2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 310

D-310 2014-2015
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D–CourseDescriptions
PORTUGUESE
Second-Year Portuguese II
PORT 212
3.00
Prerequisite: PORT211
This fourth course advances students toward high-intermediate fluency. Portuguese 212 is a continuation course toPortuguese211.
Through communicative activities and content-basedmaterials, students improve their oral andwritten expression in areas such as
proposing hypotheses, supporting opinions, and engaging in sustained dialogue.Asystematic review of grammar is combinedwith literacy
and cultural readings. Students continue to become familiarwithPortuguese andBrazilian cultures.
PSYCHOLOGY
General Psychology
PSY 101
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Survey of the basic foundations of psychologywith emphasis on psychological theories, researchmethods and principles of behavior.
SatisfiesUNRSocial Science core curriculum.
Psychologyof Personal andSocialAdjustment
PSY 102
3.00
Prerequisite: PSY101 or approval of instructor.
Personality adjustment in normal persons; adjustment techniques and reactions to frustration and conflict in the context of various social
groups.
HumanSexuality
PSY 130
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Astudy of basic information about human sexualitywith emphasis on biological and psychological aspects including gender identity, the
role of communication, intimacy, sexual variation and dysfunction.
Special Topics inPsychology
PSY 198
1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable credit of one to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Introduction toStatistical Methods
PSY 210
4.00
Prerequisite: PSY101 or SOC 101; MATH 096 or equivalent or qualifyingAccuplacer,ACT/SAT test results.
Practicewith statisticalmethods especially useful in the presentation and interpretation of psychological, sociological and educational data,
includes elementary computer application.
Psychologyof Dreams
PSY 228
3.00
Prerequisite: None
An introduction to the study of dreams through psychological theory, covering etiology and interpretation.
ChildPsychology
PSY 233
3.00
Prerequisite: PSY101 or approval of instructor.
Astudy of the growth and development of the childwith special consideration given to theories of learning and personality formation.
Introduction toResearchMethods
PSY 240
3.00
Prerequisite: None
An overview of themethods and analytical techniques used in the research of social phenomena. Emphasiswill be on the design and
execution of research.
Introduction toAbnormal Psychology
PSY 241
3.00
Prerequisite: None
An overview of abnormal psychologywith emphasis on symptom logy, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Introduction toSocial Psychology
PSY 261
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Nature of the person and interpersonal relationships, their formation andmaintenance and their institutional, ideological and societal
contexts; empirical examination of beliefs, attitudes, influence. Same as SOC 261.
UndergraduateResearch
PSY 275
3.00
Prerequisite: PSY210 andPSY240
This course is designed to provide experiencewith conducting empirical researchwith human subjects. Studentswill define relevant
psychological phenomenon, conduct a literature review, design an experiment, collect and analyze data, and synthesize previous
knowledgewith new knowledge related to the topic.
Aging inModernAmericanSociety
PSY 276
3.00
Prerequisite: None
The psychological and sociological development and the changes attendant to the process of aging in society; theory and research in the
field, implications for social policy, and perspectives on death and dying. Same as SOC 276.SatisfiesTMCC andUNRDiversity core
curriculum.

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