Courses Bachelor

Course Subject Hours
1103 General Psychology (TCCNS = PSYC 2301)

Introduction and survey of the basic concepts of psychology as a science of behavior and mental processes. Includes research and current information in the areas of learning, states of consciousness, human development, personality, and abnormal behavior.

3(3-0)
2203 Human Behavior

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103

A continuation of the introductory examination of psychology. Topics include biological psychology, sensation and perception, motivation, emotion, industrial/organizational psychology, and social psychology.

3(3-0)
3023 Human Sexuality

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103

May also be taken for sociology credit. Basic study of human sexual behavior. Topics to be covered include psycho-sexual development, sexual attitudes and information, ethics, sexual deviations, sexual problems, therapy, and current issues.

3(3-0)
3233 Developmental Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103 or Consent of instructor.

A study in the development of behavior and mental processes across the life span. Includes normal and abnormal behavior. Also offered for nursing credit.

3(3-0)
3313 Psychological Statistics

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1003 or equivalent.

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include data distributions, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, interval estimation, one- and two-sample significant difference tests, one-way analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. The course also examines computerized statistical analysis.

3(3-0)
3403 Social Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

May also be taken for sociology credit. Interdisciplinary experimental research linking psychology and sociology, which deals with the influence of groups and social situations on the individual. Includes as areas of study: social and person perception, intragroup and intergroup relations, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, prejudice, leadership, and power structures.

3(3-0)
3603 Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

Historical views of mental disorders; the problems of identifying and classifying deviant behavior; current research concerning the background, development, symptoms, dynamics, and prognosis of the major categories of mental disorders.

3(3-0)
3703 Theories of Motivation

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

An examination of the concepts of needs, drives, and motives as they contribute to human behaviour. Motivational processes are examined ranging from the primary, physiological drives, to higher-order motives like achievement, curiosity, and cognitive consistency.

3(3-0)
3853 Health Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

An examination of the contributions of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, and the improvement of the health care system and health policy formulation. Topics include the mind-body relationship, health-enhancing and health-compromising behaviours, stress and coping, patient-practitioner interaction, pain management, and psychological issues in chronic and terminal illnesses.

3(3-0)
3863 Sport Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

A survey of the literature concerning the relationship of psychological processes and motor performance. Topics include motivation, arousal, attention and personality of the athlete, anxiety and mood, cognitive and behavioral interventions, the social psychology of sport and the psychobiology of sport and exercise.

3(3-0)
3873 Psychology of Gender

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

The course focuses on the history, social customs, and biology of the development and expression of gender behaviors and attitudes within contemporary society.

3(3-0)
3913 Personal Relations and Interactions

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203 or Consent of instructor.

Learning and practice in personal and interpersonal skills. Emphasis is upon experiential role playing and practice in expression, listening, constructive confrontation, resolving conflicts, negotiation, and stress management.

3(3-0)
4003 Learning

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

Scientific research in learning processes; methods and techniques of collecting data on learning; the application of learning procedures to normal and abnormal behavior.

3(3-0)
4103 Clinical Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203, 3603

A critical evaluation of the major theories and methods of psychological treatment and assessment.

3(3-0)
4113 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203 or Consent of instructor.

Psychological theories and psychometric principles as applied to the selection, training, and evaluation of workers, worker motivation and job satisfaction, the employee-employer relationship, and consumer psychology.

3(3-0)
4123 History and Systems of Psychology

Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of psychology including 1103, 2203

A survey of the historical development of psychology. Important schools of psychology, major contributors, and the shaping influence of the past on contemporary psychology are all considered.

3(3-0)
4133 Perception and Cognition

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

The study of the human being as an information processing system. Topics include sensory aspects of information extraction, selective attention and concentration, problems related to perception and recognition of incoming stimulation, and the structures and processes of human memory systems.

3(3-0)
4143 Psychology of Self

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

This high participation seminar is designed for Junior and Senior students. The course provides an opportunity for students to understand the self from an intrapersonal perspective. Concepts such as self-esteem, self-concept, and self-fulling prophecies will be discussed. Some self-disclosure is consistent with this seminar format.

3(3-0)
4153 Child Clinical Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103 and 2203 or Consent of instructor.

Introduction to clinical disorders observed in children and adolescents. Course covers concepts of developmental psychopathology and the etiology of disorders. Discussion of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders experienced by children and adolescents from a system of care perspective.

3(3-0)
4203 Psychology of Personality

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203.

A survey of the major theories of personality development and functioning, including an introduction to personality assessment and current research.

3(3-0)
4401 Special Projects

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103 and Consent of instructor.

Intensive study for the advanced student within a special area. May be repeated for credit for a different area of study.

1(0-0)
4402 Special Projects

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103 and Consent of instructor.

Intensive study for the advanced student within a special area. May be repeated for credit for a different area of study.

2(0-0)
4403 Special Projects

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103 and Consent of instructor.

Intensive study for the advanced student within a special area. May be repeated for credit for a different area of study.

3(0-0)
4503 Psychological Tests and Evaluation

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203, and 3313

The basic principles of psychological evaluation, test construction, and administration. Includes a survey of current intelligence, interest, aptitude, and personality tests and their evaluation.

3(3-0)
4703 Experimental Psychology

Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of psychology including PSYC 3313

The theory and application of scientific methodology in psychological research.

3(3-0)
4773 Selected Topics in Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1103, 2203

Intensive study and coverage of selected topics in psychology. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

3(3-0)
4801 Senior Thesis I

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 3313, 4703, must be a psychology major and have approval of department chair.

Outstanding students that receive department approval may undertake a research project for credit. The research project is expected to take two semesters to complete (register for 4801 first semester and 4802 the second semester). Summation of the project will include an oral presentation to the faculty and interested students. Ideally, the student will submit the findings to a regional or national conference or a refereed journal.

1(0-0)
4802 Senior Thesis II

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 4801 and approval of department chair. Completion of the senior thesis begun as PSYC 4801

Summation of the project will include an oral presentation to the faculty and interested students. Ideally, the student will submit the findings to a regional or national conference or a refereed journal.

2(0-0)
4903 Internship in Psychology

Prerequisite(s): Open only to psychology majors. The student must have completed 21 hours of psychology and must be approved by the course instructor.

Field experience in selected agencies.