Clackamas Community College

Psychology (PSY)

PSY-101  Human Relations  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Focuses on developing skills and strategies necessary to build and maintain successful personal and professional relationships. Applies psychological principles to understanding relationships with ourselves and others in social, workplace, and digital contexts. Includes an overview of basic psychology principles in addition to skill development in the following areas: dealing with emotions, interpersonal communication, developing close relationships, resolving conflicts, and managing stress. Includes individual and group activities, lecture, and discussions with an emphasis on student participation.

Recommended Prerequisites: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
PSY-200  Introduction to Psychology: Part 1  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Introduction to the science of psychology and the application of psychological concepts as they relate to everyday life. Emphasis will be placed on building a foundation of psychological concepts, theories, and principles related to research methods, the biological basis of behavior, human development, memory, cognition and language, consciousness, sensory processes, perception, and related topics. PSY-200 and PSY-205 are not sequential.

Recommended Prerequisites: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
PSY-205  Introduction to Psychology: Part 2  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Introduction to the science of psychology and the application of psychological concepts as they relate to everyday life. Emphasis will be placed on building a foundation of psychological concepts, theories, and principles related to social psychology, learning, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders, therapies, and related topics. PSY-200 and PSY-205 are not sequential.

Recommended Prerequisites: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
PSY-215  Introduction to Developmental Psychology  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Research and theories regarding the development of the individual from conception to death, including physical, social and cognitive changes.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
PSY-219  Introduction to Abnormal Psychology  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduction to abnormal psychology, including disorders and approaches to treatment.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
PSY-231  Introduction to Human Sexuality  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Introduction to research and theories of human sexual behavior, including: sexual relationships, communication and intimacy, sex roles, the development of gender, social trends regarding sexuality, human sexual response, biology of sexuality, and conception.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
PSY-280  Psychology/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Cooperative work experience. This course allows students to engage in real-world learning and apply their academic knowledge in the field of psychology. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Corequisites: CWE-281