Psychology, AA



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Choose 1 Speech Course
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development

This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about the study of human growth development and behavior while considering the impact of physical intellectual social and emotional aspects of growth from conception to maturity. Students will gain a better understanding of the study of human growth from conception to death acquire a basic knowledge of human development and develop a familiarity with psychological terms. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Choose 1 Science Course
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

Basic Spanish language skills in listening speaking reading and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture/guided drill and two hours of lab each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology

Theories methods and applications of social psychology are presented. Topics include group behavior interpersonal attraction pro-social behavior aggression and conflict communication and research methodology. This is the same course as SOCI 2326. (Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301.

Choose 1 Creative Arts Course

Choose one course from the following:

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

Continued development of basic Spanish language skills in listening speaking reading and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the higher beginner to low intermediate level.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture/guided drill and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

SPAN 1411 or approval of instructor.

Choose 1 Science Course
Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Welcome to the field of psychology – where the goals are to describe, explain, predict, and/or change behavior.  Why do we think, learn or behave a particular way?  Psychology, through practical and theoretical problem solving, is an excellent way to gain a greater understanding of people, to answer this question and many more.  Most people are familiar with psychologists who devote their time and energy to helping people overcome adversity, increase their well-being, and realize their full potential.  But, psychologists also delve deep into understanding the human mind and behavior by conducting research and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge through gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data.  Skills learned in psychology are instrumental in helping professions such as social work, nursing, teaching, and counseling, but are also useful in a variety of other fields, including advertising, marketing, law, and politics. 


Recommended High School Endorsement
Public Service

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

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TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University - Texarkana
Texas A&M University - Commerce
University of Texas at Tyler