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Psychology Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology  (IAI: S6900) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

This course is an introductory survey of the current subject matter and methods of Psychology. Specific topics include research methods, the biological basis of behavior, learning, memory, personality, life-span development, motivation, emotion, social behavior, and abnormal behavior and therapies.

PSY 103 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

The dynamics of human personality and adjustment are explored in terms of scientific principles. Topics treated include personality development, principles of effective adjustment and mental adjustment, individual and social human relationships and variable of adjustment.

PSY 105 - Organizational Psychology (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101

Application of psychological methods and principles in organizational and work-related settings. Topics include job analysis/performance evaluation, organizational development, managerial behavior, and human relations.

PSY 202 - Educational Psychology (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101

Develop attitudes, understandings and proficiencies in application of psychological principles to the educative process. Attention given to learning process as it involves individuals, groups, institutions.

PSY 204 - Social Psychology  (IAI: S8900) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101

A survey of the behavior of individuals as influenced by the social context. This survey will include intra-personal processes such as the development of values, attitudes, self, self-perception and person perception; and interpersonal processes as relationships, leadership, social interaction and group processes.

PSY 205 - Theories of Personality  (IAI: PSY 907) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101

An introductory treatment of the major personality theories. Emphasis will be on basic concepts, principles, dynamics, assessment, development and research.

PSY 206 - Abnormal Psychology  (IAI: PSY 905) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101

This course is an introductory survey of the field of Abnormal Psychology. The focus in the first part of the course will be on theoretical and empirical approaches in the study of abnormal behavior. In the latter part of the course, the focus will be on the description, classification, etiology and treatment of specific psychological disorders.

PSY 211 - Human Growth and Development (Life-span)  (IAI: S6902) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101 or HSA 101

An introductory survey course into the field of developmental psychology emphasizing the cognitive, physical, personal, social and emotional development from conception through adulthood to death. Emphasis is on the normal child and his/her development through adulthood.

PSY 212 - Adolescent Psychology  (IAI: S6904) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PSY 101 or HSA 101

A study of the physical, social, psychological and intellectual growth of the adolescent. Emphasis will be placed on social changes that take place in the family, school and community and their impact on the adolescent.

PSY 220 - Human Sexuality (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

This course concerns itself with the fundamental facts, principles, theories and points of view concerning human sexuality with emphasis on the psychosocial aspects of human sexuality. The primary aim of this course is to provide a framework for and encourage responsible decision-making with respect to the sexual aspect of our total being.

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