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Course Catalog

The college catalog is a very important document given to you by the University administration. It is the document that sets forth the academic requirements the student has to meet in order to garner a degree in the institution. You are given a catalog dated on the year you enter the university, and it governs your whole academic progress. It is essential to read and understand it, and to keep a copy handy for reference and for your records.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog

The current course catalog is for the school year of 2014-2015. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
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You can also view or download Undergraduate Catalogs from past years in the sidebar or search an online list of course descriptions below.

If you're looking for Graduate program information please the current year's Graduate Bulletin.

 

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  • PY 420G ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

    A study of historical changes in theories and methods of treat- ment; theory of personality development; dynamics of adjustment; the symptoms, dynamics, therapy, and prognosis of the various abnormal reaction patterns, both functional and organic; and modern theories and methods of diagnosis, therapy, and preven- tion. Prerequiste: PY 101.

  • PY 455G PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN

    THIS COURSE OFERES A STUDY OF WOMEN THROUGH FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH. IT IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE MYRIAD FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN A VARIETY OF CULTURES AND SOCIETIES INCLUDING MICRONESIA. AREAS COVERED INCLUDE FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH; GENDER SOCIALIZATION, WOMEN'S BIOLOGY AND (MENTAL) HEALTH; SEXUALITY; VICTIMIZATION AND ABUSE; WORK, CAREER, AND POWER ISSUES. PREREQUISITES: PY101

  • PY 491 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

    This course gives students experience in conducting psychological research as colaborators in faculty-supervised investigations. Students complete a list of project-specific readings, participate in the planning and supervision of data collection, help to code and interpret data, and design proposals for further research in the topic area. This course may be repeated for elective credit. Prerequisites: PY101 and the consent of instructor. MA151 is recommended. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE

  • PY 492B PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM

    This practicum course in clinical psychology places students in a mental health or social service facility under the supervision of an approved practicum supervisor. Students are required to attend weekly seminar on professional issues and ethics and minimally spend one day a week in a placement setting. This course is restricted to psychology majors. PY492a and/or PY492b may be repeated for elective credit. Prerequisites: PY101, PY370, PY420. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE

  • PY 504 TOPICS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    THIS COURSE OFFERS IN-DEPTH STUDY OF A SPECIAL TOPIC IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. THE FOCUS VARIES DEPENDING ON FACULTY AND STUDENT INTERESTS AS WELL AS NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY. POSSIBLE TOPICS INCLUDE: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT, APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS, TRAUMA AND CRISIS INTERVENTION, PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY, COUPLES THERAPY, GROUP THERAPY, NARRATIVE THERAPY, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, AND PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. WITH DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTER, THIS COURSE MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. PREREQUISITE: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

  • PY 521 CLINICAL ASSESSMENT I: ADULT

    IN THE CLINICAL ASSESSMENT SERIES, STUDENTS LEARN TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW, AND TO ADMINISTER, SCORE, AND INTERPRET A VARIETY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING MEASURES OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING, PERSONALITY, AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. STUDENTS ALSO LEARN TO FORMULATE TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON ASSESSMENT DATA, WRITE ASSESSMENT REPORTS, AND GIVE FEEDBACK TO CLIENTS. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON CONDUCTING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS THROUGH CONSIDERATION OF THE LITERATURE ON ASSESSMENT WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS. THE FIRST COURSE IN THE SERIES FOCUSES ON ASSESSMENT WITH ADULTS. DURING THE SEMESTER, STUDENTS CONDUCT AT LEAST ONE CLINICAL ASSESSMENT WITH AN ADULT CLIENT, INCLUDING WRITING THE ASSESSMENT REPORT AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO THE CLIENT. PREREQUISITE: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

  • PY 644 CLIN INTVTN IV: EXIS-HUM THER

    THE FOURTH CLINICAL INTERVENTION COURSE PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF EXISTENTIAL AND HUMANISTIC APPROACHES TO PSYCHOTHERAPY THROUGH THE STUDY OF THEORETICAL AND LITERARY WORKS INFLUENCED BY EXISTENTIALIST THOUGHT. A MULTICULTURAL EMPHASIS IS USED TO EXAMINE HOW CULTURAL KNOWKEDGE CAN ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVE AND APPROPRIATE USE OF THE DIFFERENT THERAPEUTIC METHODS. DURING THE SEMESTER, STUDENTS ENGAGE IN EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC THERAPY WITH CLIENTS THROUGH THE GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. PREREQUISITE: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. COREQUISITE: PY692D.

  • PY 692D GRAD PRACT IN CLIN PSY IV

    THE GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICE AT ISA PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CENTER OR THROUGH EXTERNAL PLACEMENT IN A MENTAL HEALTH OR SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY. STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND A WEEKLY SEMINAR WHERE THEY RECEIVE TRAINING AND SUPERVISION IN A PARTICULAR THERAPEUTIC MODALITY. IN THE FOURTH PRACTICUM, STUDENTS LEARN VARIOUS TECHNIQUES ASSOCIATED WITH EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC THERAPY AND SEE AT LEAST ONE CLIENT FOR WEEKLY THERAPY EMPLOYING THE EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC APPROACH. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 100 PRACTICUM HOURS OVER THE COURSE OF THE SEMESTER. PREREQUISTE: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR COREQUISITE: PY644

  • PY 695A THESIS I

    THE MASTER'S THESIS PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO COMPLETE A SCHOLARLY RESEARCH PROJECT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A THESIS COMMITTEE, COMPRISED OF A PROGRAM FACULTY CHAIRPERSON AND AT LEAST TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS. IN THE FIRST THESIS COURSE, STUDENTS BEGIN COLLECTING AND ANALYZING THEIR DATA AND PRESENT THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS AT A FORMAL PROGRESS MEETING WITH THEIR COMMITTEE. STUDENTS ARE REQUIREDTO HAVE THEIR THESIS PROPOSAL APPROVED BY THEIR COMMITTEE PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN PY695A. PREREQUISITE: CONSENT OF ADVISOR.

  • PY 695B THESIS II

    THE MASTER'S THESIS PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO COMPLETE A SCHOLARY RESEARCH PROJECT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A THESIS COMMITTEE, COMPRISED OF A PROGRAM FACULTY CHAIRPERSON AND AT LEAST TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS. IN THE SECOND THESIS COURSE, STUDENTS COMPLETE THEIR DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS, PREPARE A WRITTEN DRAFT OF THE THESIS, AND ORALLY PRESENT THEIR WORK AT A FORMAL THESIS DEFENSE WITH THEIR COMMITTEE. PREREQUISITES: PY695A AND CONSENT OF ADVISOR.

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