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undergrad
 Psychology

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor:  N. Ciaccio
Assistant Professors:  J. Abdalla, J. Clausel, E. Coker, N. Peterson
Professor Emeritus: O. Farrag

Psychology is the multifaceted scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The program at AUC emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social development from infancy to adulthood. This development is studied against a background of major theoretical and applied domains of psychology, concentrating on important aspects of individual, group, and cultural dynamics.

Bachelor of Arts

 The aim of psychology at AUC is to provide students with a solid background in the current major areas of the discipline. It will give them insights which can be of personal  as well as of practical value in many other occupations. In addition, the program will prepare students wishing to continue for further studies leading to a professional career.

To declare psychology as their major, students must obtain a C or higher in PSY 201. PSY 201 is a prerequisite to PSY 202, although in special circumstances they may be taken together. In general, students must complete lower level courses and required colleteral courses before taking 300- and 400-level courses. This applies particularly to PSY 208, Research methods for Psychology, which provides the training necessary for more advanced work in the field. PSY 308 and PSY 342 should be taken during the junior year. PSY 301 and PSY 327 must be taken before the senior year. When necessary, graduating seniors will be given priority for the space assignments in the 400-level courses.

A total of 120 credit hours is required for the bachelor's degree in psychology:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Students must take BIOL 100 Introductory Biology, or BIOL 104 Unity of Life for the science requirement.

Concentration Requirements (48 credits):

PSYC

201-202

General Psychology

 

203

Developmental Psychology

 

207

Basic Statistics for the Social Science

 

208

Research Methods for Psychology

 

301

Social Psychology

 

308

Cognitive Pyschology

 

309

Physiological Psychology

 

315

Assessment of Individual Differences

 

327

Theories of Personality

 

342

Abnormal Psychology

 

Two additional 300-level psychology courses.
Three additional 400-level psychology courses (except PSYC 402)

Collateral Requirements (24 credits):

ANTH

202

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH

380

Fieldwork Methods

SOC

201

Introduction to Sociology

 

Five additional courses to be approved by the adviser

Electives (5-15 credits)

Minor

The minor in psychology provides a general introduction to the field without the depth of methodological training required of majors.

Requirements (18 credits): PSYC 201-202 General Psychology,  and four other psychology courses to be approved in consultation with the psychology faculty.

Psychology Courses (PSYC)

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

201

General Psychology

202

General Psychology

203

Developmental Psychology

207

Basic Statistics for the Social Sciences

208

Research Methods for Psychology

301

Social Psychology

303

Developmental Psychology: The Middle Years of Childhood

304

Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

308

Cognitive Psychology

309

Physiological Psychology

310

Psychology in the School

313

Learning and Behavioral Psychology

314

Psychology of Exceptional Children

315

Assessment of Individual Differences

327

Theories of Personality

342

Abnormal Psychology

400

Selected Topics in Psychology

401

Cognitive Development Practicum

402

Independent Study

403

Contemporary System and Theory

404

Environmental Psychology

405

Health Psychology

407

Psychological Anthropology

408

Practicum in Behavior Analysis

409

Sociology of Addiction

410

Cross-Cultural Psychology

411

Advanced Social Psychology

 

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