Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021


PSYC 2055 Stress Management

An introduction to the psychological and physiological aspects of stress, positive adaptation to stress, and the consequences of prolonged exposure to stress. Course coverage will include an examination of techniques for coping with stress.


PSYC 2060 Drugs and Behavior

Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 with grade of C or better and status as Psychology major. A survey of how drugs affect the brain and behavior with emphasis on pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and mechanisms of drug action.


PSYC 2101 Intro to the Psy of Adjustment

An introductory examination of applied psychological theory and research concerning mental health and well-being.


PSYC 2103 Intro to Human Development

An overview of principles and theories of human growth and development with an emphasis on application and analysis. Note: Psychology majors are expected to take PSYC 3600, Developmental Psychology, instead of PSYC 2103.


PSYC 2200 Psychology of Gender

An introduction to the psychological theory and research regarding gender issues and diversity. The course is designed to introduce the student to the psychological, health, and social issues affecting contemporary women and men in a diverse society.


PSYC 2225 Madness: A Study of Psychology

Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 with grade of C or better. This course is an introduction to portrayals of abnormal behavior as depected in the popular press.


PSYC 2300 Science of the Mind

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in PSYC 1101. This course will explore the concept of the mind through readings and class discussions. The course will examine the scientific undertakings of historical figures related to this topic. This will necessitate learning about the brain as well taking a historical perspective to the relevant material. This is a behavioral neuroscience course that will be examining an abstract topic, the mind.


PSYC 2400 Career Paths in Psychology

Prerequisites: C or higher in PSYC 1101, and freshman, sophomore or junior standing. This course focuses on career planning for psychology majors. Historical developments of the discipline, careers, and skills necessary for careers and graduate school are covered. It will also address topics that will include but not be limited to conducting job searches, resume and curriculum vita construction, interview skills, ethical and professional behavior.


PSYC 2450 Sensation and Perception

Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 with a grade of C or higher and Psychology major. Students cannot take this course if they have already taken PSYC 4440 Advanced Cognitive: Sensation and Perception. This course examines how humans (and in some cases, other animals) sense and perceive the world around us. First we will consider the philosophical questions that humans have long posed about perception,and study the methods and techniques scientists use to try to answer them. We will study the sensory pathways, fundamental perceptual processing, and higher-level meaning-making. We will cover the visual and auditory systems, the skin senses, and the chemical senses (smell and taste). We will consider sensation and perception from several perspectives: physiological, psychophysical, ecological, motivational, and computational. This diversity of viewpoints also allows us to look at multi-sensory perceptual processes.


PSYC 2560 Interpersonal Behavior

An experiential survey of the social behavior of adults from a psychological perspective, including trust, communication, cooperation, conflict, and diversity.


PSYC 2700 Stats Applied to Behavior Sci

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSYC 1101, and grade of C or better in MATH 2600. An introduction to the application of descriptive and inferential statistical methods to the behavioral and biomedical sciences terminating with analysis of variance for factorial designs.


PSYC 2800 Research Methods in Psychology

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSYC 1101, a grade of C or higher in MATH 1400 and PSYC 2700. An overview of the concepts, design, and analysis of psychological research, emphasizing the logical foundation of experimental research designs and scientific ethics.


PSYC 2950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is a current need at the freshman/sophomore level. A course with this number but covering a unique topic is repeatable for credit.


PSYC 2999 Sophomore Research Methodology

Prerequisites: Status as a sophomore psychology major, PSYC 2700 or PSYC 2800 (may be taken concurrently with this course), and permission of the instructor. Grading: S/U. A sophomore level study of the research methodologies used in the behavioral sciences that may serve as a stepping stone to the PSYC 3999 Junior Research Methodology course. This course is repeatable for credit.

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