Psychology (PSY)

PSY 101. General Psychology. (3 Credits)

is an introductory survey course acquainting the student with the procedures, principles, theories and vocabulary of psychology as a science. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA, CUW, OL


PSY 201. Interpersonal Communication. (3 Credits)

is an interdisciplinary study designed to improve the student’s understanding of and skills in intraand interpersonal communication. Emphasis will be placed on contributions from the fields of psychology, sociology and general semantics. Crosslisted COMM 201. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 205. Theories of Learning. (3 Credits)

is a focus on how people learn. Inseparable from a discussion of the history of psychology, PSY 205 presents information of basic learning theory along a timeline in the science of psychology. Classical conditioning, instrumental conditioning, and cognitive mapping, to name a few learning strategies, are described. The works of Thorndike, Tolman, and Skinner are highlighted along with the research of other learning theorists. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 221. Child Development. (3 Credits)

studies the developmental stages of becoming humans from birth to pre-adolescence involving primarily those psychobiological and psychosocial changes which are a concern for psychologists and educators. Special attention is given to the birth process, parenting, individual differences, emotional and intellectual development, as well as ethnic background, religious training and socio-economic affiliation. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 222. Adolescent Develop. (3 Credits)

studies the interaction of maturational, social, and self-reactive factors in human development during adolescence. Examines problems of personal, familial, social, and occupational adjustment. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 223. Adult Development. (3 Credits)

examines the developmental tasks and stages of human beings from their entrance into early adulthood through death. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101.

Offered at: CUW

PSY 230. Life Span Development. (3 Credits)

surveys the developmental stages and the psychological growth of humans from conception to death. Not to be taken for credit if PSY 221, 222, and/or 223 are required. No credit will be issued toward the major if MORE than one development course PSY 221, 222, or 223 is taken along with Life-Span. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101 or equivalent.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 235. Chld & Fam Serv:Focus Chld Wel. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

PSY 262. HUM GROWTH & DEV 0-8YRS. (3 Credits)

PSY 282. PSYCH OF PERSUASION. (1-3 Credits)


PSY 285. Amercian Pol and HC Policy. (3 Credits)

PSY 301. Interpersonal Communication. (3 Credits)

PSY 303. Purpose Recognition and Intrapersonal Development. (3 Credits)

PSY 305. Psy of Teaching and Learning. (3 Credits)

PSY 309. Educational Psychology. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

PSY 310. Theories of Personality. (3 Credits)

is a seminar focusing on various concepts of personality as addressed by theorists within the disciplines of psychology and sociology. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101 and PSY 221 or 222 or 223 or 230.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 312. Marriage and Family Relations. (3 Credits)

considers the major facets of marriage and family life within American culture. It emphasizes such aspects of marriage and the family as personality development, role and status sets, communication patterns, adjustment and conflict. Crosslisted SOC 312. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101 or SOC 101.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 315. Social Psychology. (3 Credits)

introduces basic concepts of social psychology, leadership as an aspect of social power, small group behavior, communication, development of attitudes and interactional dynamics. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101, PSY 201 and 221 or PSY 222 or 223 or 230.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 316. Special Topics in Psychology. (3 Credits)

is a course that varies in topic and focuses on special areas of psychology, often from an interdisciplinary perspecitve. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

PSY 325. BEHAV PROB-CHILD & ADUL. (3 Credits)

PSY 331. Criminal Psych. (3 Credits)

studies the psychological theories of crime causation. Crosslisted JPP 311. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101, PSY 315 and PSY 425.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 341. Cognitive Psychology. (3 Credits)

PSY 343. Physiological Psychology. (3 Credits)

PSY 345. Adulthood and Aging. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA

PSY 350. Experimental Psych. (3 Credits)

provides practice in a variety of research methods and includes design of experiments, techniques for data collection, control of experimental events, and data analysis. Individual laboratory projects and preparation of scientific reports are required. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: MATH 205 and PSY 101, computer literacy.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 352. TYPE & TEMPERAMENT. (2 Credits)

PSY 353. VALUES & PERSONL DEV. (3 Credits)

PSY 354. Gender & Communication. (3 Credits)

studies the differences women and men exhibit when communicating. Verbal and nonverbal differences are studied, including why such differences occur. Gender-specific issues in dating, education, the family, religion, and the work place will be discussed. A student project focusing on how the media stereotypes male and female roles is required. Crosslisted COMM 354. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

PSY 358. Walk My Moccsn:Cult Cou. (3 Credits)


PSY 360. Psychology & Religion. (3 Credits)

explores the relationship between psychology and religion. Such a relationship has long been the subject of major concern to scholars as epitomized by the works of C.G. Jung, William James, V. Frankl, R. Otto, and many others. This is an excellent course for those who are majoring in psychology, religion, or social work. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 310 and one of the following SOC 203 or REL 410.

PSY 362. SEL TOPC:HMNSTC PSY. (3 Credits)


PSY 381. Psychology Internship. (3 Credits)


PSY 392. Travel. (3 Credits)

PSY 421. Human Sexuality. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA

PSY 425. Abnormal Psych. (3 Credits)

studies behavioral disorders in adults and children with special emphasis on the effects of social conditions and social change on the nature and incidence of maladaptive behaviors in American Society and on the major contemporary approaches to therapy used in the treatment of these disorders. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101, PSY 221 or 222 or 223 or 230 and PSY 310.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW


PSY 445. Principles of Counseling. (3 Credits)

introduces the student to the theory and practice of clinical psychology centering on major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Theory and practice are integrated and applied to practical settings and interpersonal relationships. Attention will be given to role playing, interviewing techniques, and the dynamics, purpose and goals of a helping relationship. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 101, PSY 310 or consent of instructor.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 450. Psychology Practicum. (3 Credits)

offers students supervised practical experience in local agencies and institutions providing psychological services. Training, workshops, and/or associated readings are required. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: senior standing and departmental approval.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 455. PsySoc Care Child & Fam in HC. (3 Credits)

PSY 470. Completing the IRC. (1 Credit)

PSY 485. Research Proposal. (1 Credit)

this course focuses on preparing the senior seminar research project. Students are required to submit a formal research proposal; university approval of the proposal will be required. Enrollment for this course is during fall of the senior year. 1 credit.

Prerequisites: PSY 350.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 490. Psych Senior Seminar. (3 Credits)

provides opportunity for students to work with special schools or topics in the fields of sociology, psychology, economics, political science and education. Individual research or group projects will be required. Enrollment for this course is during spring of the senior year. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: PSY 245.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

PSY 491. Readings in Psychology. (3 Credits)

provides independent study and research under the direction of faculty member. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None