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Psychology

PSYC

1003 - Principles of Psychology - 3 credit hours
Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Fundamental facts, theories, concepts and principles of psychology are included. Note: Students must first complete or test out of the reading sequence before taking this course. Course Rotation: Fall and spring.

3033 - Psychopathology - 3 credit hours
The origins, development, and treatment of psychopathological behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1003. Course Rotation: Spring.

3103 - Life-Span Development - 3 credit hours
An overview of the developmental issues of human beings throughout the life span from conception to death including: developmental stages; basic theories, concepts, and principles of development; influences on development; and cultural understanding of development. Also listed as HS 3103. Prerequisite: PSYC 1003. Course Rotation: Fall.

3203 - Theories of Personality - 3 credit hours
Various modalities and explanations of personality structures and dynamics proposed by major personality theorists. Also listed as HS 4203. Prerequisites:  PSYC 1003 and sophomore standing. Course Rotation: Fall.

3303 - Adolescent Psychology - 3 credit hours
The study of developmental processes, behavior, and thinking of children during adolescence. Also listed as HS 3303 and EDUC 3303. Prerequisites:  PSYC 1003 and junior standing or instructor's permission. Course Rotation: Spring.

3403 - Social Psychology - 3 credit hours
A study of human behavior in terms of personality and situational variables. Major topics covered include attitude formation and change, aggression, attraction, social cognition, prejudice, and group processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and sophomore standing. Course Rotation: Fall.

3503 - Cognitive Psychology - 3 credit hours
A study of theories and experimental findings in the areas of learning, memory, thinking, problem-solving, and language.  Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Sophomore standing. Course Rotation: Fall.

3603 - Behavioral Analysis - 3 credit hours
A study of the theory and techniques of behavioral change utilizing the principles of conditioning. Application relevant to health-centered and educational settings are emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Sophomore standing. Course Rotation: Spring.

3703 - Psychology of Language - 3 credit hours
An overview of the basic principles of language (phonology, morphology, syntax) and theories of linguistic structure. Topics include: speech perception and production, language development and disorders, reading, and sign language. The relationships between language and thought and language and culture will be discussed. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Sophomore standing. Course Rotation: Varies.

3713 - Experimental Methods and Design I - 3 credit hours
Introduces the student to conducting research in the behavioral sciences. Concepts and application emphasized are ethics in research, exploring the literature, types of research variables, validity and descriptive statistics. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and MATH 1113. Course Rotation: Fall.

3723 - Experimental Methods and Design II - 3 credit hours
A continuation of PSYC 3713, this class in an overview of simple and advanced experimental designs and inferential statistics with an emphasis on selecting the appropriate statistical analysis for each experimental design. The student will demonstrate understanding of experimental methods by conducting a small research project. Prerequisite: PSYC 3713. Course Rotation: Spring.

4393 - Psychology of Religion - 3 credit hours
Presents psychological, philosophical, and theoretical factors associated with religious practice. Also listed as HS 4393 and RELI 4393. Prerequisite: PSYC 1003. Course Rotation: Winter.

4403 - Physiological Psychology - 3 credit hours
This course is an introduction to the biological basis of behavior. Neural, sensory, motor, and chemical structures and functions will be examined in relation to emotions, learning and memory, perception, and psychopathology. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Junior standing. Course Rotation: Spring.

4503 - History and Issues of Psychology - 3 credit hours
A study of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of contemporary psychology. Included will be a critical examination of contemporary issues in relationship to historical perspectives. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Junior standing. Course Rotation: Spring.

4901 - Senior Thesis I - 1 credit hour
Independent project that integrates the theory and research in the student's area of interest. Prerequisites: PSYC 3723 and Senior standing.

4902 - Senior Thesis II - 2 credit hours
Continuation of PSYC 4901. Prerequisite: PSYC 4901. No longer using Major Field Test.

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