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Undergraduate Program

Courses

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.

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Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.
NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

PSY Courses

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PSY 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Is a balanced and integrated survey of psychology with coverage of both social and natural science domains. Sections of PSY 101 vary, but most consist of lectures, readings, discussions, and demonstrations. One Fall section is limited to first year students only.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 110 NEURAL FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIOR

Introduces the structure and organization of the brain, and its role in perception, movement, thinking, and other behavior. Topics include the brain as a special kind of computer, localization of function, effects of brain damage and disorders, differences between human and animal brains, sex differences, perception and control of movement, sleep, regulation of body states and emotions, and development and aging.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 110W NEURAL FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIOR

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Fall 2010

PSY 111 FOUNDATIONS OF COG SCIENCE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 112 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Provides an introduction to basic concepts in modern cognitive psychology. Topics covered include pattern recognition, attention and memory, concepts and categories, language comprehension and production, and higher-level thinking, such as reasoning and decision making.

Last Offered: Spring 2012

PSY 112W COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Spring 2013

PSY 113 BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL & CLINICAL BEHAVIORS

An exploration of biological explanations of topics in social and clinical psychology, e.g., emotions, sexuality, psychopathology, and addictions.

Last Offered: Spring 2012

PSY 113W BIOPSYCH OF SOC & CLIN BEHAV

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2013

PSY 151 PERCEPTION & ACTION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 152 LANGUAGE & PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 153 COGNITION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 161 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

An introduction to the field of social psychology and an overview of research on individual differences in personality. Topics include the self, attitudes, social cognition, emotion, interpersonal attraction, relationships, helping, social influence, group behavior, and dispositional differences among people. Students will complete several individual difference measures and receive individualized feedback at the end of the course. Format is lectures augmented with discussions and demonstrations.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 161W SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 171 SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

An examination of the interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, and environmental factors that influence children's social and emotional development from early infancy through late adolescence.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 171W SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 172 DEVELOPMENT OF MIND & BRAIN

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 172W DEVELOPMENT OF MIND & BRAIN

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 181 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY & PSYCHOTHERAPY

A survey of personality, emphasizing modern theoretical approaches, basic methods of investigation, and the relations of these theories to psychotherapy and behavioral change.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 181W THEORY OF PERSONALITY & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 183 ANIMAL MINDS

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PSY 200 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS&EXP DSG

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2010

PSY 200P STAT ANALYSIS&EXP DESIGN-LAB

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2010

PSY 205 LAB IN DEVELOPMENT&LEARNING

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 208 LAB IN PERCEPTION&COGNITION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 209 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

Survey course on understanding sexuality. Includes such topics as biological sexual differentiation, gender role, gender-linked social behaviors, reproduction issues, intimacy, and the role of social and personal factors in psychosexual development.

Prerequisites: PSY 101
Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 209W PSYCH OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 210 SOCIAL COGNITION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2018

PSY 210W SOCIAL COGNITION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2018

PSY 211 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Introduction to the use of statistics in psychological research. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, and inferential statistics. Examples are drawn from social and personality psychology. Logic of statistical inference and proper interpretation of research findings are emphasized. Please note that, because of the significant overlap between them, students may earn degree credit for only one of these courses: BCS 200, CSP/PSY 211, STT 211 and STT 212.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

PSY 219 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 219W RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

An introduction to the basic concepts, logic, and procedures needed to do psychological research. Hands-on experience with all major phases of the research process is provided, including: surveying the existing literature, developing research hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting the results in manuscript form.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 221 AUDITORY PERCEPTION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 223 POS YOUTH DVLPMNT:CHILD/ADOL

No description

PSY 230 PSYCHOLOGY OF WELL-BEING

No description

Prerequisites: PSY 101
Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 232 PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSUMERISM

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 232W PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSUMERISM

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 240 DEPRESSION & ANXIETY SEMINAR

No description

PSY 242 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 246 BIOLOGY OF MENTAL DISORDERS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 248 SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 248W SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 259 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 259W LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2013

PSY 261 LANGUAGE USE & UNDERSTANDING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 262 AN APPROACH TO HUMAN MOTIVAT

A study of the motivational and emotional processes and theories that underlie both adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Includes consideration of research largely with human subjects.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 262W HUMAN MOTIVATION & EMOTION

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 263 RELATIONSHIP PROCESS & EMOTIONS

Relationships are among the most important endeavors of human activity. In the past two decades, extensive theory and research has been devoted to understanding the processes of regulating people's thoughts, feelings, and behavior in meaningful relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. The purpose of this seminar will be to explore this literature. We will examine psychological research on such important topics as attachment, emotion, intimacy, conflict resolution, relationship differences and similarities, and the impact of relationships on physical health and emotional well-being (as well as other topics that may arise).

Prerequisites: PSY 161, PSY 171, OR PSY 181
Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 263W RELATIONSHIPS PROCESS & EMOTIONS

Fulfills Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 264 INDUST & ORG PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 264W INDUST & ORG PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 265 LANGUAGE AND THE BRAIN

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 266 RESEARCH LAB IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2010

PSY 266W RESEARCH LAB IN SOCIAL PSYCH

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2010

PSY 267 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 267W PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 273W COMMNCTNG YOUR PROF ID

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PSY 274W COMMNCTNG YOUR PROF IDENTITY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 276 PSYCHOLOGY OF PARENTING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 278 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 278W ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 280 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 280W CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 281 PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

PSY 281W PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

PSY 282 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 282W ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 283 BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 283W BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 289 DEVLP CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 289W DEVLP CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 301W TEACHING PSYCHOLOGY

In-depth consideration of topics in psychology and their communication. PSY 101 is a lab for this course.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 302 TEACHING PSY OF PERSONALITY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 303 TEACHING PSYCH OF MOTIVATION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 304 TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 309 HONORS SEMINAR

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2010

PSY 310W HONORS RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2018

PSY 311 HONORS RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 315 PEER RELATIN CHILDHD & ADOL

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 315W PEER RELAT IN CHILDHD & ADOL

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 320 STEREOTYPING & PREJUDICE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 321 PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 321W PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

PSY 322 SEM: PSYCH OF WELL-BEING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 322W SEM: PSYCH OF WELL-BEING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 323 POS YOUTH DVLPMNT:CHILD/ADOL

No description

PSY 323W POS YOUTH DVLPMNT:CHILD/ADOL

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2016

PSY 325W SUICIDE AND SELF-INJURY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 330 RESEARCH: SOCIAL COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 340 DEPRESSION & ANXIETY SEMINAR

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 350 RESEARCH: MARITAL SEMINAR

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 351 RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 351W RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 352 RES IN DEVELPMNTL NEURSPSY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 353 RESEARCH:SOCIAL COGNITION & PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 356 RES IN ADOLESCENT DEV

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 357 CHILD & ADOLESC SOC DEV

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 360 FAMILY PROCESS IN CHILDHOOD

No description

PSY 360W FAMILY PROCESS IN CHILDHOOD

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 364 ACHIEVEMENT & MOTIVATION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2013

PSY 365 COMPETENCE&MOT:DEV COUNTRIES

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 367 YOUTH RISK & RESILIENCE RES

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 368W SEMINAR IN HUMANISTIC PSYCH

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2016

PSY 369 RESEARCH IN HUMAN MOTIVATION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 370 DEPRESSION & ANXIETY RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 372 SOCIAL STRESS RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 373 EXPLORING RES. IN SOC PSY I

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 373W EXPLORING RES. IN SOC PSY I

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 374 EXPLORING RES IN SOC PSY II

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 374W EXPLORING RES IN SOC PSY II

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2010

PSY 375 LAB IN INFANT DEVELOPMENT

No description

PSY 375W ADV TOP:RELATIONSHIPS & EMO

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2013

PSY 376 SEM IN MOTIVATION THEORIES

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2013

PSY 377 EXPLORING RESRCH IN FAM PSY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 378 EXPLOR RESRCH IN FAM PSY II

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 378W EXPLORING RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2012

PSY 379 GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH PRAC

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PSY 380 DEPRESSION & ANXIETY RESRCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

PSY 381 SEM NEURODEVEL DISABILITIES

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 381W SEM NEURODEVEL DISABILITIES

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 382 RESEARCH OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAV

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

PSY 382W RESEARCH OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAV

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

PSY 383 MORAL DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 383W MORAL DEVELOPMENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 384 PRAC IN DEVELOP DISABILITIES

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

PSY 385 PRAC IN DEVELOP DISABILITIES

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

PSY 386 RES: POSITIVE YOUTH DVLPMNT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2018

PSY 386V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 387 SOCIAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2015

PSY 387W RESCH ON ANTISOCIAL BEHAV II

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2014

PSY 388 PRAC:GERIATRICS & MNTL HLTH

No description

PSY 389W HONORS RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING OF PSYCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 390A SUPERVISED TEACHING

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2018

PSY 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 391W INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 392 PRACTICUM

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 393 SENIOR PROJECT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 394 INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Summer 2020

PSY 394W INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2019

PSY 395 HONORS RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 395W INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2020

PSY 396 RES: CHILD & ADOLESCNT DEV

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 396W RESEARCH: SOCIAL STRESS LAB

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019

PSY 398 RESEARCH IN SOCIAL PSYCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2019