Spring 2013 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 19-May 22
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         15692 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Machado            FLC MAIN FL4 121         15693 Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15694 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Sims               El Dorado EDC A205       15696 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A205       15698 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 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Soicher            FLC MAIN FL4 121           
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB R.Soicher            FLC MAIN FL4 121         15916 
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Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB R.Soicher            FLC MAIN FL4 121         15917 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 R.Morgan             FLC MAIN FL4 121           
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB R.Morgan             FLC MAIN FL4 121         15700 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB R.Morgan             FLC MAIN FL4 121         15818 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 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Snow               FLC MAIN FL1 203         15701 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL5 12          15702 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL5 12          15702 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC C.Aldrich            El Dorado EDC A207       15703 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC K.Snell              El Dorado EDC A207       15703 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A207       15703 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: Other Term, Feb 19-May 14
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           18971 
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TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Helm               FLC MAIN FL1 7           18971 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           15704 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC J.Helm               FLC MAIN FL1 7           15704 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: Other Term, Feb 19-May 14
TTh       07:45PM-09:50PM LEC K.Campi              FLC MAIN FL1 7           15705 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15706 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15707 Textbook
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              El Dorado EDC A214       18972 Textbook


PSYC 360    Psychology of Women    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: A course for men and women that highlights the psychological, biological and social influences on the behavior of women.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         18973 
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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 19-May 22
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL5 13          15967 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A214       16077 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 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15991 
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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      15994 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         15993 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         18780 Textbook
TTh       11:15AM-12:35PM LEC M.Peralta            Off Campus RCC 13        18781 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      18781 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which a portion of the course is 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.

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A205       15992 Textbook

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: July 8, 2013