PSYC100
Career Planning for Psychology Majors

Prerequisites: Psychology major or permission

Pass/No pass only. Students should take this course as early in their studies as possible, even if they have not taken PSYC 181.

Description: Survey of careers frequently sought by psychology majors, and recommendations for course work and experience for attaining students' career goals. Includes departmental, college, and university resources of value to students' educational and career objectives, and preparation for graduate study in psychology and related fields.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

PSYC181
Introduction to Psychology

Description: Introduction to concepts and research in the areas of personality, attitudes, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and physiological bases of behavior. While the course is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses, the content is presented in a manner appropriate for students planning to take only a minimum of courses in psychology.

This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 273; PSYC 350; PSYC 368; PSYC 370; PSYC 380; PSYC 387; PSYC 459

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

PSYC181H
Honors: Introduction to Psychology

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Introduction to concepts and research in the areas of personality, attitudes, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and physiological bases of behavior.

This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 273; PSYC 350; PSYC 368; PSYC 370; PSYC 380; PSYC 387; PSYC 459

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

PSYC189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. Letter grade only.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

PSYC263
Introduction to Cognitive Processes

Prerequisites: PSYC 181.

Description: Introduction to the psychological processes involved in pattern recognition, memory, human learning, problem solving, language development, verbal communication, and decision making, as viewed from an information processing standpoint.

This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 459

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

PSYC273
Brain & Behavior

Prerequisites: PSYC 181

Credit cannot be earned in both PSYC 273 and PSYC 373.

Description: Introduction to concepts and research to understand relations between bodily processes and behavior, with a focus on human brain structure and function.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 394, PSYC 394; PSYC 456; PSYC 464

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

PSYC288
The Psychology of Social Behavior

Description: Social factors influencing the values, attitudes, and behavior of the individual, including language, propaganda leadership, and group identifications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

PSYC289
Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or equivalent.

Description: Developmental approaches to human behavior from conception to senescence. Theories, methods, and results of research.

This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 457

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

PSYC296
Practicum in Keller Plan Instruction I

Prerequisites: Completion of PSYC 181 taught via the Keller Plan (PSI) with an grade of A or A+; and permission of Keller Plan instructor.

Description: General psychology in the context of a self-paced course. Working one-to-one with students in an introductory psychology course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

PSYC297
Experiential Learning in Psychology I

Prerequisites: Sophomore or junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.

Description: Experience within a psychological perspective in a variety of off-campus settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

PSYC299
Independent Study in Psychology

Prerequisites: Sophomore or junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.

Description: Psychological research or reading.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

PSYC310
Psychology of ImmigrationCrosslisted with ETHN 310

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or permission.

Description: Examines psychological theory and research on the topic of immigration. Includes the impact of immigration on individual development (e.g., socialization, identity formation, acculturation) and family functioning (e.g., intergenerational relations, gender roles), especially as exemplified by the experiences of Latinos from diverse national backgrounds.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC330
Psychology of Diversity

Description: Survey of theory and research on the psychological aspects of ethnicity and racism, gender, sexual orientation, including biological, social, and cultural influences. Causes and nature of prejudice in US society towards minorities and women. Research methods for key topics with these identified groups.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

PSYC334
Psychology of Environmental SustainabilityCrosslisted with ENVR 334

Description: Applications of psychological principles to understand human transactions with their environments and find behavior-based solutions to environmental problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

PSYC350
Research Methods and Data Analysis

Prerequisites: 10 credit hours in Psychology, including PSYC 181

Description: Presentation of basic designs, methods, and data analysis techniques employed in psychological and behavioral research. Critical review of existing research, development of empirical hypotheses, design of research to test those hypotheses, statistical analysis and interpretation, and presentation of results. Create, perform, and present an individual research project.

This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 459

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

PSYC365
Addiction

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Introduction to factors relevant to substance-related disorders including biological, psychological, social, and clinical. Issues in research, theory and practice are considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC368
Learning and Motivation

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or equivalent

Description: Introduction to processes of instrumental and classical conditioning in animals and humans, and to theories of and research on motivation.

This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 464

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC370
Evolution, Behavior and Society

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 and BIOS 101/101L or their equivalents.

Description: Application of modern evolutionary theory to contemporary societal problems. Understanding human behaviors such as aggression, parenting and social systems, the role of evolutionary thought in medicine, and evolutionary approaches to cognition and intelligence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC380
Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or equivalent

Description: Etiology and development of abnormal behavior, including the constitutional, cultural, and experimental factors; the psychological aspects of the psychoses and neuroses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC387
The Psychology of Personality

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or equivalent.

Description: Introduction to factors influencing personality and its development; the dynamics of personality adjustment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC392
Special Topics in Psychology

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PSYC394
Seminar in Behavioral BiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 394

Prerequisites: PSYC 273 OR PSYC 373/BIOS 373

Description: Critical reading and discussion of literature on topics dealing with the biological bases of behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

PSYC396
Practicum in Keller Plan Instruction

Prerequisites: At least 6 hrs of PSYC 296 and permission of Keller Plan instructor.

Description: Advanced practicum for students having completed PSYC 296.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

PSYC399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: For candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

PSYC401
Psychology and Law

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Survey of the relationships between psychology and the law, legal system and legal process. Issues in research, theory, and practice considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC421
Psychology of GenderCrosslisted with PSYC 821, WMNS 421, WMNS 821

Prerequisites: 12 hrs PSYC.

Description: Theory and research on the role of gender in human behavior and attitudes. Diverse theoretical positions on the development of gender and the biological, social, and cultural bases that influence the relationship between gender and a variety of areas of human experience (e.g., intelligence and achievement, emotion, relationships, sexuality, physical fitness, stress, and coping).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC425
Psychology of RacismCrosslisted with ETHN 425, PSYC 825

Description: Major terms and issues in psychology that pertain to race and racism in the United States. General principles of the psychology of racism that are universal. Psychology of the major racial minority groups in the United States examined through their unique cultures, histories, traditions, and collective identities. Research methods for the psychology of racism reviewed as a basis for interpreting research results.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC428
Health PsychologyCrosslisted with PSYC 828

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: The relationship between psychological factors and physical health. Health behavior, health decision-making, health promotion and coping from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC430
Psychology of Family Violence

Prerequisites: Junior Standing

Description: Overview of the multiple forms of family violence through a psychological perspective, including child maltreatment (physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, psychological maltreatment), intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. Scope of the problem, etiology, consequences, intervention, prevention, and current controversies are addressed.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC435
Psychology of Terrorism

Description: Phenomenon of terrorism and related forms of extremist violence, focusing on explaining the formation of terrorist groups and the motivations behind terrorist behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC440
Perspectives in PsychologyCrosslisted with PSYC 840

Prerequisites: 12 hrs psychology including PSYC 350 or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 350

Description: Currently important fundamental issues in psychology, focusing on controversies within the science of psychology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC446
Psychology of Adult Development and AgingCrosslisted with GERO 446, GERO 846

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or GERO 200.

Description: Major social and psychological changes that occur as a function of aging. Both normal and abnormal patterns of developmental change including their implications for behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC450
Advanced Research Design and Data AnalysisCrosslisted with PSYC 850

Prerequisites: PSYC 350 with a grade of B or better

PSYC 450/850 (usually offered in the fall) and PSYC 451/851 (usually offered in the spring) can be taken in any order.

Description: Presentation of advanced, experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research designs and statistical models employed in psychological and behavioral research. Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA designs and analysis, with interpretation and presentation of the results in oral, written, and web-based formats. Create, perform, and present an individual research project.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

PSYC451
Multivariate Research Design and Data AnalysisCrosslisted with PSYC 851

Prerequisites: PSYC 350 with a grade of B or better

PSYC 450/850 (usually offered in the fall) and PSYC 451/851 (usually offered in the spring) can be taken in any order.

Description: Presentation of multivariate research designs and statistical models employed in psychological and behavioral research. Analysis using multiple regression and linear discriminant function models; interpretation and presentation of the results in oral, written, and web-based formats. Create, perform, and present an individual research project.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

PSYC456
Developmental Biopsychology

Prerequisites: PSYC 273 OR PSYC 373/BIOS 373

Description: Age-related behavioral changes in humans and other animals using genetic, neural, hormonal, and evolutionary concepts and data. Behavioral systems, such as sexual and parental behaviors, aggression, communication, social affiliation, and cognition.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC458
Behavior GeneticsCrosslisted with PSYC 858

Prerequisites: PSYC 273 OR PSYC 373 OR BIOS 373

Description: Introduction to concepts and research in behavior genetics. The role of heredity in normal and disordered behaviors will be examined, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms by which genetic variation influences individual differences in behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC459
Psychology of Language

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or equivalent; PSYC 263 and 350.

Description: Introduction to one of the most important human behaviors, language, from the viewpoint of the psychologist.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC460
Human MemoryCrosslisted with PSYC 860

Prerequisites: PSYC 263

Description: Issues in human memory within the context of cognitive psychology: attention; short and long term memory; retrieval processes; semantic memory; how long-term memory is involved in comprehension and knowledge; how emotion affects memory; and the major research paradigms used in the study of memory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC461
Learning ProcessesCrosslisted with PSYC 861

Prerequisites: PSYC 368

Description: Evaluation and discussion of studies in learning and cognition that draws from the research literature with nonhuman animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC462
Motivation and EmotionCrosslisted with PSYC 862

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Major problems and methods involved in the study of motivation and emotion including theoretical considerations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC463
PerceptionCrosslisted with PSYC 863

Prerequisites: PSYC 263 OR PSYC 273 or PSYC 373 or BIOS 373

Description: Analysis and comparison of approaches to the study of current problems in human perception and information processing. Psychophysical judgment, signal detection theory, perception of form and space, and the role of imagery in perception.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC464
Psychoneuropharmacology

Prerequisites: PSYC 273 or PSYC 368 or PSYC 373 or BIOS 373

Description: Understanding behavioral and psychological phenomena using pharmacological tools. Topics from neurobiology of receptor functioning to the concerted actions of neural mechanisms that are believed to produce such phenomena as fear and anxiety, substance abuse, and neurological disorders.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC465
Behavioral NeuroscienceCrosslisted with BIOS 419, BIOS 819, PSYC 865

Prerequisites: PSYC 273 or PSYC 373 or BIOS 373

Description: Relationship of physiological variables to behavior, an introduction to laboratory techniques in neuropsychology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC466
Attention and PerformanceCrosslisted with PSYC 866

Prerequisites: PSYC 263.

Description: Theory and research on human attention and the critical link between attention and performance within the context of cognitive psychology. The influence of various factors on attention (e.g. emotion, video games, cognitive disorders) and how these influence behavior (e.g. eye movements, perception, motor control, search).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC471
Human Sexuality and SocietyCrosslisted with CYAF 471, EDPS 471, SOCI 471, CYAF 871, EDPS 871, PSYC 871, SOCI 871

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Open to advanced students planning careers in the professions in which knowledge of human behavior and society is important (e.g., helping professions, medicine, law, ministry, education, etc.).

Description: Interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality in terms of the psychological, social, cultural, anthropological, legal, historical, and physical characteristics of individual sexuality and sex in society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC483
Advanced Social PsychologyCrosslisted with PSYC 883

Prerequisites: PSYC 288

Description: Current problems, methods, and findings in the study of individual behavior as it is influenced by the social environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC486
Clinical PsychologyCrosslisted with PSYC 886

Prerequisites: PSYC 380

Description: Fundamental procedures in clinical practice, a critical evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC489
Child Behavior and DevelopmentCrosslisted with PSYC 889

Prerequisites: PSYC 289 or CYAF 160; PSYC 350 or permission.

Description: Current issues in theory and research in developmental psychology examined (e.g., emotional development, the changing American family, the preschool years, social understanding), along with methods of research in these and other areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PSYC492
Special Topics in Psychology

Prerequisites: Variable, including permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

PSYC496
Practicum in Keller Plan Instruction III

Prerequisites: At least 6 hrs of PSYC 296 and permission of Keller Plan instructor.

Description: For students who wish to work one-to-one with the students in PSYC 296 and 396 in the context of a Keller Plan Introductory Psychology course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

PSYC497
Experiential Learning in Psychology II

Prerequisites: Junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.

Description: Experience within a psychological perspective in a variety of off-campus settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

PSYC499
Independent Study in Psychology II

Description: Psychological research or reading.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE: