Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 100. Human Relations In Organizations

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course is an exploration of interpersonal relationships in and out of any occupational environment. Topics include communication, motivation, leadership and teamwork.

PSYC 105. Relationships and Self-Esteem

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FASPSU
This course discusses career options, financial budgeting, interpersonal communication, family relations, and parenting skills. Emphasis is on self-esteem and motivational techniques to achieve personal goals.

PSYC 111. Introduction to Psychology

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FASPSU
Psychology provides a rich, interdisciplinary understanding of the study of mental life, experience, and behavior. Students are introduced to the field of psychology by focusing on individual and social behavior, as well as the physiological and neurological processes underlying them. Topics frequently covered in this survey course include research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, stress, social psychology, psychological disorders and treatments.

PSYC 112. Foundations of Psychology

Credits: 3
Corequisite: PSYC 111.
Typically Offered: SPRINGEVEN
Designed for psychology majors and addiction studies majors, this course will emphasize the tools necessary to advance in these fields.

PSYC 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

PSYC 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

PSYC 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

PSYC 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

PSYC 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

PSYC 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

PSYC 207. Introduction to Sports and Performance Psychology

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRINGODD
This course will provide practical knowledge to improve personal performance and the performance of others. It examines topics of performance including inner drive factors such as motivation and goals, mental and emotional skill development such as focus and imagery, and interactive skills such as coaching and teamwork.

PSYC 211. Introduction to Behavior Modification

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRINGEVEN
Introduction to the theory, research, and practice of behavior modification. Emphasis on basic learning principles and procedures for acquiring, maintaining and changing human behavior.

PSYC 230. Educational Psychology

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111, PSYC 211 or PSYC 250 recommended.
Typically Offered: FALLODD
The application of psychology principles of development; perception and learning; and motivation to contemporary educational problems, classroom management, planning and effective teaching, student testing and evaluation, and parent-home issues.

PSYC 250. Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111 recommended.
Typically Offered: FASPSU
A study of human development through the life-span with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development.

PSYC 252. Child Psychology

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111 recommended.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Overview of theories of human development from conception through childhood including physical, cognitive, language, social, and self help skills in family, school, and community settings.

PSYC 261. Psychology of Adjustment

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLEVEN
This course will present psychological research about improving adjustment and overall quality of life. It covers prominent theories in major areas of psychology and discusses their relevance to one's life. In this course students discuss strategies for improving coping skills, handling stress, building self-esteem, enhancing interpersonal communication, and understanding relationships. Workplace issues, human sexuality, mental health, and physical health are also covered. The desired outcome is for students to sue his knowledge to take charge of their own lives, effectively adjusting to an ever-changing world.

PSYC 270. Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111 recommended.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
A study of psychopathology, comparison to functional normal behavior, and related issues. This course examines the current clinical and experimental findings and theories regarding the etiology, symptoms, and treatment of these important and sometimes devastating disorders.

PSYC 276. Social Psychology

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111.
Typically Offered: FALLODD
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual behavior in its social context: how people influence and are influenced by others around them.

PSYC 280. Education of Exceptional Learners

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111.
Typically Offered: FALLEVEN
This course introduces elementary and secondary education students to learners served under an IEP in school systems. Characteristics and special needs of learners in each of the major categories are addressed. Collaboration models for working with Special Education teachers are presented. Provisions of PL 94-142 and later amendments are discussed. Students will investigate and select adaptations and modifications for the various exceptionalities in an inclusive classroom and will observe inclusive classrooms.

PSYC 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

PSYC 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

PSYC 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

PSYC 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

PSYC 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.