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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Psychology (PSYCH)

PSYCH 083S (GS) First-Year Seminar in Psychology (3) Scientific, societal, and individual implications of contemporary psychological theory.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PSYCH 100 (GS) Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 100H (GS) Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 100H (GS) Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

PSYCH 100H (GS) Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Fall 2015 Ending: Fall 2015 Future: Fall 2015
 

PSYCH 100S (GS) Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 105 Psychology as a Science and Profession (3) Overview of history and methods of psychology as a science and profession; applications and ethical issues in psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PSYCH 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics in Psychology (4) Frequency distributions and graphs; measures of central tendency and variability; normal probability curve; elementary sampling and reliability; correlations; simple regression equations.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;MATH 021  

PSYCH 212 (GS) Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 212H (GS) Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 212H (GS) Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 221 (GS) Introduction to Social Psychology (3) Research and theory on topics including interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping, attitudes, attribution, cooperation, competition, and groups, from a psychological perspective.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 230 (GS) Introduction to Psychologies of Religion (3) Introduction to major Western psychologies of religion (James, Freud, Jung) and to subsequent extensions of and departures from them.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

PSYCH 231 (GS;US) Introduction to the Psychology of Gender (3) Psychological study of gender in historical and contemporary perspective. Role of gender in development, self-concept, social relations, and mental health.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 232 (GS;US;IL) Cross-Cultural Psychology (3) This course examines how ethnic and cultural background influences patterns of human thought and behavior.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 238 (GS) Introduction to Personality Psychology (3) Past and recent conceptualizations of key issues and root ideas of personality psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 243 (GS) Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology (3) Applying psychological knowledge to develop and maintain effective personal adjustment and well-being and positive social relations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 244 (GS) Introduction to the Psychology of Human Factors Engineering (3) Introductory course in engineering/human factors psychology, emphasizing the application of core psychological principles and research to designing products and systems.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or 3 credits of GS  

PSYCH 253 (GS) Introduction to Psychology of Perception (3) Survey of human perception and processing of perceptual information, with some reference to animal literature. Emphasizes vision and audition.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 256 (GS) Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3) Introduction to study of such higher mental processes as thinking and reasoning, imagery, concept formation, problem solving, and skilled performance.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 260 (BB H 203) Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (3) An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 260A (GS) Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (3) An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain. Students may take only one course for credit from PSY 203 and PSY 203A.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 261 (GS) Introduction to Psychology of Learning (3) A general survey of the learning area, including animal and human experiments, with the applicability of learning principles being discussed.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 268 Animal Minds (3) This course considers the cognitive and communicative abilities of animals, especially primates, as compared with humans.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 269 Evolutionary Psychology (3) Survey of evolutionary perspectives in current psychological research.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;ANTH 021, BI SC 002, BIOL 133 orBIOL 222  

PSYCH 270 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3) Overview of assessment, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 270H Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3) Overview of assessment, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 281 (GS) Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3) Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1985
 

PSYCH 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 297A Inter-Cultural Assessments of Undergraduate Student Attitudes and Beliefs (3) Introduces students to short assessment tools and techniques that address dimensions of personal and social functioning, such as the self-concept, relationship satisfaction, and self-control.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

PSYCH 297E (MUSIC 297E) Introduction to Music Therapy (3) Introductory course in music therapy to study the populations served by this form of therapy and its basic techniques.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 297E (MUSIC 297E) Introduction to Music Therapy (3) Introductory course in music therapy to study the populations served by this form of therapy and its basic techniques.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

PSYCH 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 300H Honors Course in Psychology (1-6) Individual study and seminar in selected phases of psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: invitation of Program Honors Committee  

PSYCH 301W Basic Research Methods in Psychology (4) Introduction to methods of psychological research, with special attention to hypothesis formation and testing, threats to validity, and data presentation.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200  

PSYCH 370 (US) Psychology of the Differently-Abled (3) This course familiarizes students with the needs and abilities of people with varying physical challenges through academic and experimental exercises.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

PSYCH 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PSYCH 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 400 Intermediate Experimental Design (3) Design and analysis of experiments on human and animal behavior, including application of the t, F, chi-square, and binomial distributions.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200  

PSYCH 404 (EDPSY 450) Principles of Measurement (3) Scale transformation, norms, standardization, validation procedures, estimation of reliability.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: EDPSY 400, PSYCH 100 orPSYCH 200;STAT 200  

PSYCH 405 Mathematical Psychology (3) Formalized psychological theories including models of social, biological, cognitive, and learning phenomena.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 040 or equivalentPSYCH 200 orSTAT 200  

PSYCH 406W Advanced Research Projects in Psychology (4) Advanced methodology focusing on the logic and practice of research culminating in the completion of a student designed research project.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 301W  

PSYCH 407 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology (3) Advanced methodology focusing on the logic and practice of research in a selected content area of psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200;PSYCH 301W  

PSYCH 408 Program Evaluation (3) Examination of the theories and practice of program evaluation; emphasis on applied work utilizing a wide range of evaluation approaches.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 orSOC 001;PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200;PSYCH 301W  

PSYCH 410 Child Development (3) Study of the psychology of the growing person from conception through adolescence, focusing more on periods up to middle childhood.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 412 Adolescence (3) Physical, cognitive, and personality development during adolescence.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 413 Cognitive Development (3) Development of reasoning and related cognitive skills, such as perception and language.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 212  

PSYCH 414 Social and Personality Development (3) Development of social and personality attributes.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 212  

PSYCH 415 Topics in Developmental Psychology (3) Special topics in developmental psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 413 orPSYCH 414  

PSYCH 416 (HD FS 445) Development Throughout Adulthood (3) Processes of development and change of behavior from early adulthood through old age, emphasizing theory, method, and empirical research.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 249 orPSYCH 100;HD FS 312W orPSYCH 301W;PSYCH 200, STAT 200 or 3 credits of statistics ; 6 credtis in HD FS PSYCH or SOC.  

PSYCH 419 Psychology and a Sustainable World (3) Students study relationships between humans and the natural world and psychological factors contributing to environmental problems and sustainable solutions.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 221  

PSYCH 420 Advanced Social Psychology (3) In depth study of selected research areas in human social behavior.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 421 Self and Social Judgment (3) Individual's perceptions, evaluations, and decision-making strategies about themselves, others, and social situations or issues.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 221  

PSYCH 422 Human Sexuality (3) Psychological influences on human sexual behavior such as love, sexual orientation, gender, intercourse, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, dysfunctions, and paraphilias.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 423 Social Psychology of Interpersonal/Intergroup Relationships (3) In-depth study of relationships among individuals (e.g., intimate relationships) or groups (e.g., prejudice, cooperation, competition, aggression, and negotiation).
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 221  

PSYCH 424 Applied Social Psychology (3) Application of social psychological theories and research methods to field settings and to the study of social issues.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 221  

PSYCH 425 Psychology of Human Emotion (3) Reviews, critiques, and applies major historical and contemporary psychological theories of emotion experience, understanding, and expression.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 426 (LING 429) Language and Thought (3) Relations between language and cognition; cognitive implications of normal and impaired language development; cognition and bilingualism.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 orLING 001 orLING 100  

PSYCH 427 (LING 446) L1 Acquisition (3) How children learn their first language; psycholinguistic aspects of lexical, syntactic, semantic, and phonological development.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: LING 100 orPSYCH 002 or permission of program  

PSYCH 432 (US) Multicultural Psychology in America (3) This course focuses on the central role of culture, race, and ethnicity in the human condition.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 434 (GAME 434) Psychology of Gaming (3) Upper level course examining the core psychological principles as they apply to topic of games.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

PSYCH 436 Humanistic, Existential, and Religious Approaches to Psychology (3) Existential, humanistic, and religious approaches to the psychology of experience, consciousness and will.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 orRL ST 001  

PSYCH 438 Personality Theory (3) Personality theories and their application to social and personality development and personality dynamics.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits PSYCH  

PSYCH 439 History and Systems of Psychology (3) Historical antecedents to scientific psychology; development of contemporary psychological theories and research areas from the formal establishment of psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 441 Health Psychology (3) Overview of the field with an emphasis on how psychological research contributes to an understanding of health and behavior.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 442 Trauma and Resiliency (3) This course will provide an overview of the current state of knowledge and research on traumatic stress, resiliency, and treatment.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 and one other PSYCH class  

PSYCH 443 Treatment and Education in Developmental Disabilities (3) Covers etiology, classification, intervention (treatment and education), ethical and legal issues related to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 444 Engineering Psychology (3) Methods and results of experimental psychology pertinent to problems which involve man-machine relationships.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of GQ or PSYCH  

PSYCH 445 Forensic Psychology (3) Relations between psychological theory and research and the law, legal processes, and social policy.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 238, PSYCH 243 orPSYCH 270  

PSYCH 450 Psychology of Consciousness (3) Introduction to psychological and physiological aspects of consciousness as related to brain function and clinical psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 451 Psychology of Action (3) Basic and applied science of action, from psychological, computational, and physiological perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 256  

PSYCH 452 Learning and Memory (3) General survey of learning and memory processes as revealed in experimental work with animals and humans.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 256  

PSYCH 456 Advanced Cognitive Psychology (3) In depth study of complex mental processes: thinking, problem-solving, imagery, symbolic behavior, information-processing, attention, artificial intelligence, and language.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 457 (LING 457) Psychology of Language (3) Overview of psychological research and theory on language processes, including speech perception, word recognition, meaning representation, comprehension, and language acquisition.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 orLING 100  

PSYCH 458 Visual Cognition (3) Overview of concepts and methods in cognitive visual-spatial processing.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 459 Attention and Information Processing (3) An examination of attentional processes. Contemporary informational processing approaches will be emphasized.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200 ; 3 credits 400-level PSYCH  

PSYCH 460 Comparative Psychology (3) Behavior from standpoint of phylogenetic growth and development; biological implications; comparison of different types of animals, including man.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 260  

PSYCH 461 Advanced Conditioning and Learning (3) An examination of basic learning processes that have been determined within the context of classical, instrumental, and operant learning situations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 462 Physiological Psychology (3) Study of the biological bases of behavior and experience, including the anatomy and physiology of the brain and nervous system.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 260 or 3 credits of BIOL  

PSYCH 464 Behavior Genetics (3) Survey of gene mechanisms and gene-environment interactions in the determination of behavior; emphasis on deviant human behavior.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;ANTH 021, BI SC 002, BIOL 133 orBIOL 222  

PSYCH 470 Abnormal Psychology (3) Causes, dynamics, symptoms, and treatment of neuroses, psychoses, personality disorders, and other psychological disorders of adulthood.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 238, PSYCH 243 orPSYCH 270  

PSYCH 471 Psychology of Adjustment and Social Relationships (3) Theory and application of psychological principles to problems in personal and social adjustment.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 473 Behavior Modification (3) Principles of advanced behavior modification techniques.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 6 additional credits of PSYCH  

PSYCH 474 Psychological Intervention in Childhood (3) Psychology of personal relationships in school situations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 212, PSYCH 238, PSYCH 243 orPSYCH 270  

PSYCH 475 Psychology of Fear and Stress (3) Description and evaluation of major trends in research on stress and fear in humans and other animals.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 3 credits of BIOL statisticsPSYCH 200 orSTAT 200  

PSYCH 476 Child Psychopathology (3) Etiology, diagnosis, and facilitation of adjustment of the mentally retarded, gifted, physically handicapped, and emotionally disturbed child.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 212, PSYCH 238, PSYCH 243 orPSYCH 270  

PSYCH 477 Mental Health Practicum with Children (3) Overview of interventions for children at risk for mental health disorders; emphasis on intervention strategies, program evaluation, and applied skills.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 permission of program  

PSYCH 478 Clinical Neuropsychology (3) Overview of functional human neuroanatomy and clinical neuropsychology, with emphasis on origin, assessment, and treatment of human brain damage.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 260  

PSYCH 479 (US) (WMNST 471) The Psychology of Gender (3) Theories and research on gender differences and gender roles. Emphasis on women's and men's current positions in society.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 221  

PSYCH 481 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3) Diagnostic precedures, treatment approaches, occupational settings, and ethical considerations relevant to the profession of the clinical psychologist.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 238, PSYCH 243 orPSYCH 270  

PSYCH 482 Selection and Assessment in Organizations (3) Background in personnel testing, performance measurement, selection strategies, with emphasis on validity and measurement reliability.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200, PSYCH 281  

PSYCH 484 Work Attitudes and Motivation (3) Survey of theory and research with respect to attitudes, morale, and motivation of employees and management.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 200 orSTAT 200 or 6 credits of GQ  

PSYCH 485 Leadership in Work Settings (3) Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100;PSYCH 281 or 3 credits MGMT  

PSYCH 489 Professional Development in Psychology (1) Develop post-graduation plan for use of psychology major; develop professional presentation style.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: PSYCH 301W   Concurrent: PSYCH 406W or PSYCH 490

PSYCH 490 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3) Capstone experience for senior psychology majors; review of current research literature; topics vary.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 301W 6 credits 400-level PSY senior Psychology major  

PSYCH 491H Honors Thesis (3) An opportunity to pursue an advanced research thesis or project to integrate studies within psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HONOR 301H senior standing and permission of the program  

PSYCH 492 Current Topics in Psychology (3) Current topics addressing significant contemporary developments in psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100  

PSYCH 493 Senior Thesis (3-6) Supervised senior thesis research in psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: approval of a thesis adviser in the department seventh-semester standing  

PSYCH 494 Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

PSYCH 494H Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

PSYCH 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

PSYCH 495A Special Topics: Professional Issues in Psychology (1) The purpose of this one-credit course is to provide psychology majors with information and skills that will help you select and pursure a career in psychology based o your personal interests, abilities, and skills. We will discuss the training that a psychology degree does and does not provide, subdisciplines and professions in psychology, career paths (including graduate school and/or employment options at the bachelor's level), and what you can do to increase your chances of success in your chosen career path. You will be asked to engage in a number of activities throughout the semester, which will help you develop valuable skills and introduce you to careers in psychology. Course information skills and introduce you to careers in psychology. Course inforamtion will be conveyed through interactive lectures, guest speakers, readings, in class exercises, small group discussions, and written assignments.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

PSYCH 495K Practicum with Hi-Risk Youth and Children (3) Overview of interventions for children at risk for mental health disorders; emphasis on intervention strategies, program evaluation, and applied skills.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PSYCH 477  

PSYCH 495P Animal Research Practicum (3) The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a unique hands-on experience conducting research with nonhuman primates. Within this objective are three main goals: 1) To familiarize students to the day-to-day work involved in conducting behavioral experiments with animals; 2) To increase students knowledge of select topics in animal communication and cognition. This course builds on material taught in Psych 268 (Animal Minds), though that course is not a prerequisite; and 3) To provide students with experience reading and evaluating primary source scientific papers, with the eventual goal of having the students author their own APA-style paper at the end of the course. There are two main components of this course offering. The first component consists of lab work. Students will be expected to put in a minimum of 7 hours per week working with cotton-top tamarian (Saguinus oedipus) monkeys in a laboratory setting.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

PSYCH 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1985
 

PSYCH 496A Teaching Assistant for PSYCH 200 (1-6) Teaching Assistant will attend all regular meetings of PSYCH 200 including the spss labs, offer office hours each week, conduct review session prior to each exam, assist students and faculty as needed in class, and assist with lab attendant duties.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PSYCH 200, PSYCH 301 andPSYCH 406  

PSYCH 496A Teaching Assistant for PSYCH 200 (1-6) Teaching assistant for PSYCH 200 will attend all regular meetings of PSYCH 200 including the SPSS labs, offer office hours each week, conduct review sessions prior to each exam, assist students and faculty as needed in class, and assist with lab attendant duties.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PSYCH 200, PSYCH 301, PSYCH 406  

PSYCH 496B Teaching Assistant for Research Methods in Psychology (1-6) Student will work as a teaching assistant for PSYCH 301, Research Methods. Duties will include student guidance. Student will also teach 20 mini- lessons.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PSYCH 200;PSYCH 301  

PSYCH 496C Psychology Teaching Assistant (3) Undergraduate TA for psychology course. Includes administrative work, holding office hours to assist students, and lesson preparation.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 496D Psychology 100H Teaching Assistant (1-6) Student consultation; exam reviews; assignment supervision; occasional class lecture; office hours with students.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1991
 

PSYCH 497A Psychology of Gaming (3) Applies the field of psychology to understand and improve the world of games by applying different theories, to understand how humans interact with games and how games have evolved.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 497A Psychology and Movement Behavior (3) This special topics course is meant to introduce students to basic concepts and applications of psychological knowledge for organized sport, physical activity, and sports medicine. Topics will include history of sport and exercise psychology, social and environmental influences on sport participation and performance, mental skills training for sport and physical activity, and health and well-being within sport and physical activity.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Students must have a C or better in PSYCH 100 or KINES 180  

PSYCH 497B Mentoring Project (1-6) Mentor children with behavioral problems and plan strategies to help these children cope with stress.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 497B Psychology of the Walking Dead (3) Using the graphic novels and hit television series "The Walking Dead" as a storytelling device, this course will cover a range of psychological phenomenon involving neuroscience, leadership, group processes, emotions, trauma, and culture.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

PSYCH 497C Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology/Special Topics (3) The student will learn research methods in qualitative research including theory, data collection and data interpretation methodology.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 497E Music Therapy Practicum (3) Music Therapy Practicum-Students will travel off campus to observe music therapy in action. Under the therapist's supervision, students will devise music therapies to meet clients' needs.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

PSYCH 497F Music Therapy Practicum (3) Students will travel off campus to observe music therapy in action. Under the therapist's supervision, students will devise music therapies to meet client's needs.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

PSYCH 497H Human Development, Health, and Education from a Global Perspective (3) This advanced undergraduate course, structured as a senior seminar, is intended to address the University's global community objectives as well as provide scholarly background on India for Schreyer Honors college students interested in the India Program and certification.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: permission of the program  

PSYCH 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

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