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Summer 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



PSYC 200  Child Developmental Psychology                          3 credits
The study of age-related cognitive, social and emotional behavior focusing on theories of development during infancy and childhood. This course is recommended for students planning to teach in elementary or secondary schools. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact dschultz@umbc.edu for section 6050 (hybrid) or colleen3@umbc.edu for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0244] 6050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SCHULTZ, D
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND409)
[0245] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             SULLIVAN, C
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND409)


PSYC 210  Psychology of Learning                                  3 credits
Basic problems in the psychology of learning: reinforcement and patterns of reinforcement, extinction, generalization and discrimination, verbal learning, transfer of training, retention and forgetting, and concept learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact jborrero@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0246] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             BORRERO, J
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND101)


PSYC 304  Adolescent Psychology                                   3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - Concerned with the period of human development from puberty to maturity. Topics include theoretical perspectives, cross-cultural differences, physiological growth and cognitive development, selected social issues and selected problem areas, including drug abuse, sexual behaviors and delinquency. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact eobrien@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0247] 6050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             O'BRIEN, E
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 233)


PSYC 305  The Exceptional Child                                   3 credits
This course will examine development and behavior of various types of exceptional children. Consideration is given to children who are sensorially impaired, mentally disabled, brain-damaged, learning disabled, gifted and to other atypical children. Prerequisite: PSYC 200. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0248] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             FREIBERG, K
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (MP  101)


PSYC 306  Lifespan Human Development                              3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - An introduction to human development through the life-span. The course is designed specifically for nursing students and covers theoretical perspectives and empirical research on development from the prenatal period through senescence, with consideration of practical implications. Issues in physical, social, cognitive and affective development are examined. Note: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the psychology major or minor. Also listed as EDUC 306. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact eobrien@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0249] 6050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             O'BRIEN, E
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (LH4 ...)


PSYC 307  Psychology of Aging                                     3 credits
An examination of psychological changes associated with aging. Topics include physiological, cognitive, affective, behavioral and social changes. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0250] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             FREIBERG, K
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (MP  101)


PSYC 317  Cognitive Psychology                                    3 credits
Introduction to human information processing, including such topics as concept formation, pattern recognition, attention, memory and problem-solving. Recommended: PSYC 200 and 210. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact groninge@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0251] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             GRONINGER, L
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND409)


PSYC 331  Experimental Psychology: Design and                     4 credits
          Analysis I                                        
Design and analysis of single-variable experiments and quasi-experiments. This course emphasizes the design, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of psychological research. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and a mathematics placement above MATH 099. For more information contact spitts@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0252] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             PITTS, S
            TuWTh.....10:00am-12:30pm (SOND107)
            TuWTh.....12:30pm- 1:30pm         LAB


PSYC 332  Experimental Psychology: Design and                     4 credits
          Analysis II                                       
Design and analysis of experiments, including multi-factor problems. Students perform experiments, apply statistical methods in data analysis and write scientific reports. Successful completion of both PSYC 331 and 332 are required for students majoring in psychology. Prerequisite: Completion of PSYC 331 with a grade of “C” or better. Note: Section 8620 held at The Universities at Shady Grove. For more information contact blass@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0253] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             BLASS, T
            MWTh.......9:00am-12:30pm (MP  104)
[7506] 8620 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             GARRETT, A
            MWTh.......9:00am-11:30am (OFF ...)
            MWTh......12:00pm- 1:00pm (OFF ...) LAB


PSYC 340  Social Psychology                                       3 credits
Analysis of theories and research in the scientific study of human social phenomena, focusing on the relationship between the social environment and individual behavior. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact blass@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0255] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             BLASS, T
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  102)


PSYC 375  Neuroanatomy                                            3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This course is a self-paced, clinically oriented introduction to human neuroanatomy. Students learn the basic structures of the brain and spinal cord and how to diagnose and localize the site of various neuropathology. The class will meet twice: introductory session on May 27 and the single comprehensive final exam on July 2. There are no traditional lectures. Preparation will be done with the special self-paced textbook with the instructor available online for consultation. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or BIOL 100. For more information contact provine@umbc.edu.
          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  ***TWO  CLASS
          MEETINGS IN MP 101: MAY 27 AND JULY 2 7:00
          PM - 9:00 PM.***
[0256] 6050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             PROVINE, R
            TBA                       (MP  101)


PSYC 380  Personality                                             3 credits
A comparative survey of the major theories of personality, preceded by a discussion of theory construction and evaluation, including an examination of some of the empirical research generated by the theories. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0257] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             ANDERSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  102)


PSYC 387  Community Psychology                                    3 credits
SHADY GROVE - This course assesses the current status of theory, research and action by psychologists as they grapple with the difficult, often values-related social and psychological problems in communities (e.g., mental illness, discrimination, unemployment). Major topics include prevention of psychological and medical problems in high-risk populations, development of alternative human-service models and resources in the community, and the establishment of effective social and mental health policies. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. Note: This course is held at The Universities at Shady Grove. For more information contact drrobingoldstein@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0258] 8620 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             GOLDSTEIN, R
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (OFF ...)


PSYC 393A Special Topics in Psychology Social                     3 credits
          Psychology and Belief in the Paranormal           
This course examines various paranormal phenomena, and some of the more salient social psychological/cognitive factors that often play a role with the belief in same. Topics evaluated include more traditional parapsychological phenomena (e.g., ESP, near death experiences) as well as such events as UFOs and alien abductions. Students will learn to apply social psychological concepts (e.g. confirmation bias) to parapsychology, and will employ critical thinking skills in the scientific evaluation of the paranormal. The course will also feature several guest speakers, who will offer their rationale for the actual existence of such phenomena as ghosts, UFOS, and extraterrestrials. For more information contact spr100@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0259] 7040 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/01/2008             RESTA, P
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (LH4 ...)


PSYC 393E Special Topics in Psychology Ethics                     3 credits
SHADY GROVE - This course will provide the aspiring psychologist with a beginning look at how to cultivate one’s own professional ethical structure. It is designed to be thought provoking and will ask the student to venture into thought experiments which could be uncomfortable. While a sensitivity to all human diversity will be maintained, the student may will be asked to “try an idea on for size” in order to be able to discuss it during class. The issues to be discussed in class will be drawn from the current news whenever possible, in order to keep the material timely. Students will be challenged to consider their own reactions as a professional who could have been called upon to provide professional help in a situation when one of these issues, such as the ones cited above, entered into the presenting problem. Readings may be drawn from many sources, as the topic of ethics is a multi-factorial one and it is the belief of this instructor that no one profession possesses a monopoly on the knowledge necessary to build a sound understanding of this extremely important topic. This course is offered to students who have decided upon a major in one of the helping professions, including but not limited to psychology, education, social work and nursing. Students from other disciplines must have the prior approval of the instructor. It is designed for students in their junior or senior years. Note: This course is held at The Universities at Shady Grove. For more information contact drmelshan@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0260] 8620 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SHANDLER, M
            TuTh......10:00am- 1:10pm (OFF ...)


PSYC 397  Research Experience in Psychology                     1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7579] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7580] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7581] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7582] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7583] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 398  Applied Psychology Internship                         1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7584] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             MARTELLO, J
            Time and room to be arranged
[7585] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7586] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7587] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7588] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 399  Cooperative Education in Psychology                   1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7589] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7590] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7591] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7592] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7593] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 446  Industrial/Organizational Psychology                    3 credits
A general survey of industrial psychology, including such topics as personnel selection and evaluation, job satisfaction, environmental factors and current research on individual behavior in complex organizations. Prerequisites: PSYC 210 or 340 and PSYC 332. For more information contact sos@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0261] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SIGURDSSON, S
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (MP  008)


PSYC 490  Independent Research Project or                       1-3 credits
          Independent Reading in Psychology                 

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7594] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7595] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7596] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7597] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7598] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 490H Independent Research Project or                       1-3 credits
          Independent Reading in Psychology                 

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7599] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7600] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7601] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7602] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7603] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 493  Advanced Topics in Psychology History and               3 credits
          Systems of Psychology                             
This course will critically evaluate and trace the roots of modern psychological thought (and its methodology) from its origins in philosophy and the natural sciences through the early schools of psychology and on to its current form. In addition to learning about the major schools and systems of psychology (e.g., Functionalism, Behaviorism, Structuralism, Gestalt, etc.), we will explore the interactions between cultural/political forces and the development of various psychological theories. We will also examine the lives and works of the women and men whose efforts have created the intellectual foundations of psychology. Note: May be repeated for credit with the permission of the department. Prerequisite: 15 or more credits in psychology and permission of instructor. For more information contact bediako@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0262] 7040 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/01/2008             BEDIAKO, S
            TuThF......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  102)


PSYC 498  Honors Thesis Research                                  4 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7604] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7605] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7606] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7607] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7608] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 690  Field Experience                                      1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7609] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7610] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7611] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7612] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7613] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 697  Directed Research Experience                          1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7614] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7615] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7616] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
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[7617] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7618] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 699  Directed Independent Study                            1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7619] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7620] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7621] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
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[7622] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7623] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 7700 Master's Special Study                                   1 credit

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7624] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7625] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7626] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7627] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7628] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7629] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7630] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7631] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7632] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7633] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 8800 Doctoral Special Study                                   1 credit

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7634] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7635] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7636] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
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[7637] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
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[7638] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


PSYC 898  PRE CANDIDACY DOCTORAL RESEARCH                       1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7639] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7640] 0102 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7641] 0103 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged
[7642] 0104 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
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[7643] 0105 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             STAFF
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