Spring 2015 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC G.Machado            FLC MAIN FL4 121         10268 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         10269 Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         10270 Textbook



M         07:00PM-08:20PM LEC K.Snell              Off Campus RCC 8         19122 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Snell              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19122 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the times listed above.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A205       10271 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Samboceti          El Dorado EDC A205       10273 Textbook


PSYC 312    Biological Psychology    4 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
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. (C-ID PSY 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121           
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         10456 
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Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         10457 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-10:15PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         10275 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Fannon             FLC MAIN FL4 121         10377 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. (C-ID PSY 170)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Snow               FLC MAIN FL1 203         10276 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL4 233         10277 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Aldrich            El Dorado EDC A205       10278 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. (C-ID SOCI 125)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           10687 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           10279 Textbook


PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and 330 with grades of "C" or better
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. (C-ID PSY 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Aldrich            FLC MAIN FL1 7           10280 
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PSYC 356    Human Sexuality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area VI; 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 historical, biological, psychological and sociocultural perspectives and 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. (C-ID PSY 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         10281 
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T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.Snell              FLC MAIN FL3 173         10282 Textbook
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC B.Raines             El Dorado EDC A205       10688 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 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Rodriguez          FLC MAIN FL4 121         19123 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC R.Latter             FLC MAIN FL1 104         10491 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Kelly              El Dorado EDC A214       10561 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. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10511 
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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 is on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10514 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The mandatory orientation for this class is on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm in room FL5-109 at the Folsom campus. Students will be dropped from the class if they do not attend the mandatory orientation. Information for this class can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. Access to the course will be available before the orientation. Students must activate and check their student email accounts prior to the first week of the semester. If on waitlist, you must attend the mandatory orientation. The instructor will provide direction about the add process there.

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         10513 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         10678 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A205       10512 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015