2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

PYCH-3710 Adult Development and Aging–Fa 3 hours The study of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual development and experience in the adult years. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology, or permission of instructor. PYCH-3720 Psychology of Personality–Fa, Sp 3 hours Contemporary theories of the development, organization, and dynamics of personality. (Fee: $5) PYCH-3730 Research Methods–Fa, Sp 3 hours An introduction to methods utilized in behavioral science research; emphasis upon experimental methodology and research design. Prerequisite: PYCH-2610 Statistics or permission of instructor. (Fee: $5) PYCH-3740 Qualitative Research–Fa 3 hours An investigation of a scientific method of inquiry utilizing qualitative rather than quantitative methodologies. Research methodologies such as participant observation and in-depth interviewing will be emphasized. A significant portion of the course will involve students actively engaging in qualitative research projects and preparing papers for potential presentation and publication. Prerequisites: PYCH-1010 Writing in APA or permission of instructor. PYCH-3750 Psychological Testing 3 hours A survey of instruments frequently utilized in psychology. Assessments include intellectual, personality, and vocational interest inventories. Students have opportunities for selfassessment and are introduced to report writing and ethical principles of psychological testing. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology; PYCH-2610 Statistics or permission of instructor. (Fee: $20) PYCH-3760 Cognitive Neuroscience–Sp 3 hours Equip students with a thorough understanding of theories and research in Cognitive Neuroscience. Emphasis will be placed on brain physiology and anatomy contributing to the various cognitive processes. Laboratory exercises will enable the students to concretize the concepts presented in class as well as those presented in the research papers and to apply it to themselves. Prerequisites: PYCH-1600 General Psychology or permission of instructor. PYCH-3770 Experimental Design–Fa 3 hours A critical understanding of, and an empirical familiarity with the quantitative approaches used in psychology. An examination of methodology includes sampling and generalizability, measurement issues, data collection and analysis, non-experimental and experimental designs. Prerequisite: PYCH-2610 Statistics. PYCH-3900 Neurophysiological Psychology–Fa, Sp 3 hours Explores the neurological, physiological, biological, and anatomical mechanisms responsible for behavior. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology or permission of instructor. PYCH-3901 Medications and Behavior–Fa 3 hours An overview of the major categories of psychotropic medications. Emphasis is on general understanding of how these medications affect behavior, their mechanism of action, and common side effects. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology or permission of instructor.. PYCH-4400 Counseling Skills–Sp 3 hours Emphasis is on assisting individuals in ways of dealing with solving or transcending their problem situations. The methods and skills of helping others are investigated. PYCH-4640 3 hours Psychology Comprehensive Review–Fa, Su Reports and discussions of research literature in psychology. Required of all psychology majors during their senior year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Fee: $20) PYCH-4650 Special Topics Seminar 1–3 hours Various topics to be offered as interest demands. Available to students with special interests in psychology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Fee: $5) PYCH-4700 Counseling Children–Fa 3 hours An in-depth analysis of the effects of genetic, family, and environmental factors on the developmental patterns of children. A special emphasis will be placed on behavioral disorders of dysfunctional families. PYCH-4800 1–3 hours Seminar in Undergraduate Teaching–Fa, Sp, Su Students learn the fundamentals of college course preparation, instruction, management, tutoring, and assessment in 1000- and 2000-level courses. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. PYCH-4850 1–3 hours Advanced Seminar in Teaching Apprenticeship–Fa, Sp, Su Students learn the fundamentals of college course preparation, instruction, management, tutoring, and assessment in 3000- and 4000-level courses. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. PYCH-4950 Psychology Thesis–Fa, Sp 3 hours Provides opportunities for students to conduct an independent research project on a topic of interest and prepare a publishable paper under the supervision of an individual faculty advisor. (Fee: $20) PYCH-4960 Independent Study in Psychology 1–3 hours Independent research carried out by the advanced psychology student in an area of interest and usefulness to the student. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. PYCH-4990 Psychology Internship–Fa, Sp, Su 1–9 hours Junior and senior psychology majors may, with approval of the department, engage in psychological activity at a human service setting. One member of the Department of Psychology will supervise the student’s internship. The department will determine the number of credit hours that will be given for individual work experience. Repeatable to nine hours. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Fee: $20) Science Education (SCED) SCED-3120 Teaching Science–Fa 3 hours This course presents the professional knowledge, skills, methods, and instructional strategies required for teaching adolescent and young adult science, based on Ohio Educator Standards and NSTA science teacher preparation standards within the context of a biblical framework. Emphasis will be given to the facilitation of learning and innovation skills for adolescents and young adult students. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Fee $100) Sport Management (SMGT) SMGT-2100 Sport in Society–Sp 3 hours The purpose of this course is to expand the student’s understanding of sport by investigating how sport and society interact. The relationship of sport to social variables, institutions, and social issues/problems will be examined. SMGT-2500 3 hours Organizational Behavior in Sport–Fa, Sp This course will help students define and understand the concepts of management and leadership within sport organizations. There will be a focus upon the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers. This course places sport organizations in the context of their environment and emphasizes the manager’s role in adapting and reacting to changes in the environment. SMGT-2910 1 hour Campus Sport Business Management Practicum–Fa, Sp This practicum provides the sport business management major with the opportunity to assist faculty members or staff on the Cedarville University campus with their sport business management responsibilities for a required minimum of 40 hours total. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or permission of the instructor. Page 292 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Course Descriptions PYCH-3710 – SMGT-2910