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PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCH 1

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture� CAN PSY 2, D9, E.� Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Psychology 1 is an introductory course in psychology emphasizing psychological perspectives and methodology.� The following topics are covered: psychological theories, scientific methodology, biological bases of behavior, life-span development, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, personality, psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology.� (AA, CSU, UC)

PSYCH 2

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture D9, E.� Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Psychology 2 explores abnormal behavior and psychological disorders and introduces the student to clinical psychology, psychotherapy and other methods of treatment for psychological disorders.� (AA, CSU, UC)

PSYCH 3

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture D9, E.� Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Psychology 3 is a study of the stages and processes of human development over the life span, beginning at conception and leading to old age.� Emphasis is placed upon pertinent research and practical applications.� Historical and cultural factors that influence basic assumptions, methodology, theories and concepts are examined to provide students with a more critical perspective from which to evaluate contemporary human development.� (AA, CSU, UC)

PSYCH 4

PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture E.� Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Psychology 4 is a general course in the principles of mental hygiene. It involves the analysis of personal behavior and attitudes in adjustment at home, at work, and in social relationships.� (AA, CSU)

PSYCH 5

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture D9.� Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Psychology 5 is the study of behavior and experience in terms of genetics, evolution and physiology of the nervous system. Physiological, genetic, evolutionary and functional explanations of behavior will be explored.� (AA, CSU, UC)

PSYCH 8

LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Psychology 8 focuses on the interaction and application of law and psychology with respect to criminal behavior.� This course will focus on the legal and psychological considerations in the identification, prosecution, incarceration and treatment philosophies available to the criminal justice or social service professional.� This course may be used as an elective for either Psychology or Administration of Justice but not for both.� (AA, CSU)

PSYCH 30/60

EXPERIMENTAL COURSE� (.5-3)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

Psychology 30/60 courses are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative and to provide variety and flexibility in curriculum.� A required course description identifies each course subject.

PSYCH 49/99

DIRECTED STUDY� (1-2)

Class Hours: 54 laboratory hours for each unit. No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Psychology 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field.� Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study.

 
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