Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Psychology Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

A minimum of 18 credits including the following courses:


PSY-101 General Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to psychology as a natural and a social science. Topics include the methods of science, biological bases of behavior, developmental processes, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, conditioning and learning, memory and cognition, motivation and emotion, theories and assessment of intelligence and personality, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, and social-cultural influences on behavior. FILA general education: social sciences

PSY-230 Research Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Exploration of descriptive, correlational, and experimental research methods and statistics. Topics include the scientific method, ethical research, hypothesis testing, reliability and validity, the nature and correct use of inferential statistics, and how to interpret main effects and interactions. Lab focus on SPSS analyses and a group designed research project. Three lecture hours and one lab per week. Prerequisite: PSY-101

Plus 4 additional PSY courses