Course Descriptions

EX 415 FUND. OF MOVEMENT SCREENING   1.0 Credit(s)
This course will expose students to various movement screens that are used in the movement sciences for injury prediction and return to play decisions. This course will explore the validity and reliability of these screens along with proper procedures for testing and evaluation of results. This course will also expose the student to basic corrective approaches to dysfunction identified through the movement screening process.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

HS 336 CHILDHOOD HEALTH INEQUITIES   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ecological and social conditions that shape current patterns of childhood health disparities. We will analyze the underlying scientific associations of adverse health effects; evaluate casual links such as environmental contamination, air quality and heavy metal exposures, examine conditions that expand water-borne, vector-borne, and communicable diseases; assess how occupational and community design can contribute to patterns of disease; and explore disparate community impacts and rsponses to climate change. Students will evaluate the range and effectiveness of management and policy strategies designed to reduce adverse health outcomes, and explore evidence based strategies to reduce risk and health disparities. Particular attention will be given to the disproportionate health burdens on disenfranchised communities in both US and global regions.
Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer Sems All Years

PS 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Introduction to psychology as the science of behavior, focusing on the physiological, cognitive, learning, sociocultural, and psychodynamic bases of behavior.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

PS 220 DRUG USE & ABUSE   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines the nature of drug use, legal and illegal, in contemporary society. Emphasis is on behavioral and physiological effects of psychoactive substances, addictions, rehabilitation strategies, and ethical issues. Prerequisite: PS 110 with Grade of C or better
Offered: All Semesters All Years

PS 222 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Provides information on and facilitates understanding of individual sport behavior. Emphasis is on the psychological constructs and concepts that relate to and help explain the phenomena of sports performance. Prerequisite: PS-110 with Grade of C or better
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

PS 224 POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Themes and concepts related to the expanding field of political psychology. Topics include the impact of media, nationalism, extremism, and security. The psychology of leadership is examined through case studies. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-101 OR PS-103 OR PS-110
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 233 INTRO TO CLINICAL PSYCH   3.0 Credit(s)
Provides an understanding of basic principles and tools used in clinical practice to implement behavioral interventions. Students are expected to master some of the elemental principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and to demonstrate the applicability of these principles to their own experience. Prerequisite: PS-110, PS-101, PS-102 OR PS-103; ýwith Grade of C or better
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

PS 236 PSYCHOLOGY OF DIVERSITY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the psychology of diversity which is rooted in social and cognitive processes. We will explore advantages and challenges of a diverse society.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

PS 247 BIMINI CETACEAN ECOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is a hands-on learning course examining the behaviorial and social ecology of wild dolphins, ecotourism and human impcts on the marine environment.
Offered: Obsolete - Summer Semester Contact Department

PS 249 OBESITY-A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will take a holistic approach to exploring the global epidemic of obesity using the United States and Luxembourg.
Offered: Obsolete - Summer Semester All Years

PS 275 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN   3.0 Credit(s)
Surveys and examines current research and theories about women and gender. Topics include gender-role stereotypes, attitudes toward women, gender-role socialization, women and work, sexuality, marriage, love, and the biology of women. Prerequisite: PS 110ýwith Grade of C+ or better
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

PS 286 PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING II   3.0 Credit(s)
Presents further dimensions of the helping relationship and the approaches of reality, cognitive, and Gestalt therapy. Audiotapes of students' counseling efforts are critiqued in class. Prerequisite: Take PS-110 ýwith Grade of C or better
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

PS 287 INTRO TO COUNSELING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course presents the fundamentals of counseling and psychotherapy. Approaches covered include cognitive- behavioral, client- centered, and rationally- emotive therapy. Prerequisite: Take PS-110
Offered: All Semesters All Years

PS 295 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Focuses on the relationship between attitudes and personality factors and health. Emphasis is on stress management and behavioral change methods for health improvement and maintenance. Prerequisite: Take PS-110 Grade C or Better
Offered: All Semesters All Years

PS 305 COGNITION IN HUMANS & ANIMALS   3.0 Credit(s)
This seminar course will explore the differences and similarities in the cognitive development of animals and humans, particularly infants and children. Often in comparative courses the focus is "what makes humans unique?" but this course will also explore the many ways our development and behavior parallel those found in the animal world through discussion of theory and research related to this field. The course will focus on various cognitive abilities including those in perception, language, and theory of mind and play. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-110
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

PS 310 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: PS 201 or PS 301 GRADE OF C+ OR BETTER
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 313 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN FILM   3.0 Credit(s)
Study of the diagnosis, causes, and treatment of the major psychological disorders through examination of their portrayal in popular films. Prerequisite: PS-110ýwith Grade of C or better
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

PS 320 PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE   3.0 Credit(s)
A survey of the psychological processes behind language, communication, and literacy. Students will learn concepts important to psycholinguistics, how we understand each other, and what happens when people miscommunicate. This course will provide students with an overview of language from how infants learn speech to how adults process complicated works of literature. Prerequisite: Take PS-110
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

PS 325 PSYCHOLOGY OF DISABILITY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course discusses causes and consequences of physical, mental and cognitive disabilities. It will address how disabilities affect activities of daily living and future plans. Prerequisite: Take PS-110
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

PS 328 CHILDREN, MEDIA AND MORALITY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will explore the impact of media on child development, the development of morality and the intersection of these two topics. Prerequisite: Take PS-110
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 335 HUMAN & ANIMAL LEARNING   3.0 Credit(s)
Explores theories of learning from their historical origin to the present and focuses on how these theories can be applied to the real world. Students will gain insight into the factors that influence their own behavior, as well as the behavior of others. Prerequisite: PS-101 PS-102 or PS-103 or PS 110ýwith Grade of C or better
Offered: All Semesters All Years

PS 340 CONSERVATION PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course explores the growing field of conservation psychology and the connections it has to many allied fields, such as Conservation Biology. Conservation Psychology is psychology with a conservation agenda, that is, psychology for a sustainable future. Prerequisite: Take PS-110
Offered: Spring Semester Odd Years

PS 350 ESSENTIALS OF NEUROSCIENCE   3.0 Credit(s)
Introduces students to the field of neuroscience, which combines biology and psychology into a single area of study. Topics range from the cellular and molecular physiology of neurons to issues of human language, cognition, mental illness, and drug use. Prerequisite: Take PS 111 or BI 111 with min. grade of C
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

PS 352 HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the hormonal mediation of various behaviors including play, aggression, parenting, and cognitive functioning. Prerequisite: Take PS-110 or BI-111 with a minimum grade = C
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

PS 353 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course presents current data and theories in psychopharmacology and drug-abuse research. Basic principles of pharmacology, neurotransmission, and drug use are covered. Prerequisite: Take PS-110 or BI-111 with grade of C or better
Offered: Fall Semester Even Years

PS 380 ADV. PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH   4.0 Credit(s)
Focuses on advancing scientific writing skills, research techniques, peer collaboration, and presentation skills associated with the field of psychology. Students will participate in research projects or proposals related to a faculty member's specific research area. Prerequisite: Pre: PS-302 with C+ or better
Offered: Fall, Spring & Late Spring Sem All Years

PS 389 EXPERIENTIAL MODELS IN PS & NEUROSCIENC   3.0-6.0 Credit(s)
Designates new or occasional upper-level courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Courses capitalize on a timely topic, reflect a faculty member's particular interest, or offer an alternative to existing courses. Prerequisite: Take PS-111 or BI-111
Offered: Late Spring Semester Contact Department

PS 410 ADVANCED SYS & THEORY OF PSYC   0.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 450 FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE   4.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed to provide those that did not major in psychology during their undergraduate study with a scientific foundation of psychology theory. It is a required prerequisite course that may be waived by the director if sufficient past coursework has been completed. A minimum grade of B is required to continue to PS 500.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 500 FOUNDATIONS OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY   4.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses applying psychology to the workplace and community setting. There is additional focus on ethical and legal psychological issues, as well as emphasis on multiculturalism.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 520 DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES ACROSS LIFE SPAN   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will explore human development from childhood to old age, with a focus on developmental milestones and their influence on behavior in applied settings.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 525 IDENTIFYING & MGNG PSYCHOPATHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, students learn to identify those at risk of psychopathology in the community and to determine appropriate management and referral of these individuals.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 531 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR   3.0 Credit(s)
Explores behavior in organizations at individual, interpersonal, group, intergroup, and organizational levels of analysis. Emphasis is on identifying effective ways to achieve organizational goals. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-530
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 532 JOB ANALYSIS COMPETENCY MODELING   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will learn how to conduct job analysis and competency modeling and how to use the results for designing personnel selection systems and performance appraisal instruments.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 533 EMPLOYEE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines theory and techniques used to design, conduct, and evaluate instructional programs based on theories and principles of adult learning.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 540 FOUNDATION OF COMM. PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course considers the legal, ethical, and practical issues that arise when providing counseling in community settings and provides an overview of the entire process.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 541 THEORIES OF COUNSELING & PERSONALITY   3.0 Credit(s)
This class will cover the major approaches to personality and the schools of psychotherapy that have developed out of each. Students will critically evaluate each approach. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-540
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 542 COUNSELING METHODS & TECHNIQUES   3.0 Credit(s)
This class will teach students to recognize and apply basic counseling responses common across all approaches as well as those specific to each approach studied.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 543 COMMUNITY HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will examine the multidimensional field of community health psychology, developing student skills in advocacy, community organizing, health promotion, and social change regarding health.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 550 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICS   4.0 Credit(s)
This course provides an overview of the basic principles of applied psychological research with a focus on conducting research in community settings.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 551 INDIV. PSYC ASSESS & APPRAIS.   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed to improve the knowledge, understanding, and practices of those who take tests, construct tests, and administer tests in applied settings. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-550
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 552 PROGRAM. DEV. & EVALUATION   3.0 Credit(s)
Students learn how to assess the need for and then design, implement, and evaluate a program that benefits the workplace or community. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-550
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 590 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, the student completes an applied comprehensive exam that covers material from core and concentration courses.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 595 CAPSTONE PROJECT I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is dedicated to defining a short research or implementation project in an applied setting.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 596 CAPSTONE PROJECT II   3.0 Credit(s)
Students either continue Capstone Project I or complete applied written assignments combining psychological theory with fieldwork hours, a case study, or another approved project.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 600 THESIS I   3.0 Credit(s)
Students work with a faculty advisor in defining a substantial research or implementation project that gathers data or responds to a particular problem in the community.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 601 THESIS II   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course, the students complete the research project begun in PS 600. The final thesis paper must be written and defended before the thesis committee in a forum that is open to other students and faculty. Prerequisite: TAKE PS-600
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6052 WEREN'T OUR HEARTS BURNING?: A JOURNEYýTHRU CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR PARISH  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6053 LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH II  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6054 HUMAN COMMUNICATIONS  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6055 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6056 HUMAN COMMUNICATIONS  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6057 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6058 SPIRITUAL RENEWAL I  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6059 SPIRITUAL RENEWAL II  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6060 YOUTH MINISTRY ADMINISTRATION  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6096 CONFERENCE ON ETHICS-HEALING WITH LTDýRESOURCES  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6098 CONFERENCE ON ETHICS-ASSISTED SUICIDE  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6099 SACRAMENTS,HISTORY,THEOLOGY&SPIRITUALITY  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6100 WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT ANGELS  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6101 ETHICS CONFERENCE  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6102 MUSIC AND DRAMA WORKSHOP  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6103 Advanced Cert. in Rel. Ed. -1996  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6104 CENTER FOR THEO. RENEWAL - 1996  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6105 INNER SABBATH - 1996  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6106 Violence in the Media  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6107 CENTER FOR THEOLOGICAL RENEWAL - 1997  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6108 INNER SABBATH - 1997  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6109 ETHICS CONFERENCE - 1997  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

PS 6110 GOODNEWSWEEK - 1998  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department