AUPSY - Augustana Faculty - Psychology

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUPSY subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

AUPSY 103 - Introduction to Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course focuses on the basic principles underlying human behaviour. Topics include the central nervous system, cognition, development, social, and personality, and mental health. AUPSY 103 is classified as a science course. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 103 and either of AUPSY 101 (2016) or AUPSY 102 (2016).


AUPSY 213 - Statistical Methods for Psychological Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Application of statistical methods to psychological problems. Various experimental and non-experimental methods will be introduced. Topics include the scientific method, quantitative research designs, sampling and measuring techniques, biases in experimentation and ethical issues, measures of central tendency and variability, and tests of statistical hypothesis. Students will become familiar with the American Psychological Association (APA) standards of research and writing. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 213, AUSTA 213, 215.


AUPSY 220 - Personality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introductory survey including representative theoretical points of view and research relevant to the major problems of the study of personality. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.


AUPSY 240 - Social Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of theories and research on the individual in a social context. Topics may include self presentation, values/attitudes/beliefs, leadership, group dynamics, interpersonal attraction, and aggression. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.


AUPSY 256 - Developmental Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of psychological development, with special emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103.


AUPSY 263 - Memory and Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the study of mental processes in memory and cognition. Topics include short- and long-term memory phenomenon, visual attention, consciousness, problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101 (2016) or 103.


AUPSY 267 - Sensory Processes and Perception View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the theoretical and experimental issues associated with sensory processes and perceptual experience. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101 (2016) or 103.


AUPSY 275 - An Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system, with a special emphasis on the brain. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101 (2016) or 103.


AUPSY 303 - Sleep, Emotion, and Stress: Physiological Psychology Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Detailed examination of issues in physiological psychology. The course adopts a seminar style that focuses on discussion, oral presentation, and writing skills. Prerequisites: AUPSY 275 and third-year standing. Note: Open only to a student with a major or minor in Psychology.


AUPSY 305 - Selected Topics in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Content of each course in this series varies from year to year, but in general it entails either a specific topic of prominent interest in psychology, or a review and discussion of a novel or emerging research area in contemporary psychology. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101 (2016) or AUPSY 103, previous course(s) in Psychology as determined by instructor. Note: AUPSY 305 is classified as a science course.


AUPSY 307 - Cognitive Psychology Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Detailed examination of issues in cognitive psychology. The course adopts a seminar style that focuses on discussion, oral presentation, and writing skills. Prerequisites: AUPSY 263 and third-year standing. Note: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology.


AUPSY 313 - Advanced Research Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In this course, students will continue to build upon their existing knowledge of quantitative research design. Some topics include: The role of theory in psychological research, critical thinking, advanced topics in quantitative design, including the analysis of variance. Prerequisites: AUPSY 213 (2020) or AUSTA 213.


AUPSY 338 - Intimate Relationships and Human Sexuality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of research on intimate relationships and human sexuality from individual and interpersonal perspectives. Topics covered may include methods of sexuality/relationship science, attraction, gender identity, sex roles, sexual orientation, sexual attitudes and behavior, and relationship stresses. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240; third-year standing.


AUPSY 342 - Health Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of theory, research and practice of health psychology and behavioural medicine. Prerequisite: AUPSY 220 or 240.


AUPSY 344 - Environmental Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Systematic study of the dynamic interchange between people and their social and physical environmental contexts. Topics include theories of environmental perception, the effects of crowding, the impact of natural/urban settings, the effects of building design and colours, and managing limited resources. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103; third-year standing. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENV 344 and AUPSY 344.


AUPSY 346 - Community Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the theories, approaches, and values behind social intervention intended to ameliorate, or prevent, psychological difficulty. Examples of community change are drawn from a Canadian context whenever possible. Prerequisites: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103; AUPSY 213 (2020) or AUSTA 213.


AUPSY 348 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of theories and research relevant to understanding human behaviour in the workplace. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240.


AUPSY 361 - Cognitive Development View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the development of memory, perception, conceptual thought, and academic skills from birth through the school years. Prerequisite: AUPSY 263. Notes: AUPSY 361 is classified as a science course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 361 or AUPSY 362.


AUPSY 362 - Cognitive Development View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the development of memory, perception, conceptual thought, and academic skills from birth through the school years. Prerequisite: AUPSY 256. Notes: AUPSY 362 is classified as an arts course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 361 or AUPSY 362.


AUPSY 363 - Social Cognition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of human cognition in an applied, social context. Topics covered include social judgment, decision-making, person/group perception, autobiographical memory, motivated cognition, and emotion. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240 or 263.


AUPSY 369 - Principles of Learning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

In-depth examination of classical and operant conditioning. Prerequisites: AUPSY 101 (2016) or 103, and *3 at a senior level in Psychology.


AUPSY 373 - Psychology of Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the production and perception of spoken, signed, and written language. Topics include speech perception, speech production, reading, language acquisition, and language origins. Prerequisite: AUPSY 263.


AUPSY 377 - Human Neuropsychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of changes in mood, motivation, perception, attention, memory, and cognition, as revealed by structural alterations in the human brain. Prerequisite: AUPSY 275 or consent of the instructor.


AUPSY 391 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 391 is classified as a science course; AUPSY 392 is classified as an arts course.


AUPSY 392 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 391 is classified as a science course; AUPSY 392 is classified as an arts course.


AUPSY 393 - Research Experience View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Collection and analysis of data as part of faculty-led research in a peer-based context. Prerequisite: AUPSY 213 (2020) or AUSTA 213, and consent of the instructor.


AUPSY 407 - Selected Topics in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Content of each course in this series varies from year to year, but in general it entails either a specific topic of prominent interest in psychology, or a review and discussion of a novel or emerging research area in contemporary psychology. Prerequisites: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103, 3rd year standing, and previous course(s) in psychology as determined by instructor. Note AUPSY 407 is classified as a Science course.


AUPSY 408 - History and Systems of Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of major theoretical approaches to psychology, especially in the last two centuries, emphasizing the historical antecedents and contemporary significance of each. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 101 (2016), 102 (2016), or 103, and fourth year standing. Notes: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology. AUPSY 408 is classified as an arts course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 408 or AUPSY 409.


AUPSY 409 - History and Systems of Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of major theoretical approaches to psychology, especially in the last two centuries, emphasizing the historical antecedents and contemporary significance of each. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 101 (2016), 102 (2016), or 103, and fourth year standing. Notes: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology. AUPSY 409 is classified as a science course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 408 or AUPSY 409.


AUPSY 414 - Program Evaluation in Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to program evaluation in psychology. Topics include: goals of program evaluation, evaluation strategies, evaluation methods and designs, using logic models for program evaluation, and case studies in program evaluation. Prerequisites: AUPSY 213 (2020) or AUSTA 213.


AUPSY 426 - Psychology of Religion View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth examination of psychological theories and research examining religious thought and behaviour. Topics may include spirituality, religious fundamentalism, religiosity, guilt, forgiveness, morality, mysticism, religious coping and health, conversion, religious socialization, ritual. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 220, 240; third year standing.


AUPSY 441 - Emotion View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of theory and research on affect and emotion science. Topics covered may include the history of emotion research, measurement and classification of specific emotions, neurobiology of emotions, cognitive and cultural influences, consequences of emotions/moods, and disorders of emotion. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240 or 275; third year standing.


AUPSY 442 - Psychology in a Cultural Context View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of cultural differences in psychological processes such as perception, memory, motivation, emotion, values, language, interpersonal relationships and the implications of these differences for cultural interactions. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 220, 240; third year standing.


AUPSY 448 - Political Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of psychological theory and research applied to the political realm. Topics covered may include psychological methods applied to political thought/action, political attitudes, political values and orientations, voter behavior, effects of political campaigning, intergroup relations, motivating collective political movements, and the psychology of terrorism. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103; third year standing; one of AUPSY 240 or AUPSY 220 is highly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 448 and AUPOL 494.


AUPSY 471 - Language Acquisition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth look at the language acquisition process from birth through the preschool years. The stages of language development are discussed, as well as theoretical issues such as the role of the environment versus genetic predisposition. Prerequisite: AUPSY 263.


AUPSY 477 - The Neurobiology of Learning, Memory, and Addiction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Investigation of the neural mechanisms that underlie learning, memory, and addiction. Prerequisite: AUPSY 275.


AUPSY 483 - Psychological Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced-level course that focuses on the research related to the etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of a variety of psychological disorders in children and adults (e.g., anxiety, addictions, depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorders). A student becomes acquainted with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Prerequisite: AUPSY 275. AUPSY 486 is highly recommended.


AUPSY 486 - Clinical and Counselling Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Overview of the major approaches to counselling, providing the foundation for the counselling process. The student is involved in a variety of experiences in order to understand the basic concepts of each approach. Issues within the counselling profession such as ethical behaviour and career opportunities are also covered. Prerequisites: AUPSY 220 or 256; *3 in 300 level Psychology. AUPSY 346 is highly recommended.


AUPSY 488 - Forensic Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the legal system. Topics include theories of criminal behaviour, jury selection and decision-making, police interrogations and confessions, eyewitness testimony, and risk assessment and offender intervention programs. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 488 and AUCRI 488 (2020).


AUPSY 491 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 491 is classified as a science course.


AUPSY 492 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 492 is classified as an arts course.


AUPSY 497 - Individual Study I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature review and proposal (including an oral report) for fourth-year thesis. Prerequisites: AUPSY 313, fourth-year standing, and consent of the Instructor. Notes: Admission to AUPSY 497 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended for a student planning to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. AUPSY 497 is to be followed by AUPSY 499.


AUPSY 499 - Individual Study II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Fourth-year thesis research, report, and oral presentation. Prerequisite: AUPSY 497. Note: Admission to AUPSY 499 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.