CST 295 Principles of Data Analysis (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MATH 120. This course examines the concepts, techniques and methods used in the description and analysis of data and in statistical inference. Topics presented in this course are directed towards the analysis of experimental and survey data. Data analysis software will be used as a tool to collect, organize and process data.
PSYK 101 General Psychology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, development, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge.
PSYK 333 Applied Personality (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course presents contemporary personality psychology organized around six domains of knowledge: Dispositional, Biological, Intrapsychic, Cognitive/Emotional, Self-Representational, and Social. The integration of the domains addresses the fundamental personality questions of what makes each of us human, often like some but different from others, and yet still individually unique.
PSYK 334 Applied Social Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. Introduction to social behavior focusing on how people relate to, think about, and influence each other. This course addresses topics such as attitude formation and change, social cognition, conformity, aggression, altruism, prejudice, and interpersonal attraction and relationships.
PSYK 425 Motivation and Self-Management (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course provides an overview of motivation and self-management as it specifically relates to employees in the workplace. Some of the topics to be addressed include: basic theories of employee motivation, rewards and punishments, motivational triggers, emotional intelligence, time management. The course will also emphasize specific strategies, tools, and techniques to assist students in evaluating and improving the way in which they interface with their work environments. Nominal fee for the iWAM inventory required, ask advisor for details.
PSYK 445 Personal and Career Development (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course focuses on the career development process taking a broad, view of "career", as a means to growth and job promotion, self-discovery, and an evolving series of role-related experiences across the lifespan. Students will learn about definitions of "career", models for career development and the interplay of individual factors such as personality, aptitude and abilities upon career choice. In addition, students will study the impact of early experiences and other environmental factors upon career choice and how individual, social, chance, and environmental factors shape career decisions and choices. Explanations of the origin of individual aptitudes and abilities and the practice of aptitude and ability testing and how to use those techniques in selecting and placing employees will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on skill development in career choice and decision making, career counseling, and identifying best-fit options.
PSYK 476 Training and Development (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course focuses on the application of psychological principles to the effective design, delivery, and evaluation of training in professional settings. It introduces a comprehensive approach to training and development including topics like: training needs assessment; learning theory, styles, and environment; training techniques and media; and evaluation design and training effectiveness. The course is interactive consisting of case analysis, experiential exercises and work place applications.
PSYK 477 Occupational Health and Stress (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course focuses on issues involved in the development and maintenance of a healthy workforce, with an emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional health. Some of the topics to be addressed include: occupational stress and stress management, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and its role in workplace health, the interplay between employee well-being and organizational effectiveness, and the use of Employee Assistance Programs in organizations. The course will also provide students with specific tools, strategies, and techniques for managing stress and evaluating the health of their organization.