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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Psychology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description:

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Choose from the following courses: COM 2206 or COM 2211

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description:

This course is designed to help new students make a successful transition to Sinclair Community College. Topics include college resources; academic, career and personal services available through Sinclair; learning styles; the learning process; financial responsibility; stress and wellness; and computer literacy through eLearn and library resources.

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: An introduction to the basic theories and principles of the psychology of gender in a multicultural context with emphasis on application of social psychology principles to professional and personal awareness. Gender perspectives are considered in a multicultural context. Topics include gender stereotypes and social constructions, theories of gender development, biological and cognitive differences, and implications of gender for work, family, and mental and physical health.

Notes: Program elective: Choose from one of the following courses: PSY 1160 or PSY 2180

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: Research and theory concerning the physical, cognitive and social development of a person from conception to death, including prenatal and child development, adolescence, adult life crises, marriage, family, work, leisure and senescence.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101

Description: An introduction to the fundamental ideas of statistics, including statistical methods to gather, analyze and present data; fundamentals of probability; statistical distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, Chi-square tests, regression and correlation. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 or MAT 1130 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1450 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0450, Introductory Statistics Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and Other ( with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Basic nature of philosophy, its relationship to physical and social sciences and theology and its value to the individual.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: A study of the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, causes and treatments of disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, with an emphasis on current clinical research.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: A study of the interaction between individual and social environment within a multicultural context. Topics include: self-concept formation, attitudes, persuasion, attributions, group structure and processes, prejudice, aggression and violence.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: This course is designed as the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1117 BIO 1117

Description: The lab for this course is the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology.

Corequisites: BIO 1111

Description: In this course, students will be encouraged to think independently, be expected to argue a point logically, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. More particularly, we will explore the geographies implicit in globalization and specifically think about our connections (and disconnections) to distant places, the uneven geographies of globalization (evident in both processes and outcomes), and how people's actions through social, economic, and political processes, produce and transform place. This course has a particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion asking how cultures are shaped by the intersections of a variety of factors (i.e. race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion among others) and providing a space to demonstrate empathy through considering how to understand and interpret others' worldview. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to thinking geographically through the understanding of how to use maps and the significance of place on identity.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Associate of Arts elective: Choose any college level course in the Sinclair catalog (Limited to 2 hours of PED courses) 8 hours total required

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Notes: Psychology elective: Choose from the following courses: PSY 2205, PSY 2206, PSY 2214, PSY 2218, PSY 2228, PSY 2235, or PSY 2236.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description:

Application of diverse stress management techniques. Topics covered include assertiveness, stress-related personality factors, holistic health, relaxation techniques, communication patterns, cognitive restructuring, and time management.

Notes: Associate of Arts elective: Choose any college-level course in the Sinclair catalog (Limited to 2 hours of PED courses) 8 hours total required

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.