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Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement
If you are fascinated by how the mind works, and you like to help people overcome their problems, then psychology could be just the degree for you.
When you study psychology, you examine such things as personality, intelligence, motivation, mental disorders, memory, dreaming, hypnosis and biofeedback. You also explore how people’s everyday experiences affect their family, education, work and play. This pre-major program provides the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college.
Whether your goal is to counsel people as a practicing psychologist—or you want to apply your psychology education to a career in business, marketing, social work or other field—this program can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities.
PSYC& 100 — General Psychology — 5.0
A general survey of the following areas of psychology: Physiology, sensation/perception, cognition/memory, motivation, learning, development, social, intelligence, personality, mental health and scientific method.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PSYC& 180 — Human Sexuality — 5.0
Explores the physiological, sociocultural and psychological aspects of sexuality. Covers the major theoretical constructs and empirical data regarding sexuality. May cover research techniques, sexual anatomy and physiology, reproduction, gender roles and development, sexual response, sexual behavior, orientation, relationships, love, sexual communication, sexual dysfunctions, sexually transmitted infections and treatment, sexual abuse and assault.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PSYC& 200 — Lifespan Psychology — 5.0
A survey of human development from conception through late adulthood. Physical, emotional, cognitive and psychosocial development will be explored. Prerequisite: Must have passed PSYC& 100 with a 2.0 or better within the last five years or permission of instructor.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PSYC 204 — Research Methods in Social Science — 5.0
The study of the basic data, theory, methodology and attitudes of the social scientist independent of any special area. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or SOC& 101.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PSYC 209 — The Psychology of Personal and Interpersonal Peace — 5.0
Psychological approaches from divergent cultural perspectives (American and Buddhist) are contrasted and compared to explore the role of diversity in human conflict and peace. Objective methods of inquiry are combined with inner-subjective (contemplative) inquiry methods to give a better understanding of the experience of diversity, necessary for personal and interpersonal peace.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PSYC& 220 — Abnormal Psychology — 5.0
An introduction to the diagnosis, classification, research and theoretical concepts relating to abnormal and deviant behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 with a 2.0 or better or permission of instructor.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PSYC 333 — Motivation — 5.0
Motivational Psychology is conceptualized as the application of valid and reliable Psychological principles related to Leadership and Motivation in the workplace. The purpose of this class is to maximize both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness by focusing on social, individual, and situational factors related to Leadership and Motivation in the workplace. General topics include: theories about motivation, workplace behaviors (ex: group dynamics), personality (attitudes and emotions relevant to work), decision making processes, persuasion (the differences between power and influence), managing stress effectively, and promoting fairness and diversity within organizations. Because of the research-based approach of Motivational Psychology, this class will include information about how research is designed, conducted, and interpreted. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes