Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC-120 3 Units General Psychology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

This course provides a general introduction to the field of psychology. Topics covered include research methods, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, personality, social psychology, and clinical psychology.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-123 3 Units Social Psychology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

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. Topics may include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group dynamics, gender roles, cultural norms, and social cognition. Cross-listed with SOCI-123.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-124 3 Units Psychology of Adjustment

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

This course addresses several major topics in the field of psychology with an emphasis on personal application. Topics covered include personality theory, stress and coping, the self, social cognition and influence, communication, attraction, gender and sexuality, human development, psychological disorders, and psychotherapy.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-125 3 Units Human Development

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of PSYC-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This course provides an overview, from a psychological perspective, of human development from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences. Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-126 3 Units Abnormal Psychology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of PSYC-120 with a minimum grade of C.

An introduction to the concepts of abnormal and maladaptive behavior. Models of diagnosis, classification and treatment are discussed in depth. A discussion of major psychological disorders and study of the different perspectives on their causation, development and treatment.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-128 3 Units Cross-Cultural Psychology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will address the way cultural contexts influence human behavior and mental processes. The focus will be on culture, broadly-defined, including concepts such as gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status, and examining the role of culture in psychological theories and research relevant to cognition, emotion, motivation, personality, and developmental processes. The course will enable the student to acquire an understanding of research methods in cross-cultural psychology, an awareness of current research and theories in the field, and a better comprehension of the way cultural contexts affect everyday life experiences.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-135 3 Units Human Sexuality

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of PSYC-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This course presents a survey of the study of human sexuality from biological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social perspectives. Topics covered include sexual behavior, sexual identity, attraction, gender, sexual anatomy and physiology, and the role of sexuality in cultural and social contexts. This course is intended for adults and involves the presentation of explicit material.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-175 3 Units Theories of Personality

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of PSYC-120 with a minimum grade of C.

The study of personality examines the sources of our similarities and our differences. This course will cover several major perspectives on personality including psychodynamic, behavioral, phenomenological, social-cognitive, and biological/evolutionary theories. An emphasis will be placed on integrating these theories and relating them to everyday life.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC-220 3 Units Research Methods in Psychology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of PSYC-120 and MATH-232 with a minimum grade of C.

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-120 with minimum grade of C.

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 of research data. Research design and methodology will be examined through a review of research in a variety of the disciplines and subdisciplines in psychology.

Transfers to both UC/CSU