Dec 09, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Lower Division Courses numbered 1–99 are designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores but are open to all students for lower division credit. (Graduate students requesting to enroll in lower-division undergraduate courses will not receive unit credit nor will the course fulfill degree requirements.) Upper Division Courses courses numbered 100–199 are open to all students who have met the necessary prerequisites as indicated in the catalog course description. Preparation should generally include completion of one lower division course in the given subject or completion of two years of college work.


Courses numbered 200–299 are open to graduate students. (Undergraduate students must obtain the signature of the instructor, School Dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate level units will count towards the required 120 units for graduation; however students are urged to meet with their academic advisor in order to determine if graduate course units may be used to fulfill a graduation requirement.)


Cross-listed Courses are the same course offered under different course subjects at the same level (either undergraduate or graduate) that share the same meeting time, requirements, units, etc. Conjoined Courses are the same course but one is undergraduate and one is graduate.


A corequisite course is a course that must be taken at the same time as another course.


Prerequisites for courses should be followed carefully; the responsibility for meeting these requirements rests on the student. If you can demonstrate that your preparation is equivalent to that specified by the prerequisites, the instructor may waive these requirements for you. The instructor also may request that a student who has not completed the prerequisites be dropped from the course. If the prerequisite for a course is not satisfied, students must obtain the approval of the instructor (or school designee) of the course they wish to take.

For all undergraduate courses a “C-” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “P/NP” grade then a “P” grade is required.

For all graduate courses a “B” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “S/U” grade then a “S” grade is required.


No credit is allowed for completing a less advanced course after successful completion (C-or better) of a more advanced course in the foreign languages. This applies only to lower division foreign language courses, not upper division courses. 


Unless otherwise stated in the course description, each course is letter graded with a P/NP or S/U option (unless required for your major or graduate program). The policy regarding Grading Options , can be found in an alternate section of the catalog.

More information about Course Substitutions  and Course Materials and Services Fees  can be found in alternate areas of the catalog.



   •  PSY 134: Adolescent Development
   •  PSY 135: Language Acquisition
   •  PSY 136: Cognitive Development
   •  PSY 137: Conceptual Development
   •  PSY 138: Development of the Social Mind
   •  PSY 139: Cognitive Development and Education
   •  PSY 140: Clinical Psychology
   •  PSY 142: Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSY 143: Abnormal Child Psychology
   •  PSY 145: Human Sexuality
   •  PSY 151: The Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice
   •  PSY 152: Psychological Perspectives on Cultural, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
   •  PSY 156: Social Psychology
   •  PSY 157: Personal Relationships
   •  PSY 158: Positive Psychology
   •  PSY 159: Personality Psychology
   •  PSY 160: Cognitive Psychology
   •  PSY 161: Perceptual Psychology
   •  PSY 162: Psychology of Visual Perception
   •  PSY 170: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
   •  PSY 171: Psychological Tests and Measurement
   •  PSY 172: Forensic Psychology
   •  PSY 180: Physiological Psychology
   •  PSY 181: Clinical Neuropsychology
   •  PSY 182: Evolutionary Psychology
   •  PSY 183: Introduction to Human Behavioral Genetics
   •  PSY 190: Topics in Psychology
   •  PSY 192: Internship in Psychology
   •  PSY 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  PSY 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  PSY 199: Upper Division Individual Study
   •  PSY 200A: Professional Seminar for First-Year Graduate Students I
   •  PSY 200B: Professional Seminar for First-Year Graduate Students II
   •  PSY 202A: Advanced Psychological Statistics I
   •  PSY 202B: Advanced Psychological Statistics II
   •  PSY 202C: Multivariate Analysis
   •  PSY 203: Multilevel Modeling
   •  PSY 204: Research Design and Methodology
   •  PSY 205: Measurement Theory and Psychometrics
   •  PSY 206: Quantitative Methods for Reviewing Research
   •  PSY 207: Structural Equation Modeling
   •  PSY 208A: Methods for Program Evaluation
   •  PSY 208B: Theory of Program Evaluation
   •  PSY 209: Longitudinal Data Analysis and Bayesian Extensions
   •  PSY 210: Item Response Theory
   •  PSY 211: Computer Programming for Social Sciences
   •  PSY 212: Special Problems in Psychological Statistics
   •  PSY 213: Mathematical Toolbox for Quantitative Psychologists
   •  PSY 214: History of Psychology
   •  PSY 220: Health Psychology
   •  PSY 221: Issues in Health Psychology
   •  PSY 222: Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
   •  PSY 224: Health Disparities
   •  PSY 225: Health Risk Decision Making
   •  PSY 230: Developmental Psychology I
   •  PSY 231: Developmental Psychology II
   •  PSY 234: The Nativism Empiricism Debate
   •  PSY 235: Language Acquisition
   •  PSY 236: Cognitive Development
   •  PSY 237: Conceptual Development
   •  PSY 238: The Development of Social Mind
   •  PSY 239: Cognitive Development and Education
   •  PSY 250: Social Psychology
   •  PSY 251: The Psychology of Prejudice and Stereotyping
   •  PSY 263: Language and Communication in Everyday Life
   •  PSY 264: Language, Mind and Brain
   •  PSY 280: Human Behavioral Genetics
   •  PSY 286: Presentation of Psychological Materials
   •  PSY 288: Psychological Research Practicum
   •  PSY 289: Psychology Colloquium
   •  PSY 290: Special Topics Study Course
   •  PSY 294: Individual Studies
   •  PSY 295: Graduate Research
   •  PSY 296: Research Topics in Psychology
   •  PSY 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation
   •  PSY 298: Directed Group Study
   •  PSY 299: Directed Individual Research and Study in Psychology

Public Health

   •  PH 001: Introduction to Public Health
   •  PH 005: Global and International Public Health
   •  PH 100: Introduction to Epidemiology
   •  PH 102: Health Promotion
   •  PH 103: Health Communication
   •  PH 104: Health and the Media
   •  PH 105: Introduction to US Health Care System
   •  PH 108: Health Care in the San Joaquin Valley
   •  PH 110: Environmental Health
   •  PH 111: Social Epidemiology
   •  PH 112: Research Methods: Health Services Research and Public Health
   •  PH 113: Latino and Immigrant Health
   •  PH 115: Research Methods for Public Health: GIS Mapping
   •  PH 125: Emerging Public Health Threats
   •  PH 135: Public Health Genetics
   •  PH 137: Insects and Public Health
   •  PH 181: Public Health Research
   •  PH 185: Introduction to Health and Biomedical Ethics
   •  PH 190: Topics in Public Health
   •  PH 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  PH 201: Foundations of Public Health
   •  PH 202: Epidemiological Methods
   •  PH 203: Research Methods for Public Health

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