Spring 2015 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: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Dykstra            Off Campus McClellan 102A 11649 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TTh       05:30PM-08:35PM LEC M.Cody               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  20018 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-09:35PM LEC R.Marmer             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A205 20753 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11007 Textbook
Th        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11008 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN Online          11008 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.8 online hrs/week required. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

T         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11010 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN Online          11010 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.8 online hours/week required. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN Raef 160        11011 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Fratello           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  11012 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.
This section of PSYCH 300 is part of a Learning Community paired with a .5-unit section of ENGWR 304. This Learning Community provides enhanced support for writing in psychology. Even students who already write well will benefit! Students must be enrolled in both the Psych 300 class and one of the ENGWR 304 classes (T 9:30AM - 10:20AM, section 14065) or (Th 9:30AM - 10:20AM, section 14064) to be eligible for this community.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Perry              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11013 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Clifford           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  13308 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Anderson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  12497 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Fratello           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  19071 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.
This section of PSYCH 300 is part of a Learning Community paired with a .5-unit section of ENGWR 304. This Learning Community provides enhanced support for writing in psychology. Even students who already write well will benefit! Students must be enrolled in both the Psych 300 class and one of the ENGWR 304 classes (T 3 - 3:50 PM, section 18775) or (Th 3 - 3:50 PM, section 18774) to be eligible for this community.

MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Bayne              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  13166 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC K.Anderson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11014 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC R.Zasloff            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12587 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC K.Clifford           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12587 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC R.Zasloff            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12679 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC K.Clifford           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12679 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Dykstra            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  13198 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Carlson            Off Campus McClellan 101 13236 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC E.Carlson            Off Campus McClellan 208 13235 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

M         06:30PM-09:40PM LEC R.Stein              Off Campus Natomas N101  14441 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC R.Marmer             Off Campus Natomas N101  12533 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC R.Stein              Off Campus Natomas N101  12534 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LEC R.Marmer             Off Campus Natomas N101  12532 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.McCormick          ARC MAIN Online          11009 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC N.Fratello           ARC MAIN Online          12019 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC M.McCormick          ARC MAIN Online          11659 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC E.Nelson             ARC MAIN Online          11356 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN Online          12498 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN Online          12499 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC N.Fratello           ARC MAIN Online          12771 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC E.Nelson             ARC MAIN Online          13165 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Perry              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  20020 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC V.Bovard             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  13167 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Perry              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11027 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.DeSouza            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  20019 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Murakami           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11016 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Bahm               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  11015 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Arack              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  13168 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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, Jan 17-May 20
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Murakami           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  11352 
Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11018 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Stewart            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11017 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC E.Nelson             ARC MAIN Online          13287 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC E.Nelson             ARC MAIN Online          13653 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


PSYC 330    Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences    3 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 120, MATH 124, 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        06:00PM-08:35PM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN Portable 609A   20855 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN Portable 609A   12772 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC Y.Shimizu            ARC MAIN Portable 609A   11019 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC Y.Shimizu            ARC MAIN Portable 609A   11020 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN Portable 609A   13288 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN Portable 609A   11021 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:20AM LEC E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Portable 609A   11156 
Textbook
TTh       08:20AM-08:50AM LAB E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Portable 609A     
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Online            
NOTE: The above class meets both online and in the classroom. The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Portable 609A   12344 Textbook
MW        11:20AM-11:50AM LAB E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Portable 609A     
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Online            
NOTE: The above class meets both online and in the classroom. The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LEC G.Machado            ARC MAIN Portable 609A   14150 Textbook
TTh       07:50PM-08:20PM LAB G.Machado            ARC MAIN Portable 609A     
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Machado            ARC MAIN Online            
NOTE: The above class meets both online and in the classroom. The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN Raef 162        11023 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

PSYC 340 is also offered as an Honors section, PSYC 481. To register for the Honors section for this course, please see the listing for PSYC 481, including course code, days, and times. For more information about the Honors Program at American River College, please visit the website at www.arc.losrios.edu/~honors


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, Jan 17-May 20
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Anderson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  20252 
Textbook


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 (effective Summer 2014); 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, Mar 17-May 14
TTh       01:30PM-04:40PM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN Raef 162        11033 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Raef 162        11028 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN Raef 162        11029 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Mitchell           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11030 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.McCormick          ARC MAIN Raef 162        11031 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC V.Bovard             ARC MAIN Raef 162        11032 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.McCormick          ARC MAIN Raef 162        13290 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC T.Eckley             Off Campus Natomas N101  13417 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

W         06:30PM-09:40PM LEC S.Colby              Off Campus Natomas N101  19411 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC V.Bovard             ARC MAIN Online          12020 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


TBA       TBA             LEC V.Bovard             ARC MAIN Online          11034 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


TBA       TBA             LEC V.Bovard             ARC MAIN Online          12412 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online



PSYC 358    Principles of Interpersonal Relations    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 an introduction to the principles involved in effective interpersonal relationships. Topics will include interpersonal feedback, self-disclosure, listening, the role of emotions, conflict resolution, personal values, and self-awareness. Emphasis is on methods to enhance relationships at home, work, and school.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  19072 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  11025 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  11026 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12021 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Stein              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12021 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  13654 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Stein              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  13654 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12215 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11660 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Scott              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11024 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Eckley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  20251 Textbook
Th        06:30PM-09:40PM LEC K.McCord             Off Campus Natomas N101  12535 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Garvey             ARC MAIN Online          11717 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


TBA       TBA             LEC A.Garvey             ARC MAIN Online          11975 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


TBA       TBA             LEC A.Garvey             ARC MAIN Online          12145 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


TBA       TBA             LEC A.Garvey             ARC MAIN Online          12773 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online



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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        11038 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        11036 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        11037 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Knight             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 13314 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Carr               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 12463 Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Garvey             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12682 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Garvey             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12774 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC N.Fratello           ARC MAIN Online          12680 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


TBA       TBA             LEC N.Fratello           ARC MAIN Online          12681 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online



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

Same As: GERON 302
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 E1
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. Not open to students who have completed GERON 302.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12136 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN Online          12136 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  11035 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11397 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11407 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11686 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


PSYC 379    Reminiscence Therapy    3 Units

Same As: GERON 334
Prerequisite: GERON 302 or PSYC 374 with a grade of "C" or better
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)
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic theory and techniques of reminiscence therapy and provides experience in planning, facilitating, and evaluating reminiscence groups with the elderly in an institutional setting. After the first class session, this course is held off campus in a long-term care setting. This class is not open to students who have completed GERON 334.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward               Off Campus Hospital      12398 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.
First class meeting, January 21, will be held in D114; subsequent class meetings will be held at an off-campus institutional setting.


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, Jan 17-May 20
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC N.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11022 
Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN Raef 160        11039 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.McCord             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  11040 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


PSYC 402    Alcoholism: Intervention, Treatment & Recovery    3 Units

Same As: HSER 342
Prerequisite: HSER 341 or PSYC 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study and evaluation of techniques used in the treatment of chemical dependency. Topics include intervention, individual and group counseling, detoxification, twelve-step program, therapeutic communities, and aftercare programs. This course is not open to students who have completed HSER 342.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  20003 
Textbook


PSYC 481    Honors Abnormal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: Assessment into ENGWR 480, and completion of PSYC 300 or PSYC 480 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 is for psychology majors, behavioral science majors, and others who desire a challenging, critical thinking, and issues-oriented exploration of normality and abnormality. Examination of the origins, symptoms and treatment of psychological disorders through first-person accounts, role of multicultural factors, and various theoretical stances. The focus is on thorough analysis and evaluation of biopsychosocial theories and research studies as they relate to the development and persistence of behavior disorders and treatment approaches. This course is not open to students who have taken PSYC 340. (C-ID PSY 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  12216 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Bovard              TBA TBA                 14565 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Garvey              TBA TBA                 20931 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Garvey              TBA TBA                 20932 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Bovard              TBA TBA                 20952 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Bovard              TBA TBA                 20953 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Scott               TBA TBA                 21088 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015