Associate of Arts
Transfers toward the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. This degree requires proof of computer literacy.
PSYC 1101. Introduction to Psychology. 3-0-3 Units.
Introduces the study of psychology as a quantitative science and as an aid to the understanding of self and others. Includes consideration of learning principles, personality, conflict and adjustment, tests and measurements, biological bases of behavior, and group phenomena.(F,S,M)
PSYC 2101. The Psychology of Adjustment. 3-0-3 Units.
Surveys the dynamics of both normal and non-integrative adjustment. Includes a study of conflicts, fears, anxiety, and frustration with emphasis on mental hygiene, building emotional stability, and preventing mental illness.(F,S)
PSYC 2103. Human Development. 3-0-3 Units.
Surveys human development from conception to death. Emphasizes physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development expectations. Major theoretical and research contributions are also considered.(F,S,M)
PSYC 2204. Applications in Psychology. 3-0-3 Units.
Surveys psychology as used in industrial, educational, criminal justice, and community settings, with an emphasis on psychology as it applies to social issues.(F,S)
PSYC 2250. Abnormal Psychology. 3-0-3 Units.
Examines the psychology of deviations from the normal in behavior. Emphasis is upon dynamic factors in the development of differential psychological disorders.(F,S)
PSYC 3325. Social Psychology. 3-0-3 Units.
Surveys the effects of the social environment upon the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of the individual. Discusses attitudes, influence, socialization, conformity, aggression, violence, prejudice, and discrimination.
PSYC 3370. Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 3-0-3 Units.
Examines the application of psychological principles, concepts, theory, and research to the work setting. Emphasis will be placed on the individual in the work environment and the processes required for organizational effectiveness. (Offered occasionally)
PSYC 3800. Forensic Psychology. 3-0-3 Units.
Examines the relationship between psychology and law, focusing on the roles of psychologists in legal settings. Focuses on the applicability of various psychological theories to criminal justice processes. Topics include competence evaluations, rehabilitation potential, accuracy of eyewitness testimony, the psychology of jury selection, bystander apathy, the insanity defense, and the effectiveness of the polygraph, among others.
PSYC 4800. Development of Criminal Behavior. 3-0-3 Units.
Focuses on understanding the development of criminal behavior. The course will cover topics such as the causes of violent crime and the development of criminality.