The psychology minor satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in psychology. As a psychology minor, you must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. See the education department website for requirements.
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Psychology electives: 16 credits *
PSY 100SS -
(4 credits)(NWCore option under Self and Society) In this course students learn
how, using methodologies such as
observation, survey and experimentation, psychological science explores
the causes and consequences of human action. An overview of major
findings from the field of psychology such as biological bases of
behavior, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, human development,
personality, intelligence, psychopathology and therapy, the effect of
others on individuals will be discussed and students will be encouraged
to apply this knowledge to their own views and actions. Students will
consider why the integration of faith and science in understanding humans
is important and will explore ways of accomplishing this integration.
PSY 215 -
Research Design and Introductory Statistics
This course acquaints the student with basic empirical research techniques in the behavioral sciences including political science, psychology, social work and sociology. The course aims to enable the student to function as a conductor and a consumer of behavioral science research. Techniques include: observation, questionnaire and survey, interview, single-subject designs, qualitative research, and experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies. Topics include: descriptive and basic inferential statistics, sampling methods and research ethics. Prerequisites:
PSY100SS, SOC101, PSC101, or PSC105, and fulfillment of the general education math requirement. (4 credits)
Total credits required: 24
Notes: *at least 4 credits must be at the 300-level or above, excluding PSY390 and PSY420. (Students completing a major in sociology or criminal justice who have completed SOC340, Sociological Research, and who complete a psychology minor may complete a different 4-credit psychology course in place of PSY215, Research Methods I.)
Satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in psychology. Students must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. See the education department listing for requirements.