Course Listing

U = for undergraduate credit only

UG = for undergraduate or graduate credit

G = for graduate credit.

R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.

U 100S Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Introduction to the scientific study of behavior in humans and other animals. Credit not allowed for both PSY 100S and PSYC 100S.

U 105 (PSYC 110) Careers in Psychology 1 cr. Offered intermittently. Exploration of the various careers available in the general area of mental health research and practice.

U 120 Research Methods I 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Experimental and quantitative methods employed in the scientific study of behavior.

U 199 Lower-Division Elective Variable cr.

U 222 (PSYC 220) Psychological Statistics 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S, 120; M 115 (MATH 117), M 162 or 161, 171 (MATH 150 or 152). Application of statistical techniques to psychological dat. Credit not allowed for both PSYX 222 (PSYC 220) and SOCI 202 (Soc 202).

U 230S (PSYC 240S) Developmental Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. An overview of research findings on development from infancy through adolescence, with emphasis on application.

U 233 (PSYC 245) Fundamentals of Psychology of Aging 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. An overview of theories and research findings in the psychology of adulthood and aging.

U 250N (PSYC 270N) Fundamentals of Biological Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Introduction to the relationships between biological structures and mechanisms and their corresponding psychological processes and events. Origins and adaptations of structures and behaviors as well as the methods used to study these relationships.

U 270S (PSYC 260S) Fundamentals of Psychology of Learning 3 cr. Offered fall. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Basic theory and research on the nature of animal learning and behavior.

U 280S (PSYC 265S) Fundamentals of Memory & Cognition 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. The acquisition and uses of knowledge. An examination of research and theories of human learning, memory, and thinking.

U 290 Supervised Research Variable cr. (R-6) Offered every term.

U 291 (PSYC 295) Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

U 292 (PSYC 296) Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered every term.

U 298 (PSYC 298) Internship 1-6 cr. (R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off-campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

U 320 Research Methods III 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S, 120, and 222 (PSYC 220) and research option. An appreciation of the experimental approach to the scientific study of behavior through student-conducted experiments.

U 340S (PSYC 330S) Abnormal Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Description and classification of abnormal behavior.

U 345 (PSYC 336) Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S and 230S (PSYC 240S). Study of causes, characteristics, assessment and treatment of emotional, social and intellectual disorders. The age span studied will range from infancy through adolescence.

U 348 (PSYC 385) Psychology of Family Violence 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S; Same as WGS 385. Exploration of theoretical explanations for the presence of violence in American families; research and interventions in such areas as child physical and sexual abuse, battering of women, marital rape, spousal homicide, etc.

U 352 (PSYC 372) Comparative Psychology 3 cr. Offered fall. Prereq., PSYX 250N (PSYC 270N). Advanced evaluation and analysis of animal behavior through the synthesis of theory, research, and methods found in comparative psychology, behavioral biology, ethology, and sociobiology.

U 356 (PSYC 371) Human Neuropsychology 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., PSYX 250N (PSYC 270N). Study of the organization of the nervous system, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neurological disorders, behavioral neurology, and clinical neuropsychology.

U 360S (PSYC 350S) Social Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Individual behavior as a function of interpersonal interaction.

U 362 (PSYCH 352) Multicultural Psychology 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., PSYX 100S.  Current theories and research on culture, race, and ethnicity, and how the sociocultural context influences psychological processes.

U 376 (PSYC 337) Principles of Cognitive Behavior Modification 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., PSYX 100S, 270S (PSYC 260S). Study of basic principles, assumptions, methodology and applications of behavior modification. Discussion of current literature relevant to behavioral assessment and treatment of major psychological disorders.

U 378S (PSYC 335S) Intro to Clinical Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S and 340S (PSYC 330S). Clinical psychology as a science and a profession. Theoretical models and techniques of assessment and intervention. Case illustrations.

U 382 Forensic Psychology 3 cr.  Offered spring.  Prereq., PSYX 100S.  An examination of forensic psychology, or the application of psychological concepts and theories to the legal system with an emphasis on empirical research findings from cognitive, social, experimental, and clinical psychology. Topics covered will include the variety of roles that psychologists play in the criminal justice system; the identification and evaluation of criminal suspects; the accuracy of eyewitness memory; the process of jury selection and decision-making; mental illness, competency to stand trial, and the insanity defense; criminal sentencing; and offender rehabilitation.  

U 383 Health Psychology 3 cr.  Offered intermittently.  Prereq., PSYX 100S and PSYX 250N. This course will provide an overview of the growing field of health psychology, with particular attention to the biological, psychological, and social determinants of health. The course will also provide overviews of major illnesses for which psychologists can and do play a major role and will examine the tools and techniques that clinical health psychologists employ in medical settings.

U 385S (PSYC 351S) Psychology of Personality 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 100S. Introduction to theories and research in personality. Intensive survey of theoretical concepts and a detailed examination of experimental methods and experiments in the field of personality.

U 390 Advanced Supervised Research 1-3 cr. (R-3) Offered every term. Prereq., 12 credits in psychology including PSYX 290 and consent of instr.

U 391 (PSYC 395) Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., nine credits in psychology and consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

U 392 (PSYC 396) Independent Study 1-3 cr. (R-3) Offered every term. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr.

U 398 Internship 1-3 cr. (R-3) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of department chair. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

U 399 Upper-Division Elective Variable cr.

UG 400 History and Systems in Psychology 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., 15 credits in psychology. Prereq., PSYX 100S.  Origin and development of basic concepts and methods in scientific psychology.

UG 441 (PSYC 423) Addiction Studies 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Same as SOCI 433 (SOC 423) and SW 423. Examination of chemical dependency and behavioral compulsion, including alcohol and other drugs, gambling, eating disorders, sexual addictions. Ecosystems perspective on etiology, treatment, prevention, family dynamics, community response, and societal contributors.

U 442 (PSYC 485) Counseling Theories in Context 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., PSYX 100S (PSYC 100S). Same as COUN 485 and SW 485. This course introduces students to the primary theories that constitute the intellectual foundation for common counseling and psychotherapy techniques, with a special focus on gender, interpersonal influence strategies and diversity issues.

UG 491 (PSYC 495) Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., 12 credits in psychology and consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

U 499 Baccalaureate Thesis Variable cr. (R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr.