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PSYC 1A Introduction to Psychology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D9; IGETC: 4I; GAV-GE: D2; CAN: PSY 2

The nature, scope, methods, presuppositions, history, and fields of psychology together with the scientific study of factors influencing human behavior, human development, perception, learning, memory, emotion, personality, frustration, and psychotherapy.


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PSYC 1B Introduction to Psychology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Psychology 1A

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D9; IGETC: 4I; GAV-GE: D2

Continuation of Psychology 1A. This course stresses the biological basis of behavior including: neuroanatomy, the senses, perception, learning, thinking, and psychological disorders.


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PSYC 2 Early Child Development

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D9, E ; IGETC: 4I; GAV-GE: D2

A systematic study of the child from prenatal life through the preschool years. The course integrates the basic concepts of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development at each major stage of life during this period. This course is also listed as CD 2.


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PSYC 3 Child Growth and Development During the School Years

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260; Psychology 2.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D9, E ; IGETC: 4I; GAV-GE: D2

Continuation of the study of child development with emphasis on children from six years of age through adolescence. Includes developmental theories and topics relevant to these ages. This course is also listed as CD 3.


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PSYC 5 Self-Assessment and Career Development

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; CSU-GE: E2; GAV-GE: E2

A course designed to assist the student in learning more about personal values, personality, interests, exploration of career choice, and occupational opportunities through the use of various personal assessment instruments. The delivery options for this course include online and self-paced formats. This course is also listed as GUID 1.


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PSYC 6 Introduction to Conflict Resolution

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; CSU-GE: D7; GAV-GE: D2

Introduction to Conflict Resolution introduces students to conflict resolution and mediation. Integrating theory and practice, students will assess core concepts about the causes and resolution of conflict, and will practice communication skills for conflict resolution. Students will examine how ethnicity, gender, and class affect power in conflict situations. They will be able to formulate appropriate conflict resolution strategies, and will develop and practice various basic co-mediation skills. This course offers the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. This course is also listed as AJ 6 and POLS 6.


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PSYC 7 Cultural Context of Childhood

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; CSU-GE: D7; GAV-GE: D2, F

This course examines cultural influences on child-rearing practices, family values, and human development. Perspectives from the social sciences will be used to explore what is common to all Homo sapiens and what is specific to the culture of the U.S. Students will explore their personal assumptions and attitudes towards diversity, and practice implementing non-stereotypical, developmentally appropriate, anti-bias activities, interactions, and environments in order to respond to and intervene against prejudice among children. This course is also listed as CD 7 and ANTH 9.


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PSYC 27 Contemporary Leadership

Units: 2-4     Hours: 1.5 Lecture, 7.5 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: E2

A cross-disciplinary approach to the theory and practice of leadership. Includes effective communication styles including issues related to gender and culture. Class includes topics on ethics, power, and how to run effective meetings including the use of parliamentary procedure. Skills directly applicable to work, personal and college environments. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 units. Also listed as POLS 27.


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PSYC 29 Psychological Aspects of Disabilities

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260; Psychology 41.

Transferable: CSU

Overview of the various disabilities from both the physical/medical and psychological adjustment aspects. Patterns of psychological coping with a traumatic illness or injury are explored from both the victim and the significant others adjustment demands.


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PSYC 30 Psychology of Interpersonal Communication

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces the student to theory, skills and psychological dynamics of communication used in interpersonal relationships. Course content covers a study of verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills and barriers, conflict resolution, message clarification and the recognition of destructive communication patterns.


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PSYC 41 Psychology of Adjustment

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; CSU-GE: E2; GAV-GE: E2

Analysis of personal interactions, process of personal adjustment, frustration and defense mechanisms, assertive behavior, values clarification and the goals of individual behavior.


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PSYC 52 Peer Counseling

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An overview of the principles, skills, and methods used in peer counseling. Course emphasizes using communication skills, goal setting, intervention techniques and evaluation for peer counselors and others.


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PSYC 103 Human Relations in Business

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each): Human Behavior at Work, Group Behavior and Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Personal Development, Business Communications, and Conflict Resolution at Work. This course is also listed as MGMT 103.


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PSYC 103A Human Relations in Business I

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each) This is the first module: Human Behavior at Work. Modules need not be taken in sequence. This course is also listed as MGMT 103A.


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PSYC 103B Human Relations in Business II

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each). This is the second module: Group Behavior and Leadership. Modules need not be taken in sequence. This course is also listed as MGMT 103B.


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PSYC 103C Human Relations in Business III

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each). This is the third module: Personal Effectiveness. Modules need not be taken in sequence. This course is also listed as MGMT 103C.


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PSYC 103D Human Relations in Business IV

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each). This is the fourth module: Personal Development. Modules need not be taken in sequence. This course is also listed as MGMT 103D.


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PSYC 103E Human Relations in Business V

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each). This is the fifth module: Business Communications. Modules need not be taken in sequence. This course is also listed as PSYC 103E.


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PSYC 103F Human Relations in Business VI

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to the field of industrial psychology through the study of six modules (nine hours each). This is the sixth module: Conflict Resolution at Work. Modules need not be taken in sequence. This course is also listed as MGMT 103F.


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PSYC 199 Assertiveness Techniques

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Learning to be assertive is a goal that requires education and practice. This course will focus on learning assertive behaviors and applying them to personal, work, and social situations. This is a credit/no credit course.