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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    PSC 702 - Advanced Quantitative Methods I


    Credits 3

    Review of basic statistical techniques and in-depth treatment of bivariate and multivariate regression analysis, including regression diagnostics and remedies for assumption violations. Also introduces advanced statistical estimation techniques including robust regression, time-series analysis, and maximum likelihood estimation.

    Prerequisites
      or equivalent and graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 703 - Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methods


    Credits 3

     Topics in advanced research methodological techniques used in the social sciences, such as maximum likelihood estimation, time series analysis, and formal modeling.

    Notes
    repeatable up to 6 credits. 

    Prerequisites
    PSC 701  and PSC 702  

  
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    PSC 704 - Advanced Qualitative Methods


    Credits 3

    This course examines advanced qualitative research techniques used in the social sciences including inference, causality, measurement, process tracing, and typological theory.

    Prerequisites
    PSC 701  and PSC 702  

  
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    PSC 710R - Proseminar in American Politics


    Credits 3

    Concepts, methods, and theories in American politics. Particular attention is devoted to the presentation and analysis of classic books and articles in the field so as to provide students with the requisite foundation for advanced study.

  
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    PSC 713 - American National Government: Principles


    Credits 3

    Addresses the theoretical principles underlying—and disputed within— the American political regime since the Founding. Readings include writings by American statesmen, political philosophers, and scholars representative of key perspectives in the liberal-constitutional tradition. Satisfies U.S. Constitution requirement.

    Formerly
    (PSC 710)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 714 - American National Government: Structure and Processes


    Credits 3

    American political institutions, public opinion, voting behavior, and the making of public policy.

    Formerly
    PSC 711

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 719 - Advanced Studies in American Politics


    Credits 3

    Selected topics in American politics. Students are advised to take PSC 710R before this course.
     

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 721 - Public Policy Process


    Credits 3

    Examines the roles of the legislative and executive branches of government in public policy formation and implementation. Surveys empirical techniques used in the field, assesses the impact of ethical theories on the public policy process, and explores selected policy issues in detail.

    Same as
    (EPS 747)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 723 - Policy Analysis


    Credits 3

    Aims to enable students to understand and evaluate a range of methods used by professional policy analysts, and to present some of the ethical issues surrounding this practice.

    Same as
    (EPS 710)

    Notes
    Each student is required to locate and critique some examples of policy analysis in his or her own area of interest.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 729 - Advanced Studies in Public Policy


    Credits 3

    Selected topics in public policy. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 732 - Constitutional Law


    Credits 3

    Study of the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on its interpretation, the power of the judiciary, Congress, and executive. Attention also devoted to federal-state relations and the Commerce Clause. Satisfies the U.S. Constitution requirement.

    Formerly
    (PSC 730)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 739 - Advanced Studies in Public Law


    Credits 3

    Selected topics in public law. Students are advised to take PSC 710R before this course.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 740 - Proseminar in International Relations


    Credits 3

    Concepts, methods, and theories in international relations. Application of these tools to contemporary issues in international politics and economics. Conflict and peace studies, the North-South dialogue, and futures studies.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 741 - U.S. Foreign Policy


    Credits 3

    Examines the dynamics of the foreign policy decision-making process, surveys the historical evolution of American foreign policy, and addresses its contemporary issues. Impacts of the changing faces of communism, third-world nationalism, and global economic and political interdependencies on U.S. foreign policy studied in detail.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 746 - Middle East in World Affairs


    Credits 3

    Develops a framework for the study of international relations of the Middle East; examines domestic, regional and global determinants of external politics in the region; analyzes its great powers’ interests and policies (strategic, military, economic, etc.) in this area; and studies intraregional problems including the Arab-Israeli imbroglio, inter-Arab conflicts, and turmoil in Lebanon.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 747 - Pacific Rim in World Affairs


    Credits 3

    Examines international relations of the Pacific Rim, a key region in contemporary international politics. Analyzes diplomatic/political, military/security, and economic/trade issues in the region, and assesses the dynamics and interdependence of the region and the region’s significance to international politics in the twenty-first century.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 751 - International Political Economy


    Credits 3

    Examines the concepts, methods, and theories used in the study of the politics of international economic relations. Major theories of international political economy are examined and applied to the study of international trade, international capital flows, economic development, globalization, regional integration, labor, and the environment.

  
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    PSC 754 - Global Governance


    Credits 3

    Examines the theoretical foundations for world order with attention to international organizations, collective security, regional and global integration, transnational capital, social movements, human security, and states.

  
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    PSC 755 - International Security


    Credits 3

    This course will examine contemporary threats to international security and peace (e.g., terrorism, conflict) in order to explore the different methods of preventing, managing, and resolving them.

  
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    PSC 759 - Advanced Studies in International Relations


    Credits 3

    Selected topics in international relations. Students are advised to take PSC 740 before this course.

    Formerly
    (PSC 749)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 760R - Proseminar in Comparative Politics


    Credits 3

    Concepts, methods, and theories in comparative politics. Topics include such as political development, ethnicity, leadership, and political economy.

    Formerly
    (PSC 750)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 761 - Middle Eastern and North African Politics


    Credits 3

    Provides students with in-depth analysis of the political institutions, processes, and policies in the Middle East and North Africa.

    Formerly
    (PSC 760)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 762 - African Politics


    Credits 3

    This course surveys the broad themes and debates in the study of the politics of sub-Saharan Africa. The historical and geographic forces that have shaped the African state are explored. The nature and performance of the post-colonial state and the attempts at economic and political reform are examined.

  
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    PSC 763 - European Politics


    Credits 3

    This course covers the politics of Europe, home to many of the world’s democracies and the European Union. Students will become familiar with the major political (including electoral and legislative) and economic dynamics in Europe. 

  
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    PSC 764 - Latin American Politics


    Credits 3

    Provides students with an understanding of regime change, party systems, conventional participation, and social movements. Includes coverage of advanced theories of comparative politics as applied to the region.

  
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    PSC 767 - Comparative Democratization


    Credits 3

    This course explores the phenomenon of democratization, with a particular focus on the cases of democratization that have occurred since the start of the third wave of democratization in the mid-1970s. The different theoretical approaches to explaining both the transition to and consolidation of democracy will be examined.

  
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    PSC 775 - Comparative Political Behavior


    Credits 3

    Examination of the antecedents and consequences of public opinion and political behavior from a comparative perspective, with emphasis given to democratic regimes.

  
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    PSC 779R - Advanced Studies in Comparative Politics


    Credits 3

    Selected topics in comparative politics. Students are advised to take PSC 760R before this course.

    Formerly
    (PSC 769)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 780R - Proseminar in Political Theory


    Credits 3

    Concepts and issues in political theory, with emphasis on major texts in the history of political philosophy.

    Formerly
    (PSC 771)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 781 - Political Theory before 1500


    Credits 3

    Readings from works by selected political theorists of the ancient and medieval periods. Authors may include Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, and Thomas Aquinas.

  
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    PSC 782R - Political Theory from 1500 to 1900


    Credits 3

    Readings from works by selected political theorists of the early and late modern periods. Authors may include Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, J. S. Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.

  
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    PSC 783 - Political Theory since 1900


    Credits 3

    Readings from works by selected political theorists since 1900. Authors may include Dewey and Heidegger.

  
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    PSC 789R - Special Topic: Advanced Studies in Political Theory


    Credits 3

    Selected topics in political theory. Students are advised to take PSC 780R  before this course.

    Formerly
    (PSC 779)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PSC 790 - SP Topics: Studies in Political Science


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the research and literature on a selected topic in political science. Specific topic announced each semester.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    PSC 791 - M.A. Independent Study in Political Science


    Credits 1-3

    Program of independent reading and research in political science for M.A. students, to be selected in consultation with an instructor before registration. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits with consent of instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    PSC 792 - Ph.D. Independent Study in Political Science


    Credits 1-3

    Program of independent reading and research in political science for Ph.D. students, to be selected in consultation with an instructor before registration. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits with consent of instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    PSC 793 - Internship in Political Science


    Credits 1 – 3

    Graduate students have a work assignment in an executive, legislative, or judicial setting, political party, or interest group institution at the national, state, or local governmental level and make regular reports on work activities and assigned readings. Substantial written work required.

    Formerly
    (PSC 780)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits with consent of instructor.

  
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    PSC 795 - Directed Readings in Political Science


    Credits 1 to 6

    Program of assigned reading and preparation of professional paper.

    Formerly
    (PSC 782)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.

    Grading
    TDX

    Prerequisites
    Department approval.

  
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    PSC 796 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

    Formerly
    (PSC 789)

    Notes
    May be repeated but only six credits applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Departmental approval.

  
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    PSC 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 3-12

    May be repeated but only 12 credits may be applied toward degree.

    Prerequisites
    Passing grade on comprehensive examinations.

  
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    PSY 606 - Intermediate Statistics


    Credits 3

    Theory and application of parametric and non-parametric statistical inference, including special correlation methods.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PSY 406. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 620 - Psychology of Learning


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the principles, theories, and phenomena of learning.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PSY 420. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 680 - Experimental Psychology


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 681 - Principles of Psychological Testing


    Credits 3

    Theory, construction, and application of standard psychological tests.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PSY 481. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 682 - History of Psychology


    Credits 3

    Study of the history of psychology.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PSY 482. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 683 - Theories of Personality


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 701 - Biological Bases of Behavior


    Credits 3

    A detailed examination of the biological processes that underlie behavior including basic structure and function of the nervous system, physiological bases of behavior, and neuroscience approaches to topics such as sensation, perception, learning, memory, emotion, sleep, and development.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 702 - Sensation and Perception


    Credits 3

    Critical review of major theories and issues in perception research, including a discussion of psychophysical methods, general auditory perception, speech, vision, olfaction, gustation, and touch.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.
     

  
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    PSY 703 - Cognitive Psychology


    Credits 3

    Critical review of theory and findings in cognitive psychology, including an evaluation of research in attention, pattern recognition, the representation of events in memory, and language.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 704 - Social Psychology


    Credits 3

    Overview of current theory and research in social psychology. Both the limitations and implications of social psychological theory explored using current research evidence. Topics include attitude change, social influence, attribution theory, social cognition, and cross-cultural perspectives.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and PSY 460 and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 705 - Developmental Psychology


    Credits 3

    Survey of cognitive, social, and emotional development from birth through adolescence.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 706 - History of Psychology


    Credits 3

    Examination of the forces which have shaped the development of the discipline and the practice of psychology, including antecedents in philosophy, physiology, and psychotherapy.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 707 - Research Methods


    Credits 3

    Advanced treatment of the issues involved in planning, conducting, and evaluating research.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 708 - Statistics for Psychologists I


    Credits 3

    Treatment of analysis of variance and multiple comparison methods applied to psychological research.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 709 - Statistics for Psychologists II


    Credits 3

    Treatment of correlation, multiple regression, chi-square, and analysis of covariance as applied to psychological research.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 710 - Multivariate Analysis in Psychology


    Credits 3

    Examination of multivariate statistical techniques including topics such as multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, discriminant function analysis, profile analysis, factor analysis, principal components analysis, and canonical correlation.

    Prerequisites
      and   or equivalent and admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 711 - Advanced Seminar in Psychological Statistics


    Credits 3

    Examination of advanced statistical techniques such as nonparametric statistics, meta analysis, time-series analysis, and structural equation modeling.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 18 credits.

    Prerequisites
      and   or  permission of the instructor.
     

  
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    PSY 712 - Psychometrics


    Credits 3

    Principles of evaluating and constructing psychological tests using psychometric theory and behavioral assessment methodology.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 713 - Developmental Research


    Credits 3

    Application of theory, methods, designs, analyses, and interpretation of research in developmental psychology.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 714 - History and Foundations of Clinical Psychology


    Credits 3

    An overview of the historical development of psychology as well as exploration of current theoretical and skills-based issues in clinical psychology.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 715 - Assessment of Children


    Credits 3

    Theory and practice of psychological assessment of children.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 716 - Assessment of Adults


    Credits 3

    Theory and practice of psychological assessment of adults.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 717 - Cognitive Methods


    Credits 3

    Overview of cognitive and neuroscience research methods, including demonstrations of equipment and software that is used for conducting experiments and analyzing results.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 718 - Cognitive Science


    Credits 3

    An exploration of topics related to cognition from fields such as perception, neuroscience, computational modeling, artificial intelligence, antrhopology, and linguistics.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 719 - Behavioral Neuroscience


    Credits 3

    Examines the neural basis of behavior including cellular, molecular, and genetic contributions. Topics will include neuronal cellular structure and function, neuroanatomy, experimental methods/techniques, and detailed investigations of the mechanisms involved in various behaviors and neurological/psychological disorders.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 720 - Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience


    Credits 3

    Examines systems and cognitive neuroscience theories, methods, and data used to understand topics such as perception, attention, action, learning, memory, emotion, social behavior, language, music, and brain disorders.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 721 - Developmental Science


    Credits 3

    Discussion and critical review of theoretical perspectives and issues in developmental psychology. Topics include aspects of physiological, cognitive, and social development.

    Notes
    Can be taken for a maximum of 3 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students.
     

  
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    PSY 725 - Intervention with Children


    Credits 3

    Principles and methods of psychological intervention with children.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 726 - Intervention with Adults


    Credits 3

    Principles and methods of psychological intervention with adults.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 727 - Seminar in Clinical Psychology


    Credits 3

    In-depth study of selected topics in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Focuses on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of specific clinical disorders such as depression, anxiety-based disorders, autism, substance abuse, sexual dysfunctions and paraphilias, marital dysfunctions.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits

    Prerequisites
    Completion of year 1 of the Ph.D. Program. Consent of instructor. Admitted PhD Psychology students only.
     

  
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    PSY 735 - Counseling: Theory and Practice


    Credits 3

    Emphasis on counseling problems, techniques, and practice as well as historic and contemporary therapeutic theories. Includes supervised student counseling.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 736 - Psychopathology


    Credits 3

    Advanced treatment of psychopathology covering description, diagnosis, classification, physiological factors, and psychodynamics.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 737 - Child Psychopathology


    Credits 3

    Primary features, etiological theories, and epidemiology of behavior disorders in youth. Major diagnostic groupings covered include internalizing disorders (i.e., anxiety, depression, suicide, social withdrawal), externalizing disorders (i.e. ADHD, conduct disorder, substance abuse), pediatric problems, and developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, mental retardation).

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 740 - Topics in Developmental Psychology


    Credits 3

    Analysis of theoretical concepts and research pertinent to the development of the individual.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 741 - Psychology and Health


    Credits 3

    In-depth study of selected topics in the science of health psychology and/or the practice of behavioral medicine. Emphasis on theoretical foundations and empirical findings. Topics permitting, instruction on the clinical practice of behavioral medicine.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of year 1 of PhD program and admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 742 - Psychopharmacology


    Credits 3

    In-depth study of the effects of psychoactive drugs on nervous system function and behavior. Topics include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, principles of neurotransmission, mechanisms of drug action, theoretical models of drug dependence and experimental approaches to psychopharmacology research.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 743 - Human Sexuality


    Credits 3

    In-depth examination of the social and biological foundations of human sexuality. Includes detailed explorations of the latest research on the human sexual response, the relation of sexuality to psychological adjustment, variations in sexual behavior and identity, sexual dysfunction, and sociocultural issues.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 744 - Neuropsychology


    Credits 3

    Provides in-depth examinat ion of the area of neuropsychology to include information on the historical roots of neuropsychology, organization of the human nervous system, brain-behavior relationships, higher cognitive functions, assessment techniques, neuropathology, neurological conditions, report writing, and developing recommendations for treatment planning.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 745 - Clinical Geropsychology


    Credits 3

    Assessment and psychological treatment of problems experienced in late life.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 746 - Marital and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Principles and methods of psychological interventions with couples and families.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 747 - Topics in Perception


    Credits 3

    A seminar that explores the core concepts and recent developments in an area of perception. Potential topics include vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 748 - Topics in Memory:


    Credits 3

    Seminar that explores the core concepts and recent developments in an area of memory research. Potential topics include short-term, working, episodic, semantic, procedural, implicit/explicit, and prospective memory.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 749 - Topics in Cognitive Processes:


    Credits 3

    A seminar that explores the core concepts and recent developments in an area of cognitive processes. Potential topics include reasoning, decision-making, mathematics, problem-solving, and language use.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 750 - Diversity in Professional Psychology


    Credits 3

    Acquaints students with the growing body of psychological literature on ethnic, age, life style, and other diversity issues. Emphasis on sensitizing students to unique aspects of minority populations, while enhancing their ability to work with individuals from various backgrounds.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 752 - Group Psychotherapy: Principles and Practice


    Credits 3

    The practice of competent, evidence-based group psychotherapy, its foundation, and supportive theories. Addresses key aspects of group therapy and relevant ethics.

    Prerequisites
    Must have taken or currently be enrolled in  .

  
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    PSY 755 - Ethics and Professional Issues


    Credits 3

    Examination of ethical and professional issues related to the practice of psychology.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 756 - Ethics, Professional Issues, and Diversity in Experimental Psychology


    Credits 3

    Examination of ethical, professional, and diversity issues related to the practice of experimental psychology. Topics include publishing, grant funding, the professoriate, scientific misconduct, protection of human and nonhuman subjects, and diversity in experimental psychology.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 757 - Teaching of Psychology


    Credits 3

    Preparation and presentation of teaching material, the grading process, and solicitation of student feedback, among other variables.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 758 - Proseminar in Experimental Psychology


    Credits 1 – 2

    Weekly forum for students and faculty to discuss professional issues and interdisciplinary research in experimental psychology.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 760 - Advanced Psychological Assessment


    Credits 3

    Advanced practice in psychodiagnosis, psychological test administration, scoring, interpretation, and integrated report writing.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 762 - Introduction to Clinical Supervision


    Credits 3

    The practice of competent clinical supervision, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor, models and methods of supervision, and legal and ethical issues. Concurrent supervision of practicum students.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor and limited to students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral program.

  
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    PSY 763 - Survey of Community Mental Health Resources


    Credits 1

    Visits to community psychological facilities with presentations by resource professionals.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 764 - Family Counseling Practicum


    Credits 3

    Supervised practice in counseling with families and couples. Emphasis on understanding functioning at the family system.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PSY 765 - Seminar


    Credits 1 – 6

    Explores a specific aspect of psychology. Department approval must be obtained prior to registration.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students.
     

  
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    PSY 766 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 9

    Individual projects under the direction of a faculty member. 

    Notes
    Department approval must be obtained prior to registration. Student may enroll for 1-9 credits per semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 767 - Practicum


    Credits 3

    Supervised clinical experience at a departmentally approved site.

    Notes
    Department approval must be obtained prior to registration. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 768 - Independent Research


    Credits 1 – 9

    Individual research projects under the direction of a faculty member.

    Notes
    Department approval must be obtained prior to registration. Student may enroll for 1-9 credits per semester. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 769 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated, but only six credits will be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

  
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    PSY 770 - Dissertation


    Credits 3 – 12

    Dissertation must be orally proposed and defended.

    Notes
    Student may enroll for 3-9 credits per semester. May be repeated, but only 12 credits will be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

    Corequisite
    Department approval must be obtained prior to registration.

  
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    PSY 771 - Professional Internship


    Credits 1 - 3

    The student must complete a full calendar year APA-approved clinical psychology internship. During the internship year, students must register for six credits of PSY 771: Professional Internship.

    Notes
    May be repeated, but only six credits will be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only.

 

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