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DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

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

 

Discipline:

Psychology

Date

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

I. Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences. Psychology course descriptions follow.

The psychology curriculum focuses on understanding the scientific method and applying it 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:

Objectives— (1) Awareness of the range of knowledge (data, methods) 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 1101-1102—Foundations of Psychology I-II

Math 1601—Introduction to Statistics

or Math 2601—Statistical Methods

IS 4101—Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes,

Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

4 credits from:

Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification

Psy 3111—Cognition I Sensation and Perception

Psy 3112—Cognition II 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 courses:

Psy 4610—Empirical Investigations in Cognitive Psychology

Psy 4620—Empirical Investigations in Biological

Psychology

Psy 4630—Empirical Investigations in Personality,

Psychopathology, and Psychological Intervention

Psy 4640—Empirical Investigations in Developmental

Psychology

Psy 4650—Empirical Investigations in Social Psychology

or with an approved senior honors project (Psy

4994—Senior Honors Project)

Courses with grades of D may not be used to meet the

major requirements.

V. Requirements for a Minor:

Psy 1101-1102—Foundations of Psychology I-II

Math 1601—Introduction to Statistics

or Math 2601—Statistical Methods

IS 4101—Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes,

Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

4 credits from:

Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification

Psy 3111—Cognition I Sensation and Perception

Psy 3112—Cognition II 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

Courses with grades of D may not be used to meet the

minor requirements.

VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Students seeking licensure in any of the social sciences must

complete a social science major. Psychology majors seeking

licensure must also complete a social science major and the

required professional education courses, including methods

(SScE 4103—Methods of Teaching Social Science in the

Secondary School) and student teaching in social studies.

The following courses are recommended for teacher

candidates who are not majoring in psychology but expect

to teach an occasional psychology course:

Psy 1101-1102—Foundations of Psychology I-II

Psy 3301—Personality I: Dimensions and Assessment

Psy 3311—Personality II and Psychopathology I

Psy 3312—Psychopathology II

Psy 3302 – Personality

Psy 3313 -- Psychopathology

Psy 3611—History and Philosophy of Psychology

one course from:

Psy 3111—Cognition I Sensation and Perception

Psy 3112—Cognition II Cognition

Psy 3211—Biological Psychology

Psy 3401—Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology

Psy 3402—Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence

Psy 3403—Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood,

Aging, and Death

Math 1601—Introduction to Statistics

or Math 2601—Statistical Methods

 

 

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