Psychology

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PSYC 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces the student to the scientific study of human behavior through the analysis of facts, theories, and concepts. Emphasizes biological, social, and cognitive influences on behaviors, such as learning, memory, perception, sexuality, personality, development, psychological disorders, and group behavior. Attention also given to historical developments and experimental techniques. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PSY 110]
PSYC 101 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90263 PSYC 101 301 09:00AM-12:20PM TTH 4311 Smilo,Pamela 8 24*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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89539 PSYC 101 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Murray,Thomas 8 7*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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89540 PSYC 101 502 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Hiatt,Kimberly 8 0*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89541 PSYC 101 503 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Murray,Thomas 8 11*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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89542 PSYC 101 504 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Koontz,Janet 8 4*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89543 PSYC 101 505 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Koontz,Janet 8 4*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89544 PSYC 101 506 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Murray,Thomas 8 10*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89545 PSYC 101 507 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Hiatt,Kimberly 15 0*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89546 PSYC 101 508 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Hiatt,Kimberly 15 0*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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91083 PSYC 101 509 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Herrin,Bridget 15 2*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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89550 PSYC 101 66 06:00PM-09:05PM TTH 463 Koontz,Janet 8 12*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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89552 PSYC 101 70 08:00AM-11:05AM TTH 7213 Stone,Pamela 8 22*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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89553 PSYC 101 71 08:00AM-09:30AM MW 7212 Lawson,Gabriel 16 0*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89554 PSYC 101 72 08:00AM-11:20AM TTH 7213 Herrin,Bridget 8 2*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89556 PSYC 101 82 12:00PM-03:20PM MW 5208 Smilo,Pamela 8 9*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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90673 PSYC 101 CB1 12:54PM-02:34PM WF ORHS Pagano,Shannon 17 17*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/23/2014 Ends: 11/14/2014
College Bound To enroll, please contact Juan Tapia, 619-421-6700, ext. 5631
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
90674 PSYC 101 CB3 12:54PM-02:34PM WF ORHS Pagano,Shannon 17 45*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/23/2014 Ends: 11/14/2014
College Bound To enroll, please contact Juan Tapia, 619-421-6700, ext. 5631
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PSYC 106 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Explains the processes involved in the experience of human sexual activity. Emphasizes the role of psychological, physiological, and social aspects applicable to human sexuality, including topical commentaries on sexually transmitted infections, child abuse, contemporary sexual activities and lifestyles, and methods of treatment utilized for healthy sexuality. [D; CSU; UC]
PSYC 106 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89561 PSYC 106 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE McAneney,Danielle 8 6*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
Honors Option Available
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89562 PSYC 106 502 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE McAneney,Danielle 8 2*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
Honors Option Available
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89563 PSYC 106 503 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE McAneney,Danielle 8 4*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
Honors Option Available
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89564 PSYC 106 77 06:00PM-09:20PM TTH 7205 Gonzalez,Patricia 8 17*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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89566 PSYC 106 82 12:00PM-03:20PM MW 5208 Correll,Espen 8 18*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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PSYC 116 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Examines human behavior and personality development in a social context. Includes an investigation of topics such as, social cognition, self identity, social perception, attitudes, conformity, stereotypes, group dynamics, aggression, and altruism. (Same as SOC 116.) [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PSY 170]
PSYC 116 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89568 PSYC 116 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Meade,Somer 8 23*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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PSYC 201 ACADEMIC AND CAREER OPTIONS IN PSYCHOLO GY 1 Unit Pass/No Pass only. [Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or equivalent.] Explores academic and career options in psychology. Covers information on post-baccalaureate options in psychology and related fields. Fosters the identification of career-related strengths and interests. Introduces topics such as resources in psychology, undergraduate advising, and career services. [D]
PSYC 201 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89569 PSYC 201 03 12:00PM-01:50PM W 564B McMahon,Phyllis 8 35*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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89570 PSYC 201 05 12:00PM-01:50PM T 229B Jimenez,Blanca 8 23*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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PSYC 211 LEARNING 3 Units [Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Studies the principles of animal and human learning, comparison of classical and instrumental conditioning, schedules of reinforcement and punishment, and applications of learning principles to practical verbal and motor skill behaviors. [D; CSU; UC]
PSYC 211 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89573 PSYC 211 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Murray,Thomas 8 3*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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PSYC 230 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 Units [Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the individual throughout the life span. Includes the development of the individual, beginning with conception and prenatal development and continuing through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, late adulthood, and death and dying. [D; CSU; UC]
PSYC 230 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89576 PSYC 230 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE McAneney,Danielle 8 6*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
Honors Option Available
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89577 PSYC 230 502 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE McAneney,Danielle 8 7*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
Honors Option Available
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
PSYC 250 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 Units [Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or equivalent.] Emphasizes the study of psychological disorders in children, adolescents, adults, and the aged. Focuses on description, assessment, and treatment of abnormal behavior patterns. Includes disorders of stress, eating, anxiety, and personality, as well as affective disorders, schizophrenia, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, disorders of childhood and adolescence, disorders of aging and cognition, and ethical issues related to the mental health profession. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PSY 120]
PSYC 250 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89579 PSYC 250 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Murray,Thomas 8 8*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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PSYC 260 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 Units [Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or equivalent.] Focuses upon the study of human behavior from a physiological perspective. Emphasizes the brain and its relationship to behaviors such as perception, emotion, motivation, learning, memory, arousal, sleep, and psychological disorders. Discusses evolutionary explanations, along with genetic and hormonal influences. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PSY 150]
PSYC 260 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89584 PSYC 260 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Hayashi,Christopher 8 7*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
Honors Option Available
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89585 PSYC 260 502 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Hayashi,Christopher 8 4*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
Honors Option Available
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PSYC 270 STATISTICAL METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY 3 Units [Prerequisite: PSYC/SOC 101 or equivalent; MATH 60 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.] Emphasizes statistical methods of behavioral sciences, including sampling, basic research designs, describing distributions through graphs and tables, measures of central tendency, variability, linear correlation and regression, applications of normal probability curve, and test of significance. (Same as SOC 270.) [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SOCI 125]
PSYC 270 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89590 PSYC 270 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Ballesteros,Elizabeth 15 16*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89591 PSYC 270 502 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Ballesteros,Elizabeth 15 15*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
91084 PSYC 270 503 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Bracy,Nicole 15 18*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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93899 PSYC 270 504 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Contreras,Rudy 15 17*
ONLINE
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
89594 PSYC 270 76 06:00PM-09:20PM W 7212 Springer,Alexandra 16 12*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
PSYC 271 DATA ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY 1 Unit [Corequisite: PSYC 270 (may be taken previously).] Uses the computer as a tool for calculating statistics and exploring data in Psychology and Sociology. (Same as SOC 271.) [D; CSU]
PSYC 271 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89596 PSYC 271 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Dooley,Kevin 8 10*
    ONLINE ONLINE      
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
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90687 PSYC 271 502 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Staff 8 27*
    ONLINE ONLINE      
ONLINE
Begins: 10/20/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM

Total Courses: 10 Total Sections: 38
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