An overview of the social, economic, political and psychological aspects of racial and ethnic inequality from both particularistic and structural perspectives. Analysis of causes, consequences and strategies of elimination of racial discrimination.

The fundamental concepts and general principles of sociology and how sociology sheds light on such topics as the family, social interaction, social organization, religion, social change, and human nature.

This is the capstone course for psychology that will integrate and synthesize the information students have received as a part of the core requirement classes. There will be an oral, written and computer component to Senior Seminar Project.

Special Topics in Psychology

An introduction to basic therapeutic techniques including listening, paraphrasing, clarifying and good question format. Practical application of skills and counseling theory is stressed. This course is required in preparation for the Clinical Practicum capstone course.

Introduction to classical and modern approaches to the study of human memory and higher cognitive processes. Emphasis is on structure, formation and application of mnemonic processes, concept, formation, language, and problem solving and reasoning.

Major approaches to personality, the organization of cognitive, motivational, and social characteristics.

Major approaches to personality, the organization of cognitive, motivational, and social characteristics.

A study of how environmental and genetic factors contribute to individual differences. Ethnic differences in individual and group behavior will be examined. Attention is given to stereotyping, discrimination, and values in culture as well as fundamental similarities of common ethnic groups found in the United States..

A survey of the psychological principles which underlie human behavior. Topics include sensation and perception, learning, motivation and emotion, personality, and social processes.