Psychology (PSYC) Courses

PSYC1001 Introductory Psychology

Introductory Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Ethical application of the scientific method is used to examine nervous system structures and functions, learning, memory, intelligence and states of consciousness. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC2002 Abnormal Psychology

This course examines the major theoretical approaches to psychological and other behavior disorders. Included are definitional criteria, causes, prevalence, related conditions and current treatment programs for both children and adults. Emphasis is placed on the sociocultural context of psychological disorders as well as on correcting common stereotypes about mental and emotional illness.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC2020 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

This course emphasizes the psychological principles involved in group performance, power, leadership styles and behavioral motivation. It includes discussion and analysis of organizational research and the application of the results to businesses and industrial situations. It is designed to assist the business student in incorporating psychological knowledge into his or her managerial and leadership style in order to increase on-the-job productivity.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC2030 Developmental Psychology

This survey course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts, theories, and recent research in the area of human life span from conception to late adulthood. The integrative process of physical cognitive and psychosexual development during significant periods of maturation is examined.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC2150 Interpersonal Processes in the Workplace

This course exposes students to the personality theories and how they are manifested in behaviors in the workplace, including organizational morale, culture and productivity. Using theoretical and empirical research, the course also provides students with managerial approaches for addressing the dynamics of personalities and behaviors in the workplace.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC3001 Social Psychology

This course features a study of individual behavior in relation to the social stimuli of modern life. The course involves the extension of general psychological principles and methods in the study of social behavior.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC3010 Personality

This course is a study of various personality theories in the context of psycho-philosophical differences in personality. Personality development, assessment methods, theoretical application, integration and critical evaluation of each theory are analyzed. Application of theory to actual and hypothetical cases is expected throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC3099 Psychology Internship

Students may choose an internship in a variety of fields, such as public service or communications, and in many settings, including nonprofit and government agencies, arts organizations, or others related to their interests. Internship assignments provide opportunities for students to gain real world experience by applying their skills and knowledge to meet the needs of a business, agency or community organization.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 90 hours of course work.
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC3150 Applied Behavior Analysis

This course provides students with research-based skills and techniques to modify and eliminate undesirable workplace behavior and environments. Differentiating between goals and objectives; collecting, analyzing and displaying data; choosing effective reinforcements and schedules; and determining punishments provide the theoretical foundation for writing a behavior plan for an employee(s) or organization whose maladaptive behavior is negatively impacting production and/or morale. Additionally, the importance of pro-social modeling and self-managing behavior is stressed and practiced.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC3260 Human Systems Integration

This course examines how human characteristics and the environment interact in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. Using psychological principles in systems design, students focus on the physical, physiological, perceptual, cognitive and organizational considerations that affect organizational performance. Optimizing organizational performance through the human systems integration's (HSI) major domains of manpower, personnel, training, human factors engineering, health hazards and occupational health is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2020, PSYC2020. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC3350 Psychology of Motivation and Leadership in the Workplace

This course examines current research and theories for motivation at work and how they affect the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. A chronological review of the field is included, as well as discussions around such topics as the importance of money, the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance, and the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. A focus on understanding theories of leadership and their roles in creating and maintaining a psychologically healthy workplace is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC4150 Psychology of Conflict Resolution

This course explores the definition, causes and methods used for resolution of conflicts. Causes for conflicts such as communication, beliefs and values, and lack of trust are discussed, as well as the approaches toward resolution of conflicts, such as the adversarial and non-adversarial approaches. Advantages and limitations are identified for each method.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

PSYC4250 Contemporary & Critical Issues in Organizational Psychology

The culminating capstone experience in the major, this senior seminar asks students to synthesize the major theoretical perspectives of their field and apply these paradigms to their research on a specific critical issue. Through this course, students reinforce their knowledge of the field of organizational psychology, explore contemporary issues and hone their professional communication skills. In addition, students reflect on their professional identity and develop a plan for professional development.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH2050, senior status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours