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Class Schedule
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Course Descriptions

PSYC 100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (C-ID PSY 110)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to major topics, theories, and research methods of psychology. Topics include the biological determinants and general processes of behavior such as development, learning, memory, verbal behavior, intelligence, perception, motivation, cognition and consciousness, emotion, personality, social, abnormal and includes methods of therapy. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 106 PSYCHOLOGY OF PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course focuses on psychological theories and research studies of prejudice and discrimination. The nature of discrimination is examined in relation to prejudice behavior and the variables which influence the psychological development, adjustment and coping strategies of ethnic minority groups in the United States. The development of prejudice in children is examined. Economic, educational, political, and legal issues are analyzed for their psychological impact specifically on Americans of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent. However, other ethnic minority groups are included. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 200 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100.

Description: This course examines human development across the lifespan, from conception through death by focusing on theories and methods of psychological research; including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes throughout the lifespan. Emphasis on development as an on-going process understanding the interaction of development issues: nature vs. nurture, continuity vs. discontinuity, and stability vs. instability. This course is designed as a foundation for careers in educational, social, psychological, and medical fields as well as providing a better understanding of one's own development process. Transfer: CSU: DSI & E1, UC*. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 201 CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100.

Description: Overview of the developmental trends affecting human growth from the prenatal period to adolescence. Factors influencing physical, emotional, mental, and social development are also analyzed. PSYC 100 is a required prerequisite for transfer. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC*. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 205 SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (Also SOCI 205) (C-ID PSY 200)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 110; Prerequisite(s): MATH 200 and PSYC 100.

Description: Designed to introduce students to the basic principles of social science research. Various sociological and psychological research methods are examined that include experimental research, survey research, field research, and comparative-historical research. Procedures to evaluate the soundness of research designs are examined. Ethical issues related to research techniques are also considered. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 300 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (C-ID PSY 170)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Study of human interaction, with emphasis on how thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Focus of course is on social factors that influence human behavior; ourselves and other people, institutions and social and physical structures people create. A review of various perspectives unique to social psychologists including attitude formation, interpersonal attraction, and aggression is examined. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 340 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SEXUALITY (C-ID PSY 130)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Human Sexuality is a broad field in which many cultural, psychological and physiological variables interact in relation to sexual development, attitudes and behaviors. Methods of scientific psychology are utilized to improve understanding of a broad range of behaviors ranging from healthy to dysfunctional within mainstream modern American culture as well as other cultures. Discussion of differing cultural and moral perspectives is utilized to assist students in making a critical assessment of the nature of the sexual self as well as intimate human relationships within their own community and the world. Transfer: CSU: DSI & E1, UC. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 410 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY(C-ID PSY 120)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Elaboration on the study of abnormal behavior and personality introduced in previous courses. Topics include neuroses, psychoses and other psychological problems, along with their etiology, dynamics, principal symptoms, and treatments. The relationship between theory of personality and psychotherapy is explored. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

PSYC 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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