This course provides an overview of scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion students should demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology. This course has been approved for transfer under the comprehensive articulation agreement as a general education requirement course in Social/Behavioral Sciences. 

This course covers historical and theoretical perspectives on addictive behavior and the genetic, familial, and sociocultural influences on addiction. Topics include addictions to eating, gambling, alcohol, drugs, relationships, work and sex. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the theories of addiction and the factors underlying addictive behaviors.

This course introduces the psychology of the exceptional person. Topics include theoretical perspectives,

terminology, and interventions pertaining to various handicapping conditions as well as the resulting

psychosocial adjustments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of

the potentials and limitations of the exceptional person. S10456