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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

10/9/02

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

   I.     Introductory Statement:

 

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences. The psychology curriculum focuses on understanding the scientific methods and applying it 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 (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

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 4 credits 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 courses sequences:

Psy 4610-4710—Empirical Investigations in Cognitive Psychology

Psy 4620-4720—Empirical Investigations in Biological Psychology

Psy 4630-4730—Empirical Investigations in Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychological Intervention

Psy 4640-4740—Empirical Investigations in Developmental Psychology

Psy 4650-4750—Empirical Investigations in Social and Organizational Psychology

Psy 4660-4760—Empirical Investigations in Health 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. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only.

 

 

  V.     Requirements for a Minor:

Psy 1101 – 1102 – Foundations of Psychology I-II

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 4 credits 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

 

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

 

VI.     Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Teacher Preparation Requirements

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

 

 

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