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BIO 112 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the nervous and endocrine systems and their relationship to normal and abnormal behavior. 3 hours lecture a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall, spring, summer.

PSY 271 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the diagnostic classifications of abnormalcy with an emphasis on causation and treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 360 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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.

CS 101 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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.

PSY 130 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A comprehensive review of human growth and development from the prenatal period through infancy, childhood, adolescence and the various stages of adulthood up to and including old age, death and bereavement. Each developmental era will be examined in terms of its interpersonal/social, psychological, emotional, cognitive  and relevant existential/spiritual aspects. Not open to child study majors. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

PSY 220 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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.

PSY 230 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Focus on human development from early adulthood through middle age, aging and death. Emphasis on the growth of the individual in relation to contemporary society, with theoretical viewpoints and empirical results from individual, social and developmental psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 163 CRAFTS AS AN ART FORM I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to craft techniques that encourage creative expression as well as an understanding of the cultural history behind the forms. A variety of media may be used including clay, mosaic, enamel, textile, glass and/or wood. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall.

ART 226 INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The principles and processes of art therapy are explored through a variety of art experiences. The problems encountered in learning to work with persons having emotional or physical handicaps, as well as the mentally retarded and other patient populations are presented and analyzed. This course may not be offered for the core curriculum. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

CS 121 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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.

MUS 226 MUSIC THERAPY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The use of various types of music and musical instruments to promote and enhance personality growth and development. This course may not be offered for the core curriculum. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

PSY 150 GROUP DYNAMICS AND COMMUNICATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A theoretical introduction to small group processes, with an emphasis on the relationship between groups and the individual and the communication process. Students participate in small group exercises as part of the course requirements. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 315 STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the various inferential statistics for hypothesis testing in psychological research, including bivariate analysis; analysis of variance; linear, curvilinear and multiple regressions; and non-parametric approaches. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and PSY 310. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 370 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the principles and techniques of clinical interviewing, evaluation, referral and the planning of treatment. Field placements will provide students with an opportunity to observe the various institutional settings in which clinical psychologists work and the variety of psychological services offered there. Prerequisites: PSY 100, PSY 271 and permission of the instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours placement a week, 3 credits. Additional conferences will be scheduled on a regular basis for supervision of the placement experience. 1 semester. Fall and spring. $35 insurance fee.

SOC 136 SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 WORK

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 241 EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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.

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