Psychology (PSY)

PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: WR090, with a grade of "C" or better, or placement into WR115; and RD090 or placement into RD115.

Psychology of Human Relations is the study of psychology from a living or personal point of view with emphasis on practical application. Attention is given to individual and group dynamics with focus on feelings and attitudes in relation to family, work and day-to-day experiences. The course includes an overview of topics including self-concept, perception, self-awareness, personality, values and communications in resolving interpersonal conflicts.

PSY151 Introduction to the Social Sciences

Credits 3Summer/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, and MTH020 with a "C" or better or placement above stated level.

This course offers an overview of the social sciences and specific examination of the key points, issues and concepts of each. It will include an historical development of the modern social sciences, as well as, a current, state-of the art perspective. A general functional description of the modern social scientific method as it is applied to the social sciences will be explored. The social science disciplines included in this course are anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

PSY201 General Psychology (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: WR090 with a grade of "C" or better or placement into WR115; and RD090 or placement into RD115.

PSY201 is the first of a two-term sequence. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of information pertaining to the following topics: the history of psychology, the scientific methods, the physiological and biological basis of behavior, sensory processes, perception, consciousness, human development, learning, memory, language and cognition and related topics. Current trends are discussed and an emphasis is placed on practical application of the information for understanding behavior.

PSY202 General Psychology (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201.

PSY202 is the second of a two-term sequence. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of information pertaining to the following topics: emotions, motivation, intelligence, personality theory and assessment, health and stress, abnormal psychology, therapy and social psychology. Current trends are discussed and an emphasis is placed on practical application of the information for understanding behavior.

PSY214 Introduction to Personality (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201; or equivalent.

This course consists of an overview of basic personality theories within the framework of the four dominant philosophies of human behavior, i.e., psychoanalysis, humanism and cognitive psychology. Attention is given to the origin and development of personality, particularly as it pertains to healthy adjustment.

PSY216 Social Psychology

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201.

Social Psychology involves the scientific study of the behavior of the individual within the context of a social setting. The course explores the significant variables that influence the social responses of the individual. Topics include attitude formation and change, social perception, persuasion and social influence, pro-social behavior and group decision-making and other relevant topics.

PSY231 Human Sexuality

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201.

The focus of this course is on the psychological and physiological aspects of human sexuality. Study includes male and female sexual physiology and functioning, sexual behavior patterns, sexual dysfunctions and therapy, sexual development, atypical behavior, relational enhancement and a variety of other topics. Information and discussion aims for an open and nonjudgmental level of understanding.

PSY232 Sexuality and Society (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201.

The primary emphasis of Sexuality and Society is on the psychosocial interactions involved in our sexual behavior. The formation of social behavior culturally and cross culturally, is examined as they pertain to the psychology of sexuality. Various issues having both a sexual and social basis are examined.

PSY235 Human Development I: Prenatal - Late Childhood

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Mental Health, Human Service and Addictions Counseling program or instructor consent.

First term of a two-term sequence identifying major theories of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional human development from conception through late childhood. Characteristics of each developmental stage are emphasized. Major research issues relating to developmental stages are discussed.

PSY236 Human Development II: Adolescence - Death

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Mental Health, Human Service and Addictions Counseling program or instructor consent.

Second term of a two-term sequence, this course identifies major theories of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional human development from adolescence through death. Characteristics of each developmental stage are emphasized. Major research issues relating to developmental stages are discussed.

PSY237 Human Development (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201.

This course is a descriptive and theoretical examination of the developmental process of human life from conception to death. Emphasis is placed on integrating the variables of influence that contribute and direct the sequential aspects of development. Classic to contemporary developmental approaches are presented and studied. It is required upon beginning this class that the student have a thorough understanding of the concepts and theories presented in PSY201 General Psychology.

PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: PSY201.

This is an introduction to mental disorders and diagnosis with an overview of major treatment strategies. Subjects covered include a historical overview of mental disturbance, community psychology, the current Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM) and the social impact of mental disorder on modern society. Specific disorders include anxiety disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, affective disorders, substance use disorders, suicide, schizophrenia and organic brain disorder.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course