Spring 2012 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: This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Students will be introduced to foundational principles and current trends in the field of psychology. Concepts that are explored include methods of psychological inquiry, the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, stress and health, personality, developmental psychology, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and social psychology. This course is designed for psychology majors, behavioral and social science majors, and other students who desire a broad overview of the field.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         16165 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Soicher            FLC MAIN FL4 121         16166 Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         16167 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL4 121         16168 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Sims               El Dorado EDC A205       16169 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A203       16171 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
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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121           
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         16405 
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Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         16406 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         16173 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         16302 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Snow               FLC MAIN FL1 203         16174 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           16175 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            El Dorado EDC A207       16176 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           16177 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           16578 
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TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           16178 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         16179 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         16180 Textbook


PSYC 368    Cross Cultural Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: PSYC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the impact of cultural influences on the psychological and individual development of ethnic group members. Emphasis will be placed on integrating traditional theoretical approaches and current cross-cultural statistical research and theory in the study of African-Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, gays & lesbians, the elderly, and the disabled.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         19677 
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PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Same As: FCS 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or 103
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 will provide an overview of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development domains from conception through the end of life. Emphasis will be on examination of theoretical advances and empirical findings applicable to biosocial, psychosocial and cognitive human growth and development throughout the life span. Scientific findings from a range of disciplines will inform an integrated examination of theory and practice with long-term implications in mind. This course is designed to fulfill requirements for general education, Nursing degrees and the Psychology degree. This course is not open to students who have completed FCS 324.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL2 207         16468 
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M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Machado            FLC MAIN FL1 7           16469 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A214       16616 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 or FCS 312.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16500 
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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 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 5:00-6:00pm in 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      16503 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 5:00-6:00pm 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         16502 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A205       16501 Textbook
T         07:10PM-10:15PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A206       16618 Textbook

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 25, 2012