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Psychology

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PSYCH 1, General Psychology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: PSY 110. IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is an introduction and general survey course in psychology. This course grounds the student in the epistemology of psychology as a scientific discipline, research methods, and critical analysis of research findings. Substantive psychological content includes the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology.

3306 8:00a-9:20a MW HSS 253 De Loach C D
Above section 3306 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

3307 8:00a-9:20a MW HSS 255 Laurent M G

3308 8:00a-9:20a MW HSS 256 Graham M D

3309 8:00a-9:20a TTh HSS 253 Shirinyan D

3310 8:00a-9:20a TTh HSS 255 Guild L A

3311 8:00a-9:20a TTh HSS 256 Laurent M G

3312 8:00a-11:05a F HSS 255 Lancaster M A

3313 9:30a-10:50a MW MC 5 Loeb T B

3314 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 256 Graham M D

3315 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 253 De Loach C D
Above section 3315 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

3316 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 255 Guild L A

3317 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 253 Shirinyan D
Above section 3317 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3318 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 256 Hald L A

3319 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 256 Chopp R M

3320 11:15a-12:35p MW MC 5 Loeb T B

3321 11:15a-12:35p MW BUNDY 416 Chambers C
Above section 3321 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3322 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 254 Lancaster M A

3323 11:30a-2:35p F HSS 256 Loeb T B

3324 11:30a-2:35p F HSS 255 Sage R

3325 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 256 Sage R

3326 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 254 Chan M

3327 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 256 Hald L A

3328 2:15p-3:35p MW BUNDY 416 Chambers C
Above section 3328 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3329 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 254 Lancaster M A

3331 2:15p-3:35p TTh HSS 256 Davis-King D T

3332 2:15p-3:35p TTh HSS 253 O’Leary B A

3335 3:45p-5:05p MW BUNDY 416 Chambers C
Above section 3335 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3336 3:45p-5:05p TTh HSS 256 Davis-King D T

NEW 3630 3:45p-05:05p MW HSS 256 Brown A K

3337 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Farwell L A
Above section 3337 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3338 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Farwell L A
Above section 3338 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3339 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Farwell L A
Above section 3339 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3340 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE De Loach C D
Above section 3340 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4432 5:15p-6:35p MW HSS 256 Smith-Clark C T

4433 5:15p-6:35p TTh HSS 256 Davis-King D T

4434 6:45p-9:50p M HSS 254 Davis T D

4435 6:45p-9:50p T HSS 252 Farwell L A

4437 6:45p-9:50p W HSS 256 Smith-Clark C T

4438 6:45p-9:50p Th HSS 256 Farwell L A

NEW 4511 6:45p-09:50p M HSS 256 Smith-Clark C T

PSYCH 2, Physiological Psychology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: PSY 150. IGETC AREA 5 (Biological Sciences, non-lab) Prerequisite: Psychology 1. Advisory: English 1.

This introductory course emphasizes the biological approach and methods as tools for adding to our understanding of human psychology and neuroscience. 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. The course also notes historical scientific contributions and current research principles for studying brain-behavior relationships and mental processes. Ethical standards for human and animal research are discussed in the context of both invasive and non-invasive experimental research.

3341 8:00a-9:20a MW HSS 254 Shirinyan D

3342 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 254 Shirinyan D

3343 9:30a-10:50a TTh MC 5 Russell R L

3344 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 254 Shirinyan D
Above section 3344 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3345 12:45p-2:05p TTh MC 5 Russell R L

3346 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 256 Sage R

4440 5:15p-6:35p TTh HSS 254 Olson Gene C

4441 6:45p-9:50p T HSS 254 Olson Gene C

4442 6:45p-9:50p Th HSS 254 Olson Gene C

PSYCH 5, The Psychology of Communication 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course emphasizes the study of psychological processes involved with the construction of communication including perception, motivation, learning, and emotion. The course will cover issues involved in giving, receiving, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior in a variety of interpersonal situations. Attention will be given to the intersection of gender, culture, and social identities and how these factors shape how we communicate with ourselves, with other individuals, and via mass communication and technology. Experiential exercises, including role-playing and small group interactions, provide opportunities to increase awareness of personal communication styles and to develop more effective communication skills including active listening, conflict resolution, and assertive language.

3349 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 254 De Loach C D

4443 6:45p-9:50p T HSS 253 Gunn K S

PSYCH 6, Marriage, Family, and Human Intimacy 3 units

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

This course provides insight into and preparation for establishing relationships as the basis for a successful and fulfilling individual, marital and family life. Included are values clarification, communication techniques, current views of male and female roles in society, mate selection, sexual involvement and adjustment, family planning, and child rearing. Special emphasis is placed on the need for compromise and adjustment in a marriage and family unit in our rapidly changing society. This course will use lecture, discussion, and experiential formats in exploration of these topics.

3350 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 253 Guild L A

PSYCH 7, Research Methods in Psychology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: PSY 200. IGETC AREA 4I (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: Psychology 1 and Math 54. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, as well as collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of research data. Research design and methodology are examined in a variety of the sub disciplines of psychology. Ethical considerations for human and animal research are explored. Students are introduced to critical thinking and the application of the scientific method to psychological questions. The course contains both lecture and practical experiences via the formulation and completion of original research conducted in small groups. Various descriptive and inferential statistical approaches are explored and utilized to evaluate data.

3351 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 255 Hald L A

3352 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 255 Hald L A

PSYCH 11, Child Growth and Development 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: CDEV 100. IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course will examine the major developmental milestones for children, both typically and atypically developing, from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development. Emphasis will be on interactions between maturational and environmental factors within a culturally sensitive framework. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.

3353 8:00a-9:20a MW BUNDY 217 Matheson C C
Above section 3353 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3354 9:30a-10:50a MW BUNDY 217 Matheson C C
Above section 3354 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3355 11:30a-2:35p W BUNDY 335 Grace Y H
Above section 3355 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3356 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 255 Schwartz A F

3357 2:15p-3:35p TTh HSS 255 Schwartz A F

3360 3:45p-5:05p TTh BUNDY 217 Chan M
Above section 3360 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3361 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Grace Y H
Above section 3361 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3362 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Grace Y H
Above section 3362 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3363 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Huff G F
Above section 3363 meets for 12 weeks, Aug 28 to Nov 17, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4445 6:30p-9:35p T BUNDY 328 Andrews T D

Arrange-1.5 Hours N ONLINE Andrews T D
Above section 4445 is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd. Above section 4445s at the Bundy campus on 8 Tuesdays: Sept 5 & 19, Oct 3, 17 & 31, Nov 14 & 28, and Dec 12, 2017.

4446 6:45p-9:50p M HSS 253 Brown A K

PSYCH 13, Social Psychology 3 units

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

This course considers individual human behavior in relation to the social environment. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group will be examined. Emphasized topics include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition.

3364 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 255 Chopp R M

3365 3:45p-5:05p MW HSS 255 Chopp R M

4447 6:45p-9:50p W HSS 255 Tingen I W

PSYCH 14, Abnormal Psychology 3 units

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

This course provides an introduction to biological, environmental, social, and psychological determinants of psychopathology and behavioral deviation. Historical and current theories of abnormal mental or behavioral functioning, their implications for therapy, and community support systems are discussed. An integrative survey of theory and research in abnormal behavior, and intervention and prevention strategies for psychological disorders are also introduced.

3366 8:00a-9:20a TTh MC 5 O’Leary B A

3367 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 253 Berger R T

3368 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 253 Berger R T

3369 3:45p-5:05p TTh HSS 253 O’Leary B A

4448 6:45p-9:50p Th HSS 255 Berger R T

PSYCH 19, Lifespan Human Development 3 units

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

From a psychological perspective, this course traces physical, emotional, social and intellectual development throughout the lifespan from conception through aging and dying. Special attention is paid to the interaction of biological, environmental, and psychological factors on development. The way familial, cultural and socioeconomic influences impact the individual will receive special emphasis. Theories and research regarding physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are used as a foundation to understand lifespan issues, developmental problems, and practical implications at each stage of development.

3370 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Davison L L
Above section 3370 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3371 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Davison L L
Above section 3371 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4449 6:45p-9:50p T BUNDY 217 Tannatt M G M
Above section 4449 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4450 6:45p-9:50p W HSS 253 Davison L L

4451 6:45p-9:50p Th BUNDY 217 Whaling K M
Above section 4451 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 3558 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Druker S L
Above section 3558 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 3564 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Druker S L
Above section 3564 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

PSYCH 25, Human Sexuality 3 units

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

This study of sexual behavior begins with anatomy and physiology, reproduction, and other biological topics. Pre- and post-natal development, gender differentiation, and psychosexual development are discussed to provide the background for considering the diversity of adult sexuality. In regularly scheduled small group meetings, the student is given an opportunity to explore and compare his or her own psychological and behavioral dynamics with the different values, beliefs, and practices of other individuals and other cultures.

3372 3:45p-5:05p TTh HSS 254 De Villers L C

PSYCH 320, Cognitive Psychology 3 units

Prerequisite: Math 54 or Psychology 7; Psychology 1, English 1, and admission to the SMC baccalaureate degree program.

This upper division Cognitive Psychology course addresses how humans learn to process information in their environment as well as how they decide how and when to act on their environment. This course includes a survey of cognitive psychology, specifically, the science and study of how people acquire, represent, transform and use verbal and nonverbal information. In this context we will explore sensation and perception of objects, surfaces, space, and motion. Additionally, key cognitive functions are explored including imagery, memory, representations of knowledge, language, decision making, thinking and reasoning, attention and vigilance. Finally, we will review developmental considerations in cognitive psychology from early infant cognition to maturation and cognition as we age.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC’s Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See www.smcixd.org for more information. Transferability of this course will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the transfer institution.

5003 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 255 Hald L A

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