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Courses - Summer 2019
PSYC
Psychology Department Site
PSYC100
Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS
A basic introductory course, intended to bring the student into contact with the major problems confronting psychology and the more important attempts at their solution.
PSYC200
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: PSYC100. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, MATH140, STAT100); or must have completed MATH220 with a minimum grade of C-.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
A basic introduction to quantitative methods used in psychological research.
PSYC221
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
The influence of social factors on the individual and on interpersonal behavior. Includes topics such as conformity, attitude change, person perception, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior.
PSYC289E
Psychology of Evil
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Why is there evil in the world? Are some born evil, or do social, environmental and cultural forces create evil? What makes otherwise good people do evil things? The scientific study of evil epitomizes the fundamental challenge that psychology faces in dissecting the role of biology (nature) and the social context (nurture).
PSYC300
Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Credit only granted for: PSYC300 or PSYC309R.
Formerly: PSYC309R.
A general introduction and overview to the fundamental theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues in psychological research in both the laboratory and the field.
For the summer, restriction is not in effect. Students of all majors who have prerequisites are eligible to register and take this course.
PSYC301
Biological Basis of Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: PSYC100. And BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105.
Recent advances in neuroscience are radically changing our understanding of how the brain works. The course first introduces the structure of the nervous system and the electrical and chemical signals at the core of brain function. Students then explore how the nervous system gathers and makes sense of information from the world around us. The last portion of the course focuses on plasticity, the concept that our brains are constantly changing, and its implications for nervous system development, memory, sexual behavior, sleep, and other complex behaviors.
PSYC334
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Research, theory and their practical applications pertaining to the development, maintenance and dissolution of human relationships. Processes critical to successful relating (e.g., communication, bargaining, conflict resolution), and issues associated with troubled dyadic relations with equal partners (e.g., jealousy, spouse abuse, divorce).
PSYC353
Adult Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
The nature, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders.
For the summer, restriction is not in effect. Students of all majors who have prerequisites are eligible to register and take this course.
PSYC354
Multicultural Psychology in the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
What are the psychological implications of racism, sexism, homophobia and other structures of inequality in the United States? How do socio-cultural privilege and oppression influence individual and group thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? This course will take a current events focus to understanding multicultural and social justice issues in psychology with an emphasis on self-reflection, mental health, cross-cultural communication, and strategies for social change.
PSYC404
Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC301.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Theoretical viewpoints on the interaction of drugs and behavior. Basic principles of pharmacology, the effects of drugs on various behaviors, experimental analysis of drug dependence and abuse, and neuropharmacology and behavior.
PSYC432
Counseling Psychology: Theories, Research, and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Analysis of research and intervention strategies developed and used by counseling psychologists. Historical and current trends in content and methodology.
PSYC479
(Perm Req)
Special Research Problems in Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC489L
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Death, Dying, and Grieving: What Future Health Care Professionals Need to Know
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PSYC629A
(Perm Req)
Clinical Laboratory; Foundations of Clinical Assessment and Intervention
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC629B
(Perm Req)
Clinical Laboratory; Assessment Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC629C
Clinical Laboratory; Adult Therapy Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC629D
(Perm Req)
Clinical Laboratory; Child and Adolescent Therapy Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC632
Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral)).
Formerly: PSYC789A.
Introduces students to the process of therapy with particular focus on behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions in children and adolescents. Syllabus focuses on theory, research, client diversity, ethics and practical aspects of conducting therapy.
Restricted to students in Clinical Psychological Science Program.
PSYC638
(Perm Req)
Externship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC639
Internship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC650
Culture and Diversity in Mental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Clinical Psychological Science MPS program.
Review literature regarding the role of culture and diversity in mental health and how culture and diversity are integrated into research and are related to mental health and mental health service utilization. Examine principles and concepts of multicultural and cross-cultural psychology to acquire an increased understanding of diverse underrepresented groups and topics to consider when involved with research and/or clinical work with individuals having diverse backgrounds (e.g., cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status).
Restricted to students in Clinical Psychological Science Program.
PSYC656
Business Fundamentals and Legal Issues facing Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of business, including both issues of finance and legal issues faced by organizations. Topics will include finance, accounting, and marketing. Students will learn core business concepts, about how each major business function enables organizations to run, and how to talk to and understand the leaders of organization. Additionally, this course will provide an overview of common legal challenges organizations face. In addition to introducing students to employment law, this course will review professional ethics standards for IO psychology. This course will use case study methodology to hone students' understanding of the ethical and legal issues faced in day-to-day organizational life.
Restricted to students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
PSYC657
Managing Strategic Organizational Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
In this course, students will learn to think about organizations as systems and will explore catalysts of organizational change. Issues of strategy, market pressure, competition, workforce planning, and stakeholder buy-in will be discussed. Finally, students will learn about methods for planning, leveraging, and managing organizational change. Case study methodology will be used to deepen learning on the challenges faced during organizational change and how to guide organizations through change, planned or not.
Restricted to students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
PSYC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.