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 201 Experimental PsychologyPrerequisite(s): PSY 121 and PSY 200.
Psychological methodology; major emphasis on experimentation.
PSY 203 Introduction to ResearchPrerequisite(s): PSY 121 and MTH 136.
This course will provide an integrated approach to elementary research design and statistical methods. Students will review research and develop small projects for which statistical methods will be selected and applied. This course cannot be substituted for PSY 200 and/or PSY 201 and will not count toward the Psychology major. This course is not designed to prepare students for graduate work in Psychology.
PSY 250 Analysis of Interpersonal BehaviorPrerequisite(s): PSY 121.
Ongoing processes of interpersonal behavior. Observation and experience as participant of a self-analytic group in the human relation laboratory.
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.