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Prejudice and Discrimination (GEN365)
This course explores the etiology and effects of prejudice and discrimination from multiple perspectives. Anthropological, economic, historical, psychological, religious, sociological and legal approaches to understanding will be examined in addition to the depiction of prejudice and discrimination in literature and art. Students will critically evaluate the various approaches to understanding prejudice and the ramifications of discrimination. Topics addressed in the course include well recognized forms of prejudice and discrimination, such as racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and the exploitation and domination of indigenous peoples. Prejudice and discrimination based upon age, size, class and disability will be also be examined.
Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYS 2XX)
The cultural forces across the globe that influence human behavior and social relationships are examined in the context of psychological, sociological, and ecological research. Using a comparative approach, the predominant modes of human activity (e.g., social interaction, problem solving, emotional experiences, communication, perceptual abilities) are examined in relation to the many cultural contexts in which humans exist.
Cognition and Learning (PSY362)
An exploration of human cognitive abilities, including perceptual processes, attention, learning and memory, motivation, language, and thinking. This course will examine the research methodology used to study cognitive abilities and how these abilities can be applied to everyday life.
Physiological Psychology (PSY411)
The study of the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the neural mechanisms underlying the sensory and motor systems, learning, memory, sleep and waking, emotion, communication, and the psychological disorders. Prerequisite: Psychology majors of senior status or advanced juniors, or by consent.
General Psychology (PSY200)
An introduction to the major of psychology, including the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, personality, and psychological disorders. This course will focus on both the empirical nature of the field and the practical application of the theory and research.