Bachelor of Arts

PS202 Life Span Psychology 3 credits

A holistic study of the individual in the total span of life from birth through senior adulthood. This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding human personality. It describes the process of human growth and development, studies the needs in the major life states, and integrates the biblical perspective of human personality and development.

Prerequisite:
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
PS102 General Psychology

Offered each spring.

PS245 Principles of Behavior 3 credits

A concentrated look at the behavioral approach to counseling and human development. This course provides practical knowledge and experience with a critique from the Christian viewpoint.

Prerequisite:
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
PS102 General Psychology

Offered every other Fall

PS311 Personality Theories 3 credits

This course of study will attempt to thoroughly expose the student to the full scope of viewpoints about personality development. The goal in mind will be to see how best to analyze the dynamics of personality and how this can then be applied in the therapeutic process of counseling.

Prerequisite:
PS102 General Psychology

Offered fall, odd years.

PS323 Social Psychology 3 credits

An intensive look at social group influences on individual behavior. Behavioral expressions such as aggression, prejudice, attitude changes, and affiliation are studied from the viewpoints of social science and Scripture.

Prerequisite:
PS102 General Psychology
SO101 Introduction to Sociology

Offered fall, even years.

PS413 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits

Students explore abnormal behavior from various theoretical perspectives. Included is the analysis of causation of behavioral abnormality and methods of therapy.

Prerequisite:
SO101 Introduction to Sociology
PS102 General Psychology
PS311 Personality Theories

Offered fall, odd years.