Fall 2014 Class Schedule (FLC)



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PSYC 300    General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major psychological theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology. This course is designed for psychology majors, behavioral and social science majors, and other students who desire a broad overview of the field. (C-ID PSY 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         15359 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Snow               FLC MAIN FL1 208         15570 Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15360 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Sims               FLC MAIN FL1 203         15361 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A205       15362 Textbook


PSYC 312    Biological Psychology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course will focus on how the brain produces thought and behavior. It will explore the physiological, biochemical, genetic, and evolutionary mechanisms underlying fundamental human capacities such as sensory perception, movement, sleep, dreaming, emotion, motivation, memory and language. Students will explore the broader ethical and societal implications of recent advances in neuroscience, as well as the variety of research methods used to achieve these advances. Students will dissect brains and other nervous tissue and record psychophysiological signals to provide a deeper understanding of nervous system anatomy and physiology. This is a basic course for psychology, biological science and allied health majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121           
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         15537 
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Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         15538 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedule. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121           
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         15407 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         15461 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedule. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.


PSYC 320    Social Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 focuses on the scientific study of human interaction, with an emphasis on the individual within a social context. Study includes: social perception, social cognition, attitudes and attitude change, the self and social identity, prejudice, interpersonal attraction, close relationships, social influence, prosocial behavior, aggression, and group behavior.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 204         15364 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A205       15363 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            El Dorado EDC A205       15742 Textbook


PSYC 330    Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences    3 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 120 and PSYC 300 with grades 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 will be emphasized to include the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           15571 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           15365 Textbook


PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: PSYC 330; Course may be taken concurrently or previously.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area D9
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the basic principles and methods of conducting psychological research. The course is designed to expose students to the different experimental and non-experimental research methods used by psychologists to study human behavior and thought processes. In this course students will engage in each step of the research process including developing a hypothesis, conducting a literature review, designing a study, collecting data, analyzing data, and writing up and presenting the results.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           15534 
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PSYC 340    Abnormal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 an exploration of the broad questions of normality and abnormality. It includes an investigation of specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties as viewed from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and socio-cultural perspectives. Current approaches to psychological assessment and treatment modalities will be covered, including current community mental health practices.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 137         15366 
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PSYC 356    Human Sexuality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1; 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. The course provides factual, up-to-date nonjudgmental information designed to dispel myths, facilitate problem identification and possible solutions. The course explores the impact of cultural influences on human sexual behaviors of different ethnic groups. A survey of the biological, psychological and social aspects of the diversity of human sexual behavior is compared and contrasted. Topics include sexual anatomy and physiology, conception and childbirth, contraception, sexual development, variations and deviations, sex research, sexually transmitted diseases, sex therapy, intimacy and relationships, and sexual victimization.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15367 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15368 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC R.Latter             Off Campus RCC 8         18926 Textbook
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              El Dorado EDC A205       15369 Textbook


PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Same As: FCS 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview, from a developmental and psychological perspective, of human development from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences. Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems. This course is designed to fulfill General Education, Nursing and Psychology degree requirements. This course is not open to those who have previously completed FCS 324. (C-ID PSY 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC G.Machado            FLC MAIN FL4 121         15572 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Samboceti          El Dorado EDC A205       15573 Textbook


PSYC 372    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: ECE 312
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or 103; or ESLL 310, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will examine the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the child from the prenatal period through adolescence. Scientific findings and theoretical insights from a range of disciplines will inform an integrated examination of development during the childhood years. This course is designed to fulfill general education, Psychology degree, and Early Childhood Education requirements. This course is not open to those who have previously taken ECE 312.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15588 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pmin room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor,s website.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15589 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15594 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Bliss              FLC MAIN FL4 133         15590 Textbook



T         01:00PM-02:35PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A214       15595 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15595 Textbook
This is a hybrid class in which 40% of the instruction occurs online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Instructions on how to access the hybrid portion of the course will be explained the first day of class.

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: January 6, 2015