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Psychology (PSYX)


PSYX 094 PCE Non-Credit PSYX Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcribed on the student’s continuing education transcript.

PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Core Class: Social Sciences

This course is an introduction to the nature and scope of the field of psychology as a scientific and human endeavor. Major topics include: historic development of the field; biological and developmental processes; consciousness and perceptions; learning, remembering, and thinking; motivation and emotion; personality and individuality; social behavior; normal stress and coping; and abnormal psychology and treatment methods.

PSYX 194 PCE Credit-Bearing PSYX Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcribed on the student’s undergraduate transcript.

PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Core Class: Social Sciences

This course presents the study of human development throughout the lifespan. Study will include: the three domains of development (physical, cognitive and psychosocial); major theories; the influence of genetics; and prenatal development. The overall framework of the course is chronological dividing the lifespan into seven parts: infancy; early childhood; middle childhood; adolescence; early adulthood; middle adulthood; and late adulthood. This organization emphasizes the whole person and assists students to appreciate the ways in which the three domains of development continuously interact.

PSYX 240 Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: PSYX 100

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of abnormal behavior to try to describe, predict, and explain psychopathology. Topics will include classification schemes, the major disorders, and appropriate therapies.

PSYX 260 Fundamentals of Social Psychology

Credits: 3

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: PSYX 100

The study of human behaviors as social beings, and how social situations affect individual behavior is the basis of this course. Topics include aggression, prejudice, conformity, communications, and a variety of social experiences.