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PSYC 1300   Learning Framework (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a study of theoretical models regarding how people learn, think and motivate themselves. Students will use assessment instruments to help them identify their own academic strengths and weaknesses. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply these skills to become effective efficient learners. This course is cross-listed as Human Development 1300. The student may register for either Psychology 1300 or Human Development 1300, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4203015125

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PSYC 2301   Introduction to Psychology (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Introduction to Psychology surveys major topics in the study of behavior. Factors which determine and affect behavior are examined. Psychological principles are applied to the human experience. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015125

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PSYC 2302   Applied Psychology (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Psychological facts and principles are applied to problems and activities of life and will be used to examine basic aspects of human relationships in society. This course will involve the direct application of psychological principles to human relation problems in such areas as business, health occupations, social service agencies, and interpersonal relationships. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015225

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PSYC 2306   Human Sexuality (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Topics include physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality. This course is cross-listed as Sociology 2306. The student may register for either Psychology 2306 or Sociology 2306, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015325

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PSYC 2314   Developmental Psychology (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Psychology 2301 recommended.
This course is a study of human growth, development, and behavior. Emphasis is on psychological changes during life. Processes of life from prenatal beginnings through adulthood and aging are included. (3 Lec)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4207015125

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PSYC 2316   Psychology of Personality (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Psychology 2301 recommended.
This course is an introduction to the study of personality. Topics of personality and adjustment will be studied in the context of various personality theories. Emphasis will be on the application of those topics. (3 Lec)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015725

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PSYC 2319   Social Psychology (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2301.
Theories of individual behavior in the social environment are surveyed. Topics include the socio-psychological process, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, and group processes. This course is cross-listed as Sociology 2326. The student may register for either Psychology 2319 or Sociology 2326, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4216015125

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PSYC 2389   Psychology Practicum (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical field experience in Psychology. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human behavior, and/or social institutions, and in the practice of community services. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4501015125

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PSYT 1395   Special Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)

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PSYT 2335   Family Systems (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Examine the American family from historical and modern perspectives. Emphasis on current issues regarding structures of relationships, marriage, and social change. (3 Lec.)

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PSYT 2339   Counseling Theories (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An examination of major theories of various treatment modalities. Topics include reality therapy, psychodynamics, grief therapy, person-centered therapy, rational emotive therapy, and cognitive behavioral approaches. (3 Lec.)

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PSYT 2370   Introduction to Forensic Psychology (3) New course added July 16, 2007
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: None.
Scientific and professional principles of psychology applied in the legal system. Includes police and investigative psychology, criminal psychology, victimology, as well as consulting and testifying in criminal and civil courts. Emphasis is placed on psychological aspects of forensic analysis, fraudulent crime, cybercrime, and security rise assessment. (3 Lec.)

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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