Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Psychology (PSY)

PSY* E111 General Psychology I

An introduction to the basic principles, findings and methods of study relating to human behavior. Topics include: History/research methodology, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, states of consciousness, and developmental psychology. The course is designed to provide a foundation for more advanced study in psychology and related fields.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E111S General Psychology I in Spanish

PSY* E111 Taught in Spanish
  • Credits: 3

PSY* E112 General Psychology II

An introduction to the basic principles, findings and methods of study relating to human behavior. Topics include: Motivation and emotion, cognition, language, stress, health and well-being, personality theory, social psychology, and cultures and diversity in psychology. The course is designed to provide a foundation for more advanced study in psychology and related fields.

Prerequisite PSY* E111
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E140 Psychology of Addiction

Provides an expectation of the psychological issues associated with addictive behavior. Particular areas of concern include alcoholism, drug addiction, eating addictions, gambling disorder, relationship dependency and other addictive traits. Examines current research and treatment techniques.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E201 Lifespan Developement

This course provides a comprehensive overview of human development, including the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social changes associated with maturation from infancy to old age. This course also examines the important physiological processes, environmental influences, and socio-cultural forces that underlie and shape human development across the lifespan, including the roles of genetic inheritance, families, schools, work, and other societal institutions.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E202 Child Psychology & Development

Presents a study of human development from conception to adolescence. Students are guided in the development of a scientific and objective attitude toward the interpretation of child behavior. They observe children and analyze their behavior in each of the following areas: motor, social, language, and emotional development. Other areas studied include methods of child study, the interacting influences of heredity and environment, the prenatal period, the neonate, physical growth, mental development, learning and personality.

Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E205 Adolescent Development

An investigation of the scope of present knowledge, theory, methods and problems encountered in growth and development from adolescence through adulthood. Topics include biological, psychological and social factors, developmental stages, individuals in various social settings and institutions.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E208 The Psychology of Adult Development & Aging

A study of present research covering the span of life from young adult through death. Information on theories of adult development, physiological changes, personality, social behavior, vocations and avocations, marriage and family life, aging and death will be examined.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E212 Health Psychology

This course examines the relationship between psychological and emotional states and physical wellness. Students will learn a variety of theories about the relationship between acute and chronic illness and psychological health. Students will learn a variety of coping skills to promote sound psychological and physical well being. Emphasis is placed upon those psychological factors which can prevent or reverse illness and sustain or recapture health.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or PSY* E112 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E213 Theories and Principles of Learning

This course examines basic learning and motivation processes that allow organisms to acquire new knowledge and adapt to their environments. These learning processes include classical and operant conditioning, observational learning, generalization and discrimination, and schedules of reinforcement. Students will also become acquainted with research methods used to study these processes.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E217 Psychology of Criminal Behavior

An exploration of the psychological factors in delinquent behavior of individuals. Topics include biological factors, personality and crime, psychodynamic theories, frustration-aggression theory, psychopathic offenders and treatment concerns. Diversity issues addressed.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E240 Social Psychology

An examination of personal and situational factors which affect individual behavior within a social context. Topics include "nature of self," affiliation, aggression, group formation, and environmental psychology. Multicultural issues are explored.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E243 Theories of Personality

An introduction to the structure, dynamics and development of personality. The focus is on psychoanalytic, ego-psychological, behavioristic, humanistic, cognitive-developmental, and Eastern perspectives.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E244 Sports Psychology

A comprehensive study of the psychological concepts related to fitness and sports behavior. The course covers the history, evolution and foundations of this emerging field of study and practice. Topics include personal goal-setting, motivation, imaging, personality characteristics of athletes, competitive anxiety, psychology of coaching, team cohesion, and the effects of sports on spectators. This course will be helpful to those interested in organized sports activities.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

PSY* E245 Abnormal Psychology

Concepts of normality and abnormality, in terms of statistical frequency, cultural/social norms and deviance, degree of impairment or disordered behavior. Examination of various types of maladaptive disorders, their determinants or causative factors, and forms of treatment.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

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