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behavior, the interaction between biology and the environment, and the ways in which the ancestral environment may have shaped contemporary life. Topics include, but are not limited to: gender differences, romantic relationships and attraction, parenting, environmental preferences, food preferences, violence, warfare, and cooperation. Prerequisite: PSYC 111, Junior or senior standing 3 credits, Spring, Odd numbered years PSYC 318: Sensation and Perception Sensation and Perception is the study of how people use their sensory systems (vision, touch, hearing, taste, and smell) to perceive aspects of their environment. This class will present an overview of the basic sensory processes and how the brain uses this information interpret, navigate, and interact with the world. Prerequisite: PSYC 111 3 credits, Fall, Even numbered years PSYC 352: History and Systems in Psychology A detailed consideration of the formal systems of psychology (e.g., Structuralism, Behaviorism, Humanistic-Existentialism) a review of psychology's roots in philosophy and physiology and a survey of the current status of the discipline, with special emphasis on one or more topics of continuing historical interest. Prerequisite: PSYC 111, Junior or senior standing 3 credits PSYC 362: Psychotherapy Theories A survey of the various forms of psychotherapy including the history of the field, methods, theoretical and applied models of the therapeutic process, as well as practical issues such as training, gaining credentials, and other professional issues. The experience of becoming and working as a psychotherapist and coverage of selected specialty areas will also be considered. Prerequisite: PSYC 111, Junior or senior standing 3 credits, Fall, Odd numbered years PSYC 372: Personality Theory A survey of major theories of personality with emphasis on the Freudian, Neo-analytic, Cognitive, Behavioral and Existential perspectives. Prerequisite: PSYC 111 3 credits, Spring, Even numbered years PSYC 382: Undergraduate Psychology Internship An opportunity to use the principles of psychology in applied settings under professional supervision. A program of readings is completed concurrently with the field placement. The objective is the integration of theoretical knowledge with practice. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 Credits are by arrangement. 3 or 6 credits PSYC 390-394: Special Topics in Psychology Prerequisite: PSYC 111, prerequisites vary with particular course being offered

1-3 credits

PSYC 395: Research Practicum The design and implementation of special research projects where the Psychology major works under the personal supervision of a faculty member. This course requires instructor permission. Prerequisites: PSYC 211 Credits are by arrangement. 1-3 credits PSYC 396-399: Independent Study Individual study of a particular topic in Psychology under the supervision of a faculty member. This course requires instructor permission. Credits by arrangement. 1-3 credits PSYC 400: Senior Thesis in Psychology This seminar for senior majors in Psychology deals with recent research in a wide variety of specialty areas in psychology. The emphasis is on the synthesis of previous research and the critical analysis of specific research methods and findings. Prerequisite: Senior standing as Psychology major. 3 credits, Fall, Spring

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015