Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC-101  Introduction to Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is designed to introduce students to the themes of psychology - the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Contemporary theories and research methods will be explored. Topics will include learning, memory, cognition, brain physiology, and psychopathology.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-098 or ESL-098.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 110

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-101H  Honors Introduction to Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is designed to introduce students to the themes of psychology - the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Contemporary theories and research methods will be explored. Topics will include learning, memory, cognition, brain physiology, and psychopathology.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-098 or ESL-098.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 110

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-102  Personal Growth  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces the major points of view in psychology as pathways toward personal growth. The course will explore psychological health and mental illness from different perspectives. Psychological principles that can be useful to the individual in achieving personal growth will be emphasized.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-103  Human Development  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course focuses on the human life span, examining the psychological, cognitive, physical, social and sociocultural development of individuals from conception to the end of the life journey. Contemporary developmental theories and research will be emphasized.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 180

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-103H  Honors Human Development  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course focuses on the human life span, examining the psychological, cognitive, physical, social and sociocultural development of individuals from conception to the end of the life journey. Contemporary developmental theories and research will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 180

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-104  Psychology of Gender  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines traditional and contemporary psychological theories and research regarding gender development and its influence on social and psychological functioning. The course evaluates gender across the spectrum in different social and individual contexts. Some of the topics covered in this course are gender development, stereotypes, differences and similarities in cognitive ability, aggression, mental health, and family roles across the spectrum of gender.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4D, 4I

CSU Area(s): D4, D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-104H  Honors Psychology of Gender  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines traditional and contemporary psychological theories and research regarding gender development and its influence on social and psychological functioning. The course evaluates gender across the spectrum in different social and individual contexts. Some of the topics covered in this course are gender development, stereotypes, differences and similarities in cognitive ability, aggression, mental health, and family roles across the spectrum of gender.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4D, 4I

CSU Area(s): D4, D9, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-105  Social Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course involves the analysis of relationships between the behavior of individuals and the structure, functions, and processes of society. Topics to be covered in this course include: attitude formation and change, beliefs, attribution, social persuasion, social facilitation, group influences, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, and conflict. *Cross-listed as SOCI-105.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 170

IGETC Area(s): 4I, 4J

CSU Area(s): D9, D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-105H  Honors Social Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course involves the analysis of relationships between the behavior of individuals and the structure, functions, and processes of society. Topics to be covered in this course include: attitude formation and change, beliefs, attribution, social persuasion, social facilitation, group influences, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, and conflict. *Cross-listed as SOCI-105H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 170

IGETC Area(s): 4I, 4J

CSU Area(s): D9, D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-107  Psychobiology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an exploration of the biological basis of psychology and its effects of cognition, emotions, and experience. Study is made of sensation, perception, emotion, clinical symptoms of abnormal behavior, sleep, learning, and drug effects.

Prerequisite: PSYC-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 150

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-107H  Honors Psychobiology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an exploration of the biological basis of psychology and its effects of cognition, emotions, and experience. Study is made of sensation, perception, emotion, clinical symptoms of abnormal behavior, sleep, learning, and drug effects.

Prerequisite: PSYC-101 (with a grade of C or better)., Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 150

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): B2, D9

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-108  Abnormal Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines psychological disorders and treatments through the various theoretical lenses of psychology, including, but not limited to, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The course will also explore the current trends in positive psychology toward cultivating mental wellness.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-108H  Honors Abnormal Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines psychological disorders and treatments through the various theoretical lenses of psychology, including, but not limited to, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The course will also explore the current trends in positive psychology toward cultivating mental wellness.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4I

CSU Area(s): D9

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-112  Gender and Social Interaction  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores the micro-social and structural aspects of gender both in the U.S. and around the world. Micro-social aspects include the construction of gender roles and interpersonal communications, interactions and relationships. Structural aspects include analyses of the economic and political aspects of gender, the representation of gender in the media, differential access issues, and the effects on individual opportunity. *Cross-listed as SOCI-112.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): D4, D7, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

PSYC-121  Statistics for Behavioral Sciences  

3 Units (LEC 40-45, LBE 24-27)

This course covers introductory statistics, emphasizing appropriate applications of statistics in social science research. Topics include basic research design, probability and sampling distributions, descriptive and inferential statistics including Z scores; linear correlation; regression; t-tests; analysis of variance; and chi-square. Students complete psychological experiments, using appropriate technology (e.g., SPSS) to analyze data and report results using APA style. Transfer credit for MATH 140 or BIOL 201 may not be available if taken after PSYC 121. *Cross-listed as SOCI-121.

Prerequisite: MATH-096 or MATH-096B or MATH-094 or MATH-060 (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 125

IGETC Area(s): 2A

CSU Area(s): B4

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS G

PSYC-124  Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Social Research Methodology)  

4 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 48-54)

This course is an introduction to social and behavioral science research methods encompassing experimental and descriptive research designs, procedures instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of research data. The design and research methods will be examined through the review and analysis of the research of the different social and behavioral disciplines. Actual data collected from research conducted during laboratory sessions will be analyzed with statistical software.

Prerequisite: MATH-140 (with a grade of C or better)., PSYC-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 205B

IGETC Area(s): 4I, 4J

CSU Area(s): D9, D0

PSYC-124H  Honors Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Honors Social Research Methodology)  

4 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 48-54)

This course is an introduction to social and behavioral science research methods encompassing experimental and descriptive research designs, procedures instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of research data. The design and research methods will be examined through the review and analysis of the research of the different social and behavioral disciplines. Actual data collected from research conducted during laboratory sessions will be analyzed with statistical software.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., MATH-140 (with a grade of C or better)., PSYC-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 205B

IGETC Area(s): 4I, 4J

CSU Area(s): D9, D0

PSYC-299  Special Projects: Psychology  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Psychology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only