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Psychology (PSY)

PSY 110  (3 credit hours)  
General Psychology  

Introduces the history, methods and content of modern psychology. Covers the history and systems of psychology, psychological research, physiological psychology, psychological processes, developmental psychology, personality, abnormal behavior and social psychology. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: Current placement scores for college level reading established by KCTCS or completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, transitional reading course(s).
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 180  (3 credit hours)  
Human Relations  

Explores the sociological and psychological forces that affect interpersonal relationships as individuals work and live together. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET scores for college level reading OR completion of Transitional reading course(s).
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 185  (3 credit hours)  
Human Potential  

Introduces the principles of relating to self and others and focuses upon self-growth. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 188  (1 credit hours)  
Directed Undergraduate Reading in Psychology  

Explores in-depth a specific topic related to the student's personal or career interests in psychology under the direction of a faculty member. Reading proposal must be approved by instructor. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 110 and consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 189  (1-2 credit hours)  
Directed Undergraduate Research in Psychology  

Requires students to design and conduct an elementary research project relevant to the student's personal or career interests in psychology under the direction of a faculty member. Requires development of a psychology literature review. Research proposal must be approved by instructor. 0 credits (30-60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 213 and consent of instructor (If PSY 215 is changed to PSY 213 Research Methods) Laboratory: 1.0 - 2.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
PSY 212  (4 credit hours)  
Applications of Statistics in Psychology  

Introduces students to descriptive and inferential statistics in design, analysis, and interpretation of psychological research. Lecture/Lab: 4.0 credits (75 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score for college level mathematics or completion of Transitional math course(s); PSY 110.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAI: Integrated Laboratory, LEI: Integrated Lecture
PSY 213  (4 credit hours)  
Research Methods  

Applies scientific methods to psychological research. Provides practical experience in designing and executing a research project using observational, survey, and/or true experimental design methodologies. Requires application of descriptive and inferential statistics and written report of research project results. Lecture/Lab: 4.0 credits (75 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 110.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 223  (3 credit hours)  
Developmental Psychology  

Examines physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development throughout the lifespan from conception to death. Reviews concepts, principles, and theories of developmental psychology. Explores influences upon psychological development such as heredity, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 100 or PSY 110.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 230  (3 credit hours)  
Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying  

Examines the biophysiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural aspects of death and dying in the evolving global world. Explores variations in the behaviors and attitudes associated with death, dying, and bereavement, with particular attention to the contexts (e.g., cultural, familial, historical, life span developmental) in which these variations occur. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: PSY 110 or SOC 101, or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 297  (3 credit hours)  
Psychology of Aging  

Provides an overview of the demographics of aging, theories of aging and research methods used to study adult development. Examines the biological, psychological and social impact of aging, longevity work, retirement, death and bereavement. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 110 or consent of instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 298  (3 credit hours)  
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology  

Provides an overview of the theories, diagnoses, and treatments of psychological disorders. Covers the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence the etiology, understanding, and management of psychopathology within society. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 110 or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 299  (1-3 credit hours)  
Special Introductory Topics in Psychology  

Introduces specialized topics in the field of psychology to meet current trends and investigations of contemporary issues in the discipline. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits under different subtitles. Lecture: 1.0 - 3.0 credits (15 - 45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 110 or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 2231  (0.6 credit hours)  
Foundations of Development  

Introduces the principles of developmental psychology with emphasis on theory and data relating to the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social developmental aspects. Explores prenatal development through the birth process. Lecture: 0.6 credit (9 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 110.
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 2232  (0.6 credit hours)  
Infancy through Early Childhood  

Emphasizes theory and data relating to the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social developmental aspects of infancy, toddlerhood, and early childhood. Lecture: 0.6 credit (9 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 2231.
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 2233  (0.6 credit hours)  
Middle Childhood & Adolescence  

Emphasizes theory and data relating to the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social developmental aspects of middle childhood and adolescence. Lecture: 0.6 credit (9 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 2232.
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 2234  (0.6 credit hours)  
Emerging and Middle Adulthood  

Emphasizes theory and data relating to the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social developmental aspects of emerging and middle adulthood. Lecture: 0.6 credit (9 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 2233.
Components: LEC: Lecture
PSY 2235  (0.6 credit hours)  
Late Adulthood; Death & Dying  

Emphasizes theory and data relating to the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social developmental aspects of late adulthood. Explores issues related to death and bereavement. Lecture: 0.6 credit (9 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 2234.
Components: LEC: Lecture