Psychology (PSYC)




101 General Psychology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a survey of the concepts, principles and terminology of psychology as a science. Emphasis is placed on introducing students to the diverse areas that make up the field of psychology, preparing students for further study in the behavioral sciences and providing students with greater insight into human behavior. This course is designed for students planning to take advanced courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and/ or students majoring in Psychology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Psychology (PSYC) 101 and Black Studies (BLAS) 104 combined: maximum credit, one course; C-ID PSY 110.

111 Psychological/Social Aspects of Aging, Death and Dying - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 or English 105 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a study of the psychological, physiological and social factors influencing behavior throughout the aging process, including the aspects of death and dying. This course is intended for students majoring in psychology and for all students interested in the psychology of aging. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

130 Introduction to Community Psychology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a study of community psychology. Emphasis is placed on the history and role of community psychology in the broader field of psychology. Students apply the key perspectives and fundamentals of the field to case studies and current issues in the community. This course is designed for psychology majors and students pursuing career paths in counseling, public mental health and human services. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

135 Marriage and Family Relations - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a study of the behaviors related to courtship, engagement, marriage, and family life. Emphasis is placed on the historical, cross cultural, and social perspectives of families. Topics include interpersonal communication, economic management, and sexuality as they relate to the family. This course is intended for psychology and child development majors and all students interested in the psychology of interpersonal communication. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

137 Human Sexual Behavior - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a study of the psychological, social, and physiological dimensions of human sexual behavior. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of human sexual development and current research. This course is designed for psychology majors and all students interested in human sexual behavior and related issues. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Psychology (PSYC) 137 and Black Studies (BLAS) 165 combined: maximum credit, one course.

155 Introduction to Personality - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a survey of the fundamental personality theories within the field of psychology. Emphasis is placed on the personal life experiences of each of the major personality theorists, their research methods and approaches to the study and understanding of personality, and clinical applications of their theories. This course is designed for psychology majors and anyone seeking a stronger understanding of psychological theory. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

161 Introduction to Counseling - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an introductory study of the history and complexity of the counseling relationship. Emphasis is placed on the skills required to be an effective counselor. Topics include various counseling approaches and settings as well as related legal and ethical issues. This course is intended for psychology majors and anyone interested in the therapeutic aspects of psychology/counseling. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

165 Theories of Consciousness - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course explores various theoretical approaches to the mind-body problem, as well as a broad range of different states of consciousness, including normal waking consciousness, daydreaming, sleeping, dreaming, hypnosis, meditation, and psychedelic drug states. States of consciousness are considered by examining both behavioral experiences as well as neural correlates of those states, including case studies of brain-injured patients and neuroimaging of normal participants in different states of consciousness. This course is intended for all students interested in psychology and/or theories of consciousness. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

166 Introduction to Social Psychology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
Social psychology examines how individuals are influenced by their social environment. Special attention is given to social cognition and perception, self-justification, conformity, group dynamics, prejudice, aggression, prosocial behavior and applied social psychology. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical and integrative ways of thinking about theory and research in social psychology. This course is for anyone who is interested in the subject of social psychology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC; C-ID PSY 170.

201 Academic and Career Opportunities in Psychology - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Pass/No Pass)

Prerequisite: Psychology 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: 30 units of college course work.
This course is a study of career options in the field of Psychology. Emphasis is placed on the identification of career-related strengths and interests and information on post-baccalaureate options in psychology and related fields. This course is designed for students interested in majoring in psychology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

211 Learning - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Psychology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Psychology 210.
This course is a study of the basic principles and research in animal and human learning. Topics include scientific versus nonscientific approaches to behavior studies, operant and respondent conditioning, observational and cognitive learning, and motivation as related to self-control. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology or interested in the field. AA/AS; CSU; UC.

230 Psychology of Lifespan Development - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Psychology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of the psychological development of humans in all their sociocultural diversity from conception to death. Emphasis is placed on the major theoretical paradigms related to growth and change and the variety of factors that shape similarities and differences in life. This course is intended for students majoring in psychology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

245 Abnormal Psychology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a comprehensive survey of the troubled patterns of abnormal behavior. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical models as they relate to assessment, diagnoses, etiology, treatment, and prognosis of psychopathologies. Topics also include legal and ethical issues related to abnormal psychology. This course is designed for psychology majors and all students interested in abnormal psychology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

255 Introduction to Psychological Research - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Psychology 101 and Psychology 258 or Mathematics 119 or Biology 200, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to scientific methodology in psychology. Emphasis is placed on descriptive, experimental, and applied research. Students use the American Psychological Association writing style for empirical report writing. This course is intended for psychology majors and majors with components of the research process. AA/AS; CSU; UC.

258 Behavioral Science Statistics - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite:Mathematics 92 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M45 or Mathematics 96 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an introductory study of statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Emphasis is placed on acquainting students with the concepts underlying statistical methods and research approaches, basic statistical analyses, and principles. Topics include data collection; descriptive and inferential statistics; measures of central tendency, dispersion, relative standing, and relationship; probability; hypothesis evaluation; and tests for treatment effects. This course is intended for students majoring in the behavioral/social sciences or those interested in applied statistics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Mathematics (MATH) 119, Biology (BIOL) 200 or Psychology (PSYC) 258 combined: maximum credit, one course; C-ID SOCI 125.

259 Behavioral Science Statistics Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Corequisite: Psychology 258.
This laboratory course offers students practice in using statistical analysis software for the behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on data entry, graphing, hypothesis testing and statistical analyses. This course is intended for psychology and other behavioral science majors and anyone interested in using statistical analysis software for research purposes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Psychology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of the biological bases of behavioral and cognitive processes. Emphasis is placed on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as a means for understanding how basic neurological processes impact perception, movement, consciousness, sexuality, hunger, emotions, and mental disorders. This course is designed for students majoring in Psychology and all students interested in physiological psychology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC; C-ID PSY 150.

276 Field Work in Psychological Services - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours other, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This supervised field experience course enables the student to be of service to the community while learning about the function of human care services. Emphasis is placed on providing students with the chance to explore the varied career choices in the field of psychology as well as on practical experience with basic helping skills in current social service situations. This course is intended for students who want to work with people in human care services. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.