- Education, health and physical education (not to include service program courses)
- Computer science, mathematics, engineering
- English, fine arts, philosophy, history, communication, foreign language
- 2.0 average in psychology courses
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses
- Electives to complete 120 hours
- Additional requirements.
*Also satisfies requirement in the major.
Also satisfies general education requirement.
4645 - PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
18 hours psychology including Psychology 101 and either 460 or 461; 9 hours must be upper level.
Minimum 2.0 average in the minor.
PSYCHOLOGY COURSES (PSY)
100 Psychology Study Skills Laboratory (1 hour institutional credit)
Intensive study of introductory psychology with demonstrations, computer simulations, and audiovisual study aids. Focus on study skills and behaviors, derived from psychological research, and applied to Psychology 101 lecture and textbook material to enhance learning. Fall and spring semesters. Credit not applicable toward any degree. Corequisite: Psychology 101.
101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Introduction to contemporary psychology as a basic and applied social science; analysis of biological, mental, and social determinants of human behavior from the standpoint of psychological theory, research, and practice. Every semester. May not be taken for credit if Psychology 103 has been taken previously.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. Every semester. Maximum credit 4 hours.
201 Research Methodology: Introductory Statistics in Psychology (3)
Descriptive and inferential statistics with computer analysis of data from psychological and other social sciences. Traditional and modern descriptive techniques, correlation and regression analysis, probability concepts, inferential techniques on means through analysis of variance, power analysis, and selected nonparametric techniques are presented. The use of state-of-the art computer programs for analysis of date is emphasized in the corequisite laboratory. Every semester. Prerequisite: UTC Math Placement level 20 or Mathematics 106; Psychology 101 or equivalent. Corequisite: Psychology 204.
202 Research Methodology: Laboratory and Field Research Techniques (3)
General introduction to research methods in psychology with an emphasis on basic strategies for empirically identifying causal and correlational relationships. Topics will include laboratory and field techniques, quasi-experimental and non-experimental models, and the ethical issues involved in research. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Corequisite: Psychology 202 laboratory. Prerequisites: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, and 204.
204 Statistics in Psychology Laboratory (1)
Tutorial and laboratory exercises to help students master use of professional quality computer software to solve statistical problems. Prerequisites: UTC Math Placement Level 20 or Mathematics 106. Corequisite Psychology 201.
221 The Psychology of Child Development (3)
Infancy through childhood. Concepts of development and functioning derived from both research and clinical observation. Emphasis on cognitive, social, and emotional development. Child-rearing applications. Every semester. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent. Credit not allowed in both Education 203 and Psychology 221.
222 The Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood (3)
Principles of adolescent functionality. Evaluation of various theories of adolescence. Psychodynamic consideration of life-span development concepts and the adjustment problems related to aging. Emphasis on age-related changes. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent. Credit not allowed in both Education 204 and Psychology 222.
223 Psychology of Aging (3)
Theoretical and empirical introduction to the psychological development of older adults. Discussion of cognition, personality, social behavior, and sensorimotor changes as they evolve at the adult end of the life span. Examination of psychological issues in adult coping, death and dying, and work and family roles. On demand. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent.
241 Psychology of Individual Differences (3)
Develops an understanding of the most difficult aspect of human behavior to comprehend: differences. Investigating the three major causes of differences. Looking at the nature of these differences in temperament, intelligence, personality, interests and pathologies. Learning to change from judging to valuing diversity. Exploring the implications the course perspective has for personal, educational, work and political choices/policies. Every semester.
242 Psychology of Black Experience (3)
Impact of cultural differences from a psychological perspective. Principles, theories and research in psychology applied to black experience. Differences in socialization, personality, and social processes. Topics include intelligence, racial identity, and psycholinguistics. Every semester.
251 The Psychology of Personal Adjustment (3)
An overview of the major theories of adjustment and maladjustment, including classical psychoanalysis, neo-Freudian analysis, humanistic psychology, and social learning and behavior theory. Other topics will include the role of religion, economic status, and cultural context in adjustment. Prerequisite: Psychology 101.
308 Principles of Abnormal Psychology (3)
A biosocial approach to theories of causation, development, and symptomatic behavior in emotional disorder; theoretical bases of the various therapies and of positive means of prevention. Every semester. Prerequisite: 6 hours psychology.
309 Contemporary Psychotherapies (3)
A comprehensive review of psychotherapeutic techniques practiced to help alleviate individuals behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Reviews practices derived from the behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic perspectives. In addition, the course emphasizes the empirical research demonstrating the efficacy of these techniques. Prerequisite: Psychology 308.
311 Learning and Motivation (3)
Study of the effective conditions for various learning phenomena; roles of motivation, reinforcement, and punishment in learning. Prerequisite: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
312 Sensation and Perception (3)
Study of sensory and perceptual processes; examination of the sense organs and related neurophysiological mechanisms, and the necessary stimulus conditions for particular perceptual phenomena. Laboratory. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
313 Cognitive Processes (3)
Examination of the ways in which people process information; with an emphasis on attention, memory, problem solving and language. Every semester. Prerequisite: 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
314 Physiological Psychology (3)
The study of the physiological bases of behavior with emphasis on the functional neural systems of the brain which mediate behavior. Laboratory designed to familiarize students with basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiological techniques used in the investigation of brain functions and behavior. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or 6 hours of college biology courses, or approval of instructor.
315 Primate Behavior (3)
A comparative survey of the ecology, social behavior, and cognitive ability of nonhuman primates, especially monkeys and apes, with emphasis on the evolutionary factors that have shaped primate behavior. Prerequisites: Any of the following: Anthropology 152, 207, Psychology 101, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Anthropology 315. No credit in both Psychology 315 and Anthropology 315.