Catalog of Courses

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Introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. Provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, HU GE Codes

Introduction to the works of Mexican-American writers of the Southwest. Samples poetry, fiction, and essays viewed in their relationship to American cultural heritage and to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, HU GE Codes

Emphasizes the social and political backgrounds as well as the form and content of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the eighteenth century.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: HU GE Codes

Emphasizes the social and political backgrounds as well as the form and content of English literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: H, HU GE Codes

Includes literature written after 1860 in the United States. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: HU GE Codes

Deals with the myths and legends of civilizations with the greatest influence upon the development of the literature and culture of the English speaking people, and compares those myths with myths from other cultures. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: G, HU GE Codes

Presents works of literature and their film versions and analyzes distinguishing techniques of each medium.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: HU, L GE Codes

Strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Addressing racial, ethnic, gender, class and religious differences between cultures and mediums. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various cultural values and assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
General Education Designations: C, HU, L GE Codes

Review of folk and modern literature from a variety of world cultures, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: HU GE Codes

Study of multicultural folktales, exploring the impact of the oral tradition in American society and showing classroom applications. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, HU GE Codes

History, motivations, and effects of censorship in a democratic society. Censorship and book banning as a method of silencing diverse voices. Critical analysis of banned or challenged literature for children and adults. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, HU GE Codes

Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

Overview of the study and methods of psychological science. Includes an introduction to subfields such as biopsychology, learning, memory, development, social, and psychological disorders. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
PSY1101

Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts within western and global societies. Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as intergroup relations, diverse cognitive styles, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health. The role of enculturation throughout the lifespan will be explored to increase awareness of how behavioral and cognitive principles affect interactions in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, G, SB GE Codes

An introduction to basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, with emphasis upon application to psychology. Consideration given to the methods of data collection, sampling techniques, graphing of data, use of statistical software, and the statistical evaluation of data collected through experimentation. Required of psychology majors.

Student may receive credit for only one (1) of the following courses: PSY230 or PSY230WL. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (PSY101 and eligibility for MAT14+ or higher as indicated by appropriate district mathematics placement) or permission of Instructor.
Equivalent course(s): PSY230/PSY230WL
General Education Designations: CS GE Codes

Human development from conception through death. Includes biological, physical, cognitive, emotional, and sociocultural development across various ages.

Recommended for students majoring in nursing, education, behavioral, pre-med, and psychology. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

Distinguishes between healthy psychological functioning and psychological disorders. Includes topics in psychopathology such as problems with anxiety and depression, eating disorders, substance-use, schizophrenia, sexuality, and personality. Also covers causes and treatments of psychological disorders.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

Biological foundations of sensation, perception, motivation, emotion, cognition and psychopathology. Designed for students in the life sciences.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes

Planning, execution, analysis, and written reporting of psychological research using American Psychological Association guidelines (APA). Surveys the literature, procedures, and instruments in representative areas of psychological research.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSY230 or PSY230WL or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: L, SG GE Codes
PSY2290