Psychology (PSY)

PSY 001  General Psychology Units: 3

This course is an introduction to psychology and defines the principles and theories governing the scientific study of affect, behavior and cognition. Included are such topics as developmental psychology, states of consciousness, psychotropic agents, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, intelligence, personality, stress, and social psychology, psychotherapy, research methodology, and psychological disorders. This survey course offers a foundation and preparation for additional study in psychology and social sciences, for understanding self and others, and principles of psychology to apply to daily life. (C-ID PSY 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D9                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 003  Developmental Psychology Units: 3

This is a life span course that focuses on the behavioral patterns found at each level of normal human development, including the interrelationships of psychological, sociological, cognitive, and physical development from birth to senescence. The implications for both personal development and professional practice are considered.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: PSY-001 and ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 007  Positive Psychology Units: 3

The course provides an introduction to positive psychology. Positive psychology uses the tools of rigorous science to examine the sources and nature of positive human strengths, characteristics, resources, and aspirations. This course is designed to explore the concepts, research behind the concepts, techniques, resiliency factors and exercises to enhance optimism, decrease stressors, and significantly increase wellbeing. Topics include happiness, self-esteem, self-knowledge, empathy, compassion, friendship, hope, goal setting, love, parenting, achievement, positive education, positive organizations, resilience, creativity and flow, mindfulness, spirituality, and humor. This course is offered in the Spring semester of even-numbered years.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071 or ENG-061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: E                 IGETC: None

PSY 010  Psychological Aspects/Marriage & Family Units: 3

This course is designed to develop the student's repertoire of behavioral skills and an understanding of the principles governing marriage and family life. Included are areas such as communication, decision-making, human sexuality, divorce, single parenting, alternative family lifestyles and coping with stress.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D4, E                 IGETC: None

PSY 012  Human Sexuality Units: 3

This course examines the development and practice of human sexuality through exploration of the psychological, social, cognitive, and physiological dimensions of human behavior. (C-ID PSY 130)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D7, E                 IGETC: 4G

PSY 020  Adolescent Psychology Units: 3

This course is an introduction to both research and theory related to the growth and development of adolescents. Major areas emphasized include physical and psychological growth, adolescents and their families, the influence of peers, youth subcultures, sex roles, sexual behavior, self image and the impact of society at large. A special emphasis is placed on practical techniques useful to parents and professionals who work with adolescents. This course is offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 023  Psychology Of Women Units: 3

This course presents an overview of the social and personality development of the female. More specifically, the course examines the physiological and psychological differences characteristic of women, as well as those resulting from gender linked cultural values. This course is offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D4, D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 025  Intro To Research Methods For Soc Sciences Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the research methodology utilized in the social sciences. This survey of contemporary approaches for study designs and research techniques will include theory development, application of methods, and the systematic nature of data collection. The major qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods such as observation, surveys, experimentation, and correlation will be addressed. This course is offered in the Spring semester. (C-ID PSY 200)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PSY-001 and SOC-003 or MATH-014
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PSY 027  Biological Psychology Units: 3

This survey course identifies the physiological determinants of behavior, affect and cognition. It will include an overview of neuroanatomy and the endocrine system. The relationshipbetween these systems and psychological aspects such as perception, learning, motivation, emotion and personality will be identified. In addition, students will be introduced to neural basis for select disorders and organic and internally induced brain damage and associated psychopathology. This course is offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years. (C-ID PSY 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PSY-001
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D9                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 029  Abnormal Psychology Units: 3

This course is an examination of various categories of abnormal behaviors and psychopathology from current perspectives including socio-cultural, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral and biological. Topics will include assessments, diagnostic practices, interventions and therapies. Students will also learn the role of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV-TR (DSM - IV-TR) in psychology. This course is offered in the Fall semester of even-numbered years. (C-ID PSY 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D9                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 033  Personal & Social Adjustment Units: 3

This course examines the development of personality and places emphasis upon the process of adjustment encountered in such areas as self development, school, family, intimate relationships, vocation and community. In particular, the course focuses on the development of well being and understanding process of learning and applying adequate methods of coping in problematic situations. This course is offered in the Spring semester of odd-numbered years. (C-ID PSY 115)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: None

PSY 095A  Psychology Work Experience Units: 1

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to 6 units per semester for a maximum of six units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Psychology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 75          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None