2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

PPHR-3460 Advanced Physiology for Pharmacy –Sp 3 hours This course will address the structure and function of major organ systems of the human body. Organ systems covered include muscular, nervous, endocrine/reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and renal. Prerequisites: GBIO-2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I; GBIO-2015 Human Anatomy and Physiology II; or equivalent. PPHR-4280 2 hours Introduction to Health Behaviors and Beliefs This course provides an introduction to concepts of patient health behaviors and cultural health beliefs. In the first half of the semester, students will examine the theories explaining health behaviors and complete in-class activities utilizing the theory to influence health behavior change. In the second half of the semester, students will examine health beliefs in cultures around the world and the implications of these beliefs with regard to modern healthcare systems. Department of Psychology Course Descriptions Psychology (PYCH) PYCH-1000 Orientation to Psychology –Fa, Sp 1 hour Acquaints the psychology major with various areas and issues in the field of psychology. Included will be its specialties, graduate school information, vocational opportunities, and legal and ethical matters. Should be taken during the freshman year. PYCH-1010 Writing in APA –Fa, Sp 1 hour Students in the course will learn and practice the standards of writing for the behavioral and social sciences as set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the ethical standards for research and scholarship. PYCH-1020 1 hour Graduate School and Career Preparation –Fa, Sp Information and guidance is provided for students to make informed decisions regarding postbaccalaureate career options in the human services. Students explore field options comparing non-graduate school, preprofessional jobs as well as professional career opportunities in psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy. PYCH-1600 General Psychology –Fa, Sp, Su 3 hours Designed to provide a survey of modern scientific psychology. The course content centers on such topics as the foundations of psychology, development over the life span, how we experience the world, learning and thinking, motivation and emotion, personality, and social behavior. (Fee: $5) PYCH-1800 Cross-Cultural Psychology –Fa, Sp 3 hours A survey course designed to make students sensitive to the impact of culture on life. PYCH-2600 Human Development: Life Span –Fa, Sp 3 hours An analysis of the physiological, social, and psychological development of the individual from conception through the total life span. PYCH-2610 Statistics –Fa, Sp, Su 3 hours Designed to provide an elementary coverage of descriptive and sampling statistics commonly used in the behavioral sciences. Includes problems of measurement, measures of central tendency and dispersion, linear correlation, prediction, and simple tests of significance. (Fee: $5) PYCH-2640 Abnormal Psychology –Fa, Sp 3 hours Focus upon etiology, symptomatology, and prognosis of psychological disturbance. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology. PYCH-2650 Learning and Memory –Fa, Sp 3 hours A survey of theories in the field of learning and memory. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between brain and behavior. Computer laboratory exercises are used to enhance understanding of the concepts presented. Prerequisite: PYCH- 1600 General Psychology. PYCH-2725 Child Development –Fa, Sp 2 hours A study of the physiological, social, and spiritual growth of the child from conceptual through preadolescence. Emphasis on the developmental research on family systems theory, the importance of developmentally appropriate learning objectives including play, and the influence of cultural practice and beliefs on family systems. PYCH-2735 Child-Adolescent Development –Fa, Sp 3 hours A study of the physiological, social, and spiritual growth of the child from conceptual through adolescence. Emphasis on the developmental research on family systems theory, the importance of developmentally appropriate learning objectives including play, and the influence of cultural practice and beliefs on family systems. PYCH-2750 The Parent and the Child 3 hours Designed to explore the basic value requisites for effective family living. Basic concepts such as love, communication, and parental modeling will be stressed. PYCH-2840 3 hours Concepts of Chemical Dependency –Fa Available to all students. This course presents an overview of the social, economic, political, legal, spiritual, and ethical considerations concerning the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs in our culture. A primary emphasis of the course includes application of a biblical perspective to assess use of various philosophies and perspectives on drugs and abuse. Treatment and prevention options for individuals and families will be discussed. Crosslisted as CRJU, PYCH, SOC, or SWK. PYCH-2850 Psychology of Adjustment 3 hours The systematic process of applying psychological principles to everyday issues of human life. Biblical perspectives are integrated into problem-solving paradigms for the development of a psychologically healthy personality. PYCH-3000 Addictions –Sp 3 hours This course examines a variety of addictions, including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, computer games, Internet (including pornography), and codependency. The course will focus on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and impact on society. Students will be challenged to develop a biblical perspective. PYCH-3130 Intimate Relationships –Fa 3 hours Explores friendship, love, and romance from historical, theoretical, and philosophical perspectives. Prerequisite: PYCH- 1600 General Psychology or permission of instructor. PYCH-3380 Health Psychology –Sp 3 hours Designed to investigate the research and theory of many disciplines to understand how psychology and health are interconnected. The focus is on the major topics and problem areas in health psychology. (Fee: $5) PYCH-3420 Human Sexuality –Sp 3 hours Study of biblical content regarding human sexuality and an analysis of contemporary concepts within a framework of Christian thought. Crosslisted with SOC-3420 Human Sexuality. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology or permission of instructor. PYCH-3520 Counseling and Mentoring Women –Fa, Sp 3 hours Study of the distinctives of biblical counseling specifically applied to counseling women, the mandate and skill of mentoring woman to woman, and biblical responses to life struggles that are specific to women. Crosslisted as BTCM. 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 295 Course Descriptions PPHR-3460 – PYCH-3520 PSYCHOLOGY