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PSYC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC.

Learning Framework
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: This interdisciplinary course addresses (1) research and theory in learning, cognition, and motivation; (2) factors that impact learning; and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. Critical thinking serves as the foundation for different thematic approaches using a variety of academic disciplines. This course is cross-listed as EDUC 1300. The student may register for either PSYC or EDUC 1300, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227015125

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introduction to Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: 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

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Applied Psychology
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.
Course Description: 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


PSYC 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Human Sexuality
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: 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

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2307 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 29, 2010
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC.

Adolescent Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Development Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Study of the relationship of the physical, emotional, social, and mental factors of growth and development of adolescence. The student may register for either Psychology 2307, 2308, 2311, and 2314, but will only receive credit for two of the four. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4207015125


PSYC 2308 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 29, 2010
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC.

Child Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Development Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Study of the relationship of the physical, emotional, social, and mental factors of growth and development of childhood. The student may register for either Psychology 2307, 2308, 2311, and 2314, but will only receive credit for two of the four. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227035125

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2311 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 29, 2010
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC.

Adult Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Development Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Study of the relationship of the physical, emotional, social, and mental factors of growth and development of adulthood. The student may register for either Psychology 2307, 2308, 2311, and 2314, but will only receive credit for two of the four. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4207015125


PSYC 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Developmental Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
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.
Course Description: 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

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2315 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 29, 2010
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Psychology of Adjustment
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Development Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Study of the processes involved in adjustment of individuals to their personal and social environments. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015625


PSYC 2316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Psychology of Personality
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
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.
Course Description: 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

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC.

Social Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: 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 4227075125

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


PSYC 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Psychology Practicum
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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



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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