Students requiring a second-year Psychology course have a choice of PSYC 230/231 or the PSYC 240/241 sequence.
PSYC 230: Emotional and Social Disorders
The 230/231 sequence is focused on disorders.
Psychology 230 is the first of two courses which study psychological disorders. In this course we will first study the major personality theories as they apply to abnormal psychology. This is followed by an introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual classification system [DSM], and research and legal issues. The course then begins its examination of emotional and socials disorders including: anxiety disorders; somatoform disorders; dissociative disorders; personality disorders; and, psychological factors that affect physical health.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100/101 with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.
PSYC 240: Child Development
The 240/241 sequence is focused on development.
An introduction to normal child development, this course explores selected aspects of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and moral development of children from birth to adolescence; and examines the major theories of child development.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100/101 or equivalent or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.