Psychology (PSY) courses
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology
Credit By Examination. Principles of human behavior; human growth and development; motivation; behavior organization; related research methods. Additional course work will be required taking this as an Honors course, and a B grade of higher must be earned in order for the student to receive an Honors designation.
PSY 197 Selected Topics in Psychology
Selected topics especially appropriate for lower division students. (Examples: Meaning of death, preparation for marriage, child rearing practices, etc.) May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours.
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical MethodsPrerequisite(s): PSY 121 and MTH 130 or higher.
Principles and methods of statistics used in psychology; understanding and interpreting psychological data. This course cannot be credited toward a degree if the student has taken any of the following: QBA 237, and MTH 240.
PSY 260 Educational PsychologyPrerequisite(s): PSY 121.
This course is designed as an introduction to theory and research in educational psychology. Topics include cognitive and social development, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, motivation, measurement, and individual differences.
PSY 274 Abnormal PsychologyPrerequisite(s): PSY 121.
A survey of abnormal/deviant behavior with emphasis on theories, causes, treatment, and prevention.
PSY 280 Student DevelopmentPrerequisite(s): PSY 121 and permission.
Student development concerns life-span development, with a strong emphasis on grades K-12. Cognitive, social, and emotional development is covered, as well as developmental issues such as the impact of divorce, child abuse, substance abuse, sexuality, and peer pressure. This course also includes learning and motivation theory. This course will not count toward the major or minor in Psychology.
PSY 285 Development of Early Childhood and Elementary School ChildrenPrerequisite(s): PSY 121.
This course focuses on life span development with a strong emphasis on preschool through sixth grade. Coverage includes developmental issues such as divorce, child abuse, substance abuse, and peer pressure. Also includes learning and motivation theory.