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The North Central State College catalog is neither a contract nor an offer to contract. North Central State College reserves the right to make changes in any material contained herein as deemed necessary without notice.
PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Course Syllabus
PSYC 1070 - Introduction to Women's Studies 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course is an introductory course to familiarize learners with some of the major questions, themes, and issues in the study of women. This course will focus on the scientific study of female behavior, including personality, biological, psychological and cultural determinants of women's role in society. It will also discuss historical perspectives that have shaped and continue to shape women's lives as well as how women have resisted and continue to resist these very institutions, practices and representations. Topics discussed will include sexuality, gender development, sexism, women's multiple roles and relationships and violence against women. Course Syllabus
PSYC 1090 - Death Grief and Recovery 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course will focus on why and how people experience loss, death and grief. We will investigate the ideas of Kubler-Ross and others and expand our exploration to include the Eastern and Judeo-Christian perspectives. In addition, we will consider a variety of sources of grief (death, divorce, alcoholism, birth of a handicapped child, life-threatening illnesses, etc.) and how people react to such events. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010; Course Syllabus
PSYC 1999 - Psychology Elective 1.0 Credits; 1.0 Lecture Hours This course is used for transfer purposes only, may be used more than once. Course Syllabus
PSYC 2010 - Human Growth and Development 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course presents an overview of the total life span of human growth and development from conception through old age. It begins with a study of the major theories of human development and includes an examination of the dynamics of human growth in five areas: physical, intellectual, personality, social and moral. The developmental tasks and behavioral characteristics of eight stages of human growth are examined, ending with a brief treatment of death and dying. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2030 - Child Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Child psychology is a study of the biological, social, affective, and cognitive aspects of the development of children from conception to adolescence. The implications of this development for present and future behaviors are presented. The research, principles, concepts, and theories of child psychology are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2050 - Abnormal Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course will examine the definition, classification, origin, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Categories of disorders discussed will include personality, anxiety, mood, somatoform, dissociative, sexual, psychotic, developmental- related and addictive disorders. Research methodology in abnormal psychology, historical perspective, the assessment process, ethical issues and use of the DSM will also be emphasized. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010; Course Syllabus
PSYC 2070 - Human Sexuality 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Human Sexuality is a survey course of the current thinking in the field of human sexual behavior and includes an examination of the development of contemporary attitudes about, as well as the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality. Topics are addressed from various perspectives (cognitive-behavioral, social, cultural and biological) and include homosexuality, pornography, sexually transmitted disease, early sexual learning, adult sexual lifestyles, sexual dysfunction and disorders, and treatment. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2090 - Social Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Social psychology addresses the interactions of individuals within social environments, as well as cultural components which impact behavior, thoughts, motives, and emotions. The following topics shall also be examined: attitudes, attributions, social identity, social perception, social cognition, prejudice and discrimination, obedience to authority, conformity, aggression, prosocial behavior, interpersonal attraction and behavior in groups. An overview of the background and research components related to this specialization will also be covered. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2100 - Personality Theory 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course presents a brief historical and methodology study of personality. A number perspectives on personality will be introduced and include a discussion of several of the major schools of thought within the field of personality theory: psychoanalytic/Freudian, neo-Freudian, biological, humanistic, cognitive, trait, and behavioral. Discussion of theories includes historical context, research viability, clinical pathology and therapy, and personality assessments developed from the theory. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2130 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Industrial/Organizational Psychology is the study of human behavior in the workplace. This will include topics such as employee selection, performance appraisal, training, motivation, leadership job satisfaction, and group dynamics. I/O psychologists conduct basic and applied research on these topics in order to guide specific organizational practices. The ultimate objective of this applied discipline is to maximize both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2150 - Educational Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Educational psychology examines theories of development, learning, and motivation, and similarities and differences in learners and learner populations. Effective instructional strategies and assessment techniques will be examined. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2170 - Forensic Psychology 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course will examine the relationship between psychology and different components of the criminal justice system. An introduction to the field of forensic psychology will be provided and examination of some different types of criminal behavior will occur. Applications of psychological principles to the resolution of problems within the criminal justice field will also be explored. Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
PSYC 2900 - Psychology Capstone 1.0 Credits; 1.0 Lecture Hours This course provides the capstone experience for the synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the student's psychology experience. It emphasizes critical thinking, ethical decision-making, problem solving, career and professional planning, and preparation for transfer into a baccalaureate program. Course Syllabus
PSYC 2999 - Special Topics in Psychology 1.0 Credits; 1.0 Lecture Hours Special Topics in Psychology - A particular topic or combination of topics will be covered when there is sufficient student interest. Students will be expected to contribute to discussions on the basis of readings in the selected areas. Course offered based on student interest. Course may be repeated on different topic. A specific course may be offered twice before it must be discontinued or added to the curriculum via the required Curriculum Committee process. Course Syllabus
PSYC 9110 - Intro to Psychology I 2.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours Introduction to Psychology I is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic principles of psychology. Among the topics surveyed are an overview of the field, emotion and motivation, consciousness, learning, personality, psychological disorders, and memory. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on developing an understanding of psychology as the science of human thought and behavior and to critically evaluate 'common sense' knowledge about how people function. Bridge course from Quarter to Semester. Course Syllabus
PSYC 9111 - Intro to Psychology II 2.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours Introduction to Psychology II is the second course in a sequence, in which students will continue to explore human behavior and mental processes. Topics this semester will include thought and language, mental abilities, biological aspects of behavior, human development, stress, sexuality and gender, and psychological therapies. Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on developing an understanding of psychology as the science of human thought and behavior and to critically evaluate 'common sense' knowledge about how people function. Bridge course from Quarter to Semester. Prerequisite(s): Take PSY-110 Course Syllabus

 

 

 

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