PSY 220 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
A comprehensive survey of adolescent behavior in its intellectual, emotional and social aspects. Techniques for enhancing the adolescent’s potential for growth and productivity are given special consideration. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
SOC 254 SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH Campus:
A social-psychological analysis of adolescence and the changing position of youth in society throughout history. The course examines both social structural conditions that have created adolescence as a position of uncertainty and vulnerability in modern society, as well as diverse subcultures that youth have created as collective responses to this position. Cross-cultural and generational comparisons of adolescence will also be examined. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
CS 101 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT ICampus:
An introduction to the study of human development processes, theories and variations, which will include the impact of culture, disability, socioeconomic level, personal health and safety, nutrition and the principles and theories of development during the first two years of life. The course will address the concepts of collaboration and parent/child relationships, inclusion, past and present abusive and dangerous environments and the impact of technology on childbearing and child-rearing. 5 hours of directed observation of very young children. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits, Fall.
CS 102 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT IICampus:
A study of the patterns of physical, cognitive, social/emotional development of the child age two through adolescence, with emphasis on the preschool and middle-childhood periods. Topics include theories and research applicable to the developmental sequences in cognition, play and peer relationships, parent/child relationships, pro-social and moral development, cross-cultural perspectives and contemporary issues of concern, such as poverty, divorce and abduction. The course includes the required New York State/New York City Board of Education curriculum in the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment. 5 hours of directed observation of children. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
CS 121 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILDCampus:
An introduction and overview of the human development of persons with the full range of disabilities and special health care needs, also including the gifted and the effect of those disabilities and needs on learning and behavior. Emphasis will consider skills in networking and collaborating with parents and multidisciplinary teams for services and the necessity of following legislative procedures to access and maintain services. The course will address the utilization of assistive technologies that will maximize independence as well as concerns related to cultural diversity and inclusion. Fieldwork hours required for adolescence (secondary) education students will be arranged by the Department of Adolescence Education. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
EDU 115 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
An introduction to the psychological foundations of education, aimed at developing basic competence in the understanding of growth and development, the psychology of personality and adjustment, the assessment and handling of individual differences and the psychology of learning. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Usually taken in sophomore year. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
PSY 271 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
An examination of the diagnostic classifications of abnormal with an emphasis on causation and treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
PSY 360 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
An examination of the origins and characteristics of the counseling relationship, including an analysis of the major contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
SOC 136 SOCIAL PROBLEMSCampus:
An introduction to sociology through an examination of what society considers to be social problems with a view toward showing how society produces these phenomena and to what extent they are solvable. Areas include: crime, mental illness, drug abuse, alcoholism, other forms of deviance, poverty, racism, conflicts over power. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
SOC 140 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORKCampus:
Scientific approach to social work as a profession within the structure of modern society; its principles and application of concepts. Techniques of observation; interviewing, elements of a social history, interpretation of case material. Methods of casework, group work, community organization; role of the social worker functioning in a variety of settings – as practitioner, as consultant to allied fields. This is a pre-professional course and may not be offered for core curriculum. Not open to freshmen. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
SOC 220 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIORCampus:
An examination of the various sociological approaches to understanding and explaining crime, delinquency, deviance, drug usage and other alleged aberrations in society and culture. Additionally, major case studies will be examined. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
SOC 241 EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL WORKCampus:
A planned field experience in a community social work agency; regular seminar meetings to evaluate, discuss and interpret this experience. Prerequisite: SOC 140. Enrollment limited to School of Arts and Sciences students. 6-8 hours placement a week, 1 seminar hour, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring, insurance fee required.
SOC 249 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONSCampus:
An examination of the race and ethnic relations in American society, including a discussion of assimilation vs. pluralism, minority status, group tensions and the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination. The experience of historic and contemporary ethnic groups in New York will be explored. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.