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Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1100  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Applying Psychology 
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.

 



Course Code
PSYC 1110  Credits 4.00 Lec View Details
Title General Psychology 
Description This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. A variety of topics such as the brain, memory, learning, social influence, motivation, emotion, personality, mental disorders and therapy are discussed. 
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.



Course Code
PSYC 2215  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Child and Adolescent Psychology 
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.



Course Code
PSYC 2240  Credits 4.00 Lec View Details
Title Lifespan Development 
Description The course provides a comprehensive view of human development from conception to death. Important aspects of development changes, (biological, cognitive and psychosocial) are examined, as well as problems and issues salient to various developmental stages. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

PSYC 1110. *These prerequisites are only for non-Nursing program students. Nursing students should work with Nursing program admissions to determine if prerequisites are met.



Course Code
PSYC 2250  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Abnormal Psychology 
Description Abnormal Psychology expands on the brief sample of psychological disorders studied in General Psychology. This course reviews the personality theories underlying the multiple explanations of psychological disorders and examines the symptoms, etiology and treatment of disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, mood disorders and autism). Assessment and diagnostic procedures and issues are discussed, as well as social, ethical, cultural and legal issues that intersect with the mental health field, especially in regard to the treatment of mental illness. 
MnTC Goal 5 
Prerequisites  

PSYC 1110.



Course Code
PSYC 2260  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Social Psychology 
Description Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence and relate to one another. The four basic themes are: 1) Social thinking: How we view ourselves and others and how we assess the accuracy of our impressions, intuitions and explanations; 2) Social influence: Examining the nature of conformity, persuasion and group influence so we can better recognize their influence upon us; 3) Social relations: Examining positive and negative attitudes and behavior in areas such as attraction, altruism, aggression, violence and peacemaking; and 4) Application of psychological principles to law, business and health. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

PSYC 1110.



Course Code
PSYC 2275  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Positive Psychology: The Study of Happiness and Well-Being 
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.



Course Code
PSYC 2280  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Cross-Cultural Psychology 
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.



Course Code
PSYC 2350  Credits 4.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Educational Psychology 
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.