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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 typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 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 Requirements35
Social Science Orientation3
Social Science Methods3-4
World Language Requirement8
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31

General Education Requirements

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS113Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS151College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics4

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 Requirement

___S__Language courses*8
* 8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.

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.

Primary ConcentrationCredit Hours
Anthropology24
Economics25
Government/Political Science24
History24
Psychology24
Sociology24

Anthropology

Primary Concentration Requirements

ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
* At least 12 credits must be upper division

Economics

Primary Concentration Requirements

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
* 9 credits must be upper division.

Government/Political Science

Primary Concentration Requirements

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 Requirements

HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
* 9 credits must be upper division.

select both**

HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3

or both

HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3

** Courses selected must not be taken as GERs

Psychology

Primary Concentration Requirements

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS___Electives*18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* 12 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Primary Concentration Requirements

SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* 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.

Secondary ConcentrationCredit Hours
Anthropology15
Economics15-16
Government/Political Science15
History15
Psychology15
Sociology15

Anthropology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS___Electives*12
* At least 9 credits must be upper division

Economics

Secondary Concentration Requirements

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONS___Electives*9-10
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Government/Political Science

Secondary Concentration Requirements

GOVTS___Electives*12
* 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 Requirements

select both*

HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
HISTS___Electives**9

or both*

HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3

* 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 Requirements

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS___Electives*12
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

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: Fall - 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
76773KD1Alison Ziegler
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

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: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77568K01Alison Ziegler
PAUL519
Mon, Wed
9:00a - 10:20a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77773J01Amanda Sesko
EG112
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78928T01Debra Terry
Tue, Thu
8:00a - 9:30a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (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
76774KD1Melissa Cruise
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

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: $570 (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
76775KD1Alison Ziegler
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

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: $570 (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
77774J01Amanda Sesko
EG225
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Examines the causes and consequences of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. Particular attention will be given to historical and contemporary psychological concepts, key experimental studies, and major theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisite: PSY S101 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77775J01Amanda Sesko
EG224
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Analysis of major approaches to learning and cognition, including behavioral, social, cognitive, and biological. Classical and operant conditioning, observational learning, skill acquisition, memory, and language.

Prerequisite: PSY S101 plus two additional PSY courses and upper division standing; or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77569KD1Alison Ziegler
PAUL303
Thursday
12:00p - 1:20p
8/31 - 12/12
DISTELIVE
Thursday
12:00p - 1:20p
8/31 - 12/12

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 UAS-Online. 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: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Overview of fundamental psychometric concepts and principles. Surveys types of assessment related to achievement, behavior, intelligence, personality, and neuropsychology; personnel selection; career counseling; and forensic applications of psychological tests. Topics may include test bias, assessment accommodations, reporting, and practice guidelines.

Prerequisite: PSY S101 and one additional course in psychology, and upper division standing.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76776KD1Daniel Lord
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

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: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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