Department of Psychology

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Course Descriptions

Developmental Communications

DEV COM 22A-E - COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY

1 UNIT RPT1
Prerequisite: None.
Pass/No Pass only. Open entry/exit.
As of the first day of semester students must obtain add card from instructor in Bungalow 45.
Self-paced, individualized classes teaching phonics, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading rate improvement, and study skills. Students may enroll in up to 3 UNITS PER SEMESTER Students choose when to study during Reading Lab or Learning Center hours. After the first day of the semester, students must obtain an Add card from the Reading Center Office to enroll in DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS 22. Check in at Bungalow 45 to arrange hours and begin the class.  Enrollment is permitted up to Monday of the 3rd week.

  • DC 22A - Phonics and Spelling
  • DC 22B - General Vocabulary
  • DC 22C - College Vocabulary
  • DC 22D - Study Skills
  • DC 22E - Reading Improvement
     

DEV COM 23 TECHNIQUES OF LEARNING/READING AND STUDY IMPROVEMENT

(3) NDA  RPT1.  Prerequisite: None.
Recommended for students who score at the intermediate or advanced levels of the Reading Assessment Test.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Teaches efficient study methods and effective learning techniques. Course stresses outlining, note taking techniques, exam strategies and time management.

DEV COM 23 READING I - FUNDAMENTALS

(3) NDA RPT2.  Prerequisite: None.
Recommended for students who score in the appropriate range on the Reading Assessment Test.
Offered on a Pass/No Pass basis.
Lecture, 3 hours.
A basic reading class designed to diagnose reading problems; improve word-attack skills; increase sight and speaking vocabularies; develop dictionary skills; and help students begin to acquire the ability to identify main ideas.

DEV COM 36 READING II - COMPREHENSION AND RELATED SKILLS

(6) NDA RPT1.  Prerequisite: None.
Recommended for students who score in the appropriate range on the
Reading Assessment Test.
Lecture, 6 hours. (Course is offered as two 3 unit, 3 hour modules.)
An intermediate reading course which brings comprehension and speed up to the level required for successful and efficient mastery of college texts.

 

 

Psychology


PSYCHOLOGY 001 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 1

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None
Survey of scientific studies of behavior covering personality, perception, motivation, emotion, memory, learning, intelligence, consciousness and theory.

PSYCHOLOGY 002 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 2: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better
Brain and behavior: anatomy and physiology of behavior and experience. Biological basis of consciousness, perception, sleep, learning, motivation and emotion.

PSYCHOLOGY 003 - PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

(CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None
The psychology of human identity, emphasizing self-awareness, effective relationships, and personal growth in contemporary society. An applied understanding of our
impressions of and presentations to others is based on personality theory and social and psychological processes. Students are encouraged to become involved in lecture,
demonstration, discussion, and group exercises.

PSYCHOLOGY 011 - CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None
Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better.

PSYCHOLOGY 012 - ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better
Behavioral patterns during the teenage years. This course deals with physical, social, and emotional development; malefemale roles and stereotypes; cross cultural differences
in adolescence; psychological needs of the period and how they may be met. Practical application of research findings is emphasized.

PSYCHOLOGY 013 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better
Examines human social interactions, how feelings and behavior are influenced by the behavior and characteristics of others. Emphasizes such topics as: liking and loving;
forming impressions of other people; increasing and decreasing aggression; changing attitudes; interactions within groups; and the psychology of conformity, obedience, and
prejudice.

PSYCHOLOGY 014 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better
Study of psychological disorders including psychosis, anxiety disorders, disturbances of mood and personality, and behavioral problems of children. Diagnostic terminology of
latest version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Disorders; modern methods of treatment.

PSYCHOLOGY 017 - THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD

(CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better. Offered Fall semester only
Offers students an opportunity to study children who do not follow the normal developmental process - autistic, mentally retarded, gifted, educationally handicapped,
neurologically impaired, emotionally disturbed, and children with other learning and emotional disorders. Includes different theoretical orientations and discussion of practical
applications.

PSYCHOLOGY 041 - LIFE-SPAN PSYCHOLOGY: FROM INFANCY TO OLD AGE

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of C or better
Individual psychological development from conception to death, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects. Major theories and research methodologies are
introduced. Family, peer educational and social influences on intelligence, gender, personality and relationships are explored. Practical applications are emphasized.

PSYCHOLOGY 060 - STRESS MANAGEMENT

(CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None
Examines how stress influences our lives. Course topics include stress reduction, relaxation techniques, time management, stress management, psychophysiological factors, the roles of health, exercise and nutrition, and occupational, personal, and age related stress issues.

PSYCHOLOGY 066 - INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None
An understanding of the basic critical thinking principles as they relate to psychology. Topics include reasoning, logical concepts, language, fallacies, analyzing arguments, the media, argumentative essays, and science and pseudoscience as they relate to real life and to psychological concepts and principles. Recommended for Psychology and Social Science students.

PSYCHOLOGY 911 - COOP ED/PSYCH

(CSU) - 1 UNITS
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in and complete one other class and be employed or volunteer in their major or a related field. OR to earn General Coop Ed. credit student must work or volunteer in a field not related to major.
For more information come to B 48 or call 818-947-2333

PSYCHOLOGY 921 - COOP ED/PSYCH

(CSU) - 2 UNITS
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in and complete one other class and be employed or volunteer in their major or a related field. OR to earn General Coop Ed. credit student must work or volunteer in a field not related to major.
For more information come to B 48 or call 818-947-2333

PSYCHOLOGY 931 - COOP ED/PSYCH

(CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in and complete one other class and be employed or volunteer in their major or a related field. OR to earn General Coop Ed. credit student must work or volunteer in a field not related to major.
For more information come to B 48 or call 818-947-2333

PSYCHOLOGY 941 - COOP ED/PSYCH

(CSU) - 4 UNITS
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in and complete one other class and be employed or volunteer in their major or a related field. OR to earn General Coop Ed. credit student must work or volunteer in a field not related to major.
For more information come to B 48 or call 818-947-2333

 

 

sTATISTICS FOR THE sOCIAL sCIENCES

STATISTICS 001 - ELEMENTARY STATS 1

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Mathematics 125 with a grade of C or better
Introduces basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics, including measurement and the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data.

STATISTICS 002 - ELEMENTARY STATS 2

(UC:CSU) - 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: STATISTICS 001
Introduces the fundamental tools of quantitative methods in research including techniques of data collection, organization, presentation, analysis and interpretation, using appropriate technologies (e.g., statistical software).