 Special Studies in Psychology (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

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