PSYC 140 - General Psychology - 3.00 credits
Introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through the exploration of major theories, concepts, methods, and research findings in the field of psychology. Using the foundation of the scientific method, topics cover various sub-disciplines in psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and personality, and mental/physical health. Emphasis on biopsychosocial influences and integration across sub-discipline topics. (MOTR PSYC 100)
PSYC 143 - Psychology of the African-American Experience - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. Psychological principles as they apply to the development, behavior, and experience of the African-American from colonization through Reconstruction to the present. Special considerations will be given to the impact of racism.
PSYC 144 - Adjustment and Personality - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. Basic factors in personality development with emphasis on the role of social influences, stress, communication, relationships, and mental health.
PSYC 220 - Psychology of Prejudice - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. This course offers an analysis of psychological theory and research as mechanism for understanding privilege, prejudice, and discrimination. The class will explore meanings of difference and prejudice based on race/ethnicity, gender, class, religion, physical ability, age, and sexual orientation. Themes include cultural values and characteristics of diverse groups, development and causes of social perception, reasons for persistence and maintenance of stereotypes and prejudice, and ways to change or reduce group stereotypes and prejudice.
PSYC 230 - Death and Dying - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. This course offers a survey of the historical and contemporary issues related to death and dying. It explores cultural, ethnic, individual, social, and ethical views regarding end of life practices. Additionally, the course provides students with basic skills for understanding the psychological and developmental aspects of death and living.
PSYC 240 - Child Development - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. Critical factors in understanding development: internal growth forces, self factors, external adjustment processes. Emphasis on interrelatedness of developmental processes.
PSYC 243 - Human Lifespan Development - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. Discussion of the physical, social, emotional, and personality changes occurring during the life of the individual from conception through death. Emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences in development across and within cultures. (MOTR PSYC 200)
PSYC 245 - Adolescent Psychology - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. Overview of developmental stages of adolescence. Physical, psychological, educational, and social characteristics and implications.
PSYC 260 - Social Psychology - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. Factors influencing individuals in social situations. Attitude formation, prejudice, aggression, interpersonal communication, leadership, and persuasion.