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Psychology Courses offered at NICC

PSYC 1810 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3)

An introduction to the science of psychology including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, biological and neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, and theoretical perspectives. (Previously known as PSY 110)

PSYC 2000 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)

This is an introductory level course designed to explore human sexuality issues. Human sexuality encompasses a broad spectrum of human behaviors: biological systems, sexual responsiveness, sexual functioning, and sexual dysfunction. The student will review and discuss current treatment modalities utilized in sexuality issues and dysfunctions. (Previously known as PSY 200)

PSYC 2030 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

Students will study human development from conception to death, emphasizing biological, cognitive, emotional, social, and personality development. Scientific approaches for studying developmental psychology will stress the importance of research methodology and research findings across the lifespan. Theories of development and applications to real world problems will provide a context for understanding how humans change during the life-cycle. (Previously known as PSY 203) Prerequisite: PSYC 1810

PSYC 2500 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

This course will compare and contrast the Native American and non-Native cultural perspectives regarding abnormal psychology. Both Native American and non-Native concepts of traditional and contemporary views and issues will be explored. The rationale for this course is to facilitate student awareness into the following concepts: myths of mental illness, identification of “abnormal behavior” and other relevant terminology, etiology, diagnosis, symptomatology, treatment strategies, and therapies regarding abnormal psychology. (Previously known as PSY 250) *Prerequisite: PSYC 1810

PSYC 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as PSY 290)