Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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PSYC 300    General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110, ENGWR 100, 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. 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
MW        03:00PM-06:15PM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 269         23996 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MW        03:00PM-06:15PM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 269         26264 Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC T.Eckley             SCC MAIN RHS 263         26154 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Gunderson          SCC MAIN BUS 143         23984 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 271         23982 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC H.Moftakhar          SCC MAIN RHS 263         23986 Textbook
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN RHS 263         23988 Textbook
The above PSYC 300 section (23988) is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 269         23990 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN LIH 101         23992 Textbook
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN RHS 263         26110 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN RHS 269         23994 Textbook
The above PSYC 300 sections (26110 and 23994) are designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.

MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 263         26814 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Spencer            SCC MAIN RHS 271         24000 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 150     23998 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 150     26266 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC P.Szabo              West Sac WSC 114         27792 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC H.Moftakhar          West Sac WSC 115         29816 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN Online          29516 Textbook
The above PSYC 300 section (29516) is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/regalam

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Dowdall            SCC MAIN Online          24002 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 9:15am - 11:00am in LRC 105. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site: http://scc.losrios.edu/~dowdalr/index.html


PSYC 310    Biological Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of ENGRD 310 and PSYC 300 with grades 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 human nervous system and how it functions to affect behavior. This course provides an in-depth examination of brain structure, neural development, neural communication, brain-endocrine interactions, and the specialization of brain function. To supplement the study of brain anatomy, students utilize sheep brains to identify major structures and divisions of the nervous system. Relationships between neural function and perception, movement, cognition, learning and memory, language, rhythms of sleep and activity, emotion, and consciousness are examined. The neural bases of mood, personality disorders, and psychosis are also addressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308         25556 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         24006 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         24004 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 150     24008 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.


PSYC 311    Biological Psychology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: PSYC 310 with grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 310.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; 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 priniciples of the scientific method and practical experience in its application to the study of biological psychology. Specific topics include anatomy, physiology, and organization of the nervous system with special emphasis on the brain; anatomy and physiology of the neuron; physiology of nerves and nerve conduction; the biochemistry of the synapse; anatomy and physiology of sensory systems; and psychophysical examination of sensation and perception. Brain dissection procedures, interacive computer simulations, and lab experiments with data collection and analysis will be utilized.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHS 263         30355 
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On-Campus


PSYC 316    Cognitive Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BIOL 100 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course will present an historical retrospective into the development of the philosophy of science, the scientific method, and early perspectives on learning, memory, and the structure of thought. The course will explore contemporary areas of perception, learning, memory, problem solving, creativity, cognitive development, neuroscience, neuroimagery and general linguistics. Current controversies related to the proposed structure of thought in non-linguistic species will be addressed. Upon completion of this course, students will possess an improved appreciation for the complexity of the brain and the thought processes of humans and other "large-brained" species.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         28018 
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On-Campus


PSYC 320    Social Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 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 initial introduction into the scientific study of how people's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are influenced by others. Students become familiar with the major domains of social psychology and the relevance of social psychology to daily life. Topics covered include conformity, group processes, mass communication, propaganda, the law, social cognition and perception, aggression, prosocial behavior, prejudice, liking and loving.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN RHS 263         26112 
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The above PSYC 320 section (26112) is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Gunderson          SCC MAIN RHS 269         24010 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Regalado           Davis Cntr Davis 104     30004 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis. The above PSYC 320 section (30004) is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.


PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and STAT 300 with grades of "C" or better; or PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in STAT 300.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the methods and ethics of doing research in the behavioral sciences, specifically psychology, from a theoretical and practical approach. The course covers design and implementation issues of both experimental and non-experimental research, descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and the use of APA writing style. The laboratory projects provide opportunities to research various behavioral science topics of the student's interest and experience "hands-on" data collection, data analysis, results interpretation, and report writing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308         26846 
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MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LAB A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308           
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Keys                TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to additional Lab per week to be arranged
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC J.Arack              SCC MAIN RHN 308         26268 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Arack              SCC MAIN RHN 308           
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Arack               TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to additional Lab per week to be arranged
On-Campus


PSYC 340    Abnormal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and/or ENGWR 50 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
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: In this course, students will explore the broad questions of normality and abnormality and investigate specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. They will learn current approaches to psychological intervention including present community mental health practices. Students will consider the contribution of social, biological and psychological factors to the development and persistence of behavior disorders.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC R.Dowdall            SCC MAIN BUS 143         25646 
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MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 263         24016 Textbook
On-Campus


PSYC 353    Psychology of Adjustment    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 50 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will explore the core concepts in psychology and apply them to everyday life experiences. The focus of this course will be on self-development and self-awareness, and students will learn how to use psychological concepts to live more fully and productively. Students will also learn to analyze and think critically about psychological theories and research, and they will learn to use these concepts in an informed manner. Topics include stress and coping, substance abuse, psychological disorders and treatment, motivation and emotions, learning and behavioral change, attitudes and values, interpersonal relationships, and lifespan development.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.Zeimet             SCC MAIN RHN 267         29518 
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On-Campus


PSYC 356    Human Sexuality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 or ENGWR 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of human sexuality from birth to adulthood. The subject will be examined from a cultural, physiological, sociological, and psychological perspective in order to provide students with a solid base of information about sex and their own sexuality enabling them to make healthy and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC L.Gunderson          SCC MAIN LIH 101         24024 
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On-Campus

W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Davis-Lyman        SCC MAIN LIH 101         24114 Textbook
On-Campus

W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Ackley             SCC MAIN LIH 101         24114 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC P.Blomberg           Davis Cntr Davis 103     24112 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.


PSYC 358    Principles of Interpersonal Relations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 100 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies the principles involved in effective interpersonal relationships. Topics include interpersonal feedback, self-disclosure, the role of emotions in relationships, the art of listening, and the ability to challenge others toward growth of productivity. The focus of the course will be on concepts useful to the students in his/her face-to-face relationships at home, school, and work.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 269         24028 
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On-Campus


PSYC 360    Psychology of Women    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 or ENGWR 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D4; CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will study the psychological effects of society upon women. An emphasis is placed on the interplay between gender and race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability. The course addresses a variety of topics including gender stereotypes and their connections to sexism, gender roles and expectations, biological bases of sex, gender throughout the lifespan, the physical and mental health of women, women and work, and violence against women. The course also emphasizes the importance of critically evaluating theory and research on sex and gender.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 263         24026 
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On-Campus


PSYC 367    Psychology of Minorities    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 50 or ENGRD 310 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process."
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies the individual and collective impact of minority group status on an individual and group's behavior and mental processes. The psychological issues, concerns, and needs of minority persons are also covered. Minority persons include African-Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, gays & lesbians, the elderly, and the disabled. This course is useful for students majoring in psychology, sociology, education, ethnic studies, and the helping/allied professions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Gunderson          SCC MAIN RHN 264         27636 
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On-Campus


PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Same As: FCS 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 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); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4G; IGETC Area 4I
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. Topics include major developmental theories, conception and prenatal development, physical growth, health and development, language, learning, cognitive, and brain development, personality,morality, and emotional development, societal influences on development, and mental health, and an introduction to death and bereavement. This is a foundation course for careers in the educational, social, psychological, and medical fields. (Students may receive credit for FCS 324 or PSYC 370, but not both.)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Lopez              SCC MAIN RHS 273         24018 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Strimling          SCC MAIN CDC 208         24022 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Strimling          SCC MAIN CDC 208         24954 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Lorenz             SCC MAIN CDC 208         24020 Textbook
The above PSYC 370 section (24020) makes extensive use of Desire to Learn (D2L) an online learning system.

W         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Rosen-Aydlett      SCC MAIN RHS 273         26150 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC K.Anderson           Davis Cntr Davis 103     26250 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC A.Rey                West Sac WSC 114         25576 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC N.Lorenz             West Sac WSC 114         27788 Textbook
The above PSYC 370 section (27788) makes extensive use of Desire to Learn (D2L) an online learning system.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Lopez              SCC MAIN Online          26254 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, from 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm in LRC 105. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/lopezg

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Lopez              SCC MAIN Online          26798 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, from 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm in LRC 105. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/lopezg


PSYC 376    Personality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 100 with grades of "C" or better and PSYC 300 or PSYC 353 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 is a study of major contemporary approaches to personality development. The emphasis will be on psychological health rather than illness, increasing self-awareness, the individual's interaction within the family, the community, and the larger society. Personality development in cross-cultural environments will be explored.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Rey                SCC MAIN RHS 271         29522 
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On-Campus


PSYC 390    Psychology of Death and Dying    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 50 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 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an investigation of beliefs, attitudes, anxieties and behaviors associated with dying and death. Included will be materials relevant to suicide, life-threatening illnesses, bereavement, euthanasia, and various philosophical views on the phenomenon of death.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Bruce              SCC MAIN LIH 101         24012 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Bruce              SCC MAIN LIH 101         27116 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Bruce              SCC MAIN LIH 101         24014 Textbook
On-Campus


PSYC 392    Loss and Grief    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course will explore the causes of grief reactions and the dynamics of bereavement. Expressions of normal grief will be compared with pathological reactions, and suggested interventions for resolving grief reactions will be addressed. Techniques for the resolution of loss and coping strategies will be presented.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC J.Moylan-Aube        SCC MAIN RHS 261         29524 
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On-Campus


PSYC 405    Substance Abuse: Effects on Body and Behavior    3 Units

Same As: ADMJ 303
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 310 with grades "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for anyone who is interested in the effect illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, vitamins, health foods, and coffee and nicotine have on people, physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. This course is especially advised for people who are seeking or working in careers in health, law enforcement, counseling, psychology, business, social services, or teaching. (Credit for ADMJ 303 or PSYC 405, but not both.)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Trujillo           SCC MAIN RHN 308         27034 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Trujillo           SCC MAIN BUS 223         24032 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Trujillo           West Sac WSC 324         24030 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


PSYC 410    Psychology of Creativity, Intuition and Problem Solving    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110, ENGWR 50, and PSYC 300 with grades of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a course designed to encourage problem solving, intuition, and personal expression in a supportive group atmosphere. It will feature creative movement, writing, art, music, relaxation, and creative visualization.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC P.Szabo              SCC MAIN RHS 271         29526 
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On-Campus


PSYC 412    The Heroic Journey    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 or ENGWR 50 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: Using ideas from LaoTzu, Campbell, Jung, Pearson, Bolen, et al., the course will promote an understanding of the heroic journey of everyday people. The functions, processes, and totems of archetypal station of the Tao of life such as juggler, jester, altruist, warrior, wanderer, etc. will be shared. The heroic journey will be viewed as metaphor for psychological wounding and healing, fragmentation and individuation, and for joining with other sentient beings in the processes of becoming whole.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Szabo              SCC MAIN BUS 240         30710 
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On-Campus


PSYC 495    Independent Studies in Psychology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: See Independent Studies. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Keys                TBA TBA                 31808 
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On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011