Spring 2019 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 - Second, Mar 19-May 16

MW05:30PM-08:45PMLECM.CodyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11113042Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

T07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11320686Textbook
TBATBALECM.StewartARC MAIN Online 20686Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Th07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11320687Textbook
TBATBALECM.StewartARC MAIN Online 20687Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

M09:00AM-10:20AMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410789Textbook
TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 10789Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

T09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310097Textbook
TBATBALECM.StewartARC MAIN Online 10097Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

W09:00AM-10:20AMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20411249Textbook
TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 11249Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Th09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310095Textbook
TBATBALECM.StewartARC MAIN Online 10095Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

F09:00AM-12:05PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 10311467Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.StewartARC MAIN Raef 16210098Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410099Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.McCormickARC MAIN Raef 16213386Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECV.BovardARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410100Textbook
T01:30PM-02:50PMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11211095Textbook
TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 11095Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECN.FratelloARC MAIN DaviesHall 20412066Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECT.EckleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 10611149Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECB.ConeARC MAIN DaviesHall 11212258Textbook
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECB.ConeOff Campus Natomas N10111117Textbook
CECA (California Early College Academy)
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLECS.GorchoffOff Campus Natomas N10111118Textbook
The above class is part of the CECA (California Early College Academy) program which is a continuing cohort. For further information, call (916) 485-6000.
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

CECA (California Early College Academy)
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECL.BeckumOff Campus Natomas N10220783Textbook
The above class is part of the CECA (California Early College Academy) program which is a continuing cohort. For further information, call (916) 485-6000.

TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLECT.EckleyOff Campus Natomas N10111116Textbook
TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 10096Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 10544Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECE.MitchellARC MAIN Online 10358Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 11096Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.McCormickARC MAIN Online 12791Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 11097Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 12394Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.HokersonARC MAIN Online 13043Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECV.BovardARC MAIN DaviesHall 20411456Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.MurakamiARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110102Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.ColbyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410101Textbook
T07:00PM-10:05PMLECS.ColbyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20411457Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.ColbyOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20412740Textbook

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 19-May 22

Th07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.MurakamiARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210355Textbook

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 19-May 22

TBATBALECE.NelsonARC MAIN Online 11515Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECE.NelsonARC MAIN Online 11713Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECE.NelsonARC MAIN Online 10103Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A11250Textbook
T09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.AkawiARC MAIN Portable 609A12576Textbook
TBATBALECR.AkawiARC MAIN Online 12576Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

F12:00PM-03:10PMLECR.AkawiARC MAIN Portable 609A13624Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A11516Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECA.LoweARC MAIN Portable 609A20690Textbook
The above section of PSYC 330 (20690) 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 Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, Latinx and African American. To sign up, eligible students should contact the one of the program coordinators for information and instructions regarding program participation; for P.R.I.S.E., please contact Lia Tuifua (TuifuaA@arc.losrios.edu), for Puente, contact Rick Ramirez (RamireRA@arc.losrios.edu), and for Umoja Sakhu, contact Judy Mays (MaysJ@arc.losrios.edu) or Kim Herrell (HerrelK@arc.losrios.edu). Each program also has a website with additional information regarding the respective program.

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A20689Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN Portable 609A10106Textbook
TTh08:30AM-09:50AMLECG.ReaumeOff Campus Natomas N10212470Textbook
TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 12660Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 12793Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 10104Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECY.ShimizuARC MAIN Online 10105Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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, Jan 19-May 22

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A11013Textbook
MW12:50PM-01:20PMLABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

F09:00AM-11:05AMLECA.LoweARC MAIN Portable 609A13319Textbook
F11:05AM-11:55AMLABA.LoweARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABA.LoweARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TTh01:30PM-02:20PMLECK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A13048Textbook
TTh02:20PM-02:50PMLABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABK.DeSouzaARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TTh07:00PM-07:50PMLECS.StevensARC MAIN Portable 609A11917Textbook
TTh07:50PM-08:20PMLABS.StevensARC MAIN Portable 609A
TBATBALABS.StevensARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 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 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 19-May 22

F09:00AM-12:05PMLECL.BertacciniARC MAIN DaviesHall 11220691Textbook
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
http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Honors_Program.htm/

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECE.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210108Textbook
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 http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Honors_Program.htm/


PSYC 342    Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on basic behavioral principles that describe relations between operant behavior and the social and physical environment. Behavior is examined as a part of the natural world and in everyday situations. The primary focus is on principles of operant conditioning, such as reinforcement, extinction, differential reinforcement, and punishment, as they are related to naturally occurring events. Additional topics include experimental and intervention procedures of applied behavioral analysis. It also covers practical applications including self management, institutional settings, schools, child behavior management, as well as treatment of developmental disorders such as Autism and AspergerÔ┐┐s disorders.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.SteinARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119934Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.DeubertARC MAIN DaviesHall 11112284Textbook

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, Mar 19-May 16

TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 13322Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.MitchellARC MAIN Raef 16210111Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.MitchellARC MAIN Raef 16210112Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECE.MitchellARC MAIN Raef 16013321Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECV.BovardARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110113Textbook
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLECT.EckleyOff Campus Natomas N10312119Textbook
TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 10790Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 10114Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECV.BovardARC MAIN Online 11051Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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, Jan 19-May 22

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110110Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210109Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECL.BertacciniARC MAIN DaviesHall 20812577Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110929Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.ScottARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110545Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.MarmerARC MAIN DaviesHall 11112605Textbook
F05:30PM-08:40PMLECR.MarmerOff Campus Natomas N10211119Textbook
TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 10580Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 10754Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 10875Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.GarveyARC MAIN Online 11251Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECT.LaMarrARC MAIN HeEd 70110118Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN HeEd 70110116Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN HeEd 70110117Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECJ.Brown-WoodOff Campus Natomas N20111534Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECT.LaMarrOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11711077Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECA.GarveyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11111200Textbook
TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 11198Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECN.FratelloARC MAIN Online 11199Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210869Textbook
This course is computer enhanced

TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 13384Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECK.GustafsonARC MAIN Online 13578Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 19-May 22

W12:30PM-03:35PMLECM.SchleeterOff Campus Hospital 11046Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc) is required in this section.
First class meeting, January 22nd, 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 19-May 22

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.SteinARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110107Textbook

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 19-May 22

F01:00PM-04:05PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310119Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410120Textbook

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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECB.ShraggeARC MAIN DaviesHall 10320695Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECY.RodriguezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20312248Textbook

PSYC 481    Honors Abnormal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300, 305, or 480 with a grade of "C" or better; Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
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. It examines the origins, symptoms, and treatment of psychological disorders through first-person accounts, role of multicultural factors, and various theoretical stances. It focuses 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. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have taken PSYC 340. (C-ID PSY 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210930Textbook

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 19-May 22

TBATBALABA.Garvey TBA TBA11955Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018