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PSYC 1301   (3-3-0)   General Psychology

This introductory course provides the foundation for all other courses in psychology. The historical, theoretical, and research foundations for psychology are examined. A survey is made of human development, learning, perception, motivation, personality, neurological development, and emotions. The focus of the course is on the development of a Christian perspective on psychology.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

PSYC 2301   (3-3-0)   Statistics for the Social Sciences

Introductory course including elements of probability to support statistical theory. Topics include theoretical distributions, discrete and continuous variables, and tests of hypotheses. Suggested for majors in the social and behavioral sciences. TI-83/84 Plus graphing calculator required. This course may not be used to satisfy any general studies requirements for Social Science.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MATH 1301, 1303, 1307, or 1405.

PSYC 2304   (3-3-0)   Marriage and Family

A study of the institution of the family, including courtship and marriage. An analysis of marriage and family life trends with a special emphasis on a Christian framework.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

PSYC 3302   (3-3-0)   Juvenile Delinquency

A study of deviant behavior by the legal minors in contemporary society, factors and conditions contributing to delinquency, control and treatment of offenders, and programs for prevention.  

  • Offered: Fall, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: CRJS 1301 or 1302, or PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1301.

PSYC 3303   (3-3-0)   Psychology Internship I (S-L)

This course connects student public service with academic study by providing a professionally supervised activity in a setting that offers some type of human service. The student will be required to work 20 hours for each credit hour earned. The student’s work will be evaluated by both the site supervisor and the course instructor.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: Twelve hours of psychology and junior standing.

PSYC 3306   (3-3-0)   Study of Aging

An examination of aging in relation to sociology, psychology, biology, law, political science, literature, religion, recreation, and health. Special emphasis is placed on an understanding of gerontology from a Christian perspective.  

  • Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

PSYC 4301   (3-3-0)   Multicultural Perspectives

Examines the theories and operational definitions of race and ethnic relations in the social sciences within a biblical framework. Evaluates programs for the reduction of prejudice, discrimination, and racism. Analyzes historical and contemporary status of racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States.   

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1301.

PSYC 4303   (3-3-0)   Social Psychology

A study of individual behavior as affected by cultural and social stimuli. Social psychology focuses on the perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals.   

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1301.

PSYC 4305   (3-3-0)   Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

A study of the nature and causes of mental disorders as reflected in the major theories and current research regarding abnormal behavior.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: 12 hours in psychology.

PSYC 4311   (3-3-0)   Integration of Psychology and Christianity

This course includes a survey of the major approaches to and issues in relating psychology to Christianity. Psychology and Christianity will be compared in relation to their views of the nature of the human being, the sources of truth, sin and psychopathology, change and sanctification, and other factors.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: 18 hours of psychology and 6 hours of religion.

PSYC 4314   (3-3-0)   Counseling Theories and Techniques

A course dealing with the fundamentals of counseling as they relate to human behavior. A survey of the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy is included.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 1301.

PSYC 4315   (3-3-0)   Psychology of Personality

An investigation of the interacting biological, psychological, and sociological factors which contribute to formation of behavior in personality structure. A survey of the major theories of personality is included.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 1301.

PSYC 4316   (3-3-0)   Human Growth and Development

A course in developmental psychology that focuses on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development from conception to death within a context of basic theories of development.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: PSYC or SOCI 1301.

PSYC 4317   (3-3-0)   Research Methods

This course is designed to introduce the student to the scientific method of research. Topics covered include the philosophy/logic of research, hypothesis testing, the construction of concepts, sampling, data gathering, and data analysis. Completion of the course will make students better "consumers" of behavioral research data, as well as prepare them for more advanced classes in statistics and research. Examples in the class will be drawn from diverse disciplines including criminal justice, sociology, psychology, business, and health care.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 and 2301, or SOCI 1301 and 2303, or 18 hours in criminal justice and general studies math requirement.

PSYC 4332   (3-3-0)   Crisis Intervention

This course examines the field of crisis intervention from a multi-disciplinary perspective including law enforcement, human services, psychology, and sociology. The evaluation and application of crisis intervention techniques, methods, and concepts will be examined related to community, workplace, therapy, and social/personal environments.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: 6 hours in criminal justice, sociology, or psychology.

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