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Psychology Undergraduate Courses

All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

*PSY 1013. Introduction to General Psychology. (PSY 2301) Survey of traditional areas of psychology; psychobiology, perception, learning, cognition, development, social behavior, abnormal psychology, and psychotherapy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PSY 1603. Developmental Psychology. (PSY 2312) Development of personality and learning capacities across the life-span from birth to death; emphasis on interactions of heredity, environment, and maturational processes. Prerequisite: PSY 1013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. 

PSY 2013. Professional Development in Psychology. Focuses on student development for academic and career growth, exploration and preparation for career opportunities and graduate school, writing and research skills. Topics covered: goal development, APA writing style, subfields in psychology, portfolios and resumes. Should be taken the semester following PSY 1013. Prerequisite: PSY 1013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 2023. Social Psychology. (PSYC 2319) Survey of and research on attitudes, attribution, the self, affiliation, aggression, gender, cross-cultural issues, social cognition, altruism, person perception, and group structure. Prerequisite: PSY 1013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. 

PSY 2303. Applied Statistics. Basic statistical methods: distributions, central tendency, variability, correlation, sampling techniques, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and 3 hours of math (College Algebra or higher). Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. 

PSY 2513. Abnormal Psychology. A study of psychopathology covering the major classification systems of the DSM-IV including mood disorders and psychotic behavior, defenses, anxiety, methods of psychotherapy, mental health principles; examination of abnormality in relationship to normal behavior. Prerequisites: PSY 1013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 2633. Adolescent Psychology. (PSYC 2307) Developmental, behavioral, and emotional aspects of adolescence; emphasis on current research, theories, issues, and problems. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and PSY 1603. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. 

PSY 3161. Behavior Therapy Laboratory 0. Laboratory and field experiences designed to illustrate assessment and treatment procedures in behavior therapy. Corequisite: PSY 3163. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and 2513. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

PSY 3163. Introduction to Behavior Therapy 0. Techniques of behavior therapy designed to acquaint the student with treatments and research applications in normal and clinical populations. Emphasis on mastery of techniques, designing treatment plans, and evaluation. Corequisite: PSY 3161. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and 2513. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 3354. Experimental Psychology 0. Strategies of research including design of psychological experiments, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and PSY 2303. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Four hours.

**PSY 3733.Psychology of Women. Issues in the development and behavior of women, including theoretical perspectives, male-female differences, achievement, motivation, stereotype, androgyny, sexuality, career choices, mental health and disorders, psychotherapy, life-span, and special sub-groups. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and junior standing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 3933.  Positive Psychology 0.  Explores factors related to enhancement of overall mental health and well-being.  Focus on strengths-based and resiliency approach to psychology.  Prerequisites: PSY 1013, Junior or senior standing.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: Three hours.

PSY 3943. Psychological Tests and Measurements 0. Theory and practice of psychological assessment. Construction, validation and use of psychological tests in measuring psychological variables. Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of PSY 1013, 1603, and 2303. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4013. Health Psychology 0. Examines psychosocial factors in health and illness with emphasis on relevant research and health care delivery.  Prerequisites:  PSY 1013, PSY 2513, and senior standing.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: Three hours. 

PSY 4023.  Forensic Psychology 0.  Examines psychological theories and research that addresses legal issues and the role psychologists play in the criminal justice system.. Prerequisites: PSY 1013, PSY 2513, and senior standing.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4101. Cognitive Psychology Laboratory 0. Laboratory and field experiences designed to illustrate concepts of cognition. Corequisite: PSY 4103. Prerequisites: PSY 3354 and twelve hours of psychology courses. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

PSY 4103. Cognitive Psychology 0. Survey of research in human cognition; emphasis on cognitive processes of perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, concept formation, and decision making. Corequisite: PSY 4101. Prerequisites: PSY 3354 and twelve hours of psychology courses. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4113. History and Systems of Psychology 0. Historical view of the field from earliest scientific and philosophical antecedents through the classical schools to present views. Prerequisite: PSY 1013 and junior standing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4133. Physiological Psychology 0. Fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology; psychopharmacology; genetic, neurological, and endocrine basis of sensation, motivation, sleep and arousal, learning, memory, and psychopathology. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and senior standing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4153. Introduction to Counseling 0. Basic principles, history, theories, techniques and experiences of counseling and psychotherapy.   Experiential activities to help students develop basic helping skills. Prerequisites: PSY 1013, PSY 1603, and PSY 2513. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4173. Foundations of Family Psychology 0. A survey of psychological bases for understanding and evaluating family structure and process family within the diverse American culture. Special attention to the study of patterns of family development across the life cycle. Research bases for clinical practice will be studied and evaluated. Prerequisites: PSY 1013, PSY 1603, and PSY 2513. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

***PSY 4183. Global Perspectives in Psychology 0. Intercultural/international perspectives in psychology; psychology’s relevance to the understanding of global problems and how psychology itself is affected by global events/cultures. Prerequisites: PSY 1013, PSY 1603, and junior standing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4763. Early Field Experiences in Psychology 0. Supervised experiences in applied settings. The settings will be psychologically oriented work environments with diverse client populations. Both public and private agencies may be used. Prerequisites: PSY 1013, PSY 1603, and PSY 2513, junior standing, and permission of supervising faculty. One lecture hour and four laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4913. Independent Study 0. Credit: Three hours.  Prerequisites: Permission of supervising faculty.

PSY 4953. Cooperative Education 0. Cooperative work-study arrangement between business, industry, or selected agencies and the Psychology program. Work environment consistent with student’s major and career goals. Preplanning and evaluation will involve 10 percent of the laboratory hours per week.  Prerequisites: 12 hours of Psychology, 3.0 Cumulative GPA, 3.0 Psychology GPA, and permission of supervising faculty. Credit: Three hours.

PSY 4961. Research Team 0. Participation in research activities with a supervising faculty member. The student is expected to pursue areas in conjunction with the faculty member's interests. Prerequisites: Permission of supervising faculty. One lecture and one laboratory hour a week. Credit: One hour.

*Satisfies core requirement for social/behavioral sciences.

 ** Satisfies core requirement for multicultural women’s studies and social/behavioral sciences.

*** Satisfies global perspectives requirement for graduation.

‡ Pending approval by Core Curriculum Committee.  To be offered according to the course rotation schedule beginning Fall 2012.

0 Psychology majors only or advisor signature

Philosophy Undergraduate Courses

*PHIL 1023. Introduction to Philosophy. (PHIL 1301) Survey of basic philosophical issues: methodology, metaphysics, axiology, including epistemology, cosmology, ontology, ethics, and aesthetics; selected readings from great philosophers, both eastern and western. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 2033. Logic and Critical Thinking. (PHIL 2303) A consideration of critical thought from the perspective of induction and deduction, formal and informal fallacies, structure of syllogism, symbolic logic, and principles of scientific method. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 2043. Contemporary Philosophy. Comprehensive study of the persons, problems and principles related to the movements of thought within philosophy in recent times; special consideration given to phenomenology, existentialism, linguistic analysis, and process philosophy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 2053. Philosophy of Comparative Religions. (PHIL 1304) A critical analysis of the phenomenon of religion and religious methodology. A comparative consideration of world religious traditions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 2063. Philosophy of Religions in America. An analysis of religious practice in America in its various forms and institutions, and consideration of the challenge of dialogue with people of differing cultural, ideological and religious heritage. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3013. History of Ancient Philosophy. A consideration of the history and development of ideas from the Pre-Socratic period to Plotinus; emphasis placed upon Plato and Aristotle as systematic philosophers. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3023. History of Medieval and Modern Philosophy.A critical study from the period of Plotinus through the Renaisance and Reformation up through Descartes; extensive readings and discussion of the philosophers in this period. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3043. Philosophy of Religion. The inquiry into religion from a philosophical perspective; a study of contemporary theological methodology; emphasis on religious imagery, meaning, the nature of religious experience, and knowledge claims. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3053. Ethics.A consideration of the primary ethical theories with respect to personal, social and professional action; the critical discussion of the ethical systems of the major classical philosophies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3073. Bioethics. Centers upon problems of value with respect to biomedical technology, genetics, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, human experimentation, prolongation of life, psychosurgery; ethical and social issues in biomedicine. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3083. Ethics and Feminism.Same as WS 3083. A comprehensive study of the literature, principles and linguistic impact of contemporary ethics with special emphasis on the origins, authors and audiences related to feminist philosophy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 3163. Ethics in Global Context. Interactions among history, art, religion, science and philosophical ethics. Global context of ethics including the influence of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; differences in religion, philosophy and politics. Western and Non-Western interactions and influences. Study abroad trip required. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 4033. Philosophy of Women in Western Religions. Same as WS 4033. A comprehensive study of feminist critiques of Western religious traditions. Includes historical and philosophical perspectives of women in scripture, religious leadership, attitudes toward sexuality, experiences of the sacred, and gendered imagery of the divine. Emphasis on readings of primary sources. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 4043. American Philosophy.A study from its earliest history to the present time; special emphasis given to Charles Sanders Pierce, William James, and John Dewey. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 4053. Science and Religion.Centers upon the nature and scope of science and method in comparison to the nature and scope of religion, with the emphasis upon modern science, cosmology, biology and physics in relationship to contemporary religious thought. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*PHIL 4913. Independent Study.Credit: Three hours. Prerequisites: Permission of supervising faculty.

*Satisfies core requirement for humanities; PHIL 4033 satisfies core requirement for multicultural women’s studies.

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