Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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PSYC 300    General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a broad overview of general principles of psychology. Topics include the scientific method, statistics, biological determinants, as well as general processes of behavior, such as development, learning, language, intelligence, perception, motivation, emotion, personality, and mental health. This course is not open to students who have taken PSYC 480. (C-ID PSY 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310685Textbook
M09:00AM-10:20AMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410097Textbook
TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 10097Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

T09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11312415Textbook
TBATBALECM.StewartARC MAIN Online 12415Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

W09:00AM-10:20AMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410098Textbook
TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 10098Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

Th09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310094Textbook
TBATBALECM.StewartARC MAIN Online 10094Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN Raef 16010099Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20411262Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.StewartARC MAIN Raef 16210100Textbook
F01:00PM-04:05PMLECL.BeckumARC MAIN DaviesHall 11212671Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20412191Textbook
T01:30PM-02:50PMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11213369Textbook
TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 13369Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11410096Textbook
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.EckleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11410102Textbook
TTh09:30AM-10:50AMLECS.ColbyOff Campus Natomas N10111044Textbook
Th06:30PM-09:35PMLECS.ColbyOff Campus Natomas N10110925Textbook
F09:00AM-12:15PMLECB.ConeOff Campus Natomas N20112439Textbook
TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 11057Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 10686Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 10095Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 11193Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECE.MitchellARC MAIN Online 11286Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 13204Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 13530Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 305    Psychology Applied to Modern Life    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores human behavior, emphasizing the practical aspects of psychology in everyday life utilizing both psychological theory and research. Topics include personality, stress and coping, self-understanding, communication, interpersonal relationships, gender, sexuality, psychological disorders and their treatment, personality, personal values, and positive psychology. (C-ID PSY 115)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECV.BovardARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410112Textbook

PSYC 310    Biological Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the physiological determinants of behavior and cognition. The role of genetics, neural development, neural communication and pathways, brain structures, neurotransmitters, drugs, endocrine system, and sensory systems in typical and atypical behavior and cognition are addressed. Current theories related to the role of neural and biological processes in the etiology and treatment of psychological disorders, motor disorders, and other central nervous pathologies are presented. Ethical standards for human and animal research are discussed. (C-ID PSY 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.MurakamiARC MAIN DaviesHall 10410104TextbookFree Digital Book
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.Laman-MahargARC MAIN DaviesHall 20412606Textbook
T07:00PM-10:05PMLECS.ColbyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310103Textbook

PSYC 311    Biological Psychology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: PSYC 310
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves the applied study of the nervous system, focusing on its anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and impact on behavioral and mental processes. It provides a foundation in the principles of the scientific method and practical experience in its application to the study of biological psychology. Specific topics include anatomy, physiology, and organization of the nervous system, with special emphasis on the brain; anatomy and physiology of the neuron; physiology of nerves and nerve conduction; the biochemistry of the synapse; anatomy and physiology of sensory systems; and psychophysical examination of sensation and perception. Brain dissection procedures, interactive computer simulations, and lab experiments with data collection and analysis are utilized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.MurakamiARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210447TextbookFree Digital Book

PSYC 320    Social Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course analyzes human behavior in relation to the social environment, including the power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group. Emphasized topics include aggression, prejudice, attraction, altruism, attitude change, conformity, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition. (C-ID PSY 170)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.DeubertARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410106Textbook
TBATBALECE.NelsonARC MAIN Online 11749Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECE.NelsonARC MAIN Online 11869Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECE.NelsonARC MAIN Online 10105Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 330    Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences    3 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 120, MATH 125, MATH 129, or MATH 133 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area B4; IGETC Area 2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses upon the concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics in psychology and other behavioral sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and sampling distributions, parametric and nonparametric statistical methods, hypothesis testing, statistical inference and power, correlation and regression, chi-square, t-tests, and analysis of variance procedures. Application of both hand computation and statistical software to data in a social science context is emphasized to include the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. (C-ID MATH 110; Competency: Mathematics)

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Oct 20-Dec 15
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa08:30AM-11:35AMLECR.AkawiOff Campus Natomas N10312440Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
TBATBALECR.AkawiOff Campus Natomas ONLINE12440Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets online AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A11440Textbook
F09:00AM-12:05PMLECA.LoweARC MAIN Portable 609A20905Textbook
PSYC 330 - Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3 units): The above section of PSYC 330 (20905) is designed for students participating in P.R.I.S.E, Puente and the Umoja-Sakhu Learning Communities. These learning communities are designed to enhance the cultural and educational experiences of community college students, particularly those who identify as Asian Pacific Islander, Latino/a and African American. To sign up, eligible students must attend an informational meeting to receive a permission number. Information meetings are currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd from 4:30-5:00pm in Community Room 3 and Wednesday, May 23rd from 3:30-4:000pm in Raef Hall 162. For more information, please contact Lia Tuifua (TuifuaA@arc.losrios.edu) Judy Mays (MaysJ@arc.losrios.edu) or Kim Herell (HerrelK@arc.losrios.edu). You may also go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Umoja

T10:30AM-11:50AMLECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Portable 609A10107Textbook
TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 10107Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

Th10:30AM-11:50AMLECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Portable 609A10108Textbook
TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 10108Textbook
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A11597Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECG.ReaumeARC MAIN Portable 609A13054Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A21285Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A10109Textbook
TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 12808Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 12809Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and PSYC 330, STAT 300 or STAT 305 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the planning and execution of research studies in the behavioral sciences. Crucial topics include hypothesis formation, review of the professional literature, research design, collection of data, statistical analysis, and scientific report writing. (C-ID PSY 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A10236Textbook
MW12:50PM-01:20PMLABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Online
This course will meet in the classroom during both the scheduled lecture and lab times. In addition, there will be substantial work required to be done outside of the classroom and submitted through the course management system. The use of the internet and course management system (Canvas) is required.

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECR.AkawiARC MAIN Portable 609A13253Textbook
TTh12:50PM-01:20PMLABR.AkawiARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABR.AkawiARC MAIN Online
This course will meet in the classroom during both the scheduled lecture and lab times. In addition, there will be substantial work required to be done outside of the classroom and submitted through the course management system. The use of the internet and course management system (Canvas) is required.

MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A12515Textbook
MW02:20PM-02:50PMLABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Online
This course will meet in the classroom during both the scheduled lecture and lab times. In addition, there will be substantial work required to be done outside of the classroom and submitted through the course management system. The use of the internet and course management system (Canvas) is required.

MW07:00PM-07:50PMLECA.LoweARC MAIN Portable 609A11953Textbook
MW07:50PM-08:20PMLABA.LoweARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABA.LoweARC MAIN Online
This course will meet in the classroom during both the scheduled lecture and lab times. In addition, there will be substantial work required to be done outside of the classroom and submitted through the course management system. The use of the internet and course management system (Canvas) is required.


PSYC 340    Abnormal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300, 305, or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ELSR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the broad questions of normality and abnormality. Topics include the investigation of specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties and current approaches to psychological intervention including present community mental health practices. It considers the contribution of social, biological, and psychological factors to the development and persistence of behavior disorders. This class is not open to students who have taken PSYC 481. (C-ID PSY 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECL.BertacciniARC MAIN Raef 16210111Textbook
TTh06:30PM-07:50PMLECL.BertacciniARC MAIN DaviesHall 10619844Textbook

PSYC 354    The Psychology of Family Life and Intimate Relationships in a Diverse Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of family life and intimate relationships from historical, sociological and psychological viewpoints. Topics include elements for building and maintaining intimate relationships, the structure and functions of the family, sexuality, parenting, gender roles, partner selection, conflict, crisis, divorce, and starting over. (C-ID SOCI 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.GarveyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11112195Textbook

PSYC 356    Human Sexuality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D4; CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4D; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course offers a balanced scientific understanding of the biopsychosocial perspective on human sexual behavior from birth through adulthood. It provides factual, up-to-date, nonjudgmental information designed to dispel myths, and to facilitate problem identification and possible solutions. Sexuality is explored from historical, cultural, psychological, physiological, sociological, and legal viewpoints. (C-ID PSY 130)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 13523Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.MitchellARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210113Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.MitchellARC MAIN Raef 16210114Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECE.MitchellARC MAIN Raef 16210115Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECV.BovardARC MAIN Raef 16210116Textbook
TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 11058Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 10117Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 10777Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 365    Issues of Diverse Populations    3 Units

Same As: HSER 330
Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the values, problems, issues, concerns and counseling needs of diverse populations by race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical/cognitive/emotional/developmental ability, and age. It also explores the cognitive and emotional aspects of prejudice as it relates to institutional and individual discrimination. This course is not open to students who have completed HSER 330.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11211308Textbook

PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines human development across the lifespan, from conception through death, by focusing on the main domains in developmental psychology (physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional) as well as the interaction among these domains. Emphasis is placed on development as an on-going process, with an effort to encourage the practical application of the knowledge acquired. This course is designed to provide a foundation for careers in educational, social, psychological, and medical fields as well as a better understanding of one's own developmental process. (C-ID PSY 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.SteinARC MAIN Raef 16112008Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.SteinARC MAIN DaviesHall 11112719Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.MarmerARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110687Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.SteinARC MAIN DaviesHall 21911059Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110937Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECK.McCordOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11611129Textbook
TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 10882Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 10736Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 10999Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 11442Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 372    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: ECE 312
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the growth and development of children from the prenatal stage through adolescence. For each stage of development, the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social-moral, and emotional aspects of development, with attention to both typical as well as atypical development in each area, are discussed. Included are the influences of culture, family, and the interaction of maturational and environmental factors. This material is designed as a foundation for early care and education, teaching, and parenting. This course is not open to students who have completed ECE 312. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.WaltersARC MAIN HeEd 70110120Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN HeEd 70110118Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN HeEd 70110119Textbook
M06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.ThomasARC MAIN HeEd 70111612Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECJ.Brown-WoodOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20211247Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.DanielsOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20211166Textbook
TBATBALECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN Online 10453Textbook

PSYC 373    Child Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the science of child psychology through the analysis of developmental theories and research. Key developmental events across the main domains in developmental psychology (physical, cognitive, socio-emotional) are examined from conception through adolescence. Questions about development are investigated, with an emphasis on the role of the scientific method. Typical and atypical psychological development research is explored as well as the influences of culture, society, family, and physical environments on children's behavior and mental processes. This course provides a scientific foundation for future studies in social sciences, including psychology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.DeubertARC MAIN DaviesHall 11111380Textbook
TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 11302Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 11495Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 374    Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging    3 Units

Same As: GERON 302
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process including the interactions between the elderly and the rest of society. Topics include an analysis of stereotypes, social bonds, environmental factors, sexuality, physical health, mental health, death, and bereavement. This course is not open to students who have completed GERON 302.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 10611666Textbook
TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 11355Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 11356Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


PSYC 390    Psychology of Death and Dying    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates beliefs, attitudes, anxieties, and behaviors associated with dying and death. Information about suicide, life-threatening illnesses, bereavement, and euthanasia are presented.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T07:00PM-10:05PMLECB.ConeARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110110Textbook

PSYC 400    Introduction to Chemical Dependency    3 Units

Same As: HSER 340
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the physiological effects of chemical dependency on the individual. It includes an analysis of the effects of substance abuse on the family; the sociological, economic conditions contributing to substance abuse; and a description of community efforts at prevention and treatment. This course is not open to students who have completed HSER 340.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11411363Textbook
W05:30PM-08:35PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 10311364Textbook

PSYC 401    Physiology and Pharmacology: Alcohol & Other Drugs    3 Units

Same As: HSER 341
Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 or ESLW 320 and HSER 340 or PSYC 400 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the chemical composition of alcohol and the mechanism of action of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, including opiates, stimulants, depressants, psychotherapeutics, and psychedelics. It also includes the social and psychological implications of tolerance, habituation, and substance abuse of the user and abuser. This course is not open to students who have completed HSER 341.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.MillerARC MAIN DaviesHall 10311365Textbook

PSYC 480    Honors General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is for psychology majors, behavioral science majors, and other students who desire a challenging, issues-oriented introduction to the general principles of psychology. Topics include the scientific method, statistics, biological determinants, and general processes of behavior, such as development, learning, language, intelligence, perception, motivation, emotion, personality, and mental health. Emphasizing critical thinking in a seminar style, the focus is on thorough analysis and evaluation of psychological theories and research studies as they relate to practical, everyday issues. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 300. (C-ID PSY 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECV.BovardARC MAIN DaviesHall 11311470Textbook

PSYC 495    Independent Studies in Psychology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: August 17, 2018