Psychology (PSY)

PSY 100 Intro to Psychology, PSY 212 Child Psychology, PSY 214 Adulthood and Aging, PSY 215 Social Psychology, and PSY 218 Human Growth and Development may be used to fulfill the behavioral sciences requirement for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Engineering Science degrees.

All PSY courses numbered 100 and above may be used to fulfill the behavioral sciences requirement for the Associate in Liberal Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

All PSY courses numbered 100 and above may also be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the AA and AS degrees.

PSY 100 Intro to Psychology (3)(3,0)

Introductory analysis of human behavior with emphasis on practical application of the basic principles of everyday situations. Areas covered include Introduction/Research, Methods/History of Psychology, Biology and Behavior, Learning, Memory, Motivation and Emotion, Personality Theory and Assessment, Psychological Disorders, Therapies, and Social Psychology. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S6 900 Proficiency Credit Available (3 C) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

PSY 201 Experimental Psychology (3)(1,4)

A laboratory course to give students a basic understanding of the research behind the theories explored in PSY 100. Designed to give hands on experience with some of the equipment and issues involved when doing research with humans. Some of the topic areas covered are: learning and memory, visual perception, biofeedback, social psychology. For psychology majors or any student who found PSY 100 interesting and enjoys being active in the learning process. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $406 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

PSY 210 Personality (3)(3,0)

An introductory treatment of some of the major theories about the structure, dynamics and development of the human personality. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

PSY 211 Educational Psychology (3)(3,0)

This course concerns psychological principles underlying educational practice. Theories concerning cognitive and psychological development, human learning, and motivation are studied with emphasis on application for instruction, including assessment. Emphasis will also be placed on learner-centered instruction and diversity. (1.1) SPECIAL NOTE: A minimum 5-hour clinical component is required for this class. Students may be required to complete a background check/fingerprinting process in order to participate in the clinical. Students will be responsible for any fee charged. Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 212 or PSY 213

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

PSY 212 Child Psychology (3)(3,0)

Study of the many factors influencing the child's development from birth through adolescence. Particular attention is given to the role of the mother, father, family constellation and school. Basic problems of childhood and adolescence are investigated. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S6 903 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

PSY 213 Psychology of Adolescence (3)(3,0)

Development in the biosocial, cognitive and psychosocial domains will be explored from pre-adolescence into early adulthood. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of key issues in adolescent development including cognitive and moral development, social relationships, identity, family and culture.(1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

PSY 214 Adulthood and Aging (3)(3,0)

Psychological development from early adulthood through old age. Emphasis will be placed on biological, cognitive, social and personality development across adulthood. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S6 905 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

PSY 215 Social Psychology (3)(3,0)

The scientific study of social factors in individual and group behavior. Topics of investigation include the self, social perception, attraction, intimacy, social influence, attitudes, persuasion, altruism, aggression, group structures and group dynamics. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S8 900 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available NOTE; This course is offered concurrently as SOC 215. The student must decide whether to earn credits in Psychology (PSY) or Sociology (SOC) prior to enrolling.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade if C or better in PSY 100 or SOC 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

PSY 216 Abnormal Psychology (3)(3,0)

An inquiry into the causes, assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior. Theories and research findings are studied with a focus on factors related to normal versus deviate patterns of behavioral development. Special emphasis will be placed on various life adjustments and their role in the prevention of maladaptive behaviors as stated in DSM IV-TR. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

PSY 218 Human Growth and Development (3)(3,0)

Emphasizes normal social, emotional, intellectual and physical development from the prenatal period through old age. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S6 902 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

PSY 220 Special Topics in Psychology (1-3)(1,0)

(1-3, 0) Designed to satisfy specific needs or interest of degree programs, students, and the community. This course, however, would not necessarily be accepted by a senior institution as credit towards a major in psychology. The following guidelines are to be used in selecting topics: 1) adequate and available literature in psychology; 2) comprehensive outlines for each topic; and, 3) course should be designed to increase skill and knowledge in field of psychology. Repeatable: Two times for maximum six credits (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: PSY 100 and consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

PSY 221 Forensic Psychology (3)(3,0)

A practical foundation in the major areas of forensic psychology, such as police psychology, criminal profiling, testimony gathering, risk assessment, competency assessment, trial consultation, victimology, and psychological factors affecting the decisions regarding the ultimate issue. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSY 100

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

PSY 225 Human Sexuality (3)(3,0)

Study of social and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Includes sexual development, cultural influences, motivation and emotion, sex-role identification, values, and decision making. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available NOTE: This course is offered concurrently as SOC 225. The student must decide whether to earn credits in Sociology (SOC) or Psychology (PSY) prior to enrolling.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SOC 100 or PSY 100

Semester(s) Offered: Fall