UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Date: September 27, 2004

Discipline/Division: Psychology

 

 

I.   Introductory Statement:  

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences.  The psychology curriculum focuses on understanding scientific methods and applying them to the problems of the behavioral sciences and individual and social human behavior. It provides students with basic methodological skills, practice in applying these skills, and an introduction to core areas of psychology. The courses meet the needs of liberal arts students as well as students planning to specialize in one of the fields of psychology at the graduate level.

II.  Objectives:


(1) Awareness of the range of knowledge in psychology; (2) competency in translating behavioral questions into the terms of scientific inquiry; (3) competency in reading and critically synthesizing the technical literature in psychology; (4) competency in quantifying and statistically analyzing behavior; (5) awareness of ethical issues in psychology.

 

III.            Assessment:      

 

IV. Requirements for a Major:


Psy 1051—Introduction to Psychology
Psy 2001—Research Methods in Psychology
Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics
or
Stat 2601—Statistical Methods
IS 4101—Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

At least one course from:

    Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification
    Psy 3111—Sensation and Perception
    Psy 3112—Cognition
    Psy 3201—Comparative Psychology
    Psy 3211—Biological Psychology
20 additional credits in Psy 3xxx or 4xxx courses
    or
Mgmt 3151—Human Resources Management I
    or
Pol 3263—Political Psychology
at least 14 credits of which must be earned in courses other than:

    Psy 4101—Helping Relationships
    Psy 4896—Field Experiences In Psychology
    Mgmt 3151—Human Resources Management I
    Pol 3263—Political Psychology
and which must include an approved empirical research project of at least 4 credits or its equivalent. The approved research project is normally completed in one of the empirical investigations sequences:
    Psy 4610-4710—Empirical Investigations in Cognitive Psychology I-II
    Psy 4620-4720—Empirical Investigations in Biological Psychology I-II
    Psy 4630-4730—Empirical Investigations in Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychological Intervention I-II
    Psy 4640-4740—Empirical Investigations in Developmental Psychology I-II
    Psy 4650-4750—Empirical Investigations in Social and Organizational Psychology I-II
    Psy 4660-4760—Empirical Investigations in Health Psychology I-II

 

At least one course from:

Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification
            Psy 3111—Sensation and Perception
            Psy 3112—Cognition

At least one course from:

Psy 3201 -  Comparative Psychology

Psy 3211 – Biological Psychology

Psy 3221 – Behavioral Biology of Women

Psy 3521 – Health Psychology

At least one course from:

Psy 3302 – Personality

Psy 3313 – Psychopathology

Psy 4101 – Helping Relationships

At least one course from:

Psy 2411 – Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Psy 3401 – Developmental Psychology I:  Child Psychology

Psy 3402 - Developmental Psychology II:  Adolescence

Psy 3403 - Developmental Psychology III:  Adulthood, Aging, and Death

Psy 3051 – Psychology of Women and Gender

At least one course from:

Psy 3501 – Social Psychology

Psy 3502 – Psychology and Law

Psy 3513 – Negotiation

Psy 3541 – Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology

Psy 3701 – Organizational Behavior

Psy 3702 – Personnel Psychology

Pol 3263 – Political Psychology

One course from:

Psy 4910 – Advanced Seminar in Cognitive Psychology

Psy 4920 – Advanced Seminar in Biological or Comparative Psychology

Psy 4930 – Advanced Seminar in Personality or Clinical Psychology

Psy 4940 – Advanced Seminar in Developmental Psychology

Psy 4950 – Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology

Psy 4960 – Advanced Seminar in Health Psychology

Additional elective credits to total at least 42 credits in the major (including required courses).  Electives may be selected from any category above ( except Advanced Seminars), and the following:

Psy 3611 – History and Philosophy of Psychology

Psy 4896 - Field Experiences in Psychology

Psy 2993, 3993, 4993 – Directed Study

Stat 3601 – Data Analysis

Stat 3611 – Multivariate Statistics

IS 3800 – Practicum in the Social Sciences

IS 4101 – Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

Psy 3800 – Research Practicum

 

Courses with grades of D D+ or lower may not be used to meet the major requirements.

V. Requirements for a Minor:


Psy 1051—Introduction to Psychology
Psy 2001—Research Methods in Psychology
Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics
or
Stat 2601—Statistical Methods
IS 4101—Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

 

At least one course from:
    Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification
    Psy 3111—Sensation and Perception
    Psy 3112—Cognition
    Psy 3201—Comparative Psychology
    Psy 3211—Biological Psychology
10 additional credits in Psy 3xxx or 4xxx courses
at least 6 credits of which must be earned in courses other than:

    Psy 4101—Helping Relationships
    Psy 4896—Field Experiences In Psychology

At least one course from four of the five following areas.  At least one must be a designated lab course:

1.   Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification
      Psy 3111—Sensation and Perception
      Psy 3112—Cognition

 

2.  Psy 3201 -  Comparative Psychology

Psy 3211 – Biological Psychology

Psy 3221 – Behavioral Biology of Women

Psy 3521 – Health Psychology

 

3.   Psy 3302 – Personality

Psy 3313 – Psychopathology

Psy 4101 – Helping Relationships

 

4.   Psy 2411 – Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Psy 3401 – Developmental Psychology I:  Child Psychology

Psy 3402 - Developmental Psychology II:  Adolescence

Psy 3403 - Developmental Psychology III:  Adulthood, Aging, and Death

Psy 3051 – Psychology of Women and Gender

 

5.   Psy 3501 – Social Psychology

Psy 3502 – Psychology and Law

Psy 3513 – Negotiation

Psy 3541 – Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology

Psy 3701 – Organizational Behavior

Psy 3702 – Personnel Psychology

Pol 3263 – Political Psychology

 

Additional elective credits to total at least 30 credits in the minor (including required courses). Electives may be selected from any category above, and the following:

Psy 3611- History and Philosophy of Psychology

Psy 4896 - Field Experiences in Psychology

Psy 2993, 3993, 4993 ­- Directed Study

Stat 3601 -­ Data Analysis

Stat 3611 -­ Multivariate Statistics

IS 3800 -­ Practicum in the Social Sciences

IS 4101 – Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

Psy 3800 - Research Practicum

 

Courses with grades of D D+ or lower may not be used to meet the minor requirements.

 

VI.            Requirements for Teacher Preparation:


Students seeking teaching licensure in social studies 5-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section of this catalog.

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title):