Course Descriptions

PSYC 1300. Learning Framework.           3:3:0

This course is designed to be a study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. This course is recommended for any student who would like to develop effective learning skills and strategies. Prerequisites: Minimum passing scores on THEA reading or concurrent enrollment in a developmental reading course.

PSYC 2301. Introduction to General Psychology. (Core 080)           3:3:0

Major topics in the science of mind and behavior, such as personality, emotions, thinking and learning, reasons for behavior, abnormal behavior and its treatment, and how psychology can improve people's lives. Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met. [Offered fall, spring, summer I and summer II semesters; also offered as Internet course.]

PSYC 2306 (or SOCI 2306). Human Sexuality. (Core 080)           3:3:0

Psychological and physiological examination of the human sexual experience from conception through old age. Topics include practical aspects of human sexuality, sexual attitudes, sexual problems, and marriage. Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met.

PSYC 2314. Life Span Growth and Development. (Core 080)            3:3:0

A life-span approach to the study of common processes and major influences in human development, integrating input from psychology and other behavioral and natural sciences. Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met. (Recommended for Nursing and Allied Health students.)

PSYC 2319 (or SOCI 2326). Social Psychology.           3:3:0

Study of individual behavior within the social environment. May include topics such as the socio-psychological process, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, and group processes. Cross-listed as SOCI 2326. Prerequisites: THEA reading and writing requirements met; SOCI 1301, PSYC 2301, or PSYC 2315 recommended.

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