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Psychology

Course Code
PSY 402  Credits
Title Child/Adolescent Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 and PSY 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Human development from the prenatal period through adolescence. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses and have junior standing prior to enrolling in this class. 



Course Code
PSY 403  Credits
Title Adulthood and Aging 
Prerequisite PSY 113 and PSY 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Discussion of some of the major theoretical approaches and current issues in human development from young adulthood through old age and death. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses and have junior standing prior to enrolling in this class. 



Course Code
PSY 417  Credits
Title Child Psychopathology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Includes an overview of the characteristics, classification, and developmental course of disorders of childhood and adolescence. Introduces an integrative approach incorporating different theoretical models. Considers biological, familial, social and cultural contexts and individual differences. Prevention and intervention approaches discussed. Prerequisite: 9 credits of Psychology courses 



Course Code
PSY 430  Credits
Title Advanced Experimental Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 330 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Course emphasizing the critical discussion of research topics and journal articles of interest to majors, as well as the execution of an independent research project. 



Course Code
PSY 455  Credits
Title Psychology of the Arts 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An understanding of the relationship of the fundamental principles of psychology to the arts is developed from the formal beginning of psychology to the present. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses and junior standing or have the consent of the instructor. 



Course Code
PSY 463  Credits
Title Abnormal Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Descriptive and explanatory models are detailed in relation to their relevance to behavior pathology and the prevention of abnormal behavior. Students must have earned nine credits in psychology courses and junior standing or have the consent of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students have taken PSY 261 prior to taking this course. 



Course Code
PSY 465  Credits
Title Clinical Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 261 OR PSY 463 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Discussion of techniques of psychotherapy, crisis intervention, interviewing, clinical assessment and prevention of disorder. Emphasis on psychotherapy as a process of understanding. Students must have earned nine credits in psychology courses and junior standing or have the consent of the instructor. 



Course Code
PSY 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Placement in a practical setting under appropriate individual or agency and departmental supervision. Students must be psychology majors with at least Junior standing and must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
PSY 470  Credits
Title History and Systems of Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An overview of the development of psychology from associationism to the present. Schools, fields and areas of psychology are emphasized. Students must have earned nine credits in psychology courses and have junior standing prior to enrolling in this class. 



Course Code
PSY 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Coverage of a topic not central to other courses in the department. Topics will vary depending on the interest of students and faculty. Students must have earned nine credits in psychology courses and have junior standing prior to enrolling in this class. 



Course Code
PSY 492  Credits
Title Seminar in Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 330 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description For majors and advanced students in other areas. Student participation emphasized. Content may vary each semester. Students must have earned nine credits in psychology courses and have junior standing prior to enrolling in this class. Students should have completed PSY 330 prior to enrollment. 



Course Code
PSY 494  Credits 1-3 
Title Undergraduate Research 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Student assumes responsibility in the implementation of research related to interests of a faculty supervisor or in the area of their own choosing. Weekly meeting required. Must have completed 9 credits of psychology coursework and have junior standing.