(F) The study of policy questions in the criminal justice system. Particular emphasis is placed on a detailed examination of the major policy issues that link crime, politics, administration, and the law. Pre-requisite: upper division standing. Cross listed as CRJU 401.
(on demand) The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the issues relating to violence as a component of politics. Topics such as terrorism, warfare, and arms proliferation will be analyzed. In addition the course will familiarize the student with several regional conflicts, i.e., Northern Ireland. Corss-listed as CRJU 470.
(S) An overview of the United States Supreme Court's interpretations of Articles I, II, and III of the federal constitution. These articles divide the powers of the federal government between three ostensibly co-equal branches. The respective branches may only exercise those powere sgranted to them by the respective Articles. Powers not delegatd to one of the branches are reserved to the states. These two constitutional principles - separation of powers and federalism - invariably generate conflicts between the three branches and between the branches and the various states. The Supreme Court's efforts to arbitrate such conflicts are examined through analysis of its decisions and its efforts to interpret the "plain meaning" of the Constitution's language, and to discern the "intent of the founders." Cross listed as CRJU 483. (Even Years Only).
(S) The development and interpretation of the Constitution examined through analysis of the decisions of the Supereme Court and secondary sources, focusing on the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. The course serves as an introduction to how our national heritage of civil liberties has been articulated by the Court to form law and legal doctrine over the course of two centuries, including consideration of the areas of privacy, public morality, defendant's rights, and the death penalty. This dual registration course is also available for upper division elective credit in Criminal Justice. Pre-requisites: CRJU 201 and 205 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as CRJU 486. (Odd Years Only).
Prerequisites: CRJU201 and CRJU205 Prohibited: CRJU486
(F) An application of psychological principles to the criminal justice system. Topics include: the relationship between the legal and mental health systems, the assessment of criminal responsibility, the psychodynamics of criminal behavior, and intervention strategies.
(S) This course focuses on the physical, intellectual, personal, social and moral development of the middle grades student. Influences of families, peers, school and mass media on the adolescent is highlighted.
(F) This course examines human behavior from a cross-cultural perspective. This course will evaluate psychological theories that make assumptions from a limited cultural perspective through exploring recent research and topics that challenge these commonly accepted psychological theories. The goal of this course is to provide a broader knowledge and understanding of the field of psychology outside of the U.S. culture. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(F,S) An introduction to the basics of clinical psychology. This course stresses the importance of theory, quality research, prevention, assessment skills, and clinical abilities in interventions. Reviews and examines three theoretical perspectives - psychoanalytic, behavioral, and phenomenological - and makes use of case material and real-world applications to illustrate each theoretical approach. There will be an emphasis on the advantages of the scientist-practitioner model of preparation for the multitude of functions available to clinical psychologists. Prerequisite: PSYH 200, or permission from instructor.
(F) This course will provide an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, with emphasis on use in psychological research. Attention is given in this course to the use of statistical software for data analysis, and the selection of appropriate texts for particular experimental designs. Prerequisite: PSYH 200.
(S) This course continues the study of inferential statistics and the design and interpretation of psychological experiments begun in Experimental Research Design I. Includes an examination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, data collection procedures, methods of observation and analysis, reporting results, and ethical issues in research psychology. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 & PSYH 301.
(F) (formerly PSYH 215) This course examines the biochemical, neuroanatomical, and physiological basis of human and animal behaviours such as sensory perception, motor function, language, learning, memory and emotion, Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission of the instructor.
(F,S) Major emphasis is on problems involved in human relations. Designed to help the individual to understand and adjust to group thought and action. Attention is given to recent psychological and sociological research in human relations. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(F) This course examines the theories and research on psychological development from birth to death. This course will focus on the topical areas of physical, cognitive, and social changes that occur throughout life. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(on demand) This course exposes students to the psychological literature relevant to cultural awareness and sensitivity to diverse populations. By developing an understanding of the complexity of the various issues of diversity - race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age - the course creates the opportunity for students to discuss and expand their understanding of value systems and human behavior.
(F) An introduction to the study of human information processing. Topics include attention, thinking, pattern recognition, short and long-term memory, semantic memory, mental imagery, problem solving, creativity, and language acquisition. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor. (Even Years Only)
(S) Mental disorder, changing conceptions of normality, the more common forms of mental disorders, their psychological interpretation, principles of effective mental hygiene, and contemporary approaches to psychotherapy. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(S) An introduction to the principles and theories of human perception. The anatomy and physiology of different sensory modalities are examined. Topics include vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Psychophysics is covered. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor. (Even Years Only).
(on demand) This course examines the fundamental principles of learning theories and the factors that influence behavior such as motivation, memory, and attention. The relationship of animal to human behavior will be emphasized. Topics include learning through modeling and associations; classical and operant conditioning; choice and self-control; and voluntary action and free will. Language acquisition will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: PSYH 200, and permission from instructor. (Even Years Only).