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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Psychology and Sociology - Consortium for International Studies

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

August 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss and interpret the definition of abnormal behavior; provide a historical overview of abnormal psychology; interpret and explain research methodologies used for describing and explaining abnormal psychology; define and discuss classification, diagnosis, and assessment of various disorders; and identify and discuss assessment techniques.

Instruction:

Major topics include disorders and abnormalities of the human body and mind. The course also explores different methods of treatment for disorders, as well as the various causes for these disorders. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Abnormal Psychology or Psychology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define the development of children cognitively, socially and emotionally; discuss how to control a classroom for the purpose of optimal student learning; explore different ways to incorporate many cultures into the classroom; explore recent trends in the teaching profession; define the psychology behind learning; gain insight into how to teach students with special needs; and identify the benefits and pitfalls of different types of assessments and employ methodology for planning instruction and curriculum. 

Instruction:

This self-study course includes 15 weekly lessons. Topics include the methodology behind classroom control, teaching to children with special needs and assessments as well as different strategies, ideas, and incentives to help teachers gain better understanding of the classroom. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Educational Psychology, Education, or Psychology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define the origins of psychology; identify which ancient countries and cultures contributed to psychology; discuss the different contributors to psychology; discuss the systems that govern the field of psychology; and identify each of the five different branches of psychology, including the similarities and differences among them.

Instruction:

This course covers the history and systems of modern psychology, including the different schools of thought and understandings that align with modern day psychology.  Instruction couples these various schools of thought together with their roots and foundations. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self- study.

Dates:

September 2018 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe developmental theoretical perspectives and research methods; understand genetic and environmental influences on development; analyze research and theory regarding cognitive, emotional, and social childhood development; interpret research and theory regarding cognitive, emotional and social development in adolescence and early adulthood; and investigate research and theory regarding cognitive, emotional, and social development in middle and late adulthood.

Instruction:

Topics include various aspects of human development, including social, emotional, biological, and cognitive human growth; and stages of human development from adolescence up to late adulthood. The final grade is based on a final examination. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe theoretical perspectives of childhood and adolescent development; explain the biological and environmental influences of development; explore the different theories of cognitive and communicative development; apply developmental themes to the development of aggression, altruism, and morality; describe the process of developing the concept of self throughout childhood and adolescence; outline factors that contribute to the different attachment style classifications; and summarize the influence of family, peers, school, and technology on developmental outcomes.

Instruction:

Major topics include theoretical perspectives of childhood and adolescent development, theories of cognitive and communicative development, the process of developing the concept of self throughout childhood and adolescence and the influence of family, peers, school, and technology on developmental outcomes.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Child Development or Psychology (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify key concepts, models, and principles regarding psychological research methods, human biology, consciousness, development and human diversity, sensation and perception; apply the concepts of basic learning, memory, cognition, language, and intelligence concepts, structures, and processes; and explain key theories and research findings regarding emotions, stress, personality, and psychological disorders.

Instruction:

The course examines the human mind and the causes of behavior. Students learn the major areas of psychology as well as the history of psychology as a whole and explore current theories of motivation, cognition, and behavior. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Psychology or Counseling (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

September 2018 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: apply major sociological concepts to understand and explain the world in which they live; identify patterns of social behavior and how social arrangements shape peoples’ behavior and choices; identify connections between various social issues (i.e. body image and gender inequality); cultivate critical thinking skills by asking questions, evaluating arguments, and exploring alternative points of view; and develop a more complex understanding of a position in the social world in relation to other individuals and groups.

Instruction:

This course discusses human social behavior along with theories and concepts that cultivate a sociological perspective of the human race. The course is taught in 15 weekly lessons and includes a textbook, study guide, and a final examination. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Sociology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

September 2018 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe key principles of physiological psychology, psychopharmacology, physiological research methods, and the critical role of the nervous system; analyze the physiology behind sensation, perception, sleeping, eating, and feeling; evaluate the physiology of learning, memory, and communication processes; and explain physiological factors involved in neurological, anxiety-related, schizophrenia-related, and addictive disorders.

Instruction:

The course explores physiological psychology, related to the biological influences on human and animal behavior. Topics include structures and functions of the nervous system, psychopharmacology and research methods, the senses, movement, emotion, eating/digestion, learning, memory, and the neurology of psychological disorders. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physiological Psychology or Psychology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

September 2018 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe psychological research method goals, processes, descriptive techniques, and correlational techniques; explain the principles of experimentation, the role of variables, and the types of validity and reliability; apply knowledge of experimental design and small-n experimentation; investigate quasi-experimental design, results interpretation, and results presentation; and plan, conduct, interpret and disseminate original research.

Instruction:

This 15-week course investigates various forms of psychological research and includes topics such as research methods, processes, techniques and research design. Instructional methods include a textbook and study guide. Students are evaluated based on a final examination.  

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, Introduction to Research Methods in Social Work, or Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the three core areas of moral philosophy; identify ethical arguments in a wide variety of settings; apply ethical theory to current events; critically analyze ethical claims; examine the advantages and pitfalls of several ethical theories as they relate to contemporary issues; assess moral judgments and principles as they relate to contemporary ethical decision-making; construct and evaluate moral arguments; and apply and critique moral theories as they relate to modern social issues.

Instruction:

Major topics include three core areas of moral philosophy, the application of ethical theory to current events, ethical arguments, the advantages and pitfalls of several ethical theories, and apply and critique moral theories as they relate to modern social issues.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Ethics (7/22).

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