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Here is the complete PDF course listing for A&S courses from the Undergraduate Catalog. Click on the “Psychology” bookmark on the left pane of the PDF to jump to the Psychology courses.
ANTH 201. Introduction to Linguistics. Systematic study and analysis of human language. Formation of language sounds, sound systems, the structure of words, the structure of sentences, meaning, language change. Data from diverse languages of the world.
ANTH 203. Anthropological Linguistics. An introduction to the study of language in its anthropological context. Topics include theories of the origin of language, prehistory of languages and language groups, the use of vocabulary as a guide to the ways societies classify their universe, and possible deterministic interrelationships between language and culture.
ANTH 237. Ethnicity, Race, and Culture. Key concepts used in the history of anthropology to explain social diversity; theories of racial typology, cultural traditions, and ethnic identity. Role of rituals and symbols in expressing social identity and group membership. Cross-cultural comparison of pluralistic and homogeneous societies. Relation of ethnicity to ties of kinship, language, heritage, religion, and nationality. Changes in interethnic relations through assimilation, acculturation, cooperation, and polarization.
BME 258. Medical Imaging. This course, aimed at engineering and physics juniors and seniors, examines the interaction of energy and tissue in medical imaging procedures. Electromagnetic energies in the RF (MRI) and X-ray (X-ray and CT imaging) are covered, as are mechanical energies (medical ultrasound). The mechanisms of absorption, reflection, and scattering are covered, as well as the effect of these properties on such image quality parameters as resolution, contrast, and dynamic range. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of physics, calculus, frequency transforms, impedance, and basic electronics.
BME 260. Analysis of Biomedical Data. Application of modern computing methods to the statistical analysis of biomedical data. Sampling, estimation, analysis of variance, and the principles of experimental design and clinical trials are emphasized.
BME / EECE 263. Signal Measurement and Analysis. (Also listed as EECE 263) Discrete time analysis of signals with deterministic and random properties and the effect of linear systems on these properties. Brief review of relevant topics in probability and statistics and introduction to random processes. Discrete Fourier transforms, harmonic and correlation analysis, and signal modeling. Implementation of these techniques on a computer is required. Prerequisite: Probability and Statistics.
BME 271. Biomedical Instrumentation. Introduces methods used to determine physiological functions and variables from the point of view of optimization in the time and frequency domain and the relation to physiological variability. Laboratory exercises stress instrumentation usage and data analysis. Three lectures and one laboratory.
BSCI 205. Evolution. Evolutionary theory, with emphasis on evolutionary mechanisms. Microevolutionary processes of adaptation and speciation and macro-evolutionary patterns. Evidence from genetics, ecology, molecular biology, and paleontology in the historical context of the neo-Darwinian synthesis. Three lectures per week. No credit for graduate students in Biological Sciences.
BSCI 210. Principles of Genetics. Basic principles and mechanisms of inheritance discussed and related to other biological phenomena and problems.
BSCI 239. Behavioral Ecology. Theoretical and empirical research on shaping the evolution of behavior. The role of behavior in population regulation, habitat selection and spacing, foraging behavior, predatory-prey interactions, sexual selection, evolution of mating systems, new approaches to animal communication, game theory.
BSCI 254. Neurobiology of Behavior. Nerve cell interactions in neuronal networks of the central nervous system of animals and their impact for regulating behavior. Sensory systems, sensory-motor integration, central processing of information, neuronal-hormonal interactions; and brain anatomy and organization in invertebrates and vertebrates.
BSCI 256. Molecular Neurobiology. Comparative, evolutionary perspectives of molecular mechanisms underlying the development of neural circuits, the foundations of nerve cell communication, nervous system plasticity, and sensory processing, especially vision. Relation of these mechanisms to causes of human neurological diseases.
CS 101. Programming and Problem Solving. An intensive introduction to algorithm development and problem solving on the computer. Intended for engineering majors and others who already have some familiarity with computer programming. Structured problem definition, top down and modular algorithm design. Running, debugging, and testing programs. Program documentation.
CS 150. Introduction to Computing and Programming. An introduction to the use of computers, applications, and programming. Intended for students with little or no computer or programming experience. Problem definition, algorithm design, and problem solving using the computer. Teamwork. Laboratory experience.
CS 201. Program Design and Data Structures. Continuation of CS 101. The study of elementary data structures, their associated algorithms and their application in problems; rigorous development of programming techniques and style; design and implementation of programs with multiple modules, using good data structures and good programming style.
CS 260. Artificial Intelligence. Introduction to the principles and programming techniques of artificial intelligence. Strategies for searching, representation of knowledge and automatic deduction, learning, and adaptive systems. Survey of applications.
CS 274. Modeling and Simulation. General theory of modeling and simulation of a variety of systems: physical processes, computer systems, biological systems, and manufacturing processes. Principles of discrete-event, continuous, and hybrid system modeling, simulation algorithms for the different modeling paradigms, methodologies for constructing models of a number of realistic systems, and analysis of system behavior. Computational issues in modeling and analysis of systems. Stochastic simulations.
CS / EECE 253. Image Processing. (Also listed as EECE 253) The theory of signals and systems is extended to two dimensions. Coverage includes filtering, 2-DFFTs, edge detection, and image enhancement. Three lectures and one laboratory period.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
EECE 112. Electrical Engineering Science. Development of basic electrical circuit element models, signal representations, and methods of circuit analysis. Matrix methods and computer techniques are emphasized. Demonstrations of physical components, measurement techniques, and transient phenomena are presented.
EECE 116. Digital Logic. Numbering systems. Boolean algebra and combinational logic, graphical simplification, sequential logic, registers, and state machines. Three lectures and one laboratory period.
EECE 218. Microcontrollers. Microprocessor and microcontroller architecture with emphasis on control applications. Usage of assembly language and interfacing with programs written in high-level languages. Interfacing and real time I/O with 8-bit microprocessors, control algorithms, and networking with microcontrollers. Three lectures and one laboratory.
EECE 254. Computer Vision. Vision is presented as a computational problem. Coverage includes theories of vision, inverse optics, image representation, and solutions to ill-posed problems.
PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
PSY 1500. Cognitive Aspects of Human Development. Introduction to research and theory in cognitive development throughout the life span. Emphasis on early and middle childhood. Topics include development of language, memory, sensation and perception, problem solving, reading and writing, and logical-mathematical reasoning. Will consider applications of theory to developmental disorders and education.
PSY 1600. Psychology of Thinking. An in-depth exploration of theories and basic research concerning how young adults (i.e., college students) think, reason, and solve problems. Major topics include memory, categorization, reasoning, decision making, problem solving, and expertise. Prerequisite: one previous course in cognitive studies
PSY 1630. Developmental Psychology. An overview of human development emphasizing the period from conception through adolescence. Course content includes research methods as well as in-depth coverage of selected topics in cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
PSY 1700. Social and Emotional Context of Cognition. An exploration of such social factors as the individual’s values, beliefs, and emotions and their contributions to the basic cognitive processes involved in social perception, complex decision making, and problem solving. Topics include the social construction of perceived reality, attitude formation and change, heuristics and biases in social inference, and the role of emotion in coping and problem solving.
PSY 1750. Social and Personality Development. An overview of basic concepts and current research in social and personality development. Specific topics include research methods, development of self, social cognition, achievement motivation, prosocial behavior, moral development, aggression, gender role development, family and cultural influences.
PSY 2000. Psychology and Language. In this course, we will cover material from linguistics, philosophy, and psychology to examine how language works. We will focus on the commonalities underlying languages to understand the mechanisms and processes guiding the impressive language abilities of adult and child speakers. The first half of the course will be devoted to the phenomenon of language itself. We will discuss how we perceive, understand, and use language at the phonological, semantic, and syntactic levels. The second half of the course will be devoted to a more focused discussion of special topics including language and thought, first and second language acquisition, brain and language, and animal communication.
PSY 2102. Statistical Analysis. Second course in statistics for undergraduates. Multifactor analysis of variance designs (including repeated measures), and goodness of fit and contingency analyses.
PSY 2250. Infancy. The behavior and physiological development of infants reflect a complex interaction between evolutionary history and genetics, prenatal environmental influences, and early post-natal experience. An overview of each of these topics is provided through classroom discussions and reading assignments focusing on recent empirical studies and major theoretical issues.
PSY 2310. Educational Psychology. Applications of psychological theories and research to classroom settings. Cognitive development, problem solving and critical thinking, learning theories, motivation, social contexts, individual differences, classroom issues, evaluation issues.
PSY 2320. Adolescent Development. Examines theory, research, and other literature pertinent to the development and education of adolescents (ages 12–19). Specific topics include cognitive and social development; issues in identity, intimacy, autonomy, and sexuality; family-adolescent relationships; peer relationships; and school achievement and organization.
PSY 2520. Observational Research Methods. An introduction to the theoretical and methodical issues concerning observational/descriptive studies of behavior. Students conduct a research project using observational methods.
PSY 2530. Psychometric Methods. Covers the fundamental concepts of psychological measurement and testing, examines a sample of most important psychometric instruments in current use, provides observation of testing, and considers knowledge essential to making wise use of testing information in research and applied child development settings.
MATH 170a-170b. Second-Year Calculus. Analytic geometry, polar coordinates, infinite series, vectors, parametric equations, vector analysis, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals. Prerequisite for 170a: 150b. 170a FALL, SPRING; 170b
MATH 175. Second-Year Accelerated Calculus–Indeterminate forms, solid analytic geometry, vectors in three space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals. Prerequisite: 155b or equivalent.
MATH 204. Linear Algebra. Algebra of matrices, real and complex vector spaces, linear transformations, systems of linear equations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, Cayley-Hamilton theorem. Inner product spaces, orthogonal bases. Hermitian matrices. Designed primarily for mathematics majors. No credit for students who have completed 194 or 205a. Corequisite: 170b or 175.
MATH 208. Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations. First- and second-order differential equations, applications, linear differential equations, series solutions, boundary-value problems, existence and uniqueness theorems. This course is intended for mathematics and advanced science majors. Prerequisite: linear algebra, and 170b or 175 or equivalent. Credit is not given for both 198 and 208
MATH 218. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics. A survey of probability and applied and mathematical statistics. Discrete and continuous probability models, mathematical expectation, laws of large numbers, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, nonparametric techniques, applications. Students taking 218 are strongly urged to take 218L concurrently. Prerequisite: 155b or 170a or consent of instructor.
NSC 255. Integrative Neuroscience. Structure and function of nervous systems. Emphasis on vertebrate brain and the relationship of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry to sensory perception, cognition, motor activity, and learning and memory.
PHIL 202. Formal Logic and its Applications. A self-contained course designed to convey an understanding of the concepts of modern formal logic, to develop convenient techniques of formal reasoning, and to make some applications of them in one or more of the following: psychology, linguistics, structuralist studies, information and computer sciences, and the foundations of mathematics.
PHIL 246. Philosophy of Language. Philosophical problems in the methodology of linguistics, relations between thought and language, theories of meaning and symbolism, the nature of metaphor, the philosophical implications of theories of language acquisition.
PHYS 228. Physics of Medical Imaging
SOC 202. Sociolinguistics
SOC 226. Gender, Race, and Class. How different societies use the categories of gender, race, and class to make distinctions among their members. How these categories intersect and mediate one another and contribute to inequalities in the distribution of political power, social well-being, and material and symbolic resources.
SOC 231. Criminology. The nature, distribution, causes, and control of crime with emphases on contemporary American society and a broad range of types of crime.
SOC 232. Delinquency and Juvenile Justice. The nature, distribution, causes and control of juvenile delinquency and the operation of the juvenile justice system in contemporary American society.
SOC 233. Deviant Behavior and Social Control. The social causes of, and societal reactions to, several types of deviant behavior (e.g., juvenile delinquency, crime, sex deviance, mental illness). Examines the probable consequences of suggested solutions to reduce different types of deviant behavior.
SOC 247. Human Behavior in Organizations. Organizations are treated as resources in the production and distribution of goods and services. Case analyses from the economy are reviewed to diagnose “organizational pathologies” and to understand reciprocal impacts among organizational structures, leaders, and citizens.
SOC 250. Gender in Society. Theoretical approaches to gender relations with a focus on the contemporary U.S. Evolution of gender stereotypes, gender socialization over the life course, gender in social interactions, institutional sources of gender inequality, and intersections of gender with race, social class, and sexual identity. Topics include work, school, families, health, and intimate relationships.
SOC 254. Schools and Society: The Sociology of Education. How schools affect individuals and relate to institutions: the government, the economy, social classes, and families. How social attributes, including race and class, affect academic achievement. Controversies such as desegregation and intelligence testing.
SOC 260. The Individual and Society. How individuals, as social beings, are created by society and how society is in turn created and sustained by individuals. The social self, stigmas, deviance and identity, social structure and personality, small group processes, collective behavior.
SOC 264. Social Dynamics of Mental Health. Definition and classification of mental health and mental illness. Emphasis on social factors affecting mental health. Different ways of responding to persons in poor mental health and consequences of particular responses.
SOC /ANTH 265. Psychological Anthropology. (Also listed as Sociology 265) How personality and culture affect each other. Socialization and the life cycle, the definition of sex roles, individual psychology and group aggression, religion and group personality, and the nature of mental illness and normalcy in non-Western societies.
SOC 267. Seminar on Gender and Violence. In-depth study of violence against women, with a service-learning component in a community setting. Topics include domestic abuse, rape, sexual harassment, pornography, and global violence. Focus on problems and potential solutions, examining violence on a societal, institutional, and individual level, interrogating the “personal as political,” and exposing power structures that shape our communities.