Human Services Course Descriptions

Psy 105 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
A survey of the main fields of psychology: the history and methods of psychology, the nervous and endocrine systems, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, higher cognitive processes, developmental psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, personality theory, sexuality, intelligence, psychological testing, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, social psychology, and applied psychology.

Psy 300 – Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours)
A study of human growth and development from conception to death. The course deals with physical, social, emotional, intellectual, moral, and personality development at all age levels, and the respective theories; the effects of heredity and environment on the developmental process. Prerequisite: Psy 105 or permission of instructor.

Soc 204 – Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the major concepts and principles relating to the study of society, social institutions, and social interaction.

SW 280 – Introduction to Social Work (3 credit hours)
Introduces students to the social work profession and its value, skill, and knowledge bases.

SW 310 – Social Issues in Diversity (3 credit hours)
An-depth investigation of several groups with minority status and their patterns of interaction in the United States: Native, African, and Hispanic Americans; women as a minority group; religions minorities; and the gay and lesbian population. Emphasis on social work knowledge, values, and practice skills with members of diverse populations. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

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