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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

January 25, 2002 (b)

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Psychology has proposed the following curricular changes:

 

#1. Action: Course Change: PSY 201 Tests and Measurements

Purpose: Change pre-requisites from "MA 125, PSY 101 is recommended" to "PSY 101 and MA 125, or permission of instructor".

 

#2 Action: Course Change: PSY Experimental Design I

Purpose: Change pre-requisites from "MA 125, PSY 101 is recommended" to "PSY 101 and MA 125, or permission of instructor".

 

#3 Action: Change Course Description: PSY 290 Life Span Development

Rationale : To clarify and make course description consistent with teaching practices.

Description: Surveys empirical findings regarding the interactive aspects of human behavioral development from conception through old age. Includes examination of major theories regarding physical, social, emotional, and mental development. Emphasizes normal development as it is experience at each stage of the human life span.

 

#4 Action: Change course description: PSY 292 Child Psychology

Rationale: To clarify and make course description consistent with teaching practices.

Description: Surveys theories and empirical findings regarding the interactive aspects of human behavioral development from conception through pre-adolescence. Examines major findings regarding physical, social, emotional, and mental development. Emphasizes normal development as it is experienced at each stage of the childhood years before adolescence.

 

#5 Action: Course Change: PSY 311 Introduction to Small Group Processes

Purpose and Nature: Change course title and add pre-requisite PSY 101.

 

#6 Action: Course Change: PSY 313 Psychology of Interviewing

Purpose and Nature: add pre-requisite PSY 101.

 

#7 Action: Course Change: PSY 321 Adolescent Psychology

Purpose and Nature: add pre-requisite PSY 101.

 

#8 Action: Course Change: PSY 324 Adult Development and Aging

Purpose and Nature: add pre-requisite PSY 101.

 

#9 Action: Course Change: PSY 330 Drugs and Behavior

Purpose: Change Description: Examines the history, use, and abuse of psychoactive drugs. The course focuses on the neurobiological basis, clinical applications, side effects, and abuses of a variety of drugs used for treating anxiety, mood, and thought disorders, as well as those drugs commonly abused, such as sedatives, stimulants, opiates, and hallucinogens.

 

#10 Action: Course Change PSY 332 Psychology of Stress Management

Purpose: Change pre-requisites from "PSY 101 or equivalent and at least junior standing or permission of intstructor" to "PSY 101 and upper division standing, or permission of instructor."

 

#11 Action: Course Change: PSY 350 Experimental I: Learning

Purpose: Change Description: Surveys theories, research methodologies, and findings in the area of learning. Change pre-requisites from "PSY 250 or equivelant and prior or concurrent course in experimental psychology" to "PSY 250 or 204, or permission of instructor."

 

#12 Action: Course Change : PSY 350L Experimental I : Learning Lab

Purpose: Change Course description: Provides a working knowledge of research methodology and skills in psychological investigation. Students design and conduct research under instructor supervision. Drop Pre-requisites. Add Co-requisite: PSY 350

 

#13 Action: Course Change: PSY 391 Abnormal Psychology

Purpose : Change prerequisite from PSY 290 or permission of instructor to PSY 101

 

#14 Action: Course Change: 406 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology

Purpose: Change pre-requisite from PSY 101 or BSC 104, or permission of instructor. Junior standing. To: PSY101 or BSC 104, or permission of instructor and upper division standing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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