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Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation. The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

PS 206 General Psychology (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: Junior or senior nursing major. This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental theories, concepts, and principles of psychology. The history and development of psychology are also emphasized. The student will be able to apply therapeutic psychological interventions and pertinent research findings to psychological problems.

PS 211 Introduction to Psychology (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: Natural sciences major and sophomore or above. This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the study of psychological theory and theorists. Students will learn the theories and contemporary approaches to psychology. Emphasis will be placed on developmental psychology and understanding research in psychobiology.

PS 323 Developmental Psychology (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: Junior or senior; and nursing major or pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, or pre-physical therapy emphasis. This course is designed to provide the student with a basis for understanding the common changes that occur in individuals as they progress through the life span from birth to death. Emphasis is placed on the viewpoints of the major developmental theorists. The teaching, learning, and motivational factors of behavior are acquired along with common maturational crises in each phase of the life cycle. Changing family roles and biblical principles for each age group within the life span are also explored.

PS 409 Abnormal Psychology (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: BY 202 or BY 312; CJ 201, PS 206, or PS 211; and junior or senior. This course is designed to provide extensive coverage of the study of psychological disorders, specifically for those students planning to continue on to graduate school in the health sciences. Students will evaluate the theories and contemporary approaches to mental disease with analysis of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders while integrating a comprehensive biblical perspective.

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