Courses in Philosophy

PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the classic problems and methods of philosophy, including topics such as logic, critical thinking, the existence of God, the basis of knowledge, human nature, the mind/body problem, free will, ethics, the meaning of life, and some applied moral problems. Offered every year.

PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to basic reasoning and critical skills focusing on learning how to determine whether to accept, reject, or suspend judgment on a claim depending on how much evidence and valid argumentation support it. The course includes learning how to detect arguments, how to detect non argumentative psychological persuasion, how to detect faulty reasoning, how to judge statistical claims, how to judge polls and surveys, how to judge the quality of an experimental scientific study, how to analyze everyday forms of persuasion (in journalism, advertising, politics, and personal conversations), how to apply the specific standards of aesthetic, legal, and moral reasoning, and how to write clear, coherent, well-argued and well-supported essays and reports. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 1700-3 Philosophy Undergraduate Research for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 1750-3 Philosophy Special Topics for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 1800-3 Philosophy Directed/Independent Study for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 1850-3 Philosophy Internships for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 2000 Ways of Knowing (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to theories of knowledge from a variety of philosophical traditions, including topics such as mysticism, empiricism, rationalism, skepticism, pragmatism, and feminism. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2010 Social and Political Philosophy (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to theories and problems of social and political organization, the origins of the state, and distributions of power and resources with special emphasis on the concepts of government, justice, punishment, family, property, work, and peace. This course is the same as PLSC 2650. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2100 Contemporary Moral Issues (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to moral philosophy, including topics such as metaethics (the definition of good and evil, the source of morality, morality's relationship to religion and biology, the proper goals of human life), ethical theory (the importance of consequences versus duties, virtue versus right and wrong, the ethical theories of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Mill, Kant, Nietzsche, feminists, evolutionists), and applied ethics (abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, privacy rights, biotechnology, environmentalism, gay rights, animal rights, racism, sexism, multiculturalism, military policy, and others). Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2110 Biomedical Ethics (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to conceptual and ethical issues concerning medicine and biotechnology, including topics such as the definition of death and disease, the definition of personhood, and policies concerning abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, reproductive technology, patients' rights, human and animal research, organ transplants, cloning, biotechnological enhancement, and health care rights. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2120 Environmental Ethics (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to conceptual and ethical issues concerning the environment, including topics such as the definition of "nature" and "technology," major types of environmentalism, green politics, wilderness preservation and restoration, deforestation, animal rights, transgenic crops, pesticides, population control, pollution, and sustainable practices. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2130 Business Ethics (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to conceptual and ethical issues concerning business, including topics such as the responsibilities of businesses, obligations to employees, customers, community, environment, and shareholders, issues of fair wages, outsourcing, international employment, product safety, corporate culture, mission statements and ethics codes, whistle blowing, marketing and truth in advertising, intellectual property rights, information technology and privacy, unions and workers' rights, litigation and legal liability discrimination and affirmative action, accounting and fraud, ethical investing, corporate takeovers, the moral psychology of management, technological surveillance of employees, and general ethical issues of capitalism, socialism, and commercialism. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2210 Aesthetics (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the nature of art and specific art forms, aesthetic experience and judgment, and relations between the aesthetic values and other kinds of values (moral, political, religious, scientific, etc.). Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2220 Philosophy and Literature (4 sem. hours).

A study of various works of literature with an eye to issues such as the nature and function of language, perception and reality, self and the spoken word, theories of meaning, and texts and subtexts. Authors considered include Beckett, Borges, Pinter, Gass, O'Connor, DeLillo, Robbe Grillet, Abish, Woolf, and others. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2230 Philosophy of Happiness (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the conceptual, ethical, and psychological issues of happiness, including topics such as the proper role of happiness in life, the issue of happiness as an ultimate goal, the definition of happiness, the best ways to achieve happiness, the question of whether happiness is possible, the relationship between happiness and morality, scientific studies of happiness, the rise of positive psychology, mood altering drugs, conceptual issues of mental health, and criticisms of happiness including issues of the value of misery, suffering, and depression. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2240 Philosophy of Violence (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the conceptual, ethical, and psychological issues of violence, including topics such as violence that has traditionally been hard for people to pay attention to because of its horrific nature, the politics and physiology of torture, the machines and structures of war, the inflammatory writings of sexual deviant Sade, and the forgotten history of what is today called "trauma." Two populations in particular that emerge for our studies are male survivors of combat and female survivors of rape and domestic abuse. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2250 Philosophy of Film (4 sem. hours).

A study of issues in the formation of personal and social experience through the mediation of film, using historically important films and film theories along with philosophers as primary sources. Offered occasionally.

PHIL 2400 Work, Ethics, and Society (4 sem. hours).

Students in this course will have the opportunity to use the instructor's interdisciplinary approach as an entry into the exploration of work within the context of wider societies and cultures. This course includes a substantial ethics component. This is the gateway course for students minoring in Vocation, Ethics, and Society. It is crosslisted with RLST 2400 and VESO 2000. Offered every year in the fall semester.

PHIL 2700-3 Philosophy Undergraduate Research for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 2750-3 Philosophy Special Topics for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

A lower level course on special issues not regularly covered by the curriculum. Special topics courses offered in recent years include: Existentialism, Pragmatism, Gender and Technology, Sexual Ethics, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Personal Identity, Philosophy of Mental Illness, The Concept of God, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethical Theory & Metaethics, and Sports Ethics. Offered occasionally. The course may be repeated when a different topic is taken.

PHIL 2800-3 Philosophy Directed/Independent Study for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 2850-3 Philosophy Internships for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 2900 Logic (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to propositional logic and quantification, and to a lesser extent syllogistic logic. Attention will be given to scientific method and induction and to informal analysis of arguments in language. Offered every year.

PHIL 3010 History of Philosophy I (4 sem. hours).

A survey of Western philosophy from the ancient through the medieval period. Philosophy 3010 is the same as Classics 3340. Offered every year.

PHIL 3020 History of Philosophy II (4 sem. hours).

A survey of Western philosophy from the modern period through the 20th century. Students are strongly advised to take PHIL 3010 before taking this course. Offered every year.

PHIL 3120 Philosophy of Mind (4 sem. hours).

An examination of the nature of mind and its relationship to the body, including topics such as mental versus physical explanations of minds, arguments about what the scientific study of the mind really is, biases in perception including optical and cognitive illusions, the limits of human knowledge, whether we are neurologically incapable of understanding consciousness, whether all psychology will eventually be reduced to neuroscience, problems of personal identity, the possibility of artificial intelligence, evolutionary explanations of moral and religious beliefs, and influential thought experiments about zombies, bats, rooms that translate Chinese, brains in vats, brain implants, scientists seeing the color red for the very first time, and robot civil rights. Offered yearly.

PHIL 3140 Philosophy of Religion (4 sem. hours).

An examination of issues arising from religious experience and beliefs, including topics such as the arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature of the divine, the problem of evil, and human destiny. Crosslisted with RLST 3310. Offered in alternate years.

PHIL 3300 Moral Psychology and Neuroscience (4 sem. hours).

An examination of the evolutionary, cognitive, and neurological mechanisms of human moral perception and judgment. Topics covered include ethical theories and the intuitive conflicts that arise in classic moral dilemmas, the problem of persistent inconsistent moral judgments, moral decision making, moral development theory, the nature and classification of moral emotions (shame, pride, disgust, resentment, etc.), attributions of blame and responsibility, moral judgment and causation, trust and loyalty, moral luck, applications of moral neuroscience to the law, and cognitive moral pathologies such as psychopathy, paranoia, and pathological altruism. The course will cover the history of moral psychology but will focus predominantly on recent empirical studies of moral cognition using neuroimaging and neuropharmacological manipulations. This course is the same as PSYC 3300 and counts toward the Psychology major, the Neuroscience major, and the Neurophilosophy major. Offered in alternate years.

PHIL 3500-3503 Applied Philosophy: Methods and Research (1-4 sem. hours).

A survey of philosophical methods of analysis and applying those methods to a specific research question identified by the student and the instructor. Applied philosophy takes a particular problem or phenomenon and employs a set of methods to analyze and make recommendations for solving the problem or explaining the phenomenon. Those methods include conceptual analysis, definitional clarification, problem identification, assumption identification, possibility gridding, logical analysis, field observation, and experimental research. Students interested in this course must contact the instructor to discuss their particular interest. While the Philosophy department has significant resources for projects in biomedical ethics and medicine (through our connection with the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at UMMC), students may wish to propose projects in law, public policy, religion, or science. Recent student research has included public health policy, the effects of welfare on obesity, problems with quantifying trust, cognitive science and literature, moral psychology of liberal and conservative political thought, the history of physical fitness education, faking mental illness for special accommodations benefits, and designing improved forms of communications training for medical students. Offered every semester. Permission of instructor required.

PHIL 3700-3 Philosophy Undergraduate Research for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 3750-3 Philosophy Special Topics for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

An upper level course on special issues not regularly covered by the curriculum. Special topics courses offered in recent years include: Existentialism, Pragmatism, Gender and Technology, Sexual Ethics, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Personal Identity, Philosophy of Mental Illness, The Concept of God, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethical Theory & Metaethics, and Sports Ethics. Offered occasionally. The course may be repeated when a different topic is taken.

PHIL 3800-3 Philosophy Directed/Independent Study for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 3850-3 Philosophy Internships for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Applied analysis, practical experience, and training with selected research, educational, governmental, legal, medical, religious, artistic, or business institutions. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered every semester.

PHIL 4700-3 Philosophy Undergraduate Research for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 4750-3 Philosophy Special Topics for Seniors (1–4 sem. hours).

A senior level course on special issues not regularly covered by the curriculum. Special topics courses offered in recent years include: Existentialism, Pragmatism, Gender and Technology, Sexual Ethics, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Personal Identity, Philosophy of Mental Illness, The Concept of God, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethical Theory & Metaethics, and Sports Ethics. Offered occasionally. The course may be repeated when a different topic is taken.

PHIL 4800-3 Philosophy Directed/Independent Study for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Intensive individual study on a topic of the student's and professor's choosing. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered every semester.

PHIL 4850-3 Philosophy Internships for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PHIL 4902 Senior Seminar I (2 sem. hours).

Seminar I is offered in the fall semester. Intensive reading in selected issues, schools, and thinkers and the completion of the comprehensive exam essay. The comprehensive exam is administered through the Senior Seminar. Prerequisite recommended: PHIL 3010 and PHIL 3020. Offered every year.

PHIL 4912 Senior Seminar II (2 sem. hours).

Seminar II is offered in the spring semester. Prerequisite: PHIL 4902.

PHIL HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1-4 sem. hours).

Courses in Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies

NEUR 1700-3 Neuroscience Undergraduate Research for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 1750-3 Neuroscience Special Topics for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 1800-3 Neuroscience Directed/Independent Study for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 1850-3 Neuroscience Internships for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 2000 Introduction to Neuroscience (4 sem. hours).

This course will be a survey of selected topics in neuroscience that will span the breadth of the field, ranging from cell and molecular topics to behavioral and psychological aspects of the field. Topics include biomembrane structure and function, neural signaling, including action potential and neurotransmitter systems, and gross anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.

NEUR 2020 History of Neuroscience (4 sem. hours).

This course will explore how the brain and mind have been studied since ancient times. This course will also explore current methodologies used to study the brain and mind. Topics include prescientific thinking, scientific method, neuroanatomy and physiology, and methodologies including, but not limited to event related potentials, MRI, PET scans, and single cell recordings. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and NEUR 2000.

NEUR 2600 Neuropsychology (4 sem. hours).

Neuropsychology is the study of brain behavior relationships. Clinical neuropsychology, the focus of this course, aims primarily to determine how brain dysfunction translates into behavioral symptoms and syndromes through the use of clinical knowledge and specialized assessment techniques. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered occasionally.

NEUR 2700-3 Neuroscience Undergraduate Research for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 2750-3 Neuroscience Special Topics for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 2800-3 Neuroscience Directed/Independent Study for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 2850-3 Neuroscience Internships for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 3200 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology (4 sem. hours).

This course will cover the anatomical structure and physiological function of the mammalian nervous system from a regional and systems level approach. The beginning of the course will concentrate on the regional structure of the nervous system and the electrochemical basis of neural communication. Then, we will integrate this knowledge within sensory and motor systems to understand how specific anatomical pathways convey information between the brain and the periphery. Prerequisite: NEUR 2000.

NEUR 3400 Applied Research Neuroscience (4 sem. hours).

This course will have students participate in applied research in neuroscience with faculty from Millsaps or the University of Mississippi Medical School in a seminar about current neuroscience research, and in regular class sessions related to applied research.

NEUR 3700-3 Neuroscience Undergraduate Research for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 3750-3 Neuroscience Special Topics for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 3800-3 Neuroscience Directed/Independent Study for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 3850-3 Neuroscience Internships for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 4700-3 Neuroscience Undergraduate Research for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 4750-3 Neuroscience Special Topics for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 4800-3 Neuroscience Directed/Independent Study for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 4850-3 Neuroscience Internships for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

NEUR 4900 Capstone in Neuroscience (4 sem. hours).

This course will entail intensive reading into the exploration of the dynamic field of neuroscience and cognitive studies and investigation of new and relevant methods used to study the connections between brain, mind, and behavior. This course will also provide basic professional development and basic preparation for the comprehensive exam.

NEUR HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1-4 sem. hours).

Courses in Psychology

PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology (4 sem. hours).

This course emphasizes psychology as a scientific discipline and in particular as a behavioral science with subfields ranging from biological psychology to therapies to human development to intelligence and more. Psychology, like all disciplines, is both the study of certain phenomena and a particular way of thinking about the world. This class provides a broad overview of the discipline including vocabulary and theories, basic methods, and critical examination of the research that has been done, the research that should be done, and the uses of research results. Thinking critically and creatively about problems is a hallmark of good psychological study and experimentation. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing and critiquing the research on which current knowledge is based and on critically examining the presentation of psychological and other scientific findings in non-academic contexts.

PSYC 1100 Love and Sexuality (4 sem. hrs).

An examination of the biological, psychological, and social components of human sexuality. The course will explore the issues of love, intimacy, normal and abnormal sexual function, marriage, and alternative sexual lifestyles. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 1200 Fear and Terrorism: (4 sem. hrs).

The violent events of the 20th century are presented not as insane aberrations in the record of human behavior but as the result of understandable psychological and social processes. Through the study of these events, we explore the analytical methods and theoretical orientations of three social science disciplines: anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Offered summers as part of the European course offerings.

PSYC 1700-3 Psychology Undergraduate Research for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 1750-3 Psychology Special Topics for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 1800-3 Psychology Directed/Independent Study for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 1850-3 Psychology Internships for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 2100 Statistics of the Behavioral Science (4 sem. hrs).

This course will introduce students to the most commonly used statistical test in the social sciences. Hypothesis testing, correlations, regression equations, and nonparametric test will be covered in this course. The course will emphasize data analysis and interpretation results. Basic understanding of math and algebra are essential.

PSYC 2110 Research Methods in Psychology (4 sem. hrs).

This course will introduce students to the processes involved in conducting sound experimental research. Students will learn methods of research, subject selection, hypothesis testing, and data analysis. Errors that can affect research and proper control of variables will be covered as well. Student will conduct their own research project and present it to the class at the conclusion of the semester. Required laboratory. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100. Offered alternate terms.

PSYC 2130 Abnormal Psychology (4 sem. hrs).

Presents a psychological understanding and view of abnormal behavior. The presently prevailing system for the clinical classification of abnormal behavior is highlighted. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.

PSYC 2150 Child Development (4 sem. hrs).

Examines the general sequence of psychological development in the individual through adolescence and the dominant theories of developmental psychology. Special attention is devoted to the domains of physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social development. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.

PSYC 2170 Social Psychology (4 sem. hrs).

Integrates current social psychological theory regarding communication, group dynamics, aggression, and human relations, with its application in real world settings. Laboratory component. This course is the same as SOAN 3710. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.

PSYC 2180 Behavioral Neuroscience (4 sem. hrs).

Neurophysiological and neuroanatomical correlates and substrates of behavior, emotion, and cognition. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 2200 Sports Psychology (4 sem. hrs).

This course will examine the influence of psychology factors on performance in sports. Topics include: athlete personality, motivation, attention, anxiety and arousal issues, cognitive and behavioral intervention, and leadership in team sports.

PSYC 2700-3 Psychology Undergraduate Research for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 2750-3 Psychology Special Topics for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 2800-3 Psychology Directed/Independent Study for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 2850-3 Psychology Internships for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 3020 Psychology and Diversity (4 sem. hrs).

Survey of empirical evidence on human and society. A focus on biological, developmental, social, and cognitive perspectives will be offered. Issues specific to diversity, such as discrimination and stereotyping, will be included.

PSYC 3050 Decision Making (4 sem. hrs).

This course emphasizes the psychological processes utilized in making decisions. Topics covered include judgment, estimation, prediction and diagnosis, choice under certainty, heuristics and biases, risky decision making, and problem solving, as well as methods that have been developed to improve these processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3060 Psychology of Language (4 sem. hrs).

Examines the perception, comprehension, and production of language. Topics covered include psychological and linguistic aspects of phonology, syntax, and semantics; the biological bases of language; reading; bilingualism; language acquisition; and disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Recommended: PSYC 3100. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3070 Adulthood and Aging (4 sem. hrs).

This course describes the physical, sensory, cognitive, personality, and social changes that occur in normal aging. Examines the dominant theories of developmental psychology from young adulthood through old age. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3090 Drugs and Behavior (4 sem. hrs).

Study of the behavioral effects of the most common legal and illegal drugs. The various actions of each drug on the central nervous system are emphasized with a concentration on how these actions lead to behavioral changes. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.Recommended: PSYC 2180. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3100 Cognitive Psychology (4 sem. hrs).

Cognitive processes underlying memory, problem solving, and consciousness. Systematic exploration of processes, mechanisms, and putative structures involved in encoding, storage, retrieval, and use of information. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.

PSYC 3110 Sensation and Perception (4 sem. hrs).

Mechanisms underlying immediate experience produced by stimuli and the organization of these sensations into meaningful, interpretable experience. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3120 Learning (4 sem. hrs).

Adaptive behavior with an emphasis on processes, principles, and theories related to behavioral change. Areas of reflexive adjustment, respondent conditioning, and operant conditioning, as well as their interactions, are examined. Laboratory component. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3140 Theories of Personality (4 sem. hrs).

Consideration of the whole spectrum of personality theories, including Freudian, humanistic, existential, and behaviorist models. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3160 Clinical Psychology: Theory and Method (4 sem. hrs).

Addresses the history, theory, and methods of clinical psychology. Major psychotherapeutic theories are considered. Prerequisites: PSYC 2100 and 2130. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3190 Psychological Tests and Measurements (4 sem. hrs).

Examines the history, methods, problems, and social concerns associated with measuring and assessing human behavior and abilities. Common tests of ability and psychopathology are considered. The laboratory includes administration and scoring of the WAIS. Prerequisite: PSYC 2110. Offered in alternate years.

PSYC 3210 Cognitive Neuroscience (4 sem. hrs.).

This course will survey cognitive neuroscience methods such as brain imaging, neural network modeling, and behavioral testing of neuropsychological patients, toward an understanding of the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying behavior. Topics include: neuroanatomy, sensation and perception, learning and memory, object recognition, attention and consciousness, and language. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and PSYC 3100.

PSYC 3300 Moral Psychology and Neuroscience (4 sem. hrs).

An examination of the evolutionary, cognitive, and neurological mechanisms of human moral psychology. Topics covered include ethical theories and the intuitive conflicts that arise in classic moral dilemmas, the problem of persistent inconsistent moral judgments, moral decision making, moral development theory, the nature and classification of moral emotions (shame, pride, disgust, etc), attributions of blame and responsibility, moral judgment and causation, trust and loyalty, moral luck, and cognitive moral pathologies such as psychopathy. The course will cover the history of moral psychology but will focus predominantly on recent empirical studies of moral cognition using neuroimaging and neuro-pharmacological manipulations. This course is the same as PHIL 3300. Offered alternate years.

PSYC 3320 Disability Psychology (4 sem. hrs).

This course will explore a variety of disabilities, which are a natural facet of the human condition. It will investigate specific disabilities in depth (e.g., autism), cover onset, symptoms, interventions, risk factors, morbidity, and morality. Issues of stigma, ableism, and disabilities as a cultural group will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000. Pre or corequisite: PSYC 2150.

PSYC 3700-3 Psychology Undergraduate Research for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Direct involvement of student in empirical research. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and permission of instructor.

PSYC 3750-3 Psychology Special Topics for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 3800-3 Psychology Directed/Independent Study for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and permission of instructor. Offered occasionally.

PSYC 3850-3 Psychology Internships for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 4700-3 Psychology Undergraduate Research for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

PSYC 4750-3 Psychology Special Topics for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Specialty courses from a wide variety of topics in psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.

PSYC 4800-3 Psychology Directed/Independent Study for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Independent pursuit of content area selected by student. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and permission of instructor.

PSYC 4850-3 Psychology Internships for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

Practical experience/training in professional settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and permission of instructor.

PSYC 4900 History and Systems (4 sem. hrs).

This course reviews the historical beginnings of Psychology and the current importance of Psychology as a science and discipline. The role that Psychology has played in the human experience since its earliest origins (philosophy) to its most recent incarnations (neuroscience) will be examined. An emphasis on recent history, major advances, current theoretical applications, and future directions of Psychology will be the main focus of the course. Students will also review current methodological approaches used in the various areas of psychological research and are expected to demonstrate appropriate APA writing style and knowledge of the requirements/experience necessary to establish and maintain a career in Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 2110.

PSYC HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1-4 sem. hours).