Academic Catalogs

Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Psychology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The following psychology topics are explored: methodology, physiology, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, thought, language, development, motivation, emotion, sexuality, health, stress, personality, abnormal disorders, and therapies. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: PSY 110.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A100

    PSYC A100H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to Psychology Honors  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This course is a scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The following psychology topics are explored: methodology, physiology, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, thought, language, development, motivation, emotion, sexuality, health, stress, personality, abnormal disorders, and therapies. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: PSY 110.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A100H

      PSYC A1053 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Psychology of Women  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      Evaluates traditional theories of the psychology of women and how they relate to women today. Will examine what science has taught us about the nature of women and how their psychology is both similar to and different from that of men. Topics include communication styles, social relationships, body image, sexuality, motherhood, work, and physical and mental health. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A105

        PSYC A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Psychology of Adjustment  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        The study of concepts and principles of personal and social adjustment. Theories (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic) of healthy adjustment are explored and coupled with personal discipline and responsibility of the individual student. The material is geared to be relevant and applicable to contemporary society. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A110

          PSYC A1254 Units (72 lecture hours)  
          Introduction to Counseling Psychology  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          Designed for students who seek to acquire a basic understanding of counseling psychology and helping roles in the mental health profession. Theoretical and practical approaches to treating emotionally, developmentally, and cognitively impaired clients will be explored within the context of the rehabilitation and recovery model and other treatment models. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A125

            PSYC A1303 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. Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems. Institutions impacting each stage of development also addressed. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: PSY 180.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A130

              PSYC A1604 Units (72 lecture hours)  
              Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              This course emphasizes the calculation, interpretation, and application of descriptive and inferential statistics in the behavioral sciences. Topics include research methods, mathematical concepts, distributions, estimation, correlation, regression, sampling and probability, hypothesis testing, z and t Tests, ANOVA, and nonparametric tests. Students completing MATH A160 may petition for alternative credit for PSYC A160. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: MATH 110.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A160

                PSYC A1653 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Principles of Human Sexuality 1  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                Interdisciplinary approach to psychological, social, and physiological aspects of sexuality. Same as Sociology A165. Students completing Psychology A165 may not receive credit for Sociology A165. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A165

                  PSYC A1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  Principles of Psychology  
                  Prerequisite(s): PSYC A100 or PSYC A100H.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                  This course emphasizes contemporary interests, recent discoveries, and classic studies in psychology, with attention to developmental psychology, physiological psychology, abnormal psychology and the other subfields.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A185

                    PSYC A1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Cross-Cultural Psychology  

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU, UC

                    This course is an introduction to essential theories and research in cross-cultural psychology. The course will explore how culture influences human behavior and psychological processes including cognition, lifespan development, emotion, language, personality, mental health, self concept, and social behavior. Topics include identity development, worldview, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, enculturation, acculturation, cultural competence, and mental health, with particular emphasis placed on the influence of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Examination of these topics will prepare students to more fully engage in an increasingly diverse society where cross-cultural contact is a routine occurrence.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A190

                      PSYC A190H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                      Cross-Cultural Psychology Honors  

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU, UC

                      This course is an introduction to essential theories and research in cross-cultural psychology. The course will explore how culture influences human behavior and psychological processes including cognition, lifespan development, emotion, language, personality, mental health, self concept, and social behavior. Topics include identity development, worldview, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, enculturation, acculturation, cultural competence, and mental health, with particular emphasis placed on the influence of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Examination of these topics will prepare students to more fully engage in an increasingly diverse society where cross-cultural contact is a routine occurrence.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A190H

                        PSYC A1990.5-3 Units (9-54 lecture hours)  
                        Current Topics in Psychology  

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        Study and discussion of topics and issues of current interest in psychology. Units vary according to topic selected, semester offered, and number of meetings scheduled. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A199

                          PSYC A2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                          Positive Psychology  

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          Focus on presenting practical ways to promote and maintain well-being and happiness by managing emotions, strengthening positive character traits, and fostering better relationships. Topics include compassion, mindfulness, creativity and flow, self-knowledge, self-esteem, love, parenting, friendships, work ethics and achievement, spirituality, tolerance, resilience and humor. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A200

                            PSYC A2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Psychology of Personality  
                            Prerequisite(s): PSYC A100 or PSYC A100H.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                            A survey of classical and contemporary personality theories, research, and applications. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A220

                              PSYC A2503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                              Psychobiology  
                              Prerequisite(s): PSYC A100 or PSYC A100H.
                              Advisory: ENGL A100.

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                              This course is an examination of the relationships between the brain and behavior and their application to self-management. The anatomy and physiology of the following will be explored: neurological disorders and their treatments, sensation, perception, sexuality, drug use, emotion, sleep, learning, memory, and internal bodily states. This course may also be offered online. C-ID: PSY 150.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A250

                                PSYC A2553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                Abnormal Psychology  
                                Prerequisite(s): PSYC A100 or PSYC A100H.
                                Advisory: ENGL A100.

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                A survey of abnormal psychology, models of abnormal behavior, assessment and classification of psychological disorders, etiology and treatment, and legal and ethical issues. This course emphasizes a critical thinking approach for understanding content in the context of a culturally diverse society. C-ID: PSY 120.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A255

                                  PSYC A2603 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                  Social Psychology  

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                  Topics explored include self-perceptions, attitudes and behavior, group influence and persuasion, attraction and relationships, stereotypes, prejudice, aggression, helping, and the application of social psychology to health, business, and law. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A260

                                    PSYC A2703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                    Psychology of Learning  

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                    Investigates types of learning, the background and research that led to their discovery, and current models of learning, memory, and problem solving. Critical and analytical thinking applied to instances of everyday learning and memory. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A270

                                      PSYC A2804 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                      Introduction to Experimental Methods  
                                      Prerequisite(s): PSYC A100 or PSYC A100H; and PSYC A160 or MATH A160.
                                      Advisory: ENGL A100.

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                      This course addresses the principles and techniques which enter into experimental research concerning behavior and emphasizes designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting research in the behavioral sciences. C-ID: PSY 200.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSYC A280