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test construction and use are considered. course is a comprehensive study of the Prerequisites: PSY 201 and 233 or instructor theories and empirical findings relevant approval. (3 s.h.) to these age-old questions as well as the practical applications derived from PSY 403 Psychology of Personality this scholarly work. Course content will A study of the various approaches to primarily focus on needs, cognitions (i.e., understanding the development of goals and beliefs), emotions and selfpersonality. Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.). regulation. Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.) PSY 405 Experimental Psychology An applied extension of research methodology that includes data collection, analysis, and interpretation; reporting findings; and exploration of the role of science in psychology. This course provides in-depth examination of the implications of research and research findings for a wide array of basic and applied topics. Prerequisites: PSY 201, 233, and 250. (3 s.h.) PSY 407 Counseling A study of the basic principles and techniques of counseling. Prerequisites: Junior standing and two courses in psychology or instructor approval. (3 s.h.) PSY 408 Biological Psychology An introduction to the basic concepts of biological psychology, including aspects of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, behavioral genetics and biological bases for sensory processes, motivation, sleep and arousal, learning and memory and abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 201 and BIO 100 or BIO 102. (3 s.h.)

analysis, and systems of learning about geography are applied to the physical, political, economic and cultural geography of the United States. (3 s.h.)

SSC 403 Teaching of the Social Sciences Consideration of recent trends in the organization and teaching of the social PSY 430 Human Sexuality sciences in secondary schools. Prospective This course explores human sexuality as teachers will evaluate courses of study, a basic dimension of human personhood educational materials and instructional and experience. Biological, developmental, strategies. Prerequisites: EDU 201. (2 s.h.) and social-cultural aspects of sexuality are considered, with special attention given Social Work (SWK) to those aspects of sexuality that are of concern in clinical and counseling settings. SWK 130 Introduction to Social Work Prerequisite: Two courses in psychology. This course will examine the profession (3 s.h.) of social work, its historical roots and trends, the role of the generalist, and the PSY 431 Cognitive Psychology settings of practice. Contemporary and This course involves exploration of current future issues facing the profession will be research concerning the functioning of explored. The critical nature of lifelong the human cognitive system. Topics will learning and evidence-based practice include aspects of theory, sensation and will be stressed. Skills of practice across perception, memory, organization of boundaries of difference will be covered knowledge, language, thinking, expertise, including older adults, homeless, children, intelligence and developmental changes women, GLBT, disabilities, refugees and in cognition. Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.) immigrants, religions, ethnicity, culture and nationalities. The concept of systemic PSY 490 Seminar oppression will be introduced. Fulfills the Study in special topics that provide greater critical thinking core course requirement. breadth and enrichment within the (3 s.h.) discipline of Psychology. Some suggested topics include social cognition, group SWK 201 Addictions research practicum and personal and social This course is designed to provide basic adjustment. Prerequisite: Four courses in knowledge regarding addictions. A basic psychology or instructor approval. (3 s.h.) assumption throughout the readings and

PSY 411 Child Psychology A study of biological, social, emotional, and cognitive development through middle PSY 491, 492 Independent Study childhood. Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.) Consent of the instructor is required. (1-3 s.h.) PSY 412 Adolescent Psychology A study of the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of Social Science (SSC) adolescents, as well as their problems of SSC 205 World Geography adjustment in the socialization process. An examination of climate, topography, Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.) physical resources, population distribution, economics and other factors affecting PSY 413 Adult Development and human life and activities. Includes a survey Aging An examination of the social, cognitive, and of world regions. (3 s.h.) physical changes across adulthood with SSC 230 Native American Studies particular attention given to late adulthood. A study of the backgrounds and ways of life Theories, research methodology, and of the Native American people. Includes an findings related to the study of adult introduction to the history and cultures of development are considered. Prerequisite: American Indians. (3 s.h.) PSY 201. (3 s.h.)

exercises is that alcoholism and other addictions to illegal drugs, prescription drugs, food, nicotine, gambling, shopping, etc. are caused by a combination of biological, psychological and social factors. A second basic assumption is that prevention is better than a cure. In fact, for addiction there may be no cure, only remission; remission may occur from spiritual growth or through treatment. Treatment is a major focus of this course. In this course, the student will be introduced to a strengths perspective, an approach that also serves to bridge the gap between 12-step-based treatment model and harm reduction theory. A biopsychosocial and spiritual understanding of substance abuse and addiction are provided in this course. This course is designed for students in SSC 305 U.S. Geography the helping professions, criminal justice, PSY 422 Motivation and Emotion A study of the regions and major teachers, social workers and health Why do we want what we want? Why do geographic topics of the United States. educators. The subject matter, though we do what we do? How do I motivate Geographic thinking, conceptualization, basic, is not simplistic. Readings should myself? How do I motivate others? This

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2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.