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Applying Psychology (PSYC 1100)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  The course examines how psychological concepts can be applied to everyday life. A variety of topics focusing on personal adjustment are included, such as the effects of stress, memory formation, interpersonal relationships, and strategies for changing behavior. The course is designed for students who are not planning to take General Psychology.
MnTC: Goal 5 Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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General Psychology (PSYC 1110)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You will learn about a variety of topics such as the history of psychology, psychological research, the brain, memory, learning, social influence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders and therapy.
MnTC: Goal 5 Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Statistics for Psychological/Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 2100)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides an introduction to statistical methods and research design used in psychological/behavioral sciences research. You will use basic mathematical and computerized (e.g., SPSS, “R,” “PSPP”) procedures to analyze data and conduct descriptive and inferential data analyses. You will choose and apply statistical procedures to help to answer psychological and behavioral scientific research questions. You will read, interpret, and write APA-style results.
MnTC: Goal 5 Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110 with a grade of 'C' (2.0) or higher and MATH 1090 or MATH 1110 or MATH 1140 or MATH 1150.

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Child and Adolescent Psychology (PSYC 2215)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines how and why people change from the prenatal period through adolescence. While the focus is on typical developmental changes in the cognitive, physical, personality and social-emotional areas, disorders and problems salient to each age are discussed.
MnTC: Goal 5 Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110.

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Lifespan Development (PSYC 2240)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  The course provides a comprehensive view of human development from conception to death. You will explore and analyze important developmental changes (biological, cognitive and psychosocial) and contemporary issues salient to various developmental stages from scientific and cultural perspectives.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110 or enrolled as a pre-nursing or nursing major.

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Introduction to Psychological Disorders (PSYC 2250)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course expands on General Psychology by providing detailed descriptions and analyses of mental disorders and their treatments. You will review personality theories that underly the many explanations of psychological disorders and examine the symptoms, etiology, and treatment of those disorders. You will learn about psychological assessment and diagnostic procedures in scientific, social, and cultural contexts. You will explore social, ethical, cultural and legal issues related to the mental health field, especially in regard to the treatment of mental illnesses.
MnTC: Goal 5 Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110.

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Social Psychology (PSYC 2260)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. You will analyze how we view ourselves and others and how people assess the accuracy of impressions, intuitions and explanations. You will examine the nature of conformity, persuasion, and group influence and recognize their influence upon the individual. You will examine positive and negative attitudes and behavior in areas such as attraction, altruism, aggression, violence, and peacemaking. You will apply psychological principles to social and cultural institutions such as law, business, and health.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110.

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Positive Psychology: The Study of Happiness and Well-Being (PSYC 2275)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  Positive psychology will introduce you to theoretical concepts and scientific research regarding human strengths and virtues. You will examine human behavior that contributes to psychological well-being through topics such as happiness, hope, flow, meaning, optimism, and resiliency. Your investigation will focus on scientific assessments of these and related behaviors, their causes, correlates and interventions that have been shown to promote them. To solidify your learning you will be asked to apply positive psychological principles through a variety of experiential learning tasks and share your insights. Must be taken A-F.
MnTC: Goal 5 Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYC 2280)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In Cross-Cultural Psychology, you will analyze and deconstruct how different aspects of culture (religion, gender, ethnicity/race, etc.) affect human behavior, emotion, social perception and expectations, and cognition. You will examine cross-cultural experimental designs in detail and explore how cultural issues affect abnormal psychology, social behavior, and organization behavior. You will gain a critical appreciation of the relationship between culture and the individual within and across cultures as it related to behavioral outcomes and understanding the uniqueness of similarities and differences. Must be taken A-F.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110.

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Introduction to Educational Psychology (PSYC 2350)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  In this course, you will be introduced to the core principles of learning (behavioral, social cognitive, etc.). You will use these principles to understand the learning and behavior of students, and apply these principles to classroom practice. You will explore the cognitive, linguistic, personal, social, and moral development of individuals as well as individual and group differences as it relates to learning and educational outcomes. Must be taken A-F.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

PSYC 1110 or ECED 1215.

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