Psychology (PSYCHLGY)

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PSYCHLGY 1130 General Psychology 3 Credits

An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the language and methods of psychology and to examine factors affecting human behavior in the areas of motivation, development, intelligence, personality and abnormal behavior.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

PSYCHLGY 2030 Positive Psychology 3 Credits

This course will explore the field of positive psychology, which focuses on well-being and beneficial behaviors and experiences that contribute to improved quality of life. Topics will include theories and research on strengths, happiness, gratitude, mindfulness, resilience and others. To "test" these ideas, we will apply them to our own lives by engaging in and reflecting upon activities that illustrate positive psychology concepts.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130
Typically Offered: Spring

PSYCHLGY 2080 Psychology of Women and Gender 3 Credits

The process and consequences of gender development; review of current gender research and theory in the context of cultural, psychological, biological, historical, and cross-cultural perspectives. The course focuses on the influence of gender in areas such as cognition, value systems, achievement, interpersonal relationships, aggression, and sexuality.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: WOMGENDR 2080
GE: Gender Studies, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

PSYCHLGY 2730 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3 Credits

A survey of human development theories and research. Topics include the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the individual from the prenatal period through old age and the process of death and dying.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: DEMAND