College of Liberal Studies
Department Chair: Betsy Morgan
335A Graff Main Hall, 608-785-8440
Professors: Cerbin, Hitch,
Morgan, Oyster; Associate Professors:
Bogart, Dehn, Johnson, E., Moore, Taylor, M., Van Voorhis,
Wilson, C.; Assistant Professors: Blumentritt, Cary, De Boer, Dixon, R., Sullivan,
S.; Lecturer: Caya, Satory.
(All colleges) — a minimum of 38 credits
from the following eight categories plus MTH 145 or 250. Credits from
categories three to seven may be listed under category eight as
A. Category I: General Psychology (one 3-credit
required course): PSY 100 required; PSY 200 strongly recommended.
B. Category II: Experimental and Research Methods
(four required courses totaling seven credits in psychology): PSY 231 and
232, 451; and MTH 145 or 250. (MTH 145 or 250 should be completed during
the freshman or sophomore year).
C. Category III: Developmental
Psychology (at least
six credits required): 210 and at least three credits from 310 or 311 or
312 or 314.
D. Category IV: Psychopathology (PSY 304
E. Category V: Social/Personality (at least six
credits required) PSY 341, 343 (or CST 250 or SOC 334), 402. Students
interested in human service related work or graduate school should take 402
as one of their courses in this category.
F. Category VI: Advanced Experimental and
Biopsychology (at least two courses required) PSY 334, 335, 430, 435, 437,
G. Category VII: Experiential (at least one credit
required) PSY 295, 308, 309, 405, 450, 481, 482, 485. The department
strongly encourages students to take more than one credit in this category,
particularly as a 309 or 450.
H. Category VIII: Elective Credit. Six additional
credits from psychology courses listed below or from additional credits
taken from categories three through seven: PSY 107, 200, 205, 225, 259,
280, 285, 301, 305, 313, 317, 318, 320, 330, 333, 336, 347, 370, 376, 382,
390, 395, 401, 403, 404, 410, 417, 420, 426, 436, 441, 444, 452, 461, 488,
We strongly recommend that all psychology students
take PSY 231 and PSY 232 in their sophomore years or early in their junior
years. Once a student has completed their General Education requirements
and declared psychology as a major, he/she should plan on at least four
semesters to complete the sequence of courses necessary for graduation with
a psychology degree. We also recommend that students seriously consider
taking PSY 200 "Orientation to the Psychology Major" early in
their psychology careers and that students consider volunteer work and/or
fieldwork as an important part of their psychological training. The
psychology major provides solid training in the liberal arts and in
research methods. However, the courses you elect to take can help you
toward your general career goals. Students should pick up a flyer titled
"Psychology Coursework and Career Planning" from the psychology
department. It also includes advice on minors and emphases.
Students interested in declaring psychology as a major
should complete the tutorials available at www.uwlax.edu/psychology.
Education students cannot be certified to teach
psychology with this major.
(Liberal Studies, Science and Allied Health and HPERTE
non-teacher certification programs) — 20 credits, including PSY
100 and electives in psychology. Students may not receive credit for both
PSY 210 and 212. 12 of the 20 credits must be at the 300 or 400
(Business) — 20 credits, including PSY 100,
341, 343 or CST 250 or SOC 334, 376, and electives in psychology, including
at least one of the following recommended courses: PSY 212, 231 and 232,
382, 402, 420, or 451. Students may not receive credit for both PSY 210 and
(Teacher Certification Programs) — 25
credits, including PSY 100, 231, 232, 304, 335 or 435, and twelve credits
of electives excluding PSY 212. Students may not receive credit for both
PSY 210 and 212.
Psychology Department Honors Program
The Honors Program is designed to give qualified
students the opportunity to develop their understanding of and skills in
psychological research. The Honors Project is an extensive piece of
research designed and conducted by the student under the supervision of a
The requirements for admission to the
1. Junior standing (during Honors
2. Completion of PSY 100, 231, 232, MTH 145 or 250
before beginning Honors Seminar. PSY 420 before PSY 489 or concurrently
with PSY 489
3. 3.25 cumulative grade point average
4. A cumulative overall grade point
average of 3.00
5. Recommendation from two psychology department
6. Completion of an application to the
Requirements for earning a degree with Honors in
1. Completion of psychology major
2. 3.50 cumulative grade point average
3. A cumulative overall grade point
average of 3.25
4. Completion of Honors Seminar (PSY 489, three
5. Completion and presentation of Honors
482, three credits)
Psychology Credit by examination
Students may earn credit by examination for PSY 100,
General Psychology, a three credit course. The following examinations are
acceptable: Advanced Placement Program (APP) in Psychology with a
score of 3, 4, or 5; the "Higher Level" International
Baccalaureate (IB) with a score of 4 or above; or the College Level
Examination Program (CLEP) with a score of 47 or above. Students
should contact the Counseling and Testing Center for information about
CLEP; however, once a student has enrolled in PSY 100 they may not
petition to earn credit with a CLEP exam.
Child/Youth Care Emphasis
See p. 96 for description.
See p. 162 for description.
Note: Most of the psychology courses require the
purchase of coursepacks that contain handouts and readings associated with
+ above a course number indicates a
General Education course.
PSY 100 Cr. 3
A comprehensive introduction to contemporary basic
principles and theories of behavior and related processes along with
supporting scientific evidence and applications. Topics include sensory
processes, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, developmental
change, measurement, social interaction and abnormal behavior.
PSY/BIO 107 Cr. 3
Brain Basics: Linking Society and
Students will be introduced to the field of
neuroscience, including an examination of the cells that make the brain
operate, how they operate together to form structures and systems, and how
the operation of these systems relates to human behavior. The range of
behaviors to be examined will include everyday learning and memory,
sleeping and dreaming, as well as an exploration of the brain when abnormal
behaviors occur. We will also investigate the impact that advances in the
neurosciences have had on society in general. (Cross-listed with BIO; may
only earn credit in PSY or BIO, not both.) Not applicable to a biology
major. Offered Sem. II.
PSY 200 Cr. 1
Orientation to the Psychology Major
This course is an orientation to psychology as a
major. It is designed for sophomore level students who have either declared
or are considering psychology as a major. it is also appropriate for second
semester freshmen or first semester juniors. The field of psychology as a
discipline will be discussed as will career options related to the field.
Students will be required to complete a variety of tasks designed to
identify and/or clarify career paths and goals and increase their
understanding of psychology as both an empirical and applied field.
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Pass/Fail grading.
PSY 205 Cr. 3
Human adjustment processes in meeting inner needs and
the demands of physical and social environment. Prerequisite: PSY
PSY 210 Cr. 3
Designed for the psychology major as an introduction
to developmental psychology, the course emphasizes the historical,
theoretical and methodological approaches to human development across the
life-span. Psychological principles, concepts, and historical and recent
research in the areas of prenatal, cognitive, language, social-emotional,
and physical development are explored. Prerequisite: PSY 100.
PSY 212 Cr. 3
An overview of human development from
conception through death. It introduces students to
prominent historical, theoretical and methodological approaches to
development across the life span. Its focus is on developmental tasks and
milestones in several domains (physical, cognitive and socio-emotional) as
well as practical applications. Does not apply to the psychology
PSY 225 Cr. 3
Sleep and Dreams
A study of the basic psychological and physio-logical
nature of sleep; its systematic characteristics, changes, stages and
development based on sleep laboratory research; the functions of sleep;
major sleep disorders and disturbances; dreams, their characteristics,
contents, and possible interpretations. Prerequisite: PSY 100.
PSY 231 Cr. 2
Experimental Psychology and Research Methods
A study of the research methods and content areas of
experimental psychology. Emphasis on the scientific method, techniques of
data collection, and principles and theories in the study of behavior. Must
be taken concurrently with PSY 232. Prerequisite: PSY 100; open to
psychology majors and minors only.
PSY 232 Cr. 2
Experimental Psychology Laboratory
This course develops skills in observation, formulating research ideas and hypotheses, designing
and conducting research, data analysis, and scientific report writing. Lab.
4. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 231. Prerequisite: PSY 100; open to
psychology majors and minors only.
PSY/ESS/W-S 259 Cr. 1
Girls and Women in Sport
An introduction to the involvement of girls and women
with sport. Topics include the historical perspective, physiological and
psychological benefits, teaching and coaching implications,
recreation and leisure as well as differently abled and minority women.
Students will also learn to access the Internet resources relevant to the
course content. (Cross-listed with ESS and W-S; may only earn credit in
PSY, ESS, or W-S.)
PSY 280 Cr. 3
Cross Cultural Development
This course focuses on the ways in which cultures influence the development of individual
behavior, values, and attitudes across the lifespan. The course uses
cross-cultural studies to examine both the diversity and uniformity of
human development. Topics include such fundamental concerns as child
rearing, schooling, work, aging, and the development of morality, identity,
prosocial behavior and deviance. Prerequisite: PSY 100; ANT 101 or HIS 101.
PSY 285 Cr. 3
Culture and Mental Health: An Applied
This course provides an examination of the
relationship between culture and mental health. Specific attention is given
to the impact of racism, prejudice, and minority status on the lives of
various American minority groups and how the effects of these factors
reveal themselves within a mental health framework. An eclectic,
multidisciplinary approach that draws from clinical and social psychology,
as well as sociology, is utilized. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and sophomore
standing. Offered Sem. I.
PSY 295 Cr. 1-3
Foreign Study in Psychology
Opportunity for students to participate in a variety of supervised projects limited to foreign
study, directed readings, and structured discussions. Prerequisite: consent
of instructor. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.
PSY/PHL 301 Cr. 3
Theory of Knowledge
An intensive examination of three major questions: (1)
What are the principal grounds of knowledge? (2) How certain can we
properly be of what we think we know? (3) Are there limits beyond which we
cannot reasonably hope to extend knowledge? Strong emphasis is placed on
the problem of perception, learning, and knowledge representation.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 or PHL 100. (Cross-listed with PHL 301; may only earn
credit in PSY or PHL, not both.) Offered occasionally.
PSY 304 Cr. 3
The study of the clinical descriptions, and the
biopsychosocial causes and associated treatments of psychological
disorders. Special emphasis on mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia,
and assessment and diagnosis. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or 212 plus second
semester sophomore standing (minimum 45 credits).
PSY 305 Cr. 3
Psychology of Human Sexuality
A study of normal and variations of human sexuality and sexual attitudes and functioning.
Prerequisite: PSY 100.
PSY 308 Cr. 1-2
This course offers research experience under the
supervision of a faculty member. The student will assist a faculty member
in any phase of the research process including literature searches,
formulation of instruments, pilot studies, data collection, data coding,
and computer analysis. Prerequisite: PSY 231, 232, junior standing and
departmental approval. Repeatable for credit — maximum 4.
PSY 309 Cr. 1
Volunteer Experience in Psychology
This course provides students with opportunities to
gain practical experience through interaction with a variety of age groups.
This supervised fieldwork requires 30 hours on site per semester.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 and 210. Repeatable for credit — maximum
2. Pass/Fail grading.
PSY 310 Cr. 3
This course focuses on basic principles, theories, and
research in human development from conception through middle childhood.
Topics include physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional and
personality development. Both the biological/genetic (nature) and the
environmental (nurture) influences on development will be examined within
each developmental area. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and 210, or 212.
PSY 311 Cr. 3
Focuses on the developmental tasks of adolescence and
the influence of family, peers, school and society. Topics include
historical perspectives, cognitive and moral development, self-concept,
sexuality, vocational choice, and problems of adolescence. Prerequisite:
PSY 100 and 210, or 212.
PSY 312 Cr. 3
Adulthood and Aging
A course focusing on theories, research and related literature concerned with emotional, social
and intellectual continuity and change in early, middle, and late
adulthood. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and 210, or 212.
PSY 313 Cr. 1
Aging: Psychological Perspectives
A course devoted to in-depth analysis of human aging
from a psychological perspective. The focus is on the psychological impact
of characteristics and changes related to the aging process. Particular
emphasis is placed on diversity in the experience of aging and applications
in professional and policy arenas. Prerequisite: PSY 312 or
concurrent enrollment. Offered occasionally.
PSY 314 Cr. 3
Infant Development: A Multidisciplinary
This course will provide students with an in-depth
examination of infant development (conception through approximately age
two) from a multidimensional perspective. Normative development in the
following areas will be examined: prenatal, physical, perceptual,
cognitive, language, social and emotional. The legal and public policy
implications will be discussed. Research methodology and theoretical
perspectives will be integrated throughout each topic area. Prerequisite:
PSY 100 and 210 or 212. Offered occasionally.
PSY 317 Cr. 3
Psychology of Individual Differences
Nature, extent, development, and source of
psychological differences among individuals and groups. Consideration of
intelligence, aptitudes, interest, and achievement as related to hereditary
and environmental factors. Prerequisite: PSY 100. Offered
PSY 318 Cr. 3
Psychology of Women
Theories and research concerning the biological,
psychological, and social aspects of female functioning will be evaluated.
The course will analyze psychological literature that addresses itself to
the experience, development, and behavior of women from different ethnic
and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and sophomore
PSY 320 Cr. 3
Contemporary psychological conceptions, principles, and theories of human motivation. Concerns
cognitive and social factors that influence the intensity and choices of
goal-directed behavior. Research and applications to education, industry,
and everyday situations are included. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and 210.
PSY 330 Cr. 2
Drugs and Behavior
A study of the major drug groups, their influence on
neural processes, and correlated changes in motivation, perception,
learning, and psycho-motor performance. Emphasizes drugs with clinical
applications. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and junior
Philosophy of Mind
A study of the problems regarding the nature of mental
events, mind-body relations, behaviorism, mentalism, and the relation of
these topics to scientific methodology. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or PHL 100.
(Cross-listed with PHL; may only earn credit in PSY or PHL, not both.)
PSY 334 Cr. 3
This course will examine the role of psychological
factors in health, wellness, and illness. The focus will be on the
interdependence of physiological and psychological factors in the
experiencing and treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses. Medical
disorders will also be considered from the perspectives of health research
methodology, illness prevention, and traditional and non-traditional
treatments. Ethical considerations and public policy issues in treatment
and research will be considered. Prerequisite: PSY 100, 231 and 232 or BIO
PSY 335 Cr. 3
Learning and Memory
A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of
human and animal learning and contemporary human memory. Topics include
classical and operant conditioning, conceptual and skill learning, models
of memory, storage, retention and retrieval and use of information.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 and 231.
PSY 336 Cr. 1
Psychology of Learning Laboratory
Laboratory exercises, demonstrations, experiments and
projects paralleling and illustrating topics covered in PSY 335 with
emphasis on experimental methodology and human learning. Prerequisite:
concurrent enrollment in PSY 335 and consent of instructor. Offered
PSY 341 Cr. 3
Studies social behavior of individuals, including
attitudes, friendship, helping, aggression, conformity and leadership. Also
examines individual interactions with groups and the environment. May be
taken in lieu of SOC 330. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or SOC 110.
PSY 343 Cr. 3
A study of the structure and operation of groups,
focusing on work, family and therapy groups. Surveys communication,
leadership, problem solving and improving the effectiveness of groups.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 or SOC 110. Not open for credit to students who have
completed or are enrolled in CST 250 and/or SOC 334.
PSY 347 Cr. 3
Empathic Listening Skills
This course is designed to clearly define empathic
listening skills within a multicultural context. Students will learn to
differentiate listening from psychotherapy and will practice listening
skills. Topics include values identification, basic listening skills,
in-depth exploration skills, and action planning without counseling. Ideal
for those who will plan to work in a human services setting. Prerequisite:
PSY 100 and second semester sophomore standing.
PSY 370 Cr. 3
This course addresses the application of psychological
principles, procedures and practices to school learning. Theoretical
principles of learning, readiness, motivation, transfer of training,
individual differences, and evaluation will be discussed. Prerequisite:
(PSY 100 and 210) OR (PSY 212 AND concurrent or previous enrollment in one
of the following: EFN 210/C-I 211 or SHE 210 or ESS 225/226.
PSY 376 Cr. 3
Psychological principles, concepts and methods
applicable to organizational and industrial situations and practices.
Topics include: psychological aspects of personnel selection and placement,
training, motivation, leadership, social factors in organizations and human
engineering. Prerequisite: six credits in psychology.
PSY 382 Cr. 3
An orientation to the definitions, concepts, theories,
and methodologies of cross-cultural psychology. Included is an examination
of cultural and ecological factors and their influences on perceptual and
cognitive processes, personality, language, and other psychological
variables. Prerequisite: PSY 100.
PSY 390 Cr. 1-3
Contemporary Topics in Psychology
In-depth consideration of significant new areas of
development in the field of psychology. Topics of interest to traditional
and nontraditional students will be offered on an irregular basis. Credit,
prerequisite and format will vary according to the specific topic selected
and the target student group. Repeatable for credit —
PSY 395 Cr. 1-3
Workshop in Applications of Psychology
Instructional units designed to develop specialized
skills, competencies and knowledge representing applications of methods and
techniques of psychology in education and other professional areas.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit
3. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.
PSY 401 Cr. 3
Theory and techniques of systematic behavior
management and behavior control. Consideration of applied social learning
theory, reinforcement, modeling, cognitive and rational techniques,
extinction, aversive procedures, relaxation training, and token economies.
Course will include the planning and completion of an intervention program.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 or 212 and junior standing.
PSY 402/502 Cr. 3
Personality Theories, Models and Measures
Theories of personality and their utility in
explaining or predicting behavior and cognition, general models of
personality and personality measures. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or 212 and
junior standing. Offered Sem. I.
PSY 403/503 Cr. 3
This course focuses on selected topics in the area of
clinical and abnormal psychology and is designed to provide in-depth
knowledge of advanced current issues in the field. It helps prepare undergraduate or graduate students for the
field of human services by offering additional information beyond that
conveyed in the abnormal psychology course on the diagnosis and treatment
of a number of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 304. Offered
PSY 404 Cr. 3
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
A comprehensive conceptual review of theories of
psychotherapy and counseling with a focus on associated objectives,
techniques, applications, and limitations. Theories include psychodynamic,
behavioral, and cognitive perspectives. Divergence and convergence among
theories will be examined. Prerequisite: PSY 304, or consent of instructor.
PSY 405 Cr. 1-3
Teaching Apprenticeship in Psychology
This course provides preparation and experience in a
variety of instructional practices, strategies and techniques. Students
study theory and research on teaching and practice teaching skills under
the guidance of faculty members. Prerequisite: junior standing, minimum
3.25 GPA. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.
PSY 410/510 Cr. 3
Advanced Developmental Psychology
An in-depth study of important topics in developmental
psychology. Relevant theories and recent research in social development,
cognitive development, moral development, language development, and
emotional development will be evaluated. Prerequisite: PSY 210, 231, 232,
and MTH 145 or 250, or consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.
PSY 417 Cr. 3
Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders
An examination of psychological disorders which first
appear during infancy, childhood and adolescence. This course covers the
etiology, diagnosis, classification, treatment, and prevention of
psychological disorders from different theoretical orientations. Special
emphasis is placed on applying basic concepts and empirical data to various
professional settings and to social policy issues. Prerequisite: PSY 210 or
212, and 304. Offered Sem. II.
PSY 420/520 Cr. 3
Advanced Research Methods
An advanced course in the quantitative and logical
aspects of statistical analysis, interpretation and design of behavioral
science research and experimentation. Major emphasis is on the conceptual
rather than the computational aspects of quantitative methods. Recommended
for those planning graduate work in psychology or related fields.
Prerequisite: PSY 100, 210, 231, 232; MTH 145 or 250. Offered
PSY 426/526 Cr. 3
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Study of the personality characteristics of
individuals experiencing substance abuse, dependency, and compulsive
behaviors such as eating disorders and gambling. The focus will be on abuse
as a maladaptive response to the demands of life. Special topics will
include consumptive patterns, level of dependence, neurological status,
assessment, and contemporary treatment techniques. Prerequisite: PSY 100
and 304. Offered
PSY 430 Cr. 3
A study of the biological basis of behavior —
from vision, audition and language to movement and mental
disorders — through
the examination of the structure and function of the brain and nervous
system. Prerequisite: PSY 231, 232, and MTH 145 or 250.
PSY 435/535 Cr. 3
A course examining contemporary theories, models, and
related experimental research concerning human mental processes. Topics
include acquisition of information, memory, thinking, decision-making and
language. Prerequisite: PSY 231, 232, MTH 145 or 250. Offered Sem. I.
PSY 436/536 Cr. 3
Psychology of Language
An introductory course in psycholinguistics concerned with the comprehension, production and
acquisition of language. Other topics include: language and thought,
reading, writing, bilingualism, figurative language, metalinguistic skills,
and the neuro-psychology of language. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and junior
standing. Offered occasionally.
PSY 437 Cr. 3
The Human Senses
A course designed to foster an appreciation of the
human senses and the fundamental role they play in the attainment of
knowledge and the regulation of behavior. The description and measurement
of behavioral and physiological responses are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY
231, 232, or BIO 312. Offered Sem. I.
PSY 438 Cr. 3
Processes of Perception
An analysis of various mechanisms through which we
interpret and restructure sensory information (size, distance, depth,
movement, illusion, time, etc.) as we respond to changes in our
surroundings. Prerequisite: PSY 231, 232, or BIO 312. Offered Sem
PSY 441/541 Cr. 3
Advanced Social Psychology
The course will provide coverage of methodology and
statistics most frequently encountered in social psychology and cover
topics both of classic and current interest such as stereotypes and
prejudice, medical social psychology, environmental psychology, social
interdependence, leadership, and power. Prerequisite: grade of
“B” or better in PSY 341 or SOC 330, PSY 231, 232, MTH 145 or
250. Offered occasionally.
PSY 444 Cr. 3
Work and Family: Psychological Issues
A course designed to critically evaluate the empirical
research on men’s and women’s work and family roles. Topics
include; the meaning and experience of work, parenting decisions, the
balance of work and family, the relationship of work/family decisions to
well-being, and family issue policies. Students are prompted to clarify and
develop their career plans as part of the class requirements. Prerequisite:
12 credits in psychology including 231, 232, MTH 145 or 250, junior
standing (senior standing recommended.) Offered occasionally. May only earn
credit in PSY 444 or SOC 338.
PSY 450 Cr. 1-3
Fieldwork Exerience in Psychology: Undergraduate
An academically relevant field experience for majors
in psychology. The field experience will be arranged through Career
Services and supervised by psychology instructional staff. Prerequisite:
PSY 100 and 210, cummulative GPA of 2.30 (minimum of 60 credits). No more
than three credits may be applied to a major in psychology. Pass/Fail
PSY 451/551 Cr. 3
Principles and procedures for the psychological
measurement of human differences. This course examines the development,
quantitative interpretation, uses, distinctive and desired characteristics
of tests of intelligence, aptitudes, achievement, occupational interests
and personality. Prerequisite: PSY 100, 231 and 232, MTH 145 or
PSY 452 Cr. 1
Psychological Testing: Administration and Scoring
Supervised practicum in the administration and scoring
of some group and individual psycho-logical tests. This course does not
treat the interpretation of psychological test results. Prerequisite: PSY
451 and consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.
PSY 461 Cr. 3
History and Systems of Psychology
A study of the philosophical and empirical
foundations of modern psychology. Outstanding contributions by individual
scholars and the development of major systems of thought within the field.
Recommended for students considering graduate school in psychology.
Prerequisite: PSY 231, 232, MTH 145 or 250, junior standing. Offered
PSY 481 Cr. 1-3
Individual Projects in Psychology
Directed readings, research, or other individualized
projects in psychology under the supervision of an instructor. Open to
students with 12 credit hours in psychology who are in good standing.
Registration requires consent of supervising instructor and department
chair. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.
PSY 482 Cr. 1-3
Honors Projects in Psychology
This course allows psychology honors students to
complete their independent research projects. Honors students must enroll
for a total of 3 credits (over 1 or 2 semesters). Prerequisite: PSY 420 and
489. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.
PSY 485 Cr. 1
Appraising Psychology Seminar
This seminar is designed to actively involve students in the assessment of their psychology
education. Students will complete a variety of measures as well as provide
in-depth feedback about the psychology major. Students are expected to
reflect on themes, debates, and issues in the field of psychology. Open to
senior psychology majors/minors only. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Sem. II,
PSY 488 Cr. 2-3
Seminar in Psychology:_________
Discussion in-depth of particular areas of
psychology. Topics both theoretical and applied,
chosen by the instructor and the students. Prerequisite: 12 credits in
psychology and consent of instructor. Repeatable for
— maximum 6.
PSY 489 Cr. 3
Students develop introductions and methods for
independent research projects. Designing sound proposals and grappling with
research design issues are the main foci of the course. Projects are
completed under the supervision of a faculty adviser (PSY 481).
Prerequisite: acceptance into the Psychology Honors Program, PSY 100, 231,
232, PSY 420 (may be taken concurrently), MTH 145 or 250. Offered Sem. II.