Courses Offered


PSYC 100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: PSYC 100; and PSYC 171 or MATH 200 or BUS. 123, 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.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An introduction to the history and development of courtship, mate selection, marriage, personality adjustments in marriage, parenthood, family life, and divorce. Sociological, psychological, biological and anthropological perspectives are used to explain the complexities of the institution of marriage, communication patterns, and family traditions. Also listed as SOCI 110. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


PSYC 171 QUANTITATIVE REASONING IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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: CSU (B4).


PSYC 200 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100.
This survey course is designed to study the life span. It will examine how the individual changes physically, cognitively and psychologically from conception to death. Theoretical models, influences affecting development, and research relevant to development throughout life will be presented and discussed. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3, E1).


PSYC 201 CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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 238 ARAB CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100.
An overview of how the individual thinks about, influences and relates to others. Topics include attitude formation and change, self-concept, prejudice and discrimination, interpersonal attraction, conformity and group processes. Other related concepts are included. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


PSYC 301 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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 390 PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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 nonconscious mind, and other related concepts will be addressed. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


PSYC 410 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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.)

Minimum of 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.

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