Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Course Changes Effective Spring 2020


Physics

PHYS 182 - Elements of Physics II  - Prerequisite changed to: PHYS 181 or PHYS 243

Psychology

PSYC 310 - Social Psychology   - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C” and PSYC 204 with a minimum grade of “C” and PSYC 230; or consent of instructor
Description changed to: Social psychology scientifically investigates the powerful social forces that influence our own and others’ thoughts, feelings and behavior. This class will survey the scientific theory and research in the major topic areas of social psychology, which include processes that influence and are influenced by our interactions with others (e.g., attitude formation and change, conformity and persuasion), as well as the sources of benevolent (e.g., altruism) and malevolent (e.g., aggression, prejudice) aspects of human behavior. Throughout the course, we will consider both micro-level influences (e.g., personality, immediate social surroundings) as well as macro-level influences (e.g., culture, race, gender). Offered fall, spring, summer.

PSYC 336 - Developmental Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C” or MATH 110/110E with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 204 with a minimum grade of “C” or HLSC  340 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 230; or consent of instructor

PSYC 342 - Biopsychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 204 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 230; or consent of instructor

PSYC 352 - Learning and Memory  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 204 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 230; or consent of instructor
Description changed to: This course is an empirical and theoretical examination of the processes of learning and memory. Topics include habituation, conditioning, observational learning and the various models of memory acquisition, storage and retrieval.

PSYC 370 - Abnormal Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C” or MATH 110/110E with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 204 with a minimum grade of “C” or HLSC  340 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 230; or consent of instructor
Description changed to: The primary purpose of this course is to critically evaluate theories, research and/or treatments of abnormal behavior. Paradigms for understanding mental disorders, such as the sociocultural model, diathesis-stress model, and the biopsychosocial model will be explored. Students will learn how the major types of disorders are defined and classified. Students will also build empathy and sensitivity toward people suffering from psychological disorders.

PSYC 405 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 310; and three of the following: PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 414 - Cognitive Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 352; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor
Description changed to: This course is an advanced course in cognition, including its historical and philosophical issues, major overarching theories of cognitive functioning such as the information processing model, as well as more specific areas of cognition such as memory, attention, perception, problem solving, concept formation, psycholinguistics and mental imagery.

PSYC 416 - Adolescent Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 336; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 342, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 425 - Psychology of Personality  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 370; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 352; or consent of instructor

PSYC 426 - Comparative Psychology   - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 352; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 427 - History of Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and four of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 440 - Sensation and Perception  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 342; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 445 - Cognitive Neuroscience  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 342; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 460 - Neuropsychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 342; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 465 - Health Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 310; and three of the following: PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 352, PSYC 370; or consent of instructor

PSYC 470 - Clinical Psychology  - Prerequisite changed to: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 304 with a minimum grade of “C” or PSYC 320 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 370; and three of the following: PSYC 310, PSYC 336, PSYC 342, PSYC 352; or consent of instructor
Description changed to: This course is a survey of diagnostic, assessment and treatment procedures and resources used in clinical interventions work with children and adults. Various theoretical and empirical approaches used in clinical psychology are reviewed. In addition, the professional training, skills and responsibilities of the clinical psychologist are explored.