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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


PSYCH Psychology



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A. General Psychology

101 Introduction to Psychology. 3 cr. U. The scientific study of behavior.|Prereq: none.

193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.

205 Personality. 3 cr. U. Principles of personality; an overview of adaptive and maladaptive behavior patterns.|Prereq: Psych 101(P).

210 Psychological Statistics. 4 cr. U. Use of statistical techniques in Psychology. Lec & Lab.|Prereq: Psych 101(P); satisfaction of GER Quant Lit Part A req.

214 Introduction to Conditioning and Learning. 3 cr. U. Introduction to principles and procedures of conditioning and learning.|Prereq: Psych 101(P).

230 Social Psychology: Psychological Perspectives. 3 cr. U. Areas of social psychology such as aggression, attitudes, interpersonal attraction, and group processes examined from a psychological perspective.|Prereq: Psych 101(P).

254 Physiological Psychology. 3 cr. U. The physiological bases of behavior.|Prereq: Psych 101(P).

260 Child Psychology. 3 cr. U. The development of the child.|Prereq: Psych 101(P).

297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.

325 Research Methods in Psychology. 4 cr. U. Design and execution of psychological research. Collection, analysis, and reporting of data. Lec & Lab.|Prereq: 2.62 gpa in Psych 101(P) & 210(P); grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.

380 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics in psychology.|Foundations course. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir; Psych 101(P).

497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.

B. Foundations Courses

319 Gay and Lesbian Psychology. 3 cr. U. Psychological theory and research on sexual orientation.|Foundations course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 101(P).

320 Psychology of Women. 3 cr. U. Psychological theory and research on how gender influences our thinking, feelings, and behavior.|Foundations course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 101(P).

454 Psychopharmacology and Addiction. 3 cr. U. Examination of mode of action, acute and chronic effects, and the neurobiological and psychological characteristics of psychoactive drugs with an emphasis on addiction.|Foundations course. Prereq: Psych 254(P) or cons instr.

510 Advanced Psychological Statistics. 3 cr. U/G. Topics include probability and sampling theory, correlational methods, and nonparametric techniques. Foundations course.|Prereq: jr st & Psych 210(P); or grad st.

540 Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 3 cr. U. Key concepts, findings, and their applications in the field of research and practice of clinical science.|Foundations course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

578 Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, and Health. 3 cr. U/G. Psychological theory and research on how health is related to race and ethnicity.|Foundations course. No cr for students w/cr in Psych 611 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st, Psych 101(P); or grad st.

610 Experimental Design. 3 cr. U/G. Design and analysis of single and multi-factor experiments; tests for trends; multiple comparisons. Foundations course.|Prereq: jr st & Psych 210(P); or grad st.

611 Current Topics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.|Foundations course. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

620 Single-Subject Research Methods. 3 cr. U/G. A review of single-subject research methods.|Foundations course. Prereq: jr st & Psych 325(P), or grad st; or cons instr.

C. Systems Courses

354 Introduction to Neuroscience I: From Neuron to Brain. 3 cr. U. Basic principles of cellular, molecular, and developmental neuroscience; structure/function of neurons and glia, chemical and electrical signaling, brain development, and neurological diseases.|Systems course. Bio Sci/Psych 354 & 355 may be taken in either order. Bio Sci 354 & Psych 354 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: BioSci 152 (P) & 315 (C), or Psych 254(P).

355 Introduction to Neuroscience II: From Brain to Behavior. 3 cr. U. Basic principles of neural systems and behavior; analysis of systems for sensation and perception, learning and memory, language, emotion, and motion.|Bio Sci/Psych 354 & 355 may be taken in either order. Bio Sci 355 & Psych 355 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Bio Sci 152(P) & 315(C), or Psych 254(P).

407 Personality Theory. 3 cr. U. Theories of personality. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis|Systems course. Prereq: Psych 205(P).

412 Psychopathology. 3 cr. U. Psychology of abnormal behavior; the nature and social-biological origins of psychotic, neurotic, and other behavioral abnormalities.|Systems course. Prereq: Psych 205(P).

433 Neuropsychology. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the theory, research literature and assessment of the cognitive and emotional aspects of brain function. Systems course.|Prereq: Psych 254(P) or cons instr.

503 Perception. 3 cr. U/G. The nature of perception and its relation to environmental and internal processes.|Systems course. Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in psych.

550 History of Psychology. 3 cr. U/G. The important philosophical and scientific antecedents of contemporary psychology.|Systems course. Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in psych.

551 Learning and Motivation Theories. 3 cr. U/G. Contemporary psychological theories, with special emphasis on theories of learning.|Systems course. Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in psych.

555 Health Psychology. 3 cr. U. Psychological contributions to physical health in areas such as changing health habits, stress and coping, pain, and chronic illness.|Systems course. Prereq: Psych 254(P) or cons instr.

609 Motivation. 3 cr. U/G. Systematic analysis of reinforcement, drive, arousal, and recent neurophysiological research related to motivation and emotion.|Systems course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 254(P) or cons instr.

627 Cognitive Neuroscience. 3 cr. U. How the brain enables the mind; broad introduction to cognitive neuroscience, w/emphasis on a converging methods approach will be emphasized.|Systems course. Counts as repeat of Psych 611 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; Psych 210(P) & 254(P).

657 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 3 cr. U/G. Functional and structural alterations in nervous system underlying organism's ability to learn/remember. Principles drawn from molecular and cellular neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and behavioral neuroscience.|Systems course. Counts as repeat of Psych 611 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.

680 Psychology of Aging. 3 cr. U/G. Extension of principles of general psychology to the process of aging.|Systems course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P) or cons instr.

D. Advanced Laboratory Courses

502 Applied Behavior Analysis. 4 cr. U/G. Learning and motivation of human behavior in applied settings. Lab work in community agencies using operant methods, behavior modification, programmed instruction, AV systems. Lec, Lab.|Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

505 Cognitive Processes. 4 cr. U/G. Human information processing, emphasizing vision and language. Topics: pattern recognition; sensory-specific memory systems, short- and long-term; modern approaches to mental imagery and operations. Lec, lab.|Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

514 Conditioning and Learning. 4 cr. U/G. Principles of conditioning and learning. Lec, lab.|Required special course fee assessed; announced in Schedule of Classes each semester. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

654 Advanced Physiological Psychology. 4 cr. U/G. Advanced topics in physiological psychology. Lec, lab.|Required special course fee assessed; announced in Schedule of Classes each sem. Prereq: jr st; Psych 254(P) & 325(P).

656 Psychophysiology. 4 cr. U. Experimental investigation of physiological factors in human behavior. Lec, lab.|Prereq: jr st; Psych 254(R) & 325(P).

660 Experimental Child Psychology. 4 cr. U/G. Experimental investigation of child behavior and development. Lec, lab.|Prereq: jr st; Psych 260(R) & 325(P).

677 Experimental Social Psychology. 4 cr. U/G. Experimental investigation of social behavior. Lec, lab.|Prereq: jr st; Psych 230(R) & 325(P).

E. Research and Independent Study

199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.

290 Undergraduate Research: Lower Division. 1-3 cr. U. Independent research under the supervision of a faculty member.|Retakable. Prereq: fr & soph st only; Psych 101(P) and sponsorship by a faculty member.

292 Psychology Field Placement-Lower Division. 3 cr. U. |Retakable. Prereq: Psych 101(P); cons instr & placement supervisor.

296 UROP Apprenticeship. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.|One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.

690 Undergraduate Research: Upper Division. 1-3 cr. U. Independent research under the supervision of a faculty member.|Retakable. Prereq: jr st; sponsorship by a faculty member.

692 Field Placement in Psychology. 3 cr. U. |Retakable. Prereq: jr st; cons instr & placement supervisor.

697 Field or Research Placement in Psychology for Seniors. 3 cr. U. |Fulfills Capstone req. Prereq: sr st; cons instr &, if appropriate, placement supervisor.

698 Senior Thesis. 3 cr. U. Completion of thesis under the supervision of faculty.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; 3.5 gpa in all Psych course work or cons instr.

699 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Psych faculty member. Students must submit study proposal to the prof with whom they wish to study. For additional information, consult supervising prof.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & assoc dean for SAS.

This course information produced at 01:00 on 10/16/2014.

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