1. 101 General Psychology
  2. 101 Introduction to Sociology
  3. 214 Race, Ethnicity and Social Class
  4. 232 The Body in Society
  5. 260 Lifespan Development
  6. 303 Child and Adolescent Psychology
  7. 309 Abnormal Psychology
  8. 316 Experimental Social Psychology and Lab
  9. 323 Families and Society
  10. 332 Sociology of Organizations: Emergency Rooms, Fast-Food Restaurants and Street Gangs
  11. 344 Introduction to Behavior Modification
  12. 405 Psychology of Gender

101 General Psychology

4 Credits

This course is an introductory overview of the field of psychology.

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101 Introduction to Sociology

4 Credits

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts and theories of sociology including social deviance, culture, socialization and race, gender and social class issues.

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214 Race, Ethnicity and Social Class

4 Credits

The primary objective of this course is to explore the diversity of ethno-racial and social-class groups in the contemporary United States, and to understand these groups, both individually and collectively from a sociological perspective.

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232 The Body in Society

4 Credits

The primary objective of this course is to examine the body from a sociological perspective and explore topics related to the body. Students will explore the relationship between the body and identity as it is enacted through such practices as tattooing, hair straightening, body modification and cosmetic surgery. Attention will also be paid to how gender, race, age and health shape social and cultural meanings.

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260 Lifespan Development

4 Credits

This course overviews the various physical, cognitive, social, and psychological forces which shape human development from conception through death.

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303 Child and Adolescent Psychology

4 Credits

This course investigates how the developing child’s and adolescent’s physical, cognitive, and socioemotional growth impact their daily lives.

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309 Abnormal Psychology

4 Credits

This course is a study of various psychological disorders including contributing factors, diagnosis, and methods of treatment.

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316 Experimental Social Psychology and Lab

4 Credits

This course investigates the influence of others and our environment, including social cognition and perception, attitudes, and conformity.

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323 Families and Society

4 Credits

The primary objective of this course is to examine family in the United States and develop an understanding of family that is based on social theory and sociological knowledge. The main focus of the course will be on how family is shaped by social forces, inequalities and hegemonic beliefs.

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332 Sociology of Organizations: Emergency Rooms, Fast-Food Restaurants and Street Gangs

4 Credits

This course examines a variety of organizations from a sociological perspective. Exploring organizations through the lens of sociology lends insight into the inner workings of organizations as well as the relation of organizations to society. Students will conduct a semester-long empirical study of a local organization of their choice. In doing so, students will gain an appreciation for the role of organizations in shaping (and being shaped by) society.

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344 Introduction to Behavior Modification

4 Credits

This course investigates the application of learning principles to desensitization, modeling, contingency management, and self-control.

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405 Psychology of Gender

4 Credits

This course explores gender as a psychological and social factor that influences our experiences and the implications of these individual differences.

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