Psychology (PSYC)

A grade of C or better is required for prerequisite courses. 

PSYC 100  General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Overview of the field of psychology including learning, perception, motivation, emotion, heredity, personality, development, abnormal and psycho-therapy.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.
(Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)

PSYC 103  Introductory Psychology for Majors  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Explore psychology as a career in addition to an introduction to the basic skills required for conducting psychological research including APA writing style, journal article analysis, and basic statistics.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 105  (ANTH 105, DS 105, SOC 105, WS 105)  Understanding Human Diversity  3(3-0)  

As Needed.
Americans live in a complex and diverse society. This course examines the nature, impact and strategies for dealing with diversity in personal and social contexts.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 151  Human Development (GT-SS3)  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Survey of human development through life span. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of both change and stability in physical, cognitive, social and personality development Review of relevant developmental theory and research.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.
(Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)

PSYC 205  Introduction to Sport Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall.
An introduction to psychological theories and constructs affecting performance, coaching & development in sports and athletics.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 207  Quantitative Research Methods I  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Introduction to research development and use of quantitative methods.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 103.
Corequisites: PSYC 207L.
Registration Information: General Education Math strongly recommended as prerequisite.

PSYC 207L  Quantitative Research Methods Lab I  1(0-1)  

Fall, Spring.
Introduction to methods of psychological experimentation.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 103.
Corequisites: PSYC 207.
Registration Information: General Education Math strongly suggested as prerequisite.

PSYC 209  Quantitative Research II  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Continuation of PSYC 207. Focus on research development and quantitative methods.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 103 and PSYC 207 and PSYC 207L.
Corequisites: PSYC 209L.
Registration Information: General Education Math strongly recommended as prerequisite.

PSYC 209L  Quantitative Research Methods Lab II  1(0-1)  

Fall, Spring.
Continuation of Quantitative Research Methods Lab I.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 103 and PSYC 207 and PSYC 207L.
Corequisites: PSYC 209.
Registration Information: General Education Math strongly recommended as prerequisite.

PSYC 212  (WS 212)  Psychology of Diversity  3(3-0)  

Fall.
To raise awareness of social inequities, promote cultural competency & appreciation of differences.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 217  (WS 217)  Women & Society  3(3-0)  

As Needed.
Statistical overview of the current status of women, followed by examination of theories concerning equality of the sexes.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisite: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 220  Drugs and Behavior  3(3-0)  

Fall, Summer.
Principles of drug action with attention to beneficial and harmful uses of drugs.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 222  Understanding Animal Behavior (GT-SS3)  3(3-0)  

Spring.
Basic comparative and ethological perspectives regarding animal behavior. Scientific techniques for observation of animal behavior may be demonstrated at the Pueblo Zoo.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.
(Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)

PSYC 231  (SOC 231, WS 231)  Marriage and Family Relationships  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective: cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.
(Gen Ed: SS)

PSYC 241  Human Sexuality  3(3-0)  

Fall.
Psychological and biological aspects of human sexual behavior.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing required.

PSYC 251  Childhood and Adolescence  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth of the individual from childhood through adolescence. Topics include intelligence, social development, self development, moral development, family relations.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.
(Gen Ed: SS)

PSYC 291  Special Topics  (1-4 V)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special Topics.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Instructor permission required.

PSYC 311  Theories Of Personality  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Major theories of personality and the methods of personality investigation.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 315  Industrial/Organizational Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Summer.
Application of the principles of psychology to the workplace, including personnel selection, motivation, group processes, leadership, job analysis, and organization.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 331  Physiological Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Structure and function of the brain, nervous and endocrine systems; biological basis of sensation, perception, sleep and arousal, motivation, learning and memory, and drug action.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: PSYC 331L.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 331L  Physiological Psychology Lab  1(0-2)  

Fall, Spring.
Physiological Psychology Lab.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: PSYC 331.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 334  Perception  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
The senses and how they cooperate with the brain to provide awareness and knowledge of the world about us. Empirical findings and theoretical analysis of the processes of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching. Role of learning in normal and illusory perception is considered.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: PSYC 334L.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 334L  Perception Lab  1(0-2)  

Fall, Spring.
Perception Lab.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: PSYC 334.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 336  Learning and Motivation  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Principles of learning and memory. Empirical findings and theoretical analyses of topics including conditioning, reinforcement and punishment. Research and application.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.

PSYC 337  Memory and Cognition  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Theory and research on current topics in cognition, including attention, concept formation, imagery, memory, decision making, language acquisition, problem solving and text comprehension.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 342  Educational Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
The contribution of psychology theory, research and methods to our understanding of teaching and learning.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 151.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 351  Psychology of the Exceptional Individual  3(3-0)  

Fall.
Survey of characteristics of those individuals considered significantly above or below the norm of the population. Emphasis on behavioral identification and modification of the home, school and social environment .
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 352  (SOC 352)  Social Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
General and applied psychological principles of the individual's interaction with a group.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 360  Forensic Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
Using social, cognitive, and clinical perspectives, this course will examine individual and interpersonal phenomenon related to memory, judgment, psychological testing, bias, and social influence in the legal field.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 362  Abnormal Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Etiology, diagnosis and therapy of maladaptive or abnormal behaviors and mental functioning.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 401  History and Systems of Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
The historical development of modern psychology from its roots in classical philosophy and the social, cultural, and political context within which psychological theory emerged.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 209 and PSYC 209L.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 403  Emotional Intelligence  3(3-0)  

Fall.
This course examines scientific research from the fields of Affective Neuroscience, Personality and Positive Psychology regarding emotional intelligence, specifically: emotional awareness, expressivity, motivation and regulation.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 405  Positive Psychology  3(3-0)  

Fall.
This course examines the latest scientific research constituting positive psychology. Topics include: Well-Being, Gratitude, Empathy, Forgiveness, Hope, Resilience, and Humor.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 428  Cannabinoids as Medicine  3(3-0)  

Fall, Spring.
The Cannabis plant has a long history of medical use. This course is intended to be a unique experience to help students to develop a broad understanding of cannabis and its medical uses.
Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 463  Psychopathology of Childhood  3(3-0)  

Fall.
A survey of the unique conceptual models of etiology, assessment and therapy appropriate to the study of the psychological disorders of childhood.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 362.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 464  Systems of Counseling and Psycho-Therapy  3(3-0)  

Fall.
Traditional and contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy through use of case studies and other selected materials.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 311 and PSYC 362.
Corequisites: PSYC 464L.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.

PSYC 464L  Systems of Counselng & Psycho-therapy Lab  1(0-2)  

Fall.
Systems of Counseling & Psycho-therapy Lab.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 311 and PSYC 362.
Corequisites: PSYC 464.
Registration Information: None.

PSYC 465  Behavior Modification  3(3-0)  

Spring.
Advanced methods and techniques of behavior modification as practiced in various agencies and institutions.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing required.

PSYC 471  Clinical Psychology  3(3-0)  

Spring.
Survey of clinical psychology as a profession. Training requirements, opportunities, future directions, current research and ethical problems.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 362.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing required.

PSYC 475  Group Process  3(3-0)  

Spring.
Study and practice of basic group theory and approaches as they are applied in mental health. Basic group therapeutic techniques and procedures will be demonstrated in an experiential setting.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 311 and PSYC 362 and PSYC 464 and PSYC 464L.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing required.

PSYC 481  Psychology of Trauma  3(3-0)  

Fall.
This course is designed to introduce recent research about experienced trauma in individuals. Understanding the history of trauma, the physiological changes in the brain, and responses will be introduced.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.

PSYC 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special Topics.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.

PSYC 492  Research  (1-3 V)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Faculty directed research project for undergraduate student.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.

PSYC 494  Field Experience  (1-12 V)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
In-depth, on-the-job experience in psychology, individually designed. Ability to use psychological tests and counseling techniques recommended.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 311 and PSYC 362 and PSYC 464 and PSYC 464L.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.

PSYC 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Independent Study.
Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Corequisites: None.
Registration Information: Permission of instructor.