Bachelor of Arts

Concentration Specific Objective:

•Apply and integrate relevant psychological theories to various life and vocational settings and educational environments.

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY CONCENTRATION - 22 Credits

In addition to the specific courses listed below, students must complete eleven (11) hours of Professional Electives to fulfill the requirements for this concentration.

PS366 History and Systems of Psychology 3 credits

This course is a survey of the history, methods, and content of modern psychological theory, research, and application. Schools of psychology, central theories and their chief contributors in their historical and philosophical context will be examined to understand the manner in which historical, social and intellectual forces influenced the field of psychology up to the current day.

Prerequisite:
PS102 General Psychology

Offered spring, even years.

PS321 Childhood Problems 3 credits

This course will study the many problems children face. The study will be developmental in nature. Course content includes such topics as child abuse, helping children cope with death, parental role in the copying process and many other related issues. The goal will be to study and help attain healing wholeness.

Prerequisite:
PS102 General Psychology

Offered fall, even years.

PS346 Introduction to Group Dynamics 3 credits

A study of small group construction, application, and research. The course utilizes group observation and analysis, and introduces skills in conducting small groups.

Prerequisite:
PS102 General Psychology
PS323 Social Psychology

Offered spring, even years.

PS424 Death and Dying 2 credits

The study of human death and the dying process, including a study of the stages of death, the child and death, suicide, euthanasia, funerals, and grief process, personal death awareness, and personal preparation for death.

Prerequisite:
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
PS102 General Psychology

Offered spring, even years.