PSYCH-100                     Topics in Psychology

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Psychology.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

PSYCH-103A                     Personal Development for College Success

1.5 Units: 27 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course will focus on personal development as a foundation for college success. Students will have an opportunity to engage collaboratively with other students in a format that promotes team building. Topics covered will include: developing communication skills, self-esteem, self-image, values clarification, motivation and goal setting, personal identity and cultural issues. The course also offers a particular emphasis on major and career exploration.

 

PSYCH-103B                     Ensuring Transfer Success

1.5 Units: 27 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG,CSU

This course focuses on the transfer process with particular emphasis on the systems of higher education in California (CSU, UC and private colleges and universities). This course will cover transfer preparation including admissions requirements for transfer, general education requirements and how to prepare for a particular major. Financial aid resources, scholarships, writing personal statements, accessing internet resources for transfer and financial aid, and completing the college admissions application will also be covered. Students will be able to explore their personal and academic goals as they prepare for transfer.

 

PSYCH-118                     Psychology of Individual and Group Behavior

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course meets the CSU General Education requirements for Area E-Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development.

This course presents a study of human needs as related to everyday problems of individual adjustment and group behavior through the utilization of group discussion techniques, assigned reading, and weekly journals.

 

PSYCH-120 Human Sexuality

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D4-Gender Studies, E-Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4D-Gender Studies. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

This course introduces the biological, social, and personal aspects of human sexuality.The dominant dimension is the development of a psychosocial perspective of human sexual behavior.

 

PSYCH-122                     Individual Adjustment

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course stresses the complexities inherent in healthy personal adjustment and helps the student to identify theoretical and practical strategies for dealing with everyday challenges and threatening events, from birth to death.

 

PSYCH-126 Child Development

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirements for Area D9-Psychology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4I-Psychology.

This course examines various theories of child development and applications of child rearing practices from conception to adolescence, with emphasis on the preschool and childhood years. Students will gain an appreciation of the young child as a growing person developing personal relationships and meeting various tasks in such social settings as the family, peer group and school.

 

PSYCH-128 Life Span Development

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course meets the CSU General Education requirements for Areas D9-Psychology and E-Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development.

This course focuses on life span development with an emphasis on how every stage of human life offers opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. This telecourse features 5 one-hour television programs and 26 half-hour audio programs offering developmental insights emerging from current research in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and biology. Powerful documentaries introduce real stories from each “Season of Life” and give a rich picture of the human life span.

 

PSYCH-130                     Psychology of Personality and Growth

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirements for Area D9-Psychology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4I-Psychology.

This course will study personality theories relevant to personal growth, and will examine psychological concepts useful in understanding human personality functioning and development. Study of psychological techniques that promote individual growth will be included.

 

PSYCH-132                     Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirements for Area D9-Psychology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4I-Psychology.

This course is designed to provide an overview of abnormal behavior.The student will explore the concept of abnormal or maladaptive behavior and the theoretical approaches to the explanation of psychological disorders.The student will also explore the biological, psychological and social factors, which must be considered in the explanation and treatment of maladaptive behaviors.  

 

PSYCH-140                     Psychology of African Americans

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D3-Ethnic Studies, D9-Psychology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4C-Ethnic Studies and Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4I-Psychology.

This course studies, interprets and analyzes factors to be considered in the psychological development of African American people. It will provide a theoretical and practical framework through which study and analysis of key factors in the psychological development of African Americans/Blacks living in a Western European-centered society can be considered. In this course, a pycho-historical approach will be used to critically examine traditional notions and accepted concepts within the psychology discipline that frame the discourse and study of Black people, their behavior, culture and communities. In doing so, past and present experiences of Africans living in the United States and the implications of Western mainstream psychology will be investigated. The course will also look at authentic Black identity beginning with African through the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and will surf the current phenomena of Black experiences including the Hip Hop and Rap Movement, and the impact of the media on the psycho-social well being of the community. We will inspect and dissect current pycho-historical research, theory and practice around notions of Black identity and behavior and gauge its accuracy and relevance through a culturally specific African-centered lens.

 

PSYCH-150 Introduction to Biological Psychology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PSYCH 220 or equivalent.

Advisory: College level reading and writing skills

This course introduces scientific study of the biological bases of behavior and its fundamental role in neurosciences. Physiological, hormonal, and neurochemical mechanisms, and brain-behavior relationships underlying the psychological phenomena of sensation, perception, regulatory processes, emotions, learning, memory, and psychological disorders will be addressed. This course also includes historical scientific contributions and current research principles for studying brain-behavior relationships and mental processes. Ethical standards for human and animal research are discussed in the context of both invasive and non-invasive experimental research.

 

PSYCH-170 Social Psychology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Advisory: College level Reading and Writing Skills

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D9-Psychology and the IGETC for Area 4I-Psychology.

 

This course considers individual human behavior in relation to the social environment. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group will be examined. Emphasized topics include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition.

 

PSYCH-205B Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology with Lab

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of lab, per term, LR. DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PSYCH 220, MATH 164

Advisory: College level reading and writing skills

This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting or research data. Research design and methodology will be examined through a review of research in a variety of the sub-disciplines of psychology. In laboratory sessions students will conduct experimental and non-experimental research in variety of areas of psychology. Actual data collected from research conducted during laboratory sessions will be analyzed with statistical software.

 

PSYCH-220 General Psychology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirements for Area D9-Psychology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4I-Psychology. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

This introduction to the field of psychology as a science includes the scientific approach to such basic aspects of behavior as growth, thinking, learning, memory, sensation, perception, motivation, adjustment, emotion, personality, related physiological and anatomical factors, as well as social-cultural influences.

 

PSYCH-222                      Culture and Ethnicity in Social Psychology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D3-Ethnic Studies, D9-Psychology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4C-Ethnic Studies and Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4I-Psychology.

This course will provide students with a broad general understanding of many of the common topics in social psychology, such as relationships between social behavior and goad attitudes, self-concept, mass communication, and group process. In addition, culture and ethnicity issues will be integrated into each topical area. Specific comparisons of the social experience of racial and ethnic groups in the United States of America will provide the foundation for lectures and discussions. Classic and contemporary research pertinent to racial and ethnic group will be presented to help students understand themselves and others in a cultural/ethnic context and to heighten their awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity. Relevant contemporary research will be used to heighten student awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity.

 

PSYCH-237                      Psychology of Sports

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course covers psychological aspects of the study of sports. Psychological theories and concepts will be used to examine individual and group behavior in sports with an emphasis on mental factors. This course also examines the ways in which sports have impacted various groups in the united States of America. Topics include the psychological imagination; psychological theory; psychological research methods; and the role of sports psychologists.

 

PSYCH-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Psychology under the direction of an instructor.

 

PSYCH-300                      Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 5.4-72 hours of lecture and/or 10.8-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines. In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience.Petition to repeat for maximum units.