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Courses Offered

PSYC 100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the scientific study of animal and human behavior. Origins and assessment of individual differences in terms of learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, and personality. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

PSYC 105 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: PSYC 100; and PSYC 171 or MATH 200 or BUS. 123, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Application of scientific methods to psychological research. Fundamentals of experimental design, descriptive and inferential statistics, scientific report writing. Exploration of psychology as a major study and as a profession. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.
PSYC 110 COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100, or equivalent; and PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Examining the social, psychological, historical, legal and economic factors relating to changing family, courtship, heterosexual and same sex marriage and partnership patterns: Exploration of changing gender roles, courtship patterns and parenting will also be included. Emphasis will be placed on diversity of families and family forms. Also listed as SOCI 110. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).
PSYC 171 QUANTITATIVE REASONING IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: MATH 120 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to psychological statistics and measurements essential to understanding statistical and quantitative arguments presented in news accounts, advertising, political campaigns, and popular treatment of psychological research. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B4).

PSYC 200 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A survey course examining the physical, cognitive and psychological changes that occur across the life span. Theoretical models, influences effecting development, and research relevant to development across the life span will be discussed. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3, E1).

PSYC 201 CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Examination of the major physical, psychosocial and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors, While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Also listed as ECE. 201. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3, E1).

:PSYC 220 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY (3)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.

Survey of central and peripheral nervous system processes underlying the behavior of humans and animals. Emphasizes evolutionary, genetic, and gender differences underlying social behavior; anatomical and physiological substrates of behavior and consciousness; and neural mechanisms and sensory processes associated with learning, language, perception, motivation, emotion, sleep, speech, and sexuality.Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B2, D3).

PSYC 230 INTRODUCTION TO CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.

An examination of the diversity of human thought, feeling, and behavior, and the underlying reasons for such diversity. Focuses on the way culture influences human behavior and shapes mental processes. Reviews a variety of theories and research-findings regarding cultural influences on human behavior. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

PSYC 238 ARAB CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Examination of how Arab culture shapes thought, feeling, and the development of personality. Survey topics in cultural psychology including culture and personality, child rearing, gender relations, identity, family structure and religion. Study of the core value systems associated with the etiquettes, beliefs and practices of Arab culture and influences on psychological development in the region. The course will also examine some non-native perspectives of these core values. Transfer credit: CSU.

PSYC 268 BLACK PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to and exploration of basic and alternative psychological theories and concepts that provide an understanding and appreciation of the psychodynamics of Black America. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

PSYC 300 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An overview of how the individual thinks about, influences and relates to others. Topics include the study of attitudes, self-concept, prejudice and discrimination, conformity and group processes. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to evaluate how social influences shape behaviors and apply principles of social psychology to everyday life. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

PSYC 301 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: PSYC 100, or 108, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Study of the ways people adjust to their environments. Emphasis on the ways personality develops and changes. Review of techniques people may use to cope more effectively with stress associated with our complex society. Small group projects may be a part of this course. Transfer credit: CSU (D3).

PSYC 310 POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Introduces positive psychology, the scientific study of human strengths, well-being and happiness; surveys the research and theories. Includes ideas about human health and happiness. Includes practice in applying positive psychology principles. Considers such topics as happiness, hope, and wellness promotion. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).
PSYC 390 PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A survey of the concepts and characteristics of human consciousness. Topics include the dimensions of the normal waking state as well as altered states of consciousness (e.g., sleep and dreams, hypnosis, meditation, sensory reduction, psychoactive drugs, etc.). In addition, the relationship between the brain and consciousness, the distinction between the conscious and non-conscious mind, and other related concepts will be addressed. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

PSYC 410 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Examination of disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Topics include personality disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other related disorders. Symptoms, causes and treatments of each disorder are examined. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

PSYC 665 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (.5-2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 8 lecture hours for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Advanced, specialized study in psychology. Designed for psychology students and/or students interested in the social sciences, such as anthropology, history and philosophy. Topics will be generated by community, student and faculty interests. Field trips and off-campus investigations may require special planning by the student. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.