Psychology - Academic Programs - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology

Faculty Top of Page

Kenna Bolton Holz, Assistant Professor
Eleni N. Pinnow, Assistant Professor
RaLynn C. Schmalzried, Assistant Professor
Shevaun L. Stocker, Assistant Professor

Psychology Program Description Top of Page

Psychology is one of four programs housed in the Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity. The other three are the Legal Studies, Social Work and First Nations Studies Programs.

The Psychology program at the UW-Superior prepares students for advanced study in psychology and related disciplines within the context of a public liberal arts education. Our graduates have been successful in master's and doctoral programs in psychology, social work, and counseling as well as in fields such as law and dentistry. For UW-Superior, a liberal arts education means that your coursework will emphasize broad themes such as developing critical thinking skills, understanding diversity, attending to global issues and providing service to the local community.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

The Psychology program has five student learning outcomes for the students in the major:

  1. Students will demonstrate effective skills in written and oral communication through critiques of psychological research, original research reports, application papers and reaction papers dealing with psychological theories and research.
  2. Students will be able to design, implement, and communicate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretations.
  3. Students will be able to apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues.
  4. Students will be able to use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to address issues related to behavior and mental processes.
  5. Students will demonstrate preparedness to further their education or enter the work force.

Psychology Major Requirements Top of Page

34 total credits

Basic Core courses (16 credits required):

Introduction To Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Profession of Psychology: Introduction -- 1.00 credits
Profession of Psychology: Professional Development -- 2.00 credits
Statistics for Psychological Research -- 3.00 credits
Research Methodology in Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Research Methodology Lab -- 1.00 credits
Senior Research -- 3.00 credits

Academic Service Learning courses (1 course required):

Designated AS-L courses that are listed in a Content Area will meet both the AS-L and the Content Area requirement.

Psychology Of Women -- 3.00 credits
Applied Behavior Analysis -- 3.00 credits
Psychological Disorders -- 3.00 credits
Child and Adolescent Development -- 3.00 credits
Adulthood and Aging -- 3.00 credits

Content Area courses (12 credits required; one course from each of the following content areas):

Individual, Social and Developmental courses (3 credits required):

Personality -- 3.00 credits
Social Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Child and Adolescent Development -- 3.00 credits
Adulthood and Aging -- 3.00 credits

Biological Aspects of Behavior courses (3 credits required):

Sensation And Perception -- 3.00 credits
Biological Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Psychopharmacology -- 3.00 credits

Adjustment and Well-Being courses (3 credits required):

Health Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Motivation And Emotion -- 3.00 credits
Psychological Disorders -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Psychotherapy -- 3.00 credits
Clinical/Counseling Psychology -- 3.00 credits

Learning, Cognition and Language courses (3 credits required):

Applied Behavior Analysis -- 3.00 credits
Memory and Cognition -- 3.00 credits
Psychology Of Language -- 3.00 credits

Elective courses:

Electives to be selected in consultation with your advisor to reinforce personal interests and educational/career goals. Electives may be selected from additional courses in the above content areas, or from the courses below:

Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits
Interpersonal Skills -- 3.00 credits
Psychology Of Women -- 3.00 credits
The Psychology of Close Relationships -- 3.00 credits
Cross-Cultural Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Psychology -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 9.00 credits

Psychology Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits

Required course (3 credits required):

Introduction To Psychology -- 3.00 credits

Content Area required courses (9 credits required; one course from 3 of the 4 areas listed below):

Individual, Social and Developmental course:

Personality -- 3.00 credits
Social Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Child and Adolescent Development -- 3.00 credits
Adulthood and Aging -- 3.00 credits

Biological Aspects of Behavior course:

Sensation And Perception -- 3.00 credits
Biological Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Psychopharmacology -- 3.00 credits

Adjustment and Well-Being course:

Health Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Motivation And Emotion -- 3.00 credits
Psychological Disorders -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Psychotherapy -- 3.00 credits
Clinical/Counseling Psychology -- 3.00 credits

Learning, Cognition and Language course:

Applied Behavior Analysis -- 3.00 credits
Memory and Cognition -- 3.00 credits
Psychology Of Language -- 3.00 credits

Elective courses:

Electives to be selected in consultation with your advisor to reinforce personal interests and educational/career goals. Electives may be selected from additional courses in the above content areas, or from the courses below:

Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits
Interpersonal Skills -- 3.00 credits
Psychology Of Women -- 3.00 credits
The Psychology of Close Relationships -- 3.00 credits
Cross-Cultural Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Psychology -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 9.00 credits

Psychology Minor - Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level Requirements Top of Page

22 total credits

All EA-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Requirements as outlined in the Secondary Education Teaching Certification section of this catalog. Students are also required to pass a subject-specific Praxis II exam designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction before being placed for student teaching.

Required courses (19 credits required):

Introduction To Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Statistics for Psychological Research -- 3.00 credits
Research Methodology in Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Research Methodology Lab -- 1.00 credits
Psychological Disorders -- 3.00 credits
Child and Adolescent Development -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Psychotherapy -- 3.00 credits

Psychology Elective course:

An additional course is to be selected in consultation with your advisor to reinforce personal interests and educational/career goals. This course may be selected from additional courses in the content areas or from the elective courses.


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