PSY*103, Introduction to Holistic Wellness  (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies 2017-18: None
Gen Ed Competencies 2016-17: Continuing Learning/ Information LiteracyOral Communication in English
This course explores how cognition, emotion, stress, lifestyle, and the environment impact a person’s health and sense of well-being. Students will review the psychological and behavioral factors which enhance wellness while preventing one risk for illness. Students will journey toward wellness by studying and experiencing alternative, preventive and stress reducing techniques. Modalities explored are: the mind/body connection, relaxation, nutrition, exercise and spirituality.  Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.


PSY*111, General Psychology I (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies 2017-18: Scientific Reasoning, Social Phenomena
Gen Ed Competencies 2016-17: Oral Communication in English
, Scientific Reasoning

An exploration and review of the field of psychology, including major principals, theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, with an emphasis on the biological basis of mind and behavior, healthy psychology, motivation and emotion, learning, memory, psychological disorders and treatment, and social psychology.  Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG 101.
(Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.)


PSY*201, Life Span Development  (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency 2017-18: Social Phenomena
Gen Ed Competencies 2016-17: Continuing Learning/ Information LiteracyOral Communication in English

This course will examine human development from conception through death. Theories pertaining to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development will be explored and applied to the developmental tasks which face the individual throughout the life span. Human Development, as a process of adaptation to the biological, psychological, sociological, and cognitive challenges which are continuously presented to the growing person, will be explored.  Prerequisite: PSY*111.
(Fulfills a “D” course requirement or an “L” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.)


PSY*204, Child and Adolescent Development  (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/ Information Literacy, Historical Knowledge, Oral Communication in English, Social Phenomena

This course will examine childhood from conception through adolescence, with emphasis on the areas of emotional, social, cognitive, language and physical development.  Prerequisite: PSY*111.  (Updated November 2014)


PSY*208, Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3 credits)
Examines adult development from young adulthood through old age and death. Emphasis is on current theories of each stage of adulthood and their implications for career choice and change, intimacy and marriage, parenthood, mid-life adjustment, retirement and death. Prerequisite: PSY*111 and  either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101 . (Fulfills an “L” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester. (Updated November 2014)


PSY*240, Social Psychology  (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competencies 2017-18: Scientific Reasoning, Social Phenomena
Gen Ed Competencies 2016-17: Continuing Learning/ Information LiteracyOral Communication in English, Scientific Reasoning, Social Phenomena

Social psychology involves the study of the ways in which human behavior, thought, and emotion are affected by the presence or actions of other people, as well as by the social context. Topics to be covered include social cognition, attitudes, social influence, aggression, interpersonal relationships, group behavior, and cultural influences, with an emphasis on the fundamental psychological processes that underlie these phenomena. In addition to examining theory and research in social psychology, the course will examine the methods that behavioral researchers use to study interpersonal processes. 
Prerequisite: SOC*101 or PSY*111. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.)


PSY*243, Theories of Personality (3 credits) 
Study of the human individual, with emphasis on self as related to others. Investigation of personal growth, defense mechanisms, and the mental health movement.  Prerequisite: PSY*111 or permission of the instructor.


PSY*245, Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

This course examines the major theories of psychopathology and explores the research, classification systems, and intervention strategies relative to each theoretical perspective. Diagnostic categories and processes will also be studied. Prerequisite: Either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101 and PSY*111 with a “C” or better. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement or an “L” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


PSY*247, Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits) 
Psychological principles are applied to business, industry, education, politics. Topics include job evaluation, motivation, management relations, individual and group relations. This course is appropriate as the psychology elective for the business and secretarial programs. Its transferability depends upon the policy of the receiving institution.  (Updated November 2014)


PSY*251, Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth  (3 credits) 
This course is an advanced level study of the behavioral, educational and psychological problems displayed by young people. The emphasis is on how these problems are impacted by biological, social, cultural, cognitive, family and situational factors. Evaluation and treatment perspectives will be explored. Prerequisites: Either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101, and PSY*111. (Fulfills an “L” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


PSY*258, Behavior Modification (3 credits) 
This course focuses on the basic current principles of learning with particular application to the area of cognitive and behavioral management. Behavioral intervention and treatment of diverse problems will be studied. Prerequisite: PSY*111. (Updated November 2014)


PSY*298, Special Topics in Psychology (3 credits) 
Selected contemporary issues in psychology-for example, personality, motivation, learning and drugs. This course is not intended to be taken in lieu of PSY*111 or to transfer for that purpose. (Updated November 2014)