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PSYC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Learning Framework
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 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 1300 or EDUC 1300 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227015125


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

General Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015125


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

Human Sexuality
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the broad field of human sexuality. Topics will be covered from various perspectives – biological, sociological, anthropological, etc., but will focus primarily on the psychological perspective. The goal is for each student to learn factual, scientifically-based information that will provoke thought and contribute to his/her own decision-making on sexual issues outside of the classroom. This course is cross-listed as SOCI 2306. The student may register for either PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015325


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

Lifespan Growth & Development
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and PSYC 2301 recommended.
Course Description: Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death. (3 Lec)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227035125


PSYC 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Psychology of Adjustment
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and PSYC 2301 is recommended.
Course Description: Study of various approaches to determinants, development, and assessment of personality. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015725


PSYC 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Social Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Study of individual behavior within the social environment. May include topics such as the socio-psychological process, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, and group processes. This course is cross-listed as SOCI 2326. The student may register for either PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227075125



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.