PY 101 Principles of Psychology 3 hours - An overview of the science of psychology, including such concepts as emotion, motivation,adjustment, perception, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, measurement,and experimental methods.
PY 201 Psychology of Religion 3 hours - A study of the psychological aspects of religion and an analysis of several systems in psychology from a Christian perspective, utilizing the writings of Ellen G. White along with other Christian authors.
PY 280 Seminar in Psychology 2 hours - In-depth examination of particular topics of current interest in the field of psychology. Critical Evaluation of current research. The course also reviews the graduation, admission, and employment searching processes. Prerequisite: PY 101 and sophomore standing.
PY 301 Social Psychology (W) 3 hours - The study of group affiliations, group standards, social perceptions, and other social factors influencing the behavior of individuals and interaction among groups. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 303 Psychology of Women 3 hours - This course provides an overview of the events/issues that have served to shape the psychology that women adopted with reference to themselves and others toward them, and how that has changed over the years. The dynamics of the psychology of womanhood across cultures will also be examined.
PY 307 Statistical Methods 3 hours - An introduction to statistical procedures. Topics include preparation and use of graphs and tables, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and sampling, and tests of significance and association. Prerequisites: PY 101 and MA 101.
PY 319 Theories of Personality (W) 3 hours - A study of the main theories of personality structure, with consideration of the essential ingredients of healthy attitudes and behavior patterns. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 321 Abnormal Behavior 3 hours - A study of the types, natures, and causes of abnormal behavior; the effects of maladaptive behavior on individuals, families, and communities; and methods of treatment. Prerequisite: PY101.
PY 325 Developmental Psychology 3 hours - A study of current psychological theories relating to psychological development throughout the entire life span. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 331 Group Dynamics 3 hours - A study of the dynamics of groups, with special emphasis being placed upon patterns of leadership, solidarity, cohesion, conflict, accommodation, and cooperation. Prerequisite: PY101.
PY 340 Behavior Disorders in Children 3 hours - This course is designed to give the student a descriptive and theoretical survey of the major forms of child psychopathology, with a detailed analysis of behaviors of children, methods of identification, and present methods of prevention and treatment. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 345 Adolescent Psychology 3 hours - This course is designed to give the student a descriptive and theoretical survey of the developmental period of adolescence, to include a critical examination of the biological, cognitive, socio-emotional and socio-cultural factors impacting adolescent development. Prerequisite: PY101.
PY 351 Organizational Psychology 3 hours - Application of psychology to the study of personnel problems, including such areas as human relations, selection, training, employee motivation, and morale. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 357 Health Psychology 3 hours - An introduction to the sub field of psychology, which investigates the psychological and behavioral aspects of physical health. Mental functioning as a causative factor in physical illness/wellness wheel be explored. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 361 Marriage and the Family 3 hours - The ethics of family relationships, changing trends, and functions of the modern family. An attempt is made to bring the student into contact with facts, principles, attitudes, and problems that are likely to play a part in marriage. Prerequisite: SO 101.
PY 371 Biological Psychology 3 hours - Physiological correlates of behavior, with special emphasis on the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system as a basis for relating behavior to its physiological components. Development of competence in reading and interpreting scientific data. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 398 Psychology and the Law 3 hours - This course examines the U.S. legal system through the use of psychological concepts,methods, and findings. It offers coverage of topics relevant to understanding how psychology interfaces with the law. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 401 History and Systems of Psychology 3 hours - A study of the theoretical systems, experiments, and personalities involved in the development of psychology. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 411 Principles of Research (W) 3 hours - An introduction to research in the behavioral sciences. Topics include problem definition and hypothesis formation; observation, definition, and measurement; design and control of basic types of experimental and quasi experimental designs; and explanation and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: PY 307.
PY 421 Counseling Skills 3 hours - This course acquaints the student with the practical applications of communication, helping skills, and counseling. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 422-424 Counseling Practicum 2-2 hours - Fifty-four hours - each semester of supervised practical experience in a community mental health agency. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in PY 421 or PY 423, BS Psychology majors and junior standing..
PY 423 Counseling Theories 3 hours - This course involves a study of the major counseling theories. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 430 Psychological Testing 3 hours - A course designed to familiarize students with the history of the development of psychological testing, the theory behind it, and the various objective and projective instruments used to assess intellectual and personality functioning. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 431 Black Psychological Perspectives 3 hours - This course is designed to introduce the student to the issues and concerns regarding psychological development from a Black perspective. Prerequisite: PY 101.
PY 460 Experimental Psychology 3 hours - A survey course acquainting the student with the experimental analysis of behavior. The scientific method is used to investigate basic behavioral phenomena and principles. Students will also develop competence in reading, writing, and interpreting reports. Prerequisite: PY 411.
PY 460L Experimental Psychology Lab 1 hour - Controlled laboratory experiences will be provided to investigate verbal learning, individual differences, operant and classical conditioning, and other processes. Computer programs will be used to facilitate some of the laboratory exercises.
PY 490-491 Research and Independent Study (W) each 1-3 hours - Majors in psychology desirous of getting an independent course of research are encouraged to do so under the direction of an advisor. Prerequisites: PY 307, junior standing, and GPA of3.00. Consent of the department chair is required.
SO 101 Principles of Sociology 3 hours - An introduction to the field of sociology, terms and concepts related to human behavior, and the influences of social and cultural factors upon human behavior.
SO 211 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 hours - An introduction to the study of humankind as total being, culture and social organization,interrelationships with habitat, and biophysical nature.
SO 231 Social Problems 3 hours - An analysis of areas of social behavior considered to be problems in contemporary American society. Prerequisite: SO 101
SO 241 Race Relations 3 hours - A scientific approach to the study of racial elements in the population of the United States, with particular emphasis on White and African-American groups. Prerequisite: SO 101.
SO 320 Social Psychology 3 hours - The study of group affiliations, group standards, social perceptions, and other social factors influencing the behavior of individuals and interaction among groups. Prerequisite: PY 101.
SO 361 Marriage and the Family 3 hours - The ethics of family relationships, changing trends, and functions of the modern family. An attempt is made to bring the student into contact with facts, principles, attitudes, and problems that are likely to play a part in marriage. Prerequisite: SO 101.
SO 398 Probation and Parole 3 hours - A study of the role of the probation officer in the social rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders. Theory of probation and parole in relation to actual case histories. Techniques of counseling and guiding the adult and juvenile offender in and out of the correctional institution.Prerequisite: SO 101.