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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Psychology

PSYC 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside existing course offerings. (1 – 4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

PSYC 3750 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULTHOOD
This course presents an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of adult psychological development and aging. Topics covered are: relationships, careers, midlife, retirement and death. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050 and ENGL2050

PSYC 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
These courses present topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the semester schedule for the courses offered that semester.  Contact the faculty assigned for more information about the course topic. (1 – 4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

PSYC 4100 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to psychology, with an emphasis on the role it plays in our everyday lives. Topics include human development, the biological basis of our behavior, the nature of intelligence and consciousness, psychological disorders, and how we behave in social situations. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

PSYC 4160 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
A psychological perspective on sports, emphasizing the experience of those who have broken barriers, or who seek to. After a general introduction to the field of sports psychology, students will read case studies, autobiographical and biographical accounts, and scholarly research related to issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and disabilities. Topics will illustrate common psychological concepts, such as stereotype threat and identity formation. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

PSYC 4202 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
The systematic study of a variety of psychological disorders and troublesome problems of behavior. Attention will be given to the recognition of various symptoms and behaviors, several treatment methods, and preventive mental health measures for affected person and families. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

PSYC 4302 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course goes beyond an introductory course in psychology or sociology to examine the nature of social interaction in depth. The biological and cultural roots of interaction; the structure and dynamics of groups and organizations; social exchange and competence; social space and distance; evaluation of self and others; verbal and non-verbal communication; and similar topics are considered. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

PSYC 4552 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
By establishing the link between theory and application, this course enables the student to study the psychological principles that emerge in technology and business environments. Topics covered include leadership, communication, organizational culture, motivation, attitude, and stress. (4 credits) fall, spring, summer
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence