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Psychology Courses

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PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic overview of psychology as a behavioral science and to help students develop a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of human behavior. Topics include psychology and development, cognitive processes, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion, perception, personality, behavior and psychotherapy. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
PSY 101H: Introduction to Psychology, Honors

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic overview of psychology as a behavioral science and to help students develop a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of human behavior. Topics include psychology and development, cognitive processes, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion, perception, personality, behavior and psychotherapy. This course provides students with an opportunity to participate in a class research project and to complete an independent scientific experiment. This course meets the requirements of PSY 101. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: Honors program eligibility. Usually offered in the fall.
PSY 152: Case Management

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the psychology of behavior management and on case management skills. Topics covered include screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping and consultation, as well as ethics and confidentiality. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: PSY 101 and CDC 101 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the spring.
PSY 201: Human Relations

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the study of human behavior. It is designed to help students grow personally and improve their interpersonal skills. Topics include human nature, personality types, stress and stress management, interpersonal communication, marriage, divorce, parenting, maladjustment and death. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
PSY 202: Principles of Interviewing and Counseling

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The principles, techniques and problems of the major psychological theories of counseling are studied in this course. Applied practical experience is provided in both interviewing and counseling techniques. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: PSY 101 and CDC 101 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the spring.
PSY 251: Human Growth and Development

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on human development as a multi-directional process that occurs through the life span. Students study the social, cognitive and personal influences that interact with the physical growth of human beings and result in the unique, though occasionally predictable, development of individuals. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
PSY 252: Abnormal Psychology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides an overview of the traditional and current views regarding the assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior. Topics include the classification, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of major psychological disorders. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
PSY 253: Family Counseling: Theory and Techniques

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides students with a fundamental introduction to intervention with families. Students are exposed to the counseling techniques, strategies and approaches aimed at working with families affected by chemical dependency. Topics include the assessment of families and relationships, the effects of substance abuse on the family and critical clinical issues commonly faced by these families. After completing this course, students should have proficient skills to employ in working with couples and families affected by addiction. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: PSY 202 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall.
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