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PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
Prerequisite: - Placement into College level English and Reading 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S6 900

PSY 203: Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: - Completion of PSY 101 AND - Placement at College level English and reading 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 HRS

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PSY 207: Introduction to Child Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Child psychology is the study of human development from conception to puberty. This course will examine the many environmental and biological factors which shape and influence development and will study many different areas of cognitive, social, emotional and biological development. The contributions of a variety of individuals and schools of thought will be drawn from in order to provide a balanced perspective representing modern psychological understandings. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S6 903

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PSY 209: Human Growth & Development
Prerequisite: PSY 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S6 902

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PSY 210: Social Psychology
Prerequisite: - Completion of PSY 101 AND - Placement at College level English and reading 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S8 900

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PSY 216: Adolescent Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. This course involves a study of human growth and development across adolescence. Social, physical, intellectual, emotional, and personality growth patterns will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on theories of development, contemporary research, and current issues. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S6 904

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PSY 217: Adult Development and Aging
Prerequisite: PSY 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S6 905

PSY 220: Personality
Prerequisite: PSY 101. This course provides a critical examination of psychology’s most influential theories as they relate to the study of personality. Theories will include but are not restricted to trait, biological, psychoanalytic, social-behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic. Emphasis will be placed on both the history and current applications of the theory, as well as empirical support. 3 HRS

PSY 223: Human Sexuality
Prerequisite: PSY 101. This course involves the study of the social and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Topics include sexual development, cultural influences, gender, sexual orientation, sexual difficulties, love and relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the mental and emotional aspects of human sexuality as well as current issues. 3 HRS

PSY 225: Psychology of Relationships
Prerequisite: PSY 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 HRS