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Winter 2009


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



PSYC 200  Child Developmental Psychology                          3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - 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.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0077] 9151 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             SCHULTZ, D
            Tu.........9:00am-12:10pm (SOND409)


PSYC 285  Abnormal Psychology                                     3 credits
Mental, emotional and personality disorders. Classification of abnormal behavior, its causes and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact chmurphy@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0078] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             MURPHY, C
            MWTh.......1:00pm- 5:10pm (BIOL120)


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 neuropathologies. The class meets only twice--an introductory session on Monday, January 5th and for the final exam on Thursday, January 22nd, which is directly based on material from the text. Online consultation is available most days and evenings. Students needing additional time to complete the text are encouraged to begin reading before the first class meeting. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or BIOL 100. For more information contact provine@umbc.edu.
          Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  THIS  COURSE
          MEETS  IN  PERSON TWICE  OVER THE SESSION:
          JANUARY 5TH AND 22ND.
[0079] 9151 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             PROVINE, R
            MTh........6:00pm- 7:00pm (SOND107)


PSYC 380  Personality                                             3 credits
A comparative survey of the major theories of personality, preceded by a discussion of theory construction and evaluation and including examination of some of the empirical research generated by the theories. Prerequisites: Seven credits in psychology or consent of instructor. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0080] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             ANDERSON, R
            MTuWTh.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 233)


PSYC 393  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
[0081] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             RESTA, P
            MTuWTh.....6:00pm- 9:10pm (LH4 ...)


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.
[7528] 0101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             BORRERO, J
            Time and room to be arranged
[7531] 0102 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             SIGURDSSON, S
            Time and room to be arranged
[7532] 0103 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             DAHLQUIST, L
            Time and room to be arranged
[7533] 0104 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             STAFF
            Time and room to be arranged


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