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Psychology


PSYCH 1 Introduction to Psychology Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior through an exploration of the major concepts and research in the field of psychology. The course provides the basic foundation for more advanced courses in psychology. (UC, CSU, CAN PSY 2)

PSYCH 3 Personal and Social Psychology Units 3
Prerequisites: PSYCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an exploration of the process of human adjustment by examining the assumption of mental health, how personality develops, the types of deviant behavior, the process of creativity, the varieties of psychotherapy, and the application of adjustment concepts to social situations. (UC, CSU)

PSYCH 4 Introduction to Experimental Psychology Units 3
Prerequisites: PSYCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introductory course involving the application of the scientific method to the analysis of behavior. Experimental techniques, designs, examination of experimental assumptions, Limitations and advantages, as well as student participation are stressed. This course is designed for the behavioral or social science major. (UC, CSU, CAN PSY 8)

PSYCH 6 Lifespan Psychology Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of lifespan psychology from conception through aging and dying. The impact of family, culture, and socio-economic factors is stressed. Theoretical understanding of lifespan issues provide the student with a foundation for exploration of his/her practical implications at each stage of development. (UC, CSU)

PSYCH 7 Abnormal Psychology Units 3
Prerequisites: PSYCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of abnormal behavior as delineated in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders." Topics include classifications, clinical pictures, casual factors, treatment, and outcomes of maladaptive patterns, assessment, therapy, and prevention. (UC, CSU)

PSYCH 8A Community Advocacy: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Strategies Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present the resources in cities and counties in order to prevent and reduce health and safety problems relating to drug and alcohol use. The student learns a variety of community-based prevention strategies and puts these strategies into practice. Issues related to public, social, and retail environments as well as the role media plays in our homes and communities are discussed. The student gains an understanding of what community initiatives are and what is required to put a variety of environmental prevention strategies to work. (CSU)

PSYCH 8B Community Advocacy: Drug and Alcohol Education Programs Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop the student's basic understanding of the cause as well as some efforts to deal with prevention efforts to stop an individual from using drugs or alcohol. Principles of individual prevention efforts, which aid the human services worker in mobilizing the community are included. The information provides the student with the skill to utilize the neighborhood resources to arrange education programs directed toward providing youth with positive assets for dealing with peer pressure. The course aids the human services student in establishing a positive workign relationship with the community. (CSU)

PSYCH 9 Psychology: Issues of Diversity Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is the study of the values, problems, issues, concerns and counseling needs of special population groups. Topics include understanding cultural influences in psychological development and other areas of psychology such as intelligence, motivation, personality, information processing, emotions, sexuality and disorders. The course includes exploration of stereotyping, interpersonal, and intrapersonal factors in the development of diverse groups. (UC, CSU)

PSYCH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Units 4
Prerequisites: MATH 82, or 84A and 84B, each with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with elementary techniques used in statistical analysis. Emphasis is on descriptive statistics, elementary probability concepts, probability distributions, statistical inference, and simple linear regression analysis, with applications in business administration, education, natural sciences, psychology, and social science. A graphing calculator is recommended. Instructor demonstrations utilize the TI-83 calculator. (UC, CSU, CAN STAT 2)

PSYCH 15 Selected Topics: Psychology Units 1-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of psychology not already covered by the existing curricula. (CSU)

PSYCH 20A Stress Management Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the role stress plays in the life of an individual. The material is focused on the effects of stress and how to manage stress. (CSU)

PSYCH 20B Stress Management and Adaptation Units 2
Prerequisities: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an in-depth examination of the physiological, psychological and social nature of stress and relaxation. The participant learns the use of psychological principles and methods in adapting to life situations. (CSU)

PSYCH 24 Psychology of Aging Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the changes that occur in sensory and motor functioning, perception, memory, emotions, intelligence, and personality of the aging person. Attention is given to social cultural, and economic factors that impinge upon aging persons and current programs that attempt to deal with these factors. (CSU)

PSYCH 30 Human Sexuality Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the physiological, social, and behavioral aspects of human sexuality. The course is academic rather than therapeutic. (CSU, UC)

PSYCH 38 Counseling Skills for Human Service Workers Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the counseling process through examination of the roles and characteristics of the counselor and the client. Basic skills involved in problem identification and problem solving are discussed and practiced through simulated role situations. The student learns to use his/her relationship with clients to develop the alliance necessary for change. The student is informed of the range of careers to which these skills can be applied. (CSU)

PSYCH 39 Client Interview, Evaluation, and Referral Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of basic client interview skills for the counselor. The course explores establishing rapport with clients, enlisting the client in the development of treatment plans, and making appropriate client referrals. The student practices active listening and other communication skills in simulated client interview settings. (CSU)

PSYCH 40 Case Management and Treatment Planning Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of basic skills for effective and efficient case work management including goal analysis, identification and specification of client objectives, case planning, client contracting, data collection and record keeping, and client progress evaluation and reporting. Skills are applied using actual client examples. Participants write case plans, client contracts and treatment goals, and demonstrate mastery of all other case work management skills. (CSU)

PSYCH 45A Beginning Field Practicum Units 2
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 1 or SOCIO 1A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to have guided experiences in human service agencies. The student observes professional staff working with clients in public agencies and engages in supervised internship at a social service agency. One hour in class is required each week to integrate practical experiences with theory learned in psychology and sociology courses. (CSU)

PSYCH 45B Intermediate Field Practicum Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 1 or SOCIO 1A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to have guided experiences in human service agencies. The student observes professional staff working with clients in public agencies and engages in supervised internship at a social service agency. One hour in class is required each week to integrate practical experiences with theory learned in psychology and sociology courses. (CSU)

PSYCH 46 Individual Counseling in Human Service Programs Units 3
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 1; reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to stress basic skills for effective one-on-one counseling in human service programs through discussion and simulated counseling situations. The student examines his/her own counseling styles and identifies needed modifications with the assistance of the instructor and peers. (CSU)

PSYCH 47 Group Counseling in Human Services Programs Units 3
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of group counseling methods with an emphasis on an eclectic approach to group facilitation. Learning is derived from experiences in simulated group interaction and from subsequent analysis with the instructor and peers. The student learns to identify personal style as a group leader and describe modifications needed in group facilitation techniques. The student learns to use his/her relationship with clients to develop the alliance necessary for change. The student will learn the range of careers to which these skills can be applied. (CSU)

PSYCH 48 Family Counseling in Human Service Programs Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an examination of principles and methods related to understanding and working with families in human service programs. Family systems and interactions are explored through a review of current articles and demonstration of intervention methods in simulated family counseling situations. The participant identifies personal styles as family counselors and describes modifications needed to improve family counseling skills. (CSU)

PSYCH 50H Special Studies: Psychology Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson; Psychology 1, 3, or 4 with grade of "B" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the student qualified to do advanced work in the field. The course may include research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. (CSU)

PSYCH 52 Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an overview of the field of substance abuse counseling. Emphasis is placed on career challenges and opportunities. Evaluation, assessment, and counseling methods are discussed. Legal and community resources available to provide assistance are explored. (CSU)

PSYCH 53 Drugs and Society Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to give the student a basic pharmacology of the drugs of abuse as well as some effective skills to deal with the lifestyle of the abuser. The information provided aids the human services students in establishing a positive counseling relationship with drug dependent individuals and in giving those individuals life-skills. (CSU)

PSYCH 55 Introduction to Child Abuse Counseling Units 2
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 1 or SOCIO 1A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the dynamics of child abuse. Emphasis is placed on learning to understand prevention and intervention services for victims of child abuse and their families. Legal and community resources available to victims and families are explored. (CSU)

PSYCH 56 Assisting Sexual Assault Victims Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the sexual assault of adults and children. Legal and community resources available to victims and families are explored. Emphasis is placed on learning to provide crisis intervention for survivors of sexual assault and their families. (CSU)

PSYCH 57 Introduction to Gerontology Counseling Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the field of gerontology counseling and the aging process and its impact on the emotional health of the elderly. Emphasis is placed on career challenges and opportunities in the field of gerontology and on specialists working with geriatrics. (CSU)

PSYCH 75 Selected Topics: Psychology Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of psychology not covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.


Radio and Television

RTV 1 Introduction to Broadcasting Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to examine the nature and development of radio and television with special emphasis on the persuasive powers of broadcast media in shaping American culture. The processes of broadcast communication's role in society are investigated along with the impact of the media on economic issues. (CSU)

RTV 5 Selected Topics: Radio/Television Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enable the College to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of radio/television not already covered by the existing curriculum. (CSU)

RTV 11 Fundamentals of Radio Production Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of radio production and the methods by which radio productions are developed. The student learns to apply tools and techniques employed to create broadcast-quality programming. (CSU)

RTV 12 Techniques of Radio Production Units 3
Prerequisites: RTV 11 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop skills in radio produciton including digital production, audio console operation, use of tape recorders and microphones, tape editing, program formats, and announcing. (CSU)

RTV 13 Radio Production Workshop Units 4
Prerequisites: RTV 71 and RTV 12, each with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide opportunity for the student's development in all aspects of radio station on-air operations. The course includes development of operational activities, including live broadcasting, music, public service, and community service broadcasting. (CSU)

RTV 21 Fundamentals of Television Production Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of television production and the methods by which television productions are developed. The student learns to apply tools and techniques employed to create broadcast-quality programming. (CSU)

RTV 22 Techniques of Television Production Units 3
Prerequisites: RTV 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop skills in television production, including audio and video, and use of microphones, audio recorders, cameras, lenses, switchign, and lighting equipment. (CSU)

RTV 23 Television Production Workshop Units 4
Prerequisites: RTV 71 and RTV 22, each with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide student development in all aspects of television production. The course includes development of operational activities as well as public service and community service broadcasting. (CSU)

RTV 50H Special Studies: Radio/Television Units 1-2
Prerequisites: RTV 1, with a grade of "B" or better; presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to allow a qualified student to do advanced work in the field of radio/television. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. (CSU)

RTV 71 Broadcast Announcing Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the practical skills and techniques employed by the professional broadcast announcer. Topics include on-air personality, vocal control, pronunciation, and related skills for radio and television.

RTV 80 Selected Topics: Radio/Television Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of radio/television not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.




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