Psychology Courses

Undergraduate

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology - ONLINE version

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

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PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is an introduction and overview of the field of psychology. Students will investigate the research, theory, and history of the science of psychology. Primary goals of the course are to teach the students critical thinking skills, increase their awareness of diversity and multiculturalism, and expose them to the science behind psychological practices. The topics covered will include research methods, neuroscience, sensation and perception, life-span development, learning, memory, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology.

PSYC 211 Introduction to Statistics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $800

This course presents a full introduction of the statistical procedures utilized in behavioral sciences. We will examine the importance of statistics in science as well as in daily life and will provide a basic groundwork for the students understanding of how to accurately interpret statistical information. Additionally, we will attempt to decrease (as much as possible) any anxiety surrounding math. Students will learn how to analyze data via hand and then via SPSS computerized statistics package.

PSYC 245 Brain and Behavior

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is an overview of the biological approach to psychology. Emphasis will be placed on nervous system anatomy and physiology. A primary aim of the course is to familiarize students with the many ways to examine the “mind-body” relationship. Lecture notes will incorporate the fundamentals of biological psychology with current theoretical views and research. Student will also be required to read current research on topics pertaining to class and explore websites that illustrate neuroanatomy and the relationship between the brain and behavior.

PSYC 245 Brain and Behavior

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is an overview of the biological approach to psychology. Emphasis will be placed on nervous system anatomy and physiology. A primary aim of the course is to familiarize students with the many ways to examine the “mind-body” relationship. Lecture notes will incorporate the fundamentals of biological psychology with current theoretical views and research. Student will also be required to read current research on topics pertaining to class and explore websites that illustrate neuroanatomy and the relationship between the brain and behavior.

PSYC 316 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Course available June 1, 2010 This course addresses the social, biological, and psychological factors of the major drugs associated with therapeutic and recreational use and abuse. Topics include drug use as a social problem, theories and treatment of addiction, how drugs work, and the detrimental health effects of drug use.

PSYC 316 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course addresses the social, biological, and psychological factors of the major drugs associated with therapeutic and recreational use and abuse. Topics include drug use as a social problem, theories and treatment of addiction, how drugs work, and the detrimental health effects of drug use.

PSYC 414 Cognitive Psychology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course presents the scientific study of the basic phenomena, concepts, and processes and neurology involved in perception, attention, memory, and higher cognitive functions. Cognitive theory and research methods are used in interpreting cognitive phenomena.

PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

A study of the principal forms of psychopathology and its circumstances with reference to psychodynamic, social, learning, physiologic and genetic dimensions. A primary goal is to increase knowledge of the symptoms, developmental aspects of disorders, psychosis, and maladjusted behavior and to broaden the student's understanding of various approaches to psychotherapy and the prevention of psychopathology.

PSYC 465 Theories of Personality

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course provides an introduction to the psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic/existential approaches to personality. Specific theories and current research within each approach are reviewed. The course covers such theorists as Freud, Jung, Erikson, Skinner, Bandura, Cattell, Allport, and May. Prerequisites: Psyc. 101, 204, 205, 211