Course Descriptions

PSYC2003 General Psychology (Sp, Su, Fa)

An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement.

PSYC2003H Honors General Psychology (Sp, Fa)

An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement.

PSYC2013 Introduction to Statistics for Psychologists (Sp, Fa)

Introduction to the descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used by psychologists. A grade of C or better in PSYC 2013 is required as a prerequisite for PSYC 3073. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: PSYC 2003 and MATH 2043 or MATH 2053 or MATH 2554, with a grade of C or better, and a Psychology major.

PSYC206V Directed Readings (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-4)

For undergraduate majors in psychology. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology; Instructor's permission. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

PSYC207V Laboratory Experience (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-4)

Laboratory experience in psychology obtained by working as part of a faculty member's research team. Prerequisite: PSYC 2003 and Instructor's permission. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

PSYC3013 Social Psychology (Sp, Fa)

Theories and representative research in social psychology, emphasizing the influence of the social world on human behavior. Introduction to the problems, theories, and experiments of social psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 2003.

PSYC3023 Abnormal Psychology (Sp, Fa)

Theories and representative research about the causes and treatment of the major forms of abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 2003.

PSYC3073 Research Methods (Sp, Fa)

Training in execution and interpretation of experiments using the classical experimental designs. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013 and (MATH 2043, or MATH 2053, or MATH 2554) with a grade of "C" or better and a psychology major.

PSYC3093 Developmental Psychology (Sp, Fa)

Theories and representative research in the psychological factors influencing development, including both hereditary and environmental influences, from conception through adolescence. Prerequisite: PSYC 2003.

PSYC3103 Cognitive Psychology (Sp)

Introduction to theories and research in cognition including memory, language, and problem-solving. Prerequisite: PSYC 2003.

PSYC328V Advanced Research (Sp, Fa) (1-3)

A lecture/laboratory course covering research in a specialized area of psychology. Provides experience with design, conduct, analysis, and presentation of research projects related to class topics. Successful completion of the class, including a formal paper in APA style, with a grade of C or better will fulfill the senior writing requirement. Prerequisite: PSYC 3073 with a grade of C or better.

PSYC3923H Honors Colloquium (Irregular)

Treats a special topic or issue, offered as part of the honors program. May be repeated when the content is changed. Prerequisite: honors candidacy (not restricted to candidacy in psychology).

PSYC399VH Honors Course (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6)

Prerequisite: Junior standing and instructor's permission. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

PSYC4033 Educational Psychology (Irregular)

Psychological theories and concepts applied to the educational process. Investigates the learner and instructional variables in a wide range of educational settings. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2014.

PSYC4053 Psychological Tests (Irregular)

Nature and theory of individual and group tests of intelligence, personality, interests, and attitudes. Prerequisite: Nine hours of psychology, including a C or better in PSYC 2013.

PSYC4063 Psychology of Personality (Irregular)

Theories and representative research concerning the development and nature of the normal personality. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2014.

PSYC4073 Psychology of Learning (Sp)

Theories and representative research on basic principles of learning and memory in both animals and humans. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2013.

PSYC409V Psychology Seminar (Irregular) (1-6)

Provides intensive coverage of specialized psychological topics. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2013. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.

PSYC4123 Perception (Irregular)

Theories and representative research in the areas of sensation and perception. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2013.

PSYC4143 History and Systems of Psychology (Irregular)

Examination of the concepts, methods, and systems which have contributed to the development of modern psychology. Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of psychology and senior standing.

PSYC4183 Behavioral Neuroscience (Fa)

Examination of the biological basis of behavior. Surveys the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the mammalian brain and examines brain mechanisms underlying a wide range of behaviors and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2013.

PSYC4193 Comparative Psychology (Sp)

Analysis of animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective, with emphasis on the role of the environment and interactions with other animals in shaping the evolution of behavior within a species, and the evolution of differences in behavior between species. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology, not including PSYC 2013.

PSYC4283 Advanced Seminar (Sp, Fa)

A seminar/discussion class covering research in specialized areas of psychology. Students will read original sources and present their ideas and conclusions several formats. Successful completion of the class, including a formal paper in APA style, with a grade of C or better will fulfill the senior writing requirement. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of psychology including a grade of at least a C in PSYC 3073; senior standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.