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Undergraduate Course Listing


Below is a listing of the undergraduate psychology courses offered at Fordham. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

This listing is updated annually. For a completely up-to-date list of courses offered for the current or upcoming semester, please refer to Fordham's online Course Catalog.

PSYC 2000's     PSYC 3000's     PSYC 4000's


PSYC 1000 - INTRO PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to the contents and methods of scientific psychology as a life science. A survey of the facts, principles, and theories of psychology relating to learning, sensation, perception, cognition, motivation, developmental, personality, abnormal, and social psychology.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Life Science Core Req


PSYC 1001 - HUMAN DEV, ENVIR&PUB POLICY
This course explores three interrelated areas of inquiry in psychology: theories of human development, studies of the role of social environments in development, and the manner in which such research contributes to policymaking and program development for children and families.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Manresa

PSYC 1050 - DEATH/DYING LIFE/LIVING

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

PSYC 1100 - BIOPSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to the biological bases of psychology. Research will be presented with an emphasis on how the activity of the nervous system, as shaped by phylogeny and ontogeny, determines behavior. Students replicate classic studies, analyze the results, and prepare lab reports.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Life Science Core Req


PSYC 1200 - FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY
A systematic examination of the methods and content of psychology as a life science. A survey of history and development, principles, and theories of psychology related to sensation and perception, learning, cognition, motivation, developmental, personality, abnormal, and social psychology.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 1999 - SERVICE LEARNING-1000 LEVEL
In this student-initiated program, the student may earn one additional credit by connecting a service experience to a course with the approval of the professor and the service-learning director.
1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2000 - STATISTICS
This course covers descriptive statistics and (parametric and nonparametric) inferential statistics. It emphasizes mastery of statistical concepts and utilization of statistical software.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Environmental Policy


PSYC 2010 - RESEARCH METHODS LAB
A hands-on introduction to research methods in psychology. In the lab, students will replicate classic studies from different areas of psychology, analyze the results, and write APA-style lab reports. The lectures introduce these areas and relevant methods, placing the methods in broad historical and ethical contexts.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Lab Fee


PSYC 2100 - BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
(Formerly Physiological Psychology, PS 3600) An introduction to the biological bases of psychology. Research will be presented with an emphasis on how the activity of the nervous system, as shaped by phylogeny and ontogeny determines behavior.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2101 - BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB
An introduction to the biological bases of psychology. Research will be presented with an emphasis on how the activity of the nervous system, as shapedby phylogeny and ontogeny, determines behavior. Students replicate classic studies, analyze the results, and prepare APA style lab reports.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Lab Fee


PSYC 2200 - LEARNING
Course focuses on the research and theories in animal and human learning. Empirical findings are discussed in relation to competing theories of learning, memory, and adaptive behavior.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2201 - LEARNING LABORATORY
Course focuses on the research and theories in animal and human learning. Empirical findings are discussed in relation to competing theories of learning and adaptive behavior. Students replicate classic learning studies, analyze their results, and prepare APA style lab reports. Prerequisite: Research Methods Lab.
5.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
5.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab

Psychology Department


PSYC 2301 - SENSATION & PERCEPTION LAB
A survey of research on the senses, especially vision and hearing. Biological, psychophysical and cognitive perspectives will be considered. Students replicate classic studies, analyze the results and prepare APA style lab reports. Prerequisite: Research Methods Lab.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2401 - MEMORY LABORATORY
Covers historical approaches to memory, information processing and connectionist models of memory studies, analyze the results, and prepare APA style lab reports.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Lab Fee Tier 3


PSYC 2500 - COGNITION
The analysis of the process of acquiring and using knowledge: perceptual recognition, attention, memory, imagery, language, problem solving, decision making, and the development of these processes throughout one's life. (Spring, odd years).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2501 - COGNITION LABORATORY
The analysis of the process of acquiring and using knowledge: preceptual recognition, attention, memory, imagery, language, problem solving and decision making. Students replicate classic studies, analyze the results, and prepare APA style lab reports.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2600 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
An examination of how others shape an individual's behavior. A review of selected topics of interpersonal behavior, including antisocial and prosocial behavior, prejudice, attraction, social influence, attitudes and persuasion, research methods. (Every semester)
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture, On-line Course

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Social Science Core Req


PSYC 2601 - LAB IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
(formerly PS 3470) This course involves social psychological research concerned with relationship formation, nonverbal behavior, attitude change, and group processes. Research on these topics will be conducted using laboratory designs, survey research, and observational techniques. Students will conduct both laboratory and naturalistic observations, analyze the results, and prepare APA-style lab reports and may be offered an opportunity to propose and conduct a research project of their own choosing.
5.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Lab Fee Tier 3


PSYC 2611 - LAB IN REASONING
(formerly PS 3405) An introduction to the experimental investigation of the cognitive processes underlying reasoning and problem solving. Major theories, research design, and report writing will be emphasized. Relevant topics include: concept formation, inductive and deductive reasoning, planning, and creative problem-solving. Students will replicate classic memory studies, analyze the results, and prepare APA-style lab reports.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2700 - INFANT & CHILD DEVELOPMENT
A study within the framework of research and theory of emotional, intellectual and social growth of the child, with emphasis on norms in development and child-rearing practices. (Every Fall).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture, On-line Course

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Social Science Core Req


PSYC 2701 - LAB IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYC
An introduction to the study of change in cognitive, personality, and social processes across the life-span. Students will conduct both laboratory and naturalistic observations, analyze the results, and prepare APA-style lab reports.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2710 - ADOLESCENT & ADULT DEVELOPMENT
The study of physiological, cognitive, emotional, personality and social change from puberty across the remainder of the life span. This course will also consider the influence of theories and methods of research on what we know, and can find out, about people and the contexts in which they live their lives. (Every Spring).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture, On-line Course
All Sections for this Course

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Social Science Core Req


PSYC 2800 - PERSONALITY
A critical survey of theories concerned with the origin and development of personality, including psychoanalytic theory, behaviorism, trait theory, field theory and humanistic psychology. Attention will be given to conceptual problems, controversies and empirical verification.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Social Science Core Req

PSYC 2810 - ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 2900 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
(Formerly PSRU 3200) Analysis of the development and structure of the abnormal personality. Consideration of neuroses and major psychoses as well as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental disorders is given. (Every semester).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Social Science Core Req


PSYC 2999 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

1.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3000 - PSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION
The factors that motivate behavior range from the biological to the cultural. This course will focus on the integration of methods and data from the different approaches to motivation ranging from the biological to the humanistic and emphasis the multiple causes and their interactions that lead to human and animal behavior.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3100 - HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
(Formerly PS 3020) An introduction to the study of psychological factors in health and illness. The major models, research methods, interventions, and issues in health psychology and behavioral medicine will be examined. Topics include stress-illness, compliance, social support and coping, as well as prevention and health education.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture, On-line Course

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Advanced Social Science Core


PSYC 3141 - PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3200 - PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
An introduction to the science and profession of psychological testing. Covers basic topics common to all psychological testing such as the statistics used in testing, reliability, validity and test construction. In addition, the special properties of various types of psychological tests are considered, e.g., personality tests, interest inventories, and cognitive ability tests. (fall, odd years)
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3201 - LAB IN PSYC TESTING
After briefly outlining the types and functions of psychological tests, this course will engage students to learn the importance of proper test administration in its historical context of early experimental psychology; the means by which tests are scored and interpreted; explanations of the nature of test scores; test reliability and validity; and in particular, to understand the interactions of these variables (e.g., the importance of proper test administration for proper test interpretation). Students will conduct both laboratory and naturalistic observations, analyze the results, and prepare APA-style lab reports.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3300 - INDUST/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCH
The application of psychological methods and concepts to business and industry. Includes personnel selection, placement and training, work environment, motivation and morale, the organization as a complex system, and an introduction to organization development. (Every Fall).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture, On-line Course

Psychology Department


PSYC 3320 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
The role of psychological factors such as learning and memory, perception, motivation, personality, and information processing in the behavior of humans as consumers. Emphasis is placed on the two-way information flow between consumers and producers.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Advanced Social Science Core


PSYC 3330 - FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY
(Formerly PS 4250) An introduction is given to the transgenerational emotional process within the family, that is, to the family as a system across generations. Subsystems (such as parent child, sibling, family of origin) will be studied in relationship to individual development and family functioning.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Advanced Social Science Core


PSYC 3340 - URBAN PSYCHOLOGY
How living in a large city can affect an individual's behavior and personality. Investigations into the "urban personality," stress, family, friends and strangers, crowding, the built environment, adaptation. Includes field research.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Environmental Policy


PSYC 3360 - SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
This course involves an application of psychological theory and research to athletes and sport at youth recreational, and elite levels. Special attention is devoted to the connection between sports and spirituality, ethics, character development, and parenting.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3400 - PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION
An overview of psychological principles relevant to the process of learning and teaching. The relationship of education to society in general and to the student in particular is stressed.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture, On-line Course

Psychology Department


PSYC 3410 - CREATIVITY
An investigation of the creative process, both theoretically and phenomenologically. Students conduct case studies of a creative enterprise, based on autobiographical and/or interview material.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3500 - APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOL
Learn about origins of applied orientation in experimental social psychology, the conceptualization and measurement of major concepts and consider how these concepts mediate the effects of the physical environment on behavior.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3530 - PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX ROLES
The study of the development of sex differences and sex roles in women and men. The study of the psychological implications and consequences of sex role development in men and women will be discussed.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3600 - MULTICULTURAL ISSUES
The focus of this course is the multicultural applicability of scientific and professional psychology. Traditional psychological theories, scientific psychology, psychological tests, and the practice of psychology will be examined and critiqued from cultural and socio-historical perspectives. Contemporary psychological theories and research specific to men, women, gay men, lesbians, and race/ethnicity will be reviewed.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
American Studies , Advanced Social Science Core, Latin Amer and Latino Studies , Pluralism, Urban Studies , Women's Studies


PSYC 3700 - HUMAN SEXUALITY
An exploration of the physical characteristics that make up the core of male and female sexuality, as well as the psychological components in all sexual unions.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Women's Studies


PSYC 3710 - COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3720 - PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
An extensive examination of theory and research findings pertaining to female social and intellectual development, sex differences, sex role socialization and the relationship of women to social structure.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3730 - MEN & MASCULINITIES
Traditional/classical psychodynamic theories on masculinity will be reviewed, as well as the more contemporary "new psychology of men" literature and research. Traditional masculinity ideology as a system of values will be examined and critiqued, with focus on examining how masculine values underline men's personal morality and societal mores.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Women's Studies


PSYC 3800 - DRUGS: USE & ABUSE
This course examines the use, abuse, and addiction to a variety of licit and illicit drugs from caffeine to heroin. This topic will be viewed from three perspectives: 1) the pharmacological effect of the drug; 2) the setting in which the drug is ingested; 3) the past experience of the drug taker.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3810 - TRAUMA AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of trauma and family violence, including the causes and consequences of rape, partner violence and child abuse and neglect. Assessment, treatment and prevention issues will also be discussed.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3820 - FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
Focuses on the interaction of clinical psychology and the law. Addresses issues related to forensic assessment and expert testimony, understanding and treatment of criminal offenders, similarities and differences between assessment of adult and juvenile offenders.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3830 - THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
An exploration of the various psychotherapies, including the psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches. The theoretical assumptions and the practical applications of each psychotherapeutic orientation are emphasized. (fall, odd years)
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3900 - PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORIES
The evolution of psychoanalytic theories from their origins in Freud's writings to contemporary modifications and elaborations. Attention is given to interpersonal psychoanalysis, object-relations theory, ego psychology and self-psychology. Psychoanalytic theory is studied as continually developing within the history of ideas.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3901 - LAB IN BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS
(formerly PS 3410) Introduction to the experimental analysis of behavior using laboratory animals. Behavior principles, their application, and how to conduct an experimental analysis will be reviewed in lecture and demonstrated in the laboratory.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Lab Fee Tier 3


PSYC 3910 - HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY
Origins and development of Humanistic Movement as the "Third Force" in psychology; contemporary methods, theory, and empirical findings in humanistic psychology.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3930 - INTRO TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to clinical psychology, including major schools of clinical interventions, the relation between assessment and clinical practice, including specific areas of evaluation (such as intellectual, personality, and observational/behavioral). Areas of specialization will also be covered.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3950 - APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
The goals of the course are to teach the principles of behavior and their application to complex human behavior. Students will understand basic principles of behavior, how to analyze complex human behavior in terms of those principles, how to collect data and plot it on graphs, how conduct research to determine the causes of behavior, and the basics of how to change behavior. This course does not make a student competent to conduct therapy.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 3999 - SERVICE LEARNING-3000 LEVEL

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4000 - HISTORY & SYSTEMS OF PSYCH
The development of psychological thought through the history of psychology as a science is traced. Attention is given to the application of the philosophy of science to psychology. Systems covered include associationism, structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and cognition.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4302 - PSYCH HORROR LIT & FILM

4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4310 - AGING AND SOCIETY
A cross-disciplinary course that draws on research and theory from psychology and such other disciplines as sociology, anthropology, economics and political science to explore the biological, cognitive and psychosocial features of human aging. Attention is given to normal and abnormal development, to the interrelations between physical and mental health and to optimal aging.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4330 - PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC
A cross-disciplinary course that examines what psychological research and theories and an analytical approach tell us about music. Topics include perception and performance of music, emotional responses and cross-cultural approaches. Requires a background in psychology and/or music.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4340 - LAW & PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to (a) the issues relevant to understanding human behavior from the perspective of law and psychology and (b) the contributions of psychology as a behavorial science to such legal issues as legal evidence, juries, and criminal and civil responsibility.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
American Studies , Senior Values


PSYC 4360 - CULTS AND RELIGION
An examination of religious phenomena ranging from the traditional to witchcraft and cults with a focus on their social organizations and meanings in the lives of individuals. Spiritual experiences, values, beliefs and ritual practices will be explored in their cultural-historical context in light of sociological and psychological theories of religion.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4510 - EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
An evolutionary perspective on the behavior of humans and other animals, including sex, aggression, cooperation, altruism, parenting, status, and social dominance. Ideas from Darwin, Freud, Dawkins, Wilson and others will be discussed.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4600 - CONTEMPORARY BEHAVIORISM
Survey of the development of contemporary behaviorism, which is a philosophy of science that approaches psychology as a natural science. Among the issues discussed will be culture , determinism, evolution, free will, grammar, individual responsibility, knowledge, meaning, mentalism, pragmatism, perception, purpose, religion and thinking.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4800 - INTERNSHIP

4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4810 - CLINICAL CHILD PSYCH
(Formerly PS 3270) This course provides an overview of the descriptive characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of the primary psychological and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence. A fieldwork component offers supervised experience in a setting serving children with problems. (Every Fall).
5.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4820 - COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
This course focuses on the prevention of psychological disorders and the promotion of wellness across the life span. Topics covered include stress, coping, and social support; risk and protective factors for adjustment and maladjustment; empowering disenfranchised groups; developing and evaluating prevention and early intervention programs; and facilitating social change and responsive community organizations. Includes a fieldwork component that is integrated with class discussion.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Urban Studies


PSYC 4830 - PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGY
A field work course in which students spend one full day (or two half-days) in field placement doing work related to psychology. Placements include hospitals, schools, clinics and research facilities, and involve work in clinical, forensic, developmental and social psychology. Application must be filed with instructor in semester prior to enrollment.
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4900 - PSYCHOLOGY & HUMAN VALUES
This senior values seminar explores pioneering theories and research in the psychology of values. Topics include human motives/goals; the sense of right and wrong; cognitive, social, cultural, spiritual and gender aspects of ethical decision making; behavior in morally challenging situation; and virtue in relationships, work and community.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Senior Values


PSYC 4920 - YOUTH,VALUES,& SOCIETY
This course explores the history and current place of youth in society from a multidisciplinary perspective and consider how this social construction of youth influences their development of values. It explores the history of social constructions of adolescence and youth and the current place of youth in our society.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Senior Values


PSYC 4930 - CODES FOR MENT HEALTH SERV
This course introduces students to contemporary standards of research and practice in the delivery of mental health care services to a variety of populations (e.g., children, institutionalized individuals, and cultural minorities) across a variety of contexts (e.g., schools, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, and industrial settings). Students learn to examine the relationship of current professional codes of conduct to historical and political issues and contemporary social values.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Senior Values


PSYC 4997 - HONORS THESIS IN PSYCH I
This course, typically taken in the fall of senior year, involves carrying out the Honors Thesis. Typically, this includes data collection and analysis, and initial work on the written report. Students should have reviewed the relevant literature and completely plannedthe thesis prior to beginning the course.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4998 - HONORS THESIS IN PSYC II
This course, taken in the spring of senior year, involves completion of the thesis. The student prepares and revises the final written report, and defends the thesis orally.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department


PSYC 4999 - TUTORIAL
Supervised individual research projects.
1.000 TO 5.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Psychology Department



 

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