Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
PSY 200General Psychology3A first course in human behavior. Among the topics covered are heredity and environment, development
of the individual, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, and abnormal behavior.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PSY 300Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3This
course serves as an introduction to the use of statistics
as a method of describing and analyzing data from
research in the behavioral and social sciences.
POS 300, SOC 300MAT 115
PSY 301Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3This course introduces the basic
logic, knowledge, and skills of research design and methodology in the behavioral and social sciences.
POS 301, SOC 301PSY 300, POS 300, SOC 300 or consent of advisor
or instructor
PSY 303Theories and Methods in
Developmental Psychology
3Theories and research methods
of developmental psychology, including psychoanalytic,
cognitive, and behavioral methodologies. The
development of language, personality, cognition, and
social behavior are also explored.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 304Experimental Psychology3 An introduction to laboratory procedures
and the use of experimental designs to study psychological processes. A laboratory course.
Not ApplicablePSY 200. [May be taken concurrently
with PSY 301.]
PSY 320History and Systems of Psychology3Exploration
of the history of psychology as a scientific
approach to understanding behavior from the ancient
Greeks to the present, with a focus on the last two centuries.
Not ApplicablePSY 200 or consent of instructor
PSY 399Seminar in Psychology3A specific area of psychology will be studied based on current trends and students’ needs. This course serves as a precursor to PSY 499, Senior Colloquium. Students begin work on their Senior Colloquium papers as part of this course.Not ApplicablePSY 301
PSY 400Abnormal Psychology3A study of the nature and concept
of abnormality; problems and schemes of classification;
and the theories, symptoms, etiology, and
treatment of deviant behavior.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 401Personality Theory3Major theories of personality
and personality development are closely examined,
including psychodynamics, behavioral, trait, humanistic,
cognitive, and other approaches.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 402Industrial Psychology3Application of general principles of psychology to the industrial setting with emphasis on job analysis; worker analysis; work-fatigue
accidents; human engineering; and worker effectiveness.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 403Social Psychology3A study of social and individual dynamics, social roles, attitude formation and change with emphasis on behavioral variation and social control.SOC 403PSY 200 and SOC 203 or consent of advisor or instructor
PSY 404Psychological Assessment3A survey course of broad categories
into which psychological assessment instruments
and techniques can be divided and the study of
existing assessment instruments and techniques.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 407Theories of Psychotherapy3This course provides an introduction to
various approaches to the treatment of psychological
problems.
Not ApplicablePSY 400 and PSY 401, or consent of instructor
PSY 408Learning and Motivation3The examination of behavior through principles of classical, operant, and cognitive learning theories and research, and through theories and research regarding motivation.Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 409Cognitive Psychology3An intensive study of the
growing field of cognitive psychology. The course
explores concepts of memory, attention, thinking, and
language with reflections on information processing
and artificial intelligence.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 410Physiological Psychology3The study of the neurophysiological
bases of behavior, with emphasis on neuroanatomy
and the physiology of learning, motivation,
emotion, and sensation.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 411Sensation and Perception3Human sensory and perceptual
processes will be examined. Major theories and
experimental findings will be presented. Includes laboratory
assignments.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 413Social Cognition3This course explores the interface between social psychology and cognitive psychology.
The topics examined include attribution theory, schemas, affect, behavior, and research methods in social cognition.
Not ApplicablePSY 200
PSY 490Psychology Practicum I1 - 6A directed reading, research, or preprofessional
working/ learning experience for advanced
students in psychology. May be taken independently
and designed in collaboration with an advisor,
or taken as a course covering ethical guidelines in
research and practice.
Not ApplicableAdvanced standing in psychology as
either a Junior or Senior and consent of advisor or instructor.
PSY 491Psychology Practicum II1 - 6A directed reading, research, or preprofessional
working/ learning experience for advanced
students in psychology. May be taken independently
and designed in collaboration with an advisor,
or taken as a course covering ethical guidelines in
research and practice.
Not ApplicableAdvanced standing in psychology as
either a Junior or Senior and consent of advisor or instructor.
PSY 492Psychology Practicum III1 - 6A directed reading, research, or preprofessional
working/ learning experience for advanced
students in psychology. May be taken independently
and designed in collaboration with an advisor,
or taken as a course covering ethical guidelines in
research and practice.
Not ApplicableAdvanced standing in psychology as
either a Junior or Senior and consent of advisor or instructor.
PSY 499Senior Colloquium3This course is designed to develop analytical skills, interpretation
and research; and to nurture intellectual
self-reliance and critical thinking. The Senior paper of publishable quality is the major outcome of this course.
Not ApplicableSenior Classification,
PSY 399
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