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Students successfully completing the AA-T in Psychology will acquire a fundamental knowledge base of psychology, learn basic knowledge and skills in data analysis and research methods, and possess a basic understanding of areas that have an interdisciplinary association to Psychology. This degree will provide students with an introduction to the field including its scientific foundations and applied areas. The intent is to prepare students for further academic study in the field. It will also demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper division work at the university level. At the baccalaureate level students can continue an education in various areas of psychology including research methods, cognition, physiological psychology, development, environmental psychology, organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and educational psychology. Graduate study is important in Psychology. Those holding a Master’s or Doctoral degree may find employment in teaching, research, private practice, or welfare and health related fields. Those without a graduate degree will find limited career opportunity in direct areas of Psychology. To earn an AA-T in Psychology students must complete the following requirements: (1) a minimum of 20 semester units or 30 quarter units in the Psychology major with a minimum grade of “C”; (2) California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC); (3) elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework; (4) have an overall GPA of 2.0. Required Core Courses: (11 units) PSY 101 C Introduction to Psychology PSY 161 C Probability and Statistics — Social Science or SOC 161 C Probability and Statistics — Social Science PSY 202 C Research Methods in Psychology

Units 3 4

List A: Select one course of three (3) to five (5) units. PSY 221 C The Brain and Behavior BIOL 101 C General Biology

Units 3 5

List B: Select one of the following three (3) unit courses, or any course not taken in List A (3–5 units) PSY 139 C Developmental Psychology PSY 222 C Abnormal Psychology

Units 3 3

List C: Select one of the following as a three (3) unit Psychology course not selected in List A or List B or one of the following: PSY 110 C Applied Psychology PSY 120 C Human Sexuality or SOC 120 C Human Sexuality PSY 145 C Child Psychology PSY 237 C Cross-Cultural Relationships or SOC 237 C Cross-Cultural Relationships PSY 251 C Social Psychology PSY 255 C Psychology of Aging or HUSR 255 C Psychology of Aging Total Units


(4) 4

Units 3 3 (3) 3 3 (3) 3 3 (3) 20–24

Students should consult a counselor or for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.


Psychology (PSY) PSY 101 C  Introduction to Psychology

3 Units

PSY 101HC  Honors Introduction to Psychology

3 Units

PSY 110 C  Applied Psychology

3 Units

PSY 120 C  Human Sexuality

3 Units

PSY 139 C  Developmental Psychology

3 Units

PSY 145 C  Child Psychology

3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is a scientific consideration of the psychological foundations of behavior. It will investigate psychological development, motivation, sensation, perception, learning, thinking, language, psychological measurement, and principles of mental illness and mental health. Duplicate credit not granted for PSY 101HC. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course, enriched for honors students, is a scientific introduction to the major areas of psychology. These areas include research methodology, consciousness, cognition, memory, perception, sensation, motivation, emotion, learning, development, personality, abnormal psychology, and physiological psychology. Students will examine, demonstrate and critique principles, theories, and research on human cognition, emotion, behavior, and conscious experience. The course uses lecture, multimedia presentation, class discussion, online communication, simulations, online resources, and research projects to enhance the learning experience of students. Duplicate credit not granted for PSY 101 C. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course examines the principles of psychology and its research as it applies to everyday living. These principles are explored in the context of college life, interpersonal relationships, work and career. Focus areas include adjustment, health, stress, sexuality and psychological disorders. Applied Psychology is not the same as PSY 101 C Introduction to Psychology and cannot be taken in place of PSY 101 C. (CSU, CSU GE) Same as SOC 120 C. Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an overview of the psychological, sociological and psychobiological aspects of human sexuality. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach dealing with the entire area of human sexual behavior viewed in the context of the total integrated personality. Duplicate credit not granted for SOC 120 C. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This is a study of emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth patterns from conception to death. It emphasizes an integrated approach to each life phase. It also examines the influence of heredity and environment in the life span. The study also includes applicable theories of development. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course explores physical, cognitive, communicative/linguistic, and socio-emotional development of the child from conception through adolescence across diverse cultures with emphasis on the learning process. Education and teaching issues related to children are highlighted. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

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