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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


PSY 110 CAREER DECISION MAKING

T By Request

This course is an introduction and examination of the career decision making steps with emphasis on career development, job attainment, job survival, leadership, self-development and personal skill. Competencies Occupational Interest Survey will be administered during the course.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PSY 211 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

T S6 900 Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior with an emphasis on basic psychological principles and concepts. Topics covered include historical background, human development, intelligence, abnormal behavior, personality, learning, and memory. The application of theoretical principles to each of the presented topics will be strongly emphasized. The approach will be practical with the inclusion of current research findings in each area as well as the implications of cultural effects on human behavior. The goal of this course will be to nurture an understanding of basic psychological concepts, and, in all cases, to apply these understandings to our familiar experiences and behaviors.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PSY 213 EDUCATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

T Fall

This course is an introductory survey of the special education needs of children. This course includes a historical and philosophical overview of special education, as well as categories, characteristics, and methods of teaching exceptional children. In addition, an emphasis will be placed on litigation and legislation, current research, etiology, early identification, parenting issues, technology, and delivery systems, including universally designed instruction and inclusion.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week

Prerequisite(s): None


PSY 215 PERSONALITY DYNAMICS

Fall

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of personality theory. We will discuss historical and current psychological theories of personality. A broad range of theories is presented including psychoanalytic, neo-psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, and trait theories. We will examine how each of these theories describes and explains personality development. The application of each theory to real world examples will foster an understanding of the elements of our personalities. This course will also introduce the student to personality research, and personality assessment. The goal of this course is to foster a basic understanding of personality dynamics, and apply this knowledge to familiar experiences and behaviors.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Psychology-PSY 211


PSY 216 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

T S8 900 Spring

This course is a systematic introduction to theory and research on the ways social factors influence individual and group behavior. This course examines attitudes, social perception, the establishment of norms, conformity, leadership, group dynamics, emphasizing their effects on the individual.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Psychology-PSY 211 or the consent of the instructor.


PSY 217 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: LIFESPAN

T S6 902 Spring

This course provides a systematic study of behavior from conception through death. Physical, social/emotional, and intellectual growth of humans as they progress through these milestones will be addressed in each unit. The interrelatedness of theory, research, and application as it impacts on the development process will be emphasized as well as cross-cultural comparisons.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PSY 218 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

T S6 903 Fall/Spring/Summer

A systematic study of behavior from conception through adolescence is conducted with emphasis on physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. Attention is directed to both normal and abnormal development in each of the above areas. Research methods and cross-cultural comparisons are considered as they relate to the development process.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PSY 219 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

T Fall

An examination is made of the development of both adaptive and maladaptive behavior patterns. Primary emphasis is devoted to the classification, symptoms, etiology, and treatment of maladaptive behavior.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Psychology-PSY 211 or the consent of the instructor.


PSY 220 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT-LAB

T By Request

Students will integrate a sense of thinking about human development over the lifespan recognizing its complexities and the intrinsic value of diversity in people through 30 hours of clinical (12 hours) and field experience (18 hours).

Credit: 1 hours - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with PSY 217 - Development Psychology: Lifespan is required.


PSY 224 PRACTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

By Request

This course focuses upon the application of psychological principles to a variety of situations. Topics covered include interpersonal relations, job satisfaction and morale, job resumes, communication, stress and conflict management, individual and group behavior, types of motivation, organizational protocol, professional ethics, sensitivity to gender, racial, and age issues, and change management.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


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