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Psychology Courses

Psychology Courses

Introduction to General Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 1A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Scientific principles of psychology: Application of scientific research in understanding learning, human development, biological processes, personality, behavior disorders, social psychology, and adjustment of the human organism.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Social Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 6
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Psychological aspects of human social life involved in the relationship between identity and social structure: Human behavior in the context of the individual as an acting and interacting member of various groups in society. 2001.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area E; IGETC area 4

 

Psychology of Childhood

Course Number: PSYCH 7A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Psych 7L.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Physical, intellectual, and emotional growth of children from conception to puberty: Factors of heredity and environment as determinants of this development.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Human Sexuality

Course Number: PSYCH 12
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as BIOL 27 Not open for credit to students ho have completed or are currently enrolled in BIOL 27 or HLTED 27
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Exploration and analysis of the multifaceted aspects of human sexuality: Physiological, psychological, anatomical, sociological, legal, medical, educational, cultural; urogenital system of both sexes, birth control devices, and pregnancy.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D, E; IGETC area 4

 

Lifespan Human Development

Course Number: PSYCH 21
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Human development from conception to death: Theories of development, research methods; physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes of the life span with developmental issues; nature vs, nurture, continuity vs. discontinuity, stability vs. instability. 2001.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D9, E; IGTEC area 4I

 

Abnormal Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 24
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Psych 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of major psychological disorders: Historical perspectives of various theoretical models (biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, existential, socio-cultural); review of research for understanding of origins and most promising treatments.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 28
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite(s) PSYCH 1A and MATH 13

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to research methods for psychology: Research design; experimental procedures; descriptive methods; instrumentation; collection, analysis, and reporting of research data; review of research design and methodology in various sub-disciplines of psychology. 2001.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D9; IGETC area 4I (C-ID: PSY 200)

 

Selected Topics in Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UCâ—†
See section on Selected Topics. 2001.00

 

Independent Study in Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 49
Units: .5-5
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on Independent Study.

 

Selected Topics in Psychology

Course Number: PSYCH 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.