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: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
PSY-110  Psychology: An Overview  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

A general introduction to the field of psychology. Explores a wide variety of topics.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
PSY-200  Psychology As A Natural Science  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduction to physiological psychology, the study of how the nervous system produces behavior and cognition. Further topics will include consciousness, sleep, memory, and language.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
PSY-205  Psychology As a Social Science  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Principles of learning and social psychology, the study of how groups affect the individual. Further topics may include motivation, personality, human development, and stress.

Recommended: 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. Provides students with on-the-job work experience in the field of psychology. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Corequisites: CWE-281