Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 150 General Psychology-GTSS33 Credits

Examines the fundamental principles of psychology.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

PSYC 201 Orientation to the Psychology Major3 Credits

Foundations for further study in psychology. Education and career planning. Basic information competence and writing skills, including APA writing format. Basic descriptive statistics, data reporting and graphic representation. Importance of research. Applying to graduate school.

Prerequisites: Declared psychology major, PSYC 150 and ENGL 112.

PSYC 202 APA Style of Writing for Psychology Minors1 Credit

APA writing format as foundation for further study in the psychology minor. Not intended for psychology majors.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, ENGL 112, and declared minor in psychology.

PSYC 216 Research Methods in Psychology3 Credits

Designing, conducting, and reporting psychological investigations. Experimental, non-experimental, and quasi-experimental methods examined. Research project and presentation of results in APA style.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, STAT 215, and PSYC 201.

Corequisites: PSYC 216L.

PSYC 216L Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory1 Credit

Lab component required for PSYC 216.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, STAT 215, and PSYC 201.

Corequisites: PSYC 216L.

PSYC 233 Human Growth and Development-GTSS33 Credits

Developmental principles, ages and stages of the life span, and adjustment techniques. Not intended for behavioral science majors.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

PSYC 296 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

PSYC 300 Health Psychology3 Credits

Health and psychology are intertwined in a variety of ways. This course examines what it means to be healthy and look at the connection between behavior and both physical health and illness and mental health and illness.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150 or PSYC 233.

PSYC 310 Child Psychology3 Credits

A study of the principles of human development and psychology from conception to puberty.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 314 Psychology Of Learning3 Credits

Classic and modern explanations of the phenomena of learning in both lower animals and humans. Classical and operant conditioning covered in detail.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status and PSYC 150.

PSYC 320 Social Psychology3 Credits

Social influences upon behavior with consideration given to topics such as: social perception, attitude formation and change, communication, and leadership.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 330 Psychology of Adolescents and Emerging Adulthood3 Credits

Study of principles of human development (biological, cognitive, and social/emotional) from puberty through emerging adulthood.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 335 Psychology of Women3 Credits

A brief account of the role of women in mythology and history will be followed by coverage of women's heritage in psychology. Then gender specific aspects of physical, psychological and social development will be covered. Current areas of interest will be included, e.g., communication, work related issues, relationships.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology3 Credits

Concepts related to psychopathology and personality disorders including functional causation, general psychological theory, and behavior deviation patterns.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, or permission of instructor.

PSYC 350 Psychology Of Adulthood3 Credits

Study of principles of human development (biological, cognitive, and social/emotional) from the latter part of young adulthood through late adulthood.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 370 Cross-Cultural Psychology3 Credits

Survey of theory and methods in cross-cultural psychology.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

PSYC 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

PSYC 400 Psychological Testing3 Credits

Theory, problems, methods, and content of psychological measurement, including concepts of the purpose of testing, test administration and scoring, standardization, reliability, validity test evaluation, and a survey of the major tests used in educational and psychological testing.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150 and STAT 215.

PSYC 401 Sport Psychology3 Credits

Introduction to theories and research in Sport Psychology. Includes aggression and violence in sport, psychological characteristics of participants, sexual identity and motivation.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 408 Foundations of School Counseling3 Credits

Examination of conceptual foundation of the counseling and school counseling professions including history, philosophy, principles and trends. Includes functions of counselors, administrators, teachers and parents in meeting students' needs in a K-12 education setting.

Prerequisites: PSYC 233 or PSYC 310.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYC 410 Drugs and Human Behavior3 Credits

Study of pharmacological effects and behavioral consequences of self-administered depressants, stimulants, and euphoriants, of marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, and of medicines. Prevention of drug-related problems is considered briefly.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

PSYC 411 Human Sexuality3 Credits

Study of the biological, psychological, and social bases and manifestations of human sexual behavior. Includes theory, research and diversity in sexuality, the biology of sex, gender development, sexual diseases, deviancy and coercion.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, STAT 215, and PSYC 216/PSYC 216L.

PSYC 412 Industrial and Organizational Psychology3 Credits

Psychological principles applied to formal, productive organizations such as businesses, governments, and schools. Personnel selection, placement, training, evaluation, motivation to work, job satisfaction, and morale are examined. Counts as a management course for BBA candidates.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, or permission of instructor.

PSYC 414 History of Psychology3 Credits

Systems and theories of modern psychology and the development of scientific psychology since 1879.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, and good standing as a junior or above psychology major or permission of instructor.

PSYC 416 Memory And Cognition3 Credits

Study of the mental processes that underlie our abilities to recognize stimuli, think, remember, learn language, and solve problems. Current research in each of these areas will be discussed. Includes a research paper written in APA style.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150.

PSYC 420 Personality3 Credits

Examination of personality psychology from the time of Freud through the present. Theories and various approaches to understanding the development and functioning of both the general and the unique in personality are emphasized.

Prerequisites: PSYC 216, recommend PSYC 400.

PSYC 422 Sensation and Perception3 Credits

Study of the human senses, especially vision and hearing, and of people's meaningful organization of sensory information.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150, or permission of instructor.

PSYC 425 Forensic Psychology3 Credits

Introduction to the production and application of psychological knowledge to the civil and criminal justice systems.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

PSYC 430 Biopsychology3 Credits

The biological bases of the behaviors of the organism, emphasizing the structure and function of the nervous system. The role of biological factors in such behaviors as sleep, sexual behavior, drug addiction, emotion, etc. will be examined.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status, PSYC 150.

PSYC 435 Applied Social Psychology3 Credits

Survey of theories and research in social psychology. Advanced topics in social psychology through readings and discussion on historical and current perspectives. May include self, person perception, attitudes, attributions, close relationships, social influence, and group conflict.

Prerequisites: PSYC 150 and upper division standing.

PSYC 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

PSYC 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

PSYC 499 Internship1-12 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.