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PSYCH 1, General Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This survey course introduces modern psychology by presenting scientific and humanistic interpretations of the human mind and behavior. Topics discussed include the methods psychologists use to gather data, the biological bases of behavior, the basic processes of perception, learning and motivation, the development of thinking and personality, and social influences on behavior.

1536   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 256   Shirinyan D

1537   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

1538   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 254   Lanum J C

1539   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 256   Guild L A

1540   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

1541   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 254   Lanum J C

1542   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D

Above section 1542 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1543   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D

Above section 1543 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4048   6:30p-9:30p TWTh   HSS 255   Neswald D W

4049   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 205   Chambers C

Above section 4049 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

PSYCH 2, Physiological Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Biological Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This introductory course emphasizes the biological approach and methods as tools for adding to our understanding of human psychology. Information about the functioning of the human nervous system is used to provide insight into mental, emotional, and behavioral processes. The role of biological factors underlying sensation, perception, motivation, learning, thinking, language processes, and psychopathology is stressed.

4050   6:30p-9:30p TWTh   HSS 256   Sage R

PSYCH 11, Child Growth and Development   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.

1544   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 339   Olsen R J

Above section 1544 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4051   6:30p-9:30p TWTh   HSS 204   Devich-Navarro M

PSYCH 19, Lifespan Human Development   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4I (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course traces physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development throughout the lifespan from conception through aging and dying. The impact on the individual of the family, the culture, and socio-economic factors will be a special emphasis. Theoretical understanding of lifespan issues will provide a foundation for exploration of their practical implications at each stage of development. This course is open to all and is especially geared toward health professionals.

1545   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L

Above section 1545 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4052   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 254   Davison L L

Above section 4052 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the "Labs" link.

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