2021 Remote Psychology Summer Courses


    Introduction to Psychology (5 credits)

  • PSYC 1

    Session 1

    Introduces prospective majors to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and also provides an overview for non-majors. Emphasizes social, cognitive, developmental, and personality psychology and their interrelations. General Education Code PE-H

    Proposed Instructor - Tess Shirefley


  • Introduction to Psychology (5 credits)

  • PSYC 1

    Session 2

    Introduces prospective majors to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and also provides an overview for non-majors. Emphasizes social, cognitive, developmental, and personality psychology and their interrelations. General Education Code PE-H

    Proposed Instructor - Desiree Ryan


  • Introduction to Psychological Statistics (5 credits)

  • PSYC 2

    Session 1

    An introduction to elementary statistical principles and techniques relevant to psychological research. Topics covered include basic parametric and nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, and simple factorial designs. This course is prerequisite to PSYC 181General Education Code SR

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1 or PSYC 20; and AM 3 or AM 6 or MATH 3 or MATH 4 or MATH 11A or satisfactory placement score on math placement exam or CEEB Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam.

    Proposed Instructor - Giselle Laiduc


  • Introduction to Psychological Statistics (5 credits)

  • PSYC 2

    Session 2

    An introduction to elementary statistical principles and techniques relevant to psychological research. Topics covered include basic parametric and nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, and simple factorial designs. This course is prerequisite to PSYC 181General Education Code SR

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1 or PSYC 20; and AM 3 or AM 6 or MATH 3 or MATH 4 or MATH 11A or satisfactory placement score on math placement exam or CEEB Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam.

    Proposed Instructor - Claudia Castañeda


  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology (5 credits)

  • PSYC 10

    Session 1

    Addresses psychological development from conception through adolescence. Provides an overview of developmental psychology.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1; and AM 3, or AM 6, or MATH 3 or higher level Mathematics course; and PSYC 2 or STAT 5 or STAT 7 and STAT 7L.

    Proposed Instructor - Elizabeth Goldman


  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology (5 credits)

  • PSYC 10

    Session 2

    Addresses psychological development from conception through adolescence. Provides an overview of developmental psychology.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1; and AM 3, or AM 6, or MATH 3 or higher level Mathematics course; and PSYC 2 or STAT 5 or STAT 7 and STAT 7L.

    Proposed Instructor - Andrew Takimoto


  • Cognition: Fundamental Theories (5 credits)

  • PSYC 20

    Session 2

    Introduces basic concepts in cognitive psychology with a focus on theoretical explanations of cognitive functioning. Topics include perception, attention, memory, concepts, language, visual cognition, executive functions, and reasoning processes. (Formerly course 20A.)

    Proposed Instructor - Kelsey James


  • Research Methods in Psychology (7 credits)

  • PSYC 100

    Session 2 

    An introduction to research methods used to investigate human psychology. Course emphasizes critical thinking, designing and conducting research, analyzing and interpreting data, and writing a professional research report.

    Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; AM 3 or AM 6, or MATH 3 or higher level Mathematics course; and PSYC 2, or STAT 5, or STAT 7 and STAT 7L.

    Proposed Instructor - Benjamin Storm


  • Adolescent Development: Adolescence into Young Adulthood (5 credits)

  • PSYC 102

    Session 1

    Focuses on individual and relational development from early adolescence into emergin adulthood. Emphasis on the mutual influences of family relationships and adolescent development, and on the interface of family, peer group, and school experience in cultural contexts.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10 and PSYC 100.

    Proposed Instructor - Paulette Garcia Peraza


  • Adult Development and Aging (5 credits)

  • PSYC 103

    Session 2

    Overview of the cultural, societal, biological, interpersonal, and cognitive processes of adult development and aging. Class discusses how each of these contexts and processes promotes stability and change as adults experience adulthood, reflect on their lives, and prepare for death.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10 and PSYC 100.

    Proposed Instructor - Brenda Gutierrez


  • Children's Thinking (5 credits)

  • PSYC 105

    Session 2

    Cognition in children from infancy through adolescence. Basic and current research on children's understanding of the social and physical world. Focus on major theoretical perspectives: especially Piaget's constructivist approach and sociocultural approach.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10 and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to psychology and cognitive science majors and minors.

    Proposed Instructor - Sam McHugh


  • Gender and Development (5 credits)

  • PSYC 107

    Session 2

    Examines the developmental psychology of gender in childhood and adolescence.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10 and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to psychology majors.

    Proposed Instructor - Abby Walsh


  • Identity Development in Social and Cultural Contexts (5 credits)

  • PSYC 119M

    Session 1

    Senior seminar that focuses on identity development in adolescence and young adulthood. Discusses theory and research on the development of personal and social identities and the sociocultural contexts in which these personal and social identities are negotiated. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and PSYC 100PSYC 102 strongly recommended. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors or by permission of instructor.

    Proposed Instructor - Margarita Azmitia

  • The Psychology of Language (5 credits)

  • PSYC 125

    Session 2

    An analysis of human communication as a function of psychological, linguistic, and social factors. Focuses on language comprehension and production, including the processing of sounds, words, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and dialogue.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to psychology and cognitive science majors and minors.

    Proposed Instructor - Yasmin Chowdhury


  • Human Learning and Memory (5 credits)

  • PSYC 129

    Session 1

    Examines basic theories, models, methods, and research findings in human memory. Both traditional and nontraditional topics are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to psychology and cognitive science majors and minors.

    Proposed Instructor - Benjamin Storm

  • Social Psychology of Gender (5 credits)

  • PSYC 140Q

    Session 1

    Considers individual, interpersonal, and cultural influences on gender similarities and differences in thinking, motivation, and behavior. Emphasizes factors related to power and status inequalities between women and men.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100.
    Proposed Instructor - Michael Vallerga

  • Community Psychology: Transforming Communities (5 credits)

  • PSYC 149

    Session 2

    Introduces community psychology, a discipline that blends social psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Topics include levels of analysis, ecologies, prevention, intervention, feminisms, empowerment, sense of community, coalition building, and social justice and action.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.
    Proposed Instructor - S. Sylvane Vaccarino

  • Psychology of Sexual Aggression (5 credits)

  • PSYC 159D

    Session 1

    An overview of psychological theory and research related to sexual aggression, focusing on both perpetration and victimization. Includes a discussion of the social construction of masculinity and femininity, media representations of sexual violence, and alternative (non-aggressive) visions of sexuality. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology or feminist studies majors or permission of instructor.

    Proposed Instructor - Eileen Zurbriggen

  • Psychology of Sexual Aggression (5 credits)

  • PSYC 159D

    Session 2

    An overview of psychological theory and research related to sexual aggression, focusing on both perpetration and victimization. Includes a discussion of the social construction of masculinity and femininity, media representations of sexual violence, and alternative (non-aggressive) visions of sexuality. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology or feminist studies majors or permission of instructor.

    Proposed Instructor - Eileen Zurbriggen

  • Clinical Psychology (5 credits)

  • PSYC 167

    Session 1

    Serves as an in-depth introduction to the field of clinical psychology. Covers issues of clinical assessment, interviewing, testing, and a range of therapeutic modalities.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100PSYC 170 is recommended as preparation. Enrollment is restricted to psychology majors.

    Proposed Instructor - Hannah Raila

  • History and Systems of Psychology (5 credits)

  • PSYC 183

    Session 2

    An overview of the history of psychology. Examines issues of paradigm and philosophy of science. Reviews central paradigms in the history of the discipline. Assumes a critical-historical approach, linking scientific knowledge produced to prevailing societal beliefs about mind and behavior.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100.

    Proposed Instructor - Sam Hughes