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PSYC 1002 - Adaptive Leadership

This course is designed for students interested in developing greater self-awareness of their own personal approach to communicating, decision-making, and working with group dynamics as a leader. This course addresses the old paradigms of how mechanical means of attending to technical problems within organizations are threatened by creative and adaptive leadership. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the adaptive strategies of leadership in historical and contemporary environments. The experiential exercises are designed to maximize student participation, inspire intellectual curiosity, stimulate self-study, and encourage students to put leadership theory into practice.

Hours:
3



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PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology

An overview of the major fields within psychology with an emphasis on developing an understanding of psychology as the science of behavior.

Hours:
3



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PSYC 1101H - Honors Intro to Psychology

An overview of the major fields within psychology with an emphasis on developing an understanding of psychology as the science of behavior.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Honors Program

Hours:
3



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PSYC 1102 - Introduction to Psychological Science

An introduction to basic scientific psychology with an emphasis on the scientific method applied to the study of behavior and cognitive processes, ethics, APA style, and careers in psychological science.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 2101 - Psychology of Adjustment

An introduction to the study of the dynamics of mental health and adjustment with emphasis on coping strategies and interpersonal relationships.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 2103 - Human Growth & Development

An introductory-based examination of human development across the life span with an emphasis on normal patterns of physical, cognitive, and social development.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 2950 - Independent Research in Psychology

Applied or practical experiences in the area of the student's interest under the supervision and approval of the Department of Psychological Science.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or 1101H, with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3070 - Quantitative Methods

A survey of the descriptive and inferential statistics most frequently used in behavioral sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on analysis of variance techniques; non-parametric techniques are also covered. Primary concern is with computation, interpretation, and application of statistics in the context of hypothesis testing.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher and completion of Area A Math

Hours:
4



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PSYC 3070K - Quantitative Methods

A survey of the descriptive and inferential statistics most frequently used in behavioral sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on analysis of variance techniques; non-parametric techniques are also covered. Primary concern is with computation, interpretation, and application of statistics in the context of hypothesis testing.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher and completion of Area A Math

Hours:
4



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PSYC 3080 - Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

A survey of the research methods most frequently applied to the behavioral sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the experimental design; non-experimental designs are also covered. Laboratory time involves designing, implementing, and analyzing research projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H and PSYC 3070 with grades of C or higher

Hours:
4



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PSYC 3080K - Research Methods

A survey of the research methods most frequently applied to the behavioral sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the experimental design; non-experimental designs are also covered. Laboratory time involves designing, implementing, and analyzing research projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H, PSYC 1102, and PSYC 3070K with grades of C or higher

Hours:
4



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PSYC 3090 - History and Systems of Psychology

An integrative course emphasizing the origins and background of the science of psychology. Important contributors and their schools of thought are studied and related to the present systematic developments.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3103 - Cross-cultural Psychology

A survey course familiarizing the student with theories of human development and current psychological research from a cross-cultural perspective. The course is designed to expand the student's awareness and sensitivity to global similarities and differences in behavior with an emphasis on the interconnections among culture, development and behavior.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3104 - Applied Psychology

A survey course familiarizing students with the use of psychological research to solve real world problems, including those found in health care, education, and the workplace.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3150 - Social Psychology

Social Psychology is the scientific study of the way people think about, feel, and behave in social situations. It involves understanding how people influence and are influenced by others around them.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3150L - Social Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of Social Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 3080K and PSYC 3150 (may be taken concurrently) with grades of C or higher

Hours:
1



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PSYC 3181 - Psychology of Aging

The Psychology of Aging course is designed to provide an introduction and overview of research findings for introductory level graduate and upper-level undergraduate students. Course content is designed to provide a general overview of the domain of psychology and aging with an emphasis on critical evaluation of research. Accordingly, we will examine aging research and practice to obtain a general picture of the far-ranging contributions of both academic and applied psychology to later life and show how psychological research translates into practice.

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3301 - Child Psychology

This course provides an overview of child development from the prenatal period through middle childhood from a variety of psychological perspectives.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3304 - Learning and Motivation

A survey of the major theories of learning and motivation that seek to explain how behavior is learned and catalyzed.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3306 - Health Psychology

This course examines how biological, psychological, and social factors interact with and affect the efforts people make in promoting good health and preventing illness, the treatment people receive for medical problems, and the recovery, rehabilitation, and psychosocial adjustment of patients with serious health problems. Additional topics include: factors underlying health habits and lifestyles, methods to enhance health behavior and prevent illness, and stress and stress management.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3307 - Psychology of Eating

This course will focus on the psychological processes underlying humans' eating behavior. Issues to be addressed include: physiological factors that impact eating (e.g., hunger, restraint), the importance of taste for food selection and eating, factors that impact food preferences (e.g., environment, experience), disordered eating, and the relations between eating and health weight. The psychological rather than physiological processes of eating will be emphasized.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3310 - Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology is the scientific study of the processes by which we acquire, store, transform, and use information. The main topics in this field are pattern recognition, attention, memory, knowledge, language, problem-solving, and decision making. This course is an introduction to the major phenomena, methods, concepts, principles, and theories that make up the field of Cognitive Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3310L - Cognitive Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of Cognitive Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 3080K and PSYC 3310 (may be taken concurrently) with grades of C or higher

Hours:
1



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PSYC 3430 - Personality and Individual Differences

This course is a survey and evaluation of the major theories and research of personality and individual differences.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3520 - Human Sexuality

This course focuses on biological, psychological, and social aspects of human sexual functioning.  Emphasis is given to empirical findings and their personal, interpersonal, and social implications.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3530 - Abnormal Psychology

Introduction to the study of the mental disorders as presented in the current version of the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Current and historical approaches to conceptualization and treatment will be included.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 3530L - Abnormal Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of Psychopathology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 3080K and PSYC 3530 (may be taken concurrently) with grades of C or higher

Hours:
1



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PSYC 4000 - Advanced Studies in Leadership

Thorough study of core leadership courses, theories, and models, students develop an understanding of service in leadership group and systemic process, conflict resolution, reflective personal awareness as applied to leadership dynamics.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1002

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4230 - Neuroscience

A comprehensive study of the biological basis of complex behavioral processes. Emphasis is given to providing an overview of how neurological and other bodily processes produce and control behavior and how behavior influences neurological processes.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4230L - Neuroscience Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of Neuroscience.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 3080K and PSYC 4230 (may be taken concurrently) with grades of C or higher

Hours:
1



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PSYC 4250 - Sensation and Perception

Appraisal of traditional and contemporary psychophysical models of sensation and perception. A study of sensory systems emphasizing behavioral significance of the brain. Emphasis is on the general characteristics of the senses, color perception, illusions, perceptual learning, and attention.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4303 - Drugs, Brain, and Behavior

Drugs and behavior will provide a survey of theory, research, and application of behavioral science principles dealing with the understanding of biological elements, psychological processes, and social contexts as these factors interact in drug use/abuse.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4401 - Senior Capstone in Applied Research

This course is designed to give graduating seniors a culminating experience in applied research in psychology. In this course, students will conduct a senior project that uses psychological research to solve a real world problem. In this course, students will also complete activities designed to clarify and inform the next steps in their career development.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
4



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PSYC 4402 - Attitude Theory and Measurement

This course will examine attitude theory to include the definition and measurement of attitudes, the relationship between attitude and behavior, and how attitudes can be changed.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4403 - Special Topics in Psychology

Addresses special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. Course content varies by instructor and semester, but will be announced in advance.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



Notes:
This course may not be repeated for additional credit.

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PSYC 4403L - Special Topics in Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of a Special Topic in Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 3080K with a grade of C or higher

Co­requisite: PSYC 4403

Hours:
1



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PSYC 4404 - Special Topics in Psychology

Addresses special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. Course content varies by instructor and semester, but will be announced in advance.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



Notes:
This course may not be repeated for additional credit.

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PSYC 4404L - Special Topics in Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of a Special Topic in Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 3080K with a grade of C or higher

Co­requisite: PSYC 4404

Hours:
1



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PSYC 4405 - Special Topics in Psychology

Addresses special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. Course content varies by instructor and semester, but will be announced in advance.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



When Offered:
This course may not be repeated for additional credit.

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PSYC 4405L - Special Topics in Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of a Special Topic in Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 3080K with a grade of C or higher

Co­requisite: PSYC 4405

Hours:
1



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PSYC 4406 - Special Topics in Psychology

Addresses special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. Course content varies by instructor and semester, but will be announced in advance.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4406L - Special Topics in Psychology Lab

A hands-on approach to the study of a Special Topic in Psychology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 3080K with a grade of C or higher

Co­requisite: PSYC 4406

Hours:
1



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PSYC 4490 - Leadership Internship

This course is designed to position the student within an organization to gain leadership experience in a field of their choosing & to provide students with the opportunity to complement their formal education with practical experience. The nature of the internship and expected duties will be outlined as deemed appropriate for the student, college representative, and internship supervisor. Pre-requisite: approval of internship site by college representative.

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4600 - Psychology of Women

This course will cover a variety of psychological issues that specifically concern women. Topics will include sexual messages, suffrage, eating disorders, health issues, abortion, domestic violence, rape, motherhood, and social comparisons, among others.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4650 - Group Dynamics

The study of the psychology of small group behavior. The topics covered include: situational, physical, and personality factors as they relate to group formation, interaction, and performance.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4669 - Industrial Organizational Psychology

A survey of major topics in industrial/organizational psychology with emphasis on the psychology of the workplace applied to business, industry, and government.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4750 - Internship in Psychology

Students will complete an internship in the field of Psychology. The nature of the internship and expected duties will be outlined as deemed appropriate for the student, college representative, and internship supervisor.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher, Junior status, and approval of internship site by college representative

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4790 - Tests and Measurements

A general introduction to issues related to psychological testing, including test development, psychometric data, applied and research uses of various tests, and legal guidelines.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher, and PSYC 3070K with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4840 - Counseling and Clinical Theories and Interventions

An introduction to contemporary counseling and clinical treatment models and theoretical approaches. Students will also explore current interventions in context. Current issues, developments, and reactions will be explored in relation to research and application.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4900 - Senior Psychology Seminar

A capstone course integrating the undergraduate psychology degree program. Should be taken during your last semester before graduation.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PSYC 3080K with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4950 - Advanced Topics in Psychology

Applied or practical experiences in the area of the student's interest under the supervision and approval of the Department of Psychological Science.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher and approval of the Department of Psychological Science

Hours:
1-3



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PSYC 4960 - Psychological Reading and Research

Consent of faculty member and agreement on a reading/ research topic are required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher and approval of the Department of Psychological Science

Hours:
3



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PSYC 4970 - Senior Honors Thesis

The student develops, collects data/information, assimilates information, and then writes the senior thesis presenting the results.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H with a grade of C or higher and approval of the Department of Psychological Science

Hours:
3



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