Psychology Department

Psychology Undergraduate Lower-Division Courses

3 Credits (Minimum) 3 Credits (Maximum) 

Offered every Fall and Spring semester


An introduction to the scientific study of behavior. Covers psychoanalytic and Jungian theory, physiological bases of behavior, behaviorism and humanistic/existential theories. Includes psychology discipline areas of clinical, experimental, developmental, abnormal, and social. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore: Society, Institutions, and Health.

1 Credits (Minimum) 1 Credits (Maximum)

Offered every Fall and Spring Semester 


Explores the profession of psychology, including careers, training needed to be successful, and professional ethics and responsibilities. Prer.or coreq., PSY 1000.

4 Credits (Minimum) 4 Credits (Maximum) 

Offered every Fall and Spring semester


Descriptive statistics including graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and variability. Inferential statistics such as correlation, T-tests, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance including two-factor designs and multiple comparison tests. Prer., PSY 1000, and MATH 1040 (or any math course for which MATH 1040 is a prerequisite) with a grade of C- or higher.

4 Credits (Minimum) 4 Credits (Maximum) 

Offered every Fall and Spring semester


An introduction to research methods used in psychology including experimental designs, quasi-experiments, correlation research and developmental methods. Methods of measuring psychological concepts, as well as the reliability and validity of those measurements are discussed. Students will write reports in APA format. Prer., PSY 2100 with a grade of C- or higher. Prer. or Coreq., ENGL 1410 with a grade of C- or higher.

1 Credits (Minimum) 1 Credits (Maximum) 

Offered nearly every Fall and Spring semester


Covers the computation and interpretation of the two-factor analysis of variance and includes post-hoc analyses of the main and interaction effects. Prer., Introductory statistics class (minimum 3 credits).

3 Credits (Minimum) 3 Credits (Maximum) 

Not offered in recent years


A survey of concepts bearing upon the processes of normal psychological adjustment, with emphasis upon using the concepts to understand common human problems in personal growth and relationships with others.

3 Credits (Minimum) 3 Credits (Maximum) 

Not offered in recent years


An examination of social psychological aspects of a variety of social issues and problems in contemporary society. Issues may include television violence, race and I.Q., ethics of human experimentation, privacy, and pornography. Psychological theory and research relevant to these areas will be considered as will the processes involved in defining social behavior as a problem. Prer., PSY 1000.

 
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