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Summary of Revisions: 

  • The table of program requirements has been restructured to eliminate electives from the minors.

  • Course descriptions are appended below

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Form XX Application Attachment 3

 

Summary of Course Requirements for Specialty Program

 

Institution:

Lake Superior State University

Date:

Rev. April 2007

 

Specialty Program:

CE Psychology (major and minor)

 

Program Standards:

National Council for the Social Studies 1997(NCSS) Matrix Item 2.5 Disciplinary Standard: Psychology

Standards Date:

1997

 

Program Contact Person(s):

Susan H. Ratwik, (906) 635-2109, sratwik@lssu.edu

 

DIRECTIONS: On the matrix below, list the required courses for this specialty program. Also, indicate the number of electives and any special considerations that apply. In addition to listing the course title, course number, and course semester hours, please indicate whether the course is required for the secondary major or minor, elementary major or minor, the K-12 major or minor, and/or an endorsement.

 

Course Title

Course Number

Sem. Hours

Secondary Major

Secondary Minor

Elementary Major

Elementary Minor

Additional

Endorsements Elem/Sec

Introduction to Psych.

PSYC101

4

X

X

X

X

X

Statistics

PSYC210

3

X

X

X

X

X

Experimental Psychology

PSYC212

4

X

X

X

X

X

Learning and Motivation

PSYC311

3

X

X

X

X

X

Personality Theory

PSYC357

3

X

X

X

X

X

Tests and Measurements

PSYC396

3

X

 

X

   

Cognition

PSYC457

3

X

X

X

X

X

Physiological Psychology

PSYC459

3

X

X

 

History and Systems

PSYC456

3

X

X

 

Senior Research I

PSYC498

3

X

X

 

Senior Research II

PSYC499

4

X

 

X

   

Social Psychology

PSYC217

3

**

X

**

X

X

Abnormal Psychology

PSYC259

3

**

 

**

   

Child & Adolescent Devel.

PSYC265

3

**

 

**

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology elective

 

3

 

 

 

 

Total Semester hours required in Major

** one of these 3 courses must be taken by majors

 

42

42

 

42

   

Total Semester Hours Required in Minor

 

 

23

 

23

 

23

23

 

Course Descriptions

Course

Number

Cr

Description

Introduction to Psych. (required in major and TE minor)

PSYC101

4

A general introduction to the systematic study of behavior and mental processes in humans and animals.

Statistics (required in major and TE minor)

PSYC210

3

Introduction to basic statistical methods of analyzing psychological data. Emphasis is placed on statistical inference, e.g., t-tests, F-tests and selected non-parametric tests. This course provides students with basic statistical concepts and skills necessary for laboratory and survey work, and for understanding psychological literature, and introduces them to statistical analysis on the computer.

Experimental Psychology (required in major and TE minor)

PSYC212

4

An examination of the basic research methods employed in the social sciences with emphasis on the experiment. Topics: Epistemology, laboratory experiments, field experiments, survey construction, correlational research. Students will each participate as a subject and an experimenter, collect data, analyze data, and write a laboratory report according to the editorial style of the American Psychological Association. Laboratory assignments require use of computer applications for experimental purposes, including running experiments and collecting data, analyzing results, creation of appropriate figures, and communication of results in text and oral presentations

Social Psychology

(one of the 3 restricted elective courses from which majors may select, required in TE minor)

PSYC217

3

Topics include attitude formation and change, interpersonal attraction, aggression, altruism, conformity and environmental psychology. Students read and interpret original research articles and make group research presentations.

Learning and Motivation

(required in major and TE minor)

PSYC311

3

An introduction to the theory and research of learning. Factors are examined that influence the acquisition and performance of behaviors in classical and instrumental learning paradigms.

Personality Theory

(required in major and TE minor) required in major)

PSYC357

3

This course surveys the major psychological theories used to conceptualize, treat and research personality issues.

Tests and Measurements

 

PSYC396

3

Part one of this course covers measurement theory, the properties of the normal curve, reliability, validity and measurement statistics. Part two reviews major tests used by researchers, educators, clinicians, counselors, addictions counselors and industrial psychologists.

Cognition

(required in major and TE minor)

PSYC457

3

A survey of recent findings on cognition in humans. Topics include learning, memory, problem solving, language and complex perceptual processes. Students read and interpret original research articles and make group research presentations.

Physiological Psychology

(required in major)

PSYC459

3

This course is an introduction to the neurophysiological structures of the brain and their functions as regulators of animal and human behavior.

History and Systems

(required in major)

PSYC456

3

An examination of persons, events, theories, schools and systems that influenced and define contemporary psychology.

Senior Research I

(required in major)

PSYC498

3

The study of methods employed in gathering data for research purposes including direct observational techniques and self-report measures. Students will also learn to use the computer to gather data, analyze data and present data graphically; and will develop a research prospectus.

Senior Research II

(required in major)

PSYC499

4

The study of methods employed in gathering data for research purposes including direct observational techniques and self-report measures. Students will also learn to use the computer to gather data, analyze data and present data graphically; and will develop a research prospectus.

Abnormal Psychology

(one of the 3 restricted elective courses from which majors may select)

PSYC259

3

This course is a systematic investigation of the identification, dynamics and treatment of deviant and maladaptive behavior.