Elementary Statistics -M
A pre-calculus introduction to statistics. Topics include: elementary probability, measures of central tendency and variation, normal distributions, sampling, confidence intervals, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation. Emphasis on the use of graphing calculators and the utility of mathematics as a problem-solving tool. Extensive discussion of applications in natural science, social science, and business.
Prerequisite: MAT 099 or equivalent.
General Psychology I -S
An introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline surveying the biological basis of behavior, motivation, learning, sensation, perception, memory, thinking and language.
General Psychology II -S
An introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline surveying interpersonal behavior, personality development, intelligence, psychopathology, assessment, treatment, and research methodology.
Careers in Psychology
In this course, students will explore the career paths available to students who major in psychology. Individuals will work on developing career goals and specific plans of action for gaining employment in the field of psychology. Areas of graduate study will also be discussed as well as the job opportunities available to students who pursue advanced degrees.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how the social world affects individuals' lives. Students will learn key theories that explain the power of a situation in shaping our thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Course issues include perception, prejudice, attitudes, conformity, group dynamics, attraction, aggression, and prosocial behaviors. Students will be expected to apply social psychology theory to social situations.
Prerequisite - PSY102
Statistics for the Social Sciences
This course focuses on descriptive and inferential statistics in the design, analysis and interpretation of data in psychological research. Students will learn to effectively present data. Practical application is emphasized.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how the human mind processes information. Students will gain a deep appreciation for the mind and how it is able to accomplish day-to-day tasks and what happens when something goes wrong. Course issues include sensation and perception, attention, memory, imagery, language, problem-solving and decision-making.
Prerequisite: PSY101 and PSY102 (Students are strongly encouraged to complete SWK 313 and PSY 313 prior to enrolling in PSY 324)
The study of the factors which lead an individual to pathological behavior, the types of abnormal behavior, and the current methods of therapy.
Prerequisite - PSY101and PSY102
Advanced Research Project
This course will allow students to complete a research project in an area of psychology. Students will be guided through the research process including the review of literature, methodology and data analysis. This course is repeatable for credit.
Students will be able to repeat this class for credit.
Prerequisite: SWK313 and PSY313
This is a capstone course integrating prior learning and exploring leading research and controversial issues in psychology. This course is based on individual student curricular needs and interests. Students employ skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation on topics inherent to the psychology major.
Prerequisite - PSY101 and PSY102
This course examines the application of basic concepts of research methodology to social work, including problem formulation, design of research, measurement, sampling, and data analysis. It includes the role of research in social work and the interpretation and critical analysis of reseach reports in social work. This course provides the foundation to equip students to be consumers of published research and to engage in building knowledge to enhance practice and service delivery through the use of scientific methods. Emphasis throughout the course is placed on preparing students to identify research findings that assist them in being more effective practitoners as well as producers and consumers of research.
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