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Previous Years' Courses

SPRING 2014

 

PSYC 10000-01 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Cris and Maurice Haltom

ENROLLMENT: 125

PREREQUISITES: None

Themes: Mind, Body & Spirit

Perspective: Social Sciences (SO)

 

PSYC 10300-01-03 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

Section 01: Primarily for Psychology majors.

Section 02 & 03: Students in majors other than psychology

INSTRUCTOR: Section 01 Jeffrey Holmes

INSTRUCTOR: Section 02 & 03: Kathryn Caldwell

ENROLLMENT: 90

PREREQUISITES: None

 

PSYC 10400-01, 02 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Nicole Ja

ENROLLMENT: 90

PREREQUISITES: None

 

PSYC 11300-01-08 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY, 2 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Jessye Cohen-Filipic and Ann Lynn

ENROLLMENT: 9 per section

PREREQUISITE: Math group 1, 2, or 3. Prior or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 10300

 

PSYC 20100-01 PROSEM IN DEVELOPMENT, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Cyndy Scheibe

PREREQUISTES: PSYC 11300

ENROLLMENT: 30

 

PSYC 20200-02 PROSEM IN MOTIVATION, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Mary DePalma

PREREQUISTES: PSYC 11300

ENROLLMENT: 30

 

PSYC 20500-01 LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT: CROSS-CULTURAL, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Judith Pena-Shaff

PREREQUISTES: Not open to students who have completed PSYC 10400 or PSYC 20100. Prerequisites: PSYC 10300

ENROLLMENT: 30

 

PSYC 20700-01 STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 4 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Ann Lynn

PREREQUISTES: Math group 1, 2, or 3; PSYC 10300, PSYC 10400, or PSYC 11300

ENROLLMENT: 55

 

 

PSYC 23100-01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Mary DePalma

PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing

ENROLLMENT: 30Themes: Mind, Body & Spirit.

Perspective: Social Sciences (SO)

 

PSYC 23200-01 MATTERS OF THE MIND, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Brandy Bessette-Symons

PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing

ENROLLMENT: 30

Themes: Mind, Body & Spirit

Perspective: Natural Sciences (NS)

 

PSYC 23500-01 CONSERVATION PSYCHOLOGY, 4 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Kathryn Caldwell

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 10300 or PSYC 10400

ENROLLMENT: 19

 

 

PSYC 26100-01 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Carla Golden

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 10300 or PSYC 10400; sophomore standing

ENROLLMENT: 25

 

RESEARCH TEAMS, 2 CREDITS

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PSYC 30800-01 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Barney Beins

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 11300; PSYC 20700

ENROLLMENT: 25

 

PSYC 30900-01 METHODS OF TESTING & ASSESSMENT, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Holmes

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 11300; PSYC 20700

ENROLLMENT: 43

 

PSYC 31100-01 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE , 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Caldwell

PREREQUISITES: One of the following: PSYC 20100, PSYC 20200, PSYC 20500, PSYC 20700, BIOL 20300, BIOL 20600, PHYS 21700, PHYS 21800, PHYS 21800 or SLPA 21200

ENROLLMENT: 43

 

PSYC 31600-01 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Leigh Ann Vaughn

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 20100, PSYC 20200, PSYC 20500 or PSYC 20700

ENROLLMENT: 43

 

PSYC 32100-01, 02 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Section 01: Hugh Stephenson

INSTRUCTOR: Section 02: Jeffrey Holmes

PREREQUISITES:  PSYC 20100, PSYC 20200, PSYC 20500, PSYC 20700, PSYC 21700, SOCI 21700, OTBS 20100 or OTBS 20200; or PSYC 10400 and RLS 24300

ENROLLMENT: 43

 

PSYC 33000-01 COGNITION, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Brandy Bessette-Symons

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 20100, PSYC 20200, PSYC 20500, PSYC 20700, BIOL 20300, BIOL 20600, PHYS 21700, or PHYS 21800

ENROLLMENT: 43

 

PSYC 33400-01 INDUSTRIAL & ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Ann Lynn

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 20100, PSYC 20200, PSYC 20500, PSYC 20700, MGMT 20600, or STCM 21000

ENROLLMENT: 40

 

PSYC 34100-01 FORMS OF THERAPY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Jessye Cohen-Filipic

PREREQUISITES: Psyc 32100

ENROLLMENT: 20

 

PSYC 47000-01 HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Barney Beins

PREREQUISITES: One level-3 psychology course and junior standing

ENROLLMENT: 20

 

PSYC 49200-03, 05, 50 SENIOR SEMINAR, 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: 03, Carla Golden

INSTRUCTOR: 05, Leigh Ann Vaughn

INSTRUCTOR: 50, Beth Caldwell

PREREQUISITES: Senior standing; permission of instructor

ENROLLMENT: 12

                                               

 

Fall 2012

PSYC 10000-01 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT SS LA 1a
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
ENROLLMENT: 200
PREREQUISITES: None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A general introduction to psychology that will be of interest to the non-major who will be taking only limited number of psychology courses. This course does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for educational psychology.

PSYC 10300-all sections GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY SS LA 1a
Section 01: Primarily for Psychology majors
Section 02, 03, 04: Students in majors other than psychology.
3 CREDITs
INSTRUCTOR: Section 01: Jeffrey Holmes, Williams 110, Ext. 47386
INSTRUCTOR: Section 02, 03, 04: Kathryn Caldwell, Williams 115C, Ext. 41371
ENROLLMENT: 95
PREREQUISITES: None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of psychology as a scientific discipline.  The course will survey the broad spectrum of topics in psychology, such as learning, memory, cognition, development, neuroscience, personality, social processes and psychopathology. Theories, methods, and applications of psychology will be covered.
COURSE FORMAT/ STYLE: A lecture style will be supplemented with class discussion, demonstrations and activities.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Readings are assigned from an introductory psychology text. Additional readings may be used.

 

PSYC 10400-all sections INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SS LA 1

3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR: Cyndy Scheibe, Williams 115B, 41324

ENROLLMENT: 90

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an introduction to the field of developmental psychology and the biological, cognitive, and socioemotional processes of development across the lifespan. Topics include prenatal development and infancy, cognitive development and learning in childhood, gender and moral development, issues in adolescence, challenges of adulthood, and aging. The course is framed around several key themes and applications, including brain development, thinking and learning, parenting, peers and intimate relationships, and the development of self-esteem. Students will examine the major concepts and theories, research methodologies, and current controversies in the field of developmental psychology, explored from multicultural, historical and contextual approaches with an emphasis on critical thinking, media literacy and real world applications.

COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture, class discussion, demonstrations, and in-class activities.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Readings from a comprehensive developmental textbook plus additional readings from popular media articles; quizzes, exams and a final exam; several short written assignments; and in-class activities.  Letter grade based on accumulated points from exams, writing assignments, and in-class activities.

PSYC 11300-all sections INTRO TO RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY LA
2 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
ENROLLMENT: 9 per section
PREREQUISITE: Prior or concurrent enrollment in PSYC-10300.
STUDENTS: Primarily for majors and minors in psychology.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Designed to complement PSYC-10300.  Students are introduced to a variety of research techniques in psychology, collect and analyze data, and write scientific papers.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: One hour lecture, 2 hours of laboratory work required each week. Students must register for the lecture portion (section 01) and must also choose one of the lab meeting times (sections 02-11).

PSYC 21010-all sections EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SS LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Section 01, 03, 04: TBA
INSTRUCTOR: Section 02: Judith Pena-Shaff, Williams 119D, Ext. 47083
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course objective is to introduce students to (deleted "the") major theories in educational psychology and their application to education. The course focuses on classic psychological theories, concepts and research, and their relationship to teaching as well as discussion of current issues in education. The purposes of this course are to help students understand and translate psychological principles into educational practice and to provide them with the competencies required for teacher accreditation.

PSYC 24100-01 Family Dynamics and Therapy SS LA 1b
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
ENROLLMENT: 42
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing and PSYC-10300
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to systems theory and to examine the varied dynamics of the American family. Students will be exposed to theories of normal and disturbed family functioning and the use of systems theory to produce positive change. Special emphasis is placed on tracing disturbed patterns of functioning from one generation to the next.
COURSE FORMAT/ STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

PSYC 26100-01 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN SS LA 1a 1b
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Carla Golden, Williams 111, Ext. 43504
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing and PSYC-10300 or PSYC-10400
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary psychological research and feminist theories on a variety of topics related to girls and women’s lives, including the social construction of sex and gender; gender similarities and differences; the racialized gender socialization of girls; puberty and adolescence, friendships, sexuality, intimate relationships, work, parenting, mental health, and violence against women. Throughout, attention will be paid to differences among women and the impact of class, culture, race/ethnicity, and sexual preference in their lives. Critical to a consideration of each of these topics is an understanding of the social and cultural contexts in which psychological development takes place, specifically the gender and racial inequality still pervasive across the globe. We will consider the causes, consequences, and changing face of such inequalities in the lives of girls and women today. The course will also include daily integration of contemporary news related to issues of gender and feminism around the world, as well as a focus on feminist movements and strategies for social change.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: discussion, occasional films, and mini-lectures.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: extensive reading, several papers, and a final exam.

PSYC 31100-01 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE NS LA 2a
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Caldwell, Williams 115E, Ext. 47319
ENROLLMENT: 55
PREREQUISITES: One course from PSYC-20100, PSYC-20200, PSYC-20700, BIOL-20300, BIOL-20600, BIOL-20800, BIOL-21400, BIOL-27800, CHEM-22100, CHEM-22200, PHYS-21700, PHYS-21800, SPLA-21200
STUDENTS: non-majors must be in their junior or senior year
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The study of biological bases of behavior, this course is designed to introduce students to basic neurological processes responsible for a variety of behaviors, including sensation and perception, learning and memory, sexual behavior, and mental disorders. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have gained an understanding of brain areas, neurons, neurotransmitters and brain pathways important for key psychological processes.COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures, demonstration and discussion: Optional lab available. TA available for tutoring.
FORMAT AND STYLE: Lectures, GRAD

PSYC 31600-01 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY SS LA 1a
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Leigh Ann Vaughn, Williams 115A, Ext. 47353
ENROLLMENT: 43
PREREQUISITES: One course from PSYC-20100, PSYC-20200, PSYC-20700
STUDENTS: Primarily sophomore/junior psychology majors and students having acceptable background in psychology.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Social psychology is the scientific study of the way people think, feel, desire, and behave in social situations. Some of the topics to be covered include interpersonal attraction, the self, social cognition, attitudes, persuasion, prejudice, aggression, and helping. A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings of social psychology. Equally important is the goal of cultivating your skills for analyzing the social situations and events that you encounter in your everyday life. Finally, throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on developing critical and integrative ways of thinking about theory and research in social psychology.

PSYC 32000-01 PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Leigh Ann Vaughn, Williams 115A, Ext. 47353
ENROLLMENT: 43
PREREQUISITES: One course from PSYC-20100, PSYC-20200, PSYC-20700
STUDENTS: Primarily sophomore/junior psychology majors and students having acceptable background in psychology.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Personality psychology is the study of individual differences and individual uniqueness. A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings of personality psychology. Equally important is the goal of cultivating your skills for analyzing the people and events that you encounter in your everyday life. Finally, throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on developing critical and integrative ways of thinking about theory and research in personality psychology.

PSYC 32100-01  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY SS LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Hugh Stephenson, Williams 109, Ext. 43251
ENROLLMENT: 43
PREREQUISITES: One course from PSYC-20100, PSYC-20200, PSYC-20700
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The goal of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the range or psychological disorders currently and historically identified. Students will also learn the current etiological understanding of different disorders as well as the range and efficacy of available treatments. Abnormal psychology will be considered from different paradigmatic perspectives. The impact of historical, cultural, gender and economic factors will also be addressed in the analysis of our current understanding of psychiatric illness.

PSYC 33000-01 COGNITION NS LA 2a
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Rader, Williams 115D, Ext. 43510
ENROLLMENT: 43
PREREQUISITES: One course from PSYC-20100, PSYC-20200, PSYC-20700, BIOL-20300, BIOL-20600, BIOL-20800, BIOL-21400, BIOL-27800, CHEM-22100, CHEM-22200, PHYS-21700, PHYS-21800
STUDENTS: Junior and senior standing
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explore the mental operations that allow us to perceive, attend, speak, remember, and reason.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture and discussion

PSYC 35300-01 SELECTED TOPICS: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY LA
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Ann Lynn, Williams 119E, Ext. 41278
Enrollment: 25
PREREQUISITIES: One of the following: Psyc 20100, Psyc 20200, Psyc 20500 or both Psyc 10300 and GBUS 20300
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the field of forensic psychology. Focus on the interface between psychology and the justice system. Attention will be given to the way psychologists can influence the system on such issues as assessment of competency and insanity, legal decision making, jury composition, criminal behavior, and correctional psychology.

PSYC 36600-01 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING SS LA 1a
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Brandy Bessette-Symons, Williams 119C, Ext. 41988
ENROLLMENT: 43
PREREQUISITES: PSYC-10400 or PSYC-20400; at least one other social science course.
STUDENTS: Juniors and seniors from a variety of majors
COURSE DESCRIPTION: To examine the biological, societal, and individual factors that influence the age-related changes in perceptual, cognitive, and social-personality processes in the middle and later adult years of the lifespan.

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