Academic Catalogs

Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Psychology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Fundamentals of human psychology. Using a scientific approach to the study of human behavior, this course examines and integrates physiological, intrapsychic and social/behavioral perspectives on human thought and behavior. Major units include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, motivation, learning and memory, maturation and development, personality, and social psychology. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 110.

PSYC C1163 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Child Growth and Development  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSYC C115. Examination of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes the biological, psychological, and socio-cultural aspects of the maturation process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: CDEV 100.

PSYC C1183 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Life Span Developmental Psychology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Psychological study of human development across the lifespan from prenatal development through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and dying, paying particular attention to the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial processes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 180.

PSYC C1653 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Principles of Human Sexuality 1  
Advisory: ENGL C099 or eligibility for English composition (ENGL C100).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSYC C148. An interdisciplinary analysis of the biological, statistical, psychological, and emotional aspects of human sexual behavior. Emphasis on sexual patterns, sexual identity, physiological and biological processes, and reproduction. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 130.

PSYC C1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Psychology of Aging  
Advisory: SOC C120.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations (see counselor).

Investigates the lifespan of adults--career choices and changes, marriage, relationships, family issues, aging parents, and retirement. Explores the potential for longer, healthier lives with opportunities and challenges for retirees and the elderly. This course is identical to GERO C170. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

PSYC C2503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Psychobiology  
Prerequisite(s): PSYC C100 with a grade of C or better.
Advisory: ENGL C099 or eligibility for English Composition (ENGL C100) and ENGL C096 or ability to read a college-level text, as measured by the placement test.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course introduces the scientific study of the biological bases of behavior and its fundamental role in the neurosciences. Physiological, hormonal, and neurochemical mechanisms, and brain-behavior relationships underlying the psychological phenomena of sensation, perception, regulatory processes, emotion, learning, memory, and psychological disorders will be addressed. The course also notes historical scientific contributions and current research principles for studying brain-behavior relationships and mental processes. Ethical standards for human and animal research are discussed in the context of both invasive and non-invasive experimental research. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 130.

PSYC C2553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Abnormal Psychology  
Prerequisite(s): PSYC C100 with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSYC C120. An introduction to emotional and mental disorders from a biological, sociocultural, and psychological approach. The course covers the field's historical approaches and the range of psychological disorders as well as their symptoms, treatment, and the prevention of mental problems. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 120.

PSYC C2603 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Social Psychology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The scientific study of the influence of the group on an individual's mental processes and behavior. Topics include self-perceptions, attitudes and behavior, group influence and persuasion, attraction and relationships, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, aggression, belonging, helping, and the application of social psychology to law, health, and business. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 170.

PSYC C2804 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology  
Prerequisite(s): PSYC C100 and MATH C160 with grades of C or better.
Advisory: ENGL C100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Introduces students to psychological research methods and critical analysis techniques that may be applied to diverse research studies and issues. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PSY 200.