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Psychology

The Psychology curriculum at UAS is intended to provide a solid foundation in the core areas of the science, while also allowing students to individualize their educational experience. Students may elect either a primary or a secondary concentration area in Psychology, or simply enroll in courses of personal or professional interest.  They may enroll in Psychology courses to help prepare them for graduate or professional study in psychology, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy.

Students who are pursuing a primary or secondary concentration in Psychology and looking for more direct, "hands on" exposure to the field may also choose to complete internships, a practicum, or a research or teaching assistantship for credit.

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology

Bachelor degree programs are designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics3
Social Science Orientation
SSCIS200Orientation to the Social Sciences3
Social Science Methods
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
ANTHS311Methods and Theories in Archaeology3
ANTHS363Ethnohistory3
ANTHS390/HIST S390Archives and Museums Theory and Practice3
ECONS412Econometrics4
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
SSCIS300Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
SSCIS373Data Analysis in the Social Sciences3
STATS273Elementary Statistics (or higher3
World Language Requirement8
___S__Language courses*8
*8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fullfil this requirement.
Primary Concentration Requirements**24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements**30-31
**Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better
Social Science Primary Concentrations
Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Economics
Primary Concentration Requirements25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
ECONS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
*9 credits must be upper division.
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ECONS321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECONS324Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
 
Government/Political Science
Primary Concentration Requirements24
GOVTS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Primary Concentration Requirements24
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
*9 credits must be upper division.
select both**
HISTS131U.S. History I3
HISTS132U.S. History II3
or both
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
**Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
Psychology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division.
Social Science Secondary Concentrations
Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*12
*At least 9 credits must be upper division.
Economics
Secondary Concentration Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles Econ I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles Econ II: Microeconomics3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives*15
*At least 6 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
select both* 
HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
or both*
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
HISTS__Electives**9
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.
**Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree
 
Psychology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division
Sociology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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PSY Classes: Spring - 2015


An introduction to the fundamentals of general psychology and human behavior. Topics include an overview of the field of psychology, research methods, the brain, lifespan development, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, mental disorders, personality and social behavior.

Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37208J01Amanda Sesko
EG112
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Books available from MBS at mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm, or call 1-800-325-3252, or fax 1-800-499-0143.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38720KD1Alison Ziegler
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
40377KD2Alison Ziegler
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Study of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of a child's development from prenatal period through adolescence. Includes theoretical view of development and effects of genetics, environment and socialization.

Prerequisites: PSY S101 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38817KD1Melissa Cruise
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the various aspects of development and changes which occur throughout a person's life span. Covers prenatal period, infancy, childhood and adolescence, and early, middle and late adulthood.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38820KD1Alison Ziegler
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39251K01Alison Ziegler
PAUL305
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 2:50p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Examines the behavior of individuals in social situations and why they behave, think and feel as they do in the presence of others. Includes research methods, social perceptions and inferences, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, attitudes, conformity, obedience, group processes, social and environmental influences on behavior.

Prerequisite: PSY S101 or SOC S101 and upper division standing, or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39253KD1William Urquhart Ii
PAUL515
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/12 - 5/2
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

Critical exploration of human experience and behavior in dimensions generally considered outside the range of normality. Integrates current diagnostic taxonomy with current research and prevailing theoretical perspectives, with attention to cultural and developmental issues.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39254KD1Alison Ziegler
PAUL303
Thursday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/12 - 5/2
DISTELIVE
Thursday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/12 - 5/2

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

Examines approaches used to control thought and behavior, including informational, manipulative, and coercive methods. Course discusses informational and normative sources of power and influence in society, and the psychological and ethical implications of freedom and responsibility in coping with control attempts by friends, groups, advertisers, and government.

Prerequisite: PSY S101 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37209J01Lee Salinas
EG219
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Books available from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm, or call 1-800-325-3252, or fax 1-800-499-0143.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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