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COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

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Discipline:

Psychology

 

 

Date:

 

 

Course Revision #1

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PSY 1051f,s. Introduction to Psychology. (SS; 4.0 cr)

An introduction to the science of mind and behavior. intended for those not planning to major in psychology; does not count toward the requirements of the psychology major and is insufficient as a prerequisite for psychology lab courses. Topics include history of the field psychology, research methods, biological bases for behavior, life span development, sensation and perception, memory, cognition, learning, cognitive and social processes, personality, and psychopathology and applications of psychology. Includes laboratory/discussion sessions.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change course description.

 

Course Revision #2

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PSY 1061. Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102 or #)

Theory, data, and research approaches in development from birth through adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, language, personality and social development. Multicultural/global perspective. Designed for students aiming for teacher certification, who receive priority in registration. Does not count for elective credit for the 16-credit psychology component of the LAHS major or for the psychology major or minor. Does count toward the 8-credit “other” category for the LAHS major. A more in-depth alternative to this course is Psy 3401 and Psy 3402. Students double majoring in education and psychology should consider the Psy 3401 and 3402 alternative to this course.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

 

Course Revision #3

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PSY 1101. Foundations of Psychology I. (SS; 4.0 cr)

Biological and cognitive bases of behavior. Topics include brain structure and function, sensory processes, cognition, learning theory, and evolutionary perspectives on behavior. Includes research methods and lab. Designed for psychology majors, minor and others intending concentrated study in psychology.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete course. Psy 1101 and Psy 1102 are being deleted. Subject matter from 1101 and 1102 will now be covered by a combination of 1051and 2001.

 

Course Revision #4

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PSY 1102. Foundations of Psychology II. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or # ;offered Fall 2003 only)

Complex human behavior and development: development across the life span, social psychology, emotion and motivation, personality, psychopathology, psychology of health, and psychological interventions. Includes research methods and lab. Designed for psychology majors, minors, and others intending concentrated study in psychology.

 

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course, along with Psy 1101, is being deleted. However, due to the spring – fall sequence, Psy 1102 will need to be offered one last time, during the fall of 2003 for those who took Psy 1101 during the Spring of 2003. Subject matter from 1101 and 1102 will now be covered by a combination of 1051and 2001.

 

 

Course Revision #5

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PSY 3051. The Psychology of Women. (HDiv; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or 1101-1102 )

Feminist approach to the psychological study of women’s personality, behavior, development, language issues, motivation, work and family lives, sexuality, health and psychobiology, adjustment and therapy, and victimization experiences. Focuses on women of color, feminist research methodology, and feminist analysis of psychological theories of women.

 

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

 

Course Revision #6

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PSY 3101sf. Learning Theory and Behavior Modification. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1101, 1102 2001 or #)

Major theories of learning and their importance for understanding human and nonhuman behavior. Classical and operant conditioning, generalization, discrimination, stimulus control, animal cognition. Behavior modification theories and techniques and their application to clinical populations . Lab projects demonstrate learning and behavior modification theories, concepts, and techniques and illustrate research methods and theory testing. Includes lab.

 

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered. Change prereq to reflect change in lower division lower division Psy curriculum.

 

Course Revision #7

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PSY 3111. Sensation and Perception. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 2001 1101, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or #)

Empirical study of sensory processes and perceptual organization with emphasis on vision and audition. Anatomy and physiology of sense organs, psychophysics, signal detection theory, attention, speech perception, and perceptual-motor coordination. Includes lab.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect changes in lower division Psy. curriculum. (Stat 1601 or 2601 is prereq for Psy 2001)

 

Course Revision #8

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PSY 3112. Cognition. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 2001 1101, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or #)

Empirical study of memory, language behaviors, representation of knowledge, judgment, decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Includes lab.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect changes in lower division Psy. curriculum. (Stat 1601 or 2601 is prereq for Psy 2001)

 

Course Revision #9

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PSY 3201. Comparative Psychology. (Sci-L; 4.0 cr; prereq 1101 1051, 2001 or Biol 2111 or #)

Phylogenetic comparison of animal behavior emphasizing mechanisms of adaptation. Mechanisms of speciation, behavior genetics, evolution and ontogeny of the central nervous system, ethological determinants of behavior and learning. Includes lab.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

 

Course Revision #10

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PSY 3211. Biological Psychology. (Sci-L; 5.0 cr; prereq 1101, 1102 1051, 2001 or Biol 1101)

Brain organization and function; an emphasis on an understanding of the neural processes that underlie human and nonhuman behavior. Incorporates information from psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, physiology, chemistry, neurology and zoology to investigate the physiological basis of behavior. Topics include sensory processes, drugs and addiction, biological rhythms, sexual differentiation, reproduction, methods in neuroscience, neuropsychological disorders and clinical assessment. Lab projects focus on neuroanatomical organization and function of the brain. (4 hrs lect; 1 hr lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

Course Revision #11

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PSY 3221 f s. Behavioral Biology of Women. (Sci; 2.0 cr; prereq Psy 3211 or Biol 2111 or # ;not offered 2001-02 offered when feasible)

Exploration of proximate and ultimate influences on female behavior in human and nonhuman species. Sexual differentiation, gender differences in cognition, biological basis of sexual orientation, female sexual selection, and dominance.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Remove year not offered. Add “offered when feasible.”

Course Revision #12

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PSY 3302. Personality. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102, Stat 1601 or 2601 or #)

Nature of personality constructs and theories. Conscious vs. nonconscious processes; emotion and motivation; nature and measurement of personal traits; their dimensional structure, stability, development, and heritability.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

Course Revision #13

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PSY 3401. Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102 or #)

Theory, data, and research in development from conception to adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, personality, and social development. Language acquisition and Piaget’s theory of cognitive development.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

Course Revision #14

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PSY 3402. Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102, and either 3401 or 1061 or #)

Theory, data, and research in adolescent development with emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social development.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

Course Revision #15

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PSY 3403sf. Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood, Aging, and Death. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102 or #)

Theory, data, and research concerning the age group from young adulthood to old age. Emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social changes. An overview of current concepts, theories and methods in the study of adult development and aging. The emphasis is on individual physical, cognitive and social-psychological development, but the course also incorporates historical, sociological and anthropological perspectives where appropriate. The course combines chronological and topical approaches, covering the generally-acknowledged phases of adult life (young adulthood, middle age and later life) as well as specific developmental topics, including biological development, cognitive/intellectual development and decline, personality development, relationships, marriage, family, careers, and end-of-life issues.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered. Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum. Change course description to reflect different instructor.

 

Course Revision #16

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PSY 3501. Social Psychology. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or 1102 or Soc 1101 or #)

Theories and research in the study of interpersonal behavior. Some of the topics covered include: aggression, prejudice, altruism, persuasion, group dynamics and social influence. Role, self, social learning, exchange, person perception, cognitive consistency, and interpersonal transactions.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

Change course description.

Course Revision #17

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Psy 3511s. Applied Social Psychology. (SS; 2 cr; prereq 3501 or #)

A specific topic among applied social psychology fields (e.g., health psychology, psychology of law, environmental psychology) will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the use of theories and techniques learned in Psy 3501 for the purpose of understanding social issues and/or affecting change. Topics will be announced prior to registration.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete course. Topics previously covered in Psy 3511 will now be covered in Psy 3521 (Health Psychology)

Course Revision #18

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Psy 3521s. Health Psychology. (SS;4 cr;prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102)

Health implications of interactions among behavioral, environmental, and physiological states. Physiological bases of behavior and health; stress and coping; behavioral antecedents of disease; psychoneuroimmunology; disease prevention and health promotion.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add semester offered.

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

Course Revision #19

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PSY 3601sf. Quantitative Methods in Psychology. (M/SR; 4.0 cr; prereq 1101, 1102, 1051 and either Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or #)

Intermediate course in research design and data analysis. Analysis of variance, regression and correlation, non-parametric methods, use of microcomputer statistical packages.

 

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered.

Change prereq to reflect change in lower division Psy curriculum.

 

Course Revision #20

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PSY 3611s. History and Philosophy of Psychology. (Hist; 2.0 cr; prereq 1051 not offered 2002-03)

Historical roots and comparative features of major theoretical systems in psychology, including their viewpoints on scientific methodology, research interests, and techniques. Component variables, hypotheses and laws of structural, functional, behavioristic, Gestalt, psychoanalytic and existential movements and their modern syntheses.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Remove year not offered.

Add prereq.

Course Revision #21

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PSY 3701f. Organizational Behavior. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq jr or sr)

Same as Mgmt 3701. Students will use the theories and research of the behavioral sciences to understand Hhow organizations function at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include: stress in the workplace; group dynamics; power, leadership, and attribution theory.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add semester offered. Change wording of description.

 

Course Revision #22

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PSY 4610. Empirical Investigations in Cognitive Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, and either 3111 or 3112, #; no cr for 4610 until 4710 completed; repeatable)

Empirical investigations by students in any area of cognitive psychology, including sensation and perception, as well as related areas. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4710 to complete the project.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add prereq.

 

Course Revision #23

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PSY 4620. Empirical Investigations in Biological Psychology I. (Sci; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, 3211, #; no cr for 4620 until 4720 completed; repeatable)

Empirical investigations by students in any area covered by Biological Psychology, as well as related areas. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4720 to complete the project.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add prereq.

 

Course Revision #24

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PSY 4630. Empirical Investigations in Personality, Psychopathology, Psychological Intervention I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, 3302, #; no cr for 4630 until 4730 completed; repeatable)

Empirical investigations in human emotion, motivation, individual differences, psychopathology, and psychological intervention. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4730 to complete the project.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add prereq.

 

 

 

Course Revision #25

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PSY 4640. Empirical Investigations in Developmental Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, an either 3401 or 3402 or 3403, #; no cr for 4640 until 4740 completed; repeatable)

Individual reading and empirical research on any topic. Objective is greater depth than is possible in Psy 3401, 3402, 3403 and demonstration of research competency. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4740 to complete the project.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add prereq.

 

Course Revision #26

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PSY 4650. Empirical Investigations in Social and Organizational Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001 and either 3501 or 3701, and #; no cr for 4650 until 4750 completed; repeatable)

Seminar instruction on topics of student and staff interests. Students will complete an empirical project and paper. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4750 to complete the project.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change course title. Add prereq.

 

Course Revision #27

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PSY 4750. Empirical Investigations in Social and Organizational Psychology II . (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 3501, 4650 and #)

Continuation of Psy 4650; Psy 4750 is required for completion of the project. Students collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4650, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. Most projects are completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission the two courses may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the fall term.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change course title. Change prereq.

 

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

 

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

 

 

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)