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Course Catalog: Psychology

PY 1103 3.0
General Psychology
A course designed to provide the student with a broad, general introduction to the field of psychology. It is a study of behavior designed to present an account of the significant concepts and findings of contemporary psychology. The course should provide a clear description of the bodies of knowledge in the core areas of psychology. HOT, SBS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EN 0203 or appropriate reading placement score.

PY 2103 3.0
Pers & Soc Adjust
A study of the everyday task of coping with ourselves, our environment, and the people we encounter. Emphasis will be placed on coping with problems, obstacles, and depressions. HOT, SBS, WRT
Prerequisite: PY 1103 and EN 1223 or EN 1233; minimum grade C

PY 2203 3.0
Child Psychology
A study of development from conception to adolescence emphasizing both current and historical approaches to research and theory, genetic and environmental influences on development, and the sequence and timing of physical, mental, and personality development throughout the years of life from conception through adolescence. HOT, SBS, (WRT prior to 13FA)
Prerequisite: PY 1103 or instructor consent

PY 2213 3.0
Abnormal Psychology
This is a survey course designed to examine the etiology, prevalence, symptomology, and treatment approaches of the major psychological disorders. Topics include anxiety and mood disorders, schizophrenia, somatoform and dissociative disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, development- related disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders.
Prerequisite: PY 1103

PY 2303 3.0
Social Psychology
This course focuses on the analysis of individual behavior in the social setting. Special attention will be given to the theories, methods, and research related to topics including conformity,persuasion, aggression, helping behavior, social judgments, attraction, and the self. HOT, SBS
Prerequisite: PY 1103

PY 2403 3.0
Human Development
A course designed to provide the student with a broad, general introduction to human development. The entire life span will be covered including those concepts and principles basic to an understanding of human development. Development will be studied using an integrated approach from the biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives. WRT, SBS, HOT
Prerequisite: PY 1103 AND EN 1223 or EN 1233; minimum grade C

PY 2503 3.0
Adolescent Psych
A broad, general introduction to human development and, specifically, adolescent development. Adolescence will be viewed in the entire life cycle and in the social, cultural, political and historical contexts. An integrated approach involving biological, psychological, and cultural perspectives will be used.
Prerequisite: PY 1103 or instructor consent

PY 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PY 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Spec Topics-Psychology
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

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