PSY 120 Human Relations (3 cr.) Introduces the theory and practice of effective human relations. Increases understanding of self and others and interpersonal skills needed to be a competent and cooperative communicator. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 200 Principles of Psychology (3 cr.) Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics  such as physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Prerequisite: Placement in English 111 based on VPT scores. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.) Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite: PSY 200 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 230 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the developmental tasks of the person’s physical, cognitive, and  psycho-social growth. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 255 Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior (3 cr.) Studies psychology of criminal behavior. Includes topics such as violent and non-violent crime, sexual offenses, insanity, addiction, white collar crime, and other deviant behaviors. Provides a background for law enforcement occupations. Prerequisites: PSY 200 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.