Fall 2017 Class Schedule (SCC)



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PSYC 300    General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110, ENGWR 101, and/or LIBR 318 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
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 and mental processes. Students will be introduced to foundation 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. (C-ID PSY 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Carbary            Off Campus Online        18907 
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Online Class. This class has a required online orientation, and an optional meeting with the instructor on campus. Details will be emailed to enrolled students one week before the class starts through Los Rios Gmail. Enrolled students are required to check their Los Rios Gmail at https://apps.losrios.edu
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     16504 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC B.Lynch              Davis Cntr Davis 212     18383 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     17149 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



PSYC 310    Biological Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Completion of ENGRD 310 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: The primary focus of this course is on the vertebrate nervous system and how it functions to produce and affect behavior. This course provides an in-depth examination of the structure of the brain and nervous system, neural development, neural communication, interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems, and functional specializations within both systems. To supplement the study of the anatomy of the nervous system, students will utilize additional materials to identify major divisions and structures of the nervous system. Relationships between neural function and sensation, perception, movement, the biorhythms of wakefulness and sleep, homeostasis, motivation, emotion, reproduction, learning, memory, language, cognition, and consciousness are examined. The neural bases of addiction, mood disorders, and schizophrenia are also addressed (C-ID PSY 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     16509 
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Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



PSYC 311    Biological Psychology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: PSYC 310 with grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 310.
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
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. This course will provide a foundation in the principles of the scientific method and practical experience in its application to the study of biological psychology. Specific topics include neuroanatomical organization of the nervous system with special emphasis on the brain; anatomy and physiology of the neuron; physiology of nerves and nerve conduction; anatomy and physiology of sensory systems; and psychophysical examination of sensorimotor processes and states of consciousness. Brain dissection procedures, interactive computer simulations, and lab experiments including EEG and EMG data collection will be utilized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F         10:00AM-01:25PM LAB A.Keys               Davis Cntr Davis 123     18272 
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Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



PSYC 314    Animal Behavior and Cognition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 300, BIOL 100, or PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area D9
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for anyone who is interested in or has ever lived with and loved animals. Those pursuing careers in psychology, biology, zoology, animal laboratory services, and veterinary technology will find this course interesting and useful. It consists of a broad survey of general topics and current research in the related fields of animal behavior, animal cognition, animal communication, interactions between human and non-human animals, and conservation biology. Topics addressed in this course include: the principles of evolution, history of the relationship between humans and non-humans, communication between humans and other animals; animals as competitors and resources, research animals and bioethics, animals as companions, animals in therapy and service, behavior of wild animals in zoos, and the future prospects for positive interactions between humans and non-human animals. The course is designed to foster a better understanding of non-human animals, nurture a respect for them, and create an ethic that emphasizes a respect for all life.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     18582 
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Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



PSYC 320    Social Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ENGRD 310 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 provides students with an introduction to the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Students become familiar with the major domains of social psychology and the relevance of social psychology to daily life. Topics covered include the history and perspectives of social psychology, foundational studies and current research, research methods utilized in social psychology, social cognition and perception, the power of the situation, sociocultural and biological influences on social behaviors and cognition, group processes, the effects of mass communication on social behaviors and cognition, aggression, prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination, love and attraction, and altruism. (C-ID PSY 170)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC B.Lynch              Davis Cntr Davis 212     17883 
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Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Same As: FCS 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110, or ESLW 340 and ESLR 340; and ESL 114 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Students will study the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from conception through the life span. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and practical application of developmental principles including atypical aspects of development. Major developmental theories concerning life span development will be studied. Topics from conception to death will be presented including: conception, prenatal development, including prenatal developmental complications, physical, cognitive, social, emotional developmental, and developmental issues. Included in these broad developmental areas are learning, brain development, personality, morality, and societal influences on development. Atypical development and challenges to optimal development will be included. The course also examines end of life issues and bereavement. This is a foundational course for careers in the educational, social, psychological, and medical fields. Students may receive credit for FCS 324 or PSYC 370, but not both. (C-ID PSY 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.La Puma            Davis Cntr Davis 205     17145 
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Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: August 24, 2017