Psychology

An exploration of topical psychological issues for nonmajors. Topics vary in sub-areas of psychology such as biological, social, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Fall, Spring.

This course investigates the major psychological theories of lifespan development and provides a multifaceted introduction to the dynamics of intrapsychic development that occurs across the human lifespan. Major developmental milestones, effects of diversity and multiculturalism, socioeconomic status, family constellation, and socio-cultural variables are essential components of this analysis. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall, Spring

An interdisciplinary exploration of restorative justice, difficult dialogue, nonviolent resistance, and other models that differ from revenge and punishment as responses to crime and injustice. We will examine applications at the national and international level, in community criminal justice systems, in schools, in groups, and in personal relationships. Prerequisites: 24 credits in the ISP, including ITW and IQL. Fall.