Psychology (PSY)

PSY 1010 — General Psychology
3 Credit hours  

Provides an introduction to psychology; a preqrequisite to advanced courses. The emphasis of this class is on the application of the scientific method to individual behavior and thought processes. The five major theoretical perspectives discussed are physiological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and psychoanalytic perspectives. Topics include physiology, learning, cognition development personality, social and abnormal behavior and therapy.
Transfer: TAG, TM
Prerequisites: Appropriate ACT score, COM 0950 or placement.

PSY 1730 — Abnormal Psychology
3 Credit hours  

Provides the student an opportunity to study many forms of mental disorders and abnormalities. Students will be presented with the major theoretical perspectives in terms of causation and treatment of these disorders. Students will study, evaluate, and apply the following approaches: psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and biological. Included also will be the classification of personality and behavior disturbances as defined by the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Additionally, examples of the current therapeutic techniques will be presented.
Transfer: TAG, TM
Prerequisites: PSY 1010.

PSY 2150 — Lifespan Psychology
3 Credit hours  

Provides a broad overview of development and change physiologically, psychologically, socially and cognitively from conception to death. Influences on development such as heredity, environment, culture and diversity will also be examined based on research and major psychological theories.
Transfer: TAG, TM
Prerequisites: PSY 1010.

PSY 2200 — Social Psychology
3 Credit hours  

Provides an overview of the study of social psychology emphasizing how individual and social interactions influence the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of an individual. This course balances research and application topics covering social cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity/obedience, group processes, pro-social behavior, aggression, and stereotyping/prejudice.
Transfer: TAG, TM
Prerequisites: PSY 1010.

PSY 2301 — Educational Psychology
3 Credit hours  

Examines major theories of human development and learning, motivation, instructional strategies, assessment, and similarities and differences in learners are examined. The role of factors in the student's environment that influence student's learning and development are considered. Research literature will serve as the foundation for course exploration.
Transfer: TAG, TM
Prerequisites: PSY 1010.