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IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides an introduction to psychology as the scientific study of human and animal behavior with an emphasis on the factors that influence human behavior and mental processes. This course also focuses on how we may use knowledge and theories of physical and emotional/cognitive growth, learning, personality functioning and coping, and social interactions in our everyday lives. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S6 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PSY 203: Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

This course provides an examination of psychological disorders. Students will examine characteristics of various disorders and factors that contribute to their development. In addition, methods used to determine abnormal functioning and treatment approaches will also be explored. 3 credit hours
IAI Major Code - PSY 905

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences PSY 207: Introduction to Child Psychology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Child psychology is the physical, social, and cognitive study of human development from conception to puberty. This course will examine these areas of development and the many factors which shape and influence development including biological, cultural, family, and peer influences. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S6 903

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences PSY 209: Human Growth & Development

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course examines human development from conception to death with some focus on research methods and developmental theories. This course addresses all the major areas of development (physical, social, emotional and cognitive) and the interaction among these areas. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S6 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences PSY 210: Social Psychology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Social Psychology is the study of feelings, motivations, perceptions and behaviors of individuals in social situations. It includes the study of our personal perceptions and attitudes toward others, relationships with others, group influences, and the broader social and cultural factors that influence the behavior of individuals and groups. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S8 900
IAI Major Code - PSY 908

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences PSY 216: Adolescent Psychology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course examines the physical, cognitive, and social changes experienced during adolescence. Topics include the stresses associated with adolescence, identity development, media influences, the changing relationships with family and friends, love and sexuality, risky behavior participation, suicide, and delinquency. Emphasis is placed on current issues and cultural variations of these experiences. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S6 904

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences PSY 217: Adult Development and Aging

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course will serve as an introduction to the changes that occur from early adulthood through old age. Topics may include: career choice and development, mate selection and marriage, conventional and nonconventional families, theories of adult personality development, mid- and late-life transitions, aging and dying, and death and bereavement. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S6 905

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PSY 220: Personality

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Why do we behave, think, and feel the ways that we do? This course provides a detailed examination of psychology?s most influential personality theories. Theories will include but are not restricted to the trait, biological, psychoanalytic, social-behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on both the history and current applications of the theory as well as scientific evidence that supports them. Personality processes and mental health will also be included in this exploration of personality. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PSY 223: Human Sexuality

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course involves the study of the psychological, sociocultural, and biological aspects of human sexuality. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues addressing topics such as sexual development, attraction, gender, sexual orientation, pornography, and the diverse forms of sexual expression. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PSY 225: Psychology of Relationships

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PSY 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides an overview of the psychological research relevant to intimate relationships. Topics include attraction, love, friendship, sexuality, communication, conflict, abuse, and ending relationships. An emphasis will be placed on the research identifying healthy versus unhealthy relationships. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.