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Curriculum Guides

These Curriculum Guides are not major or minor plans; each is a list of recommended courses for students interested in a particular field of study.

Note on Pre-requisites: Many of these courses have pre-requisites. Please refer to the current LSA Bulletin or course guide for information regarding which courses are required. It is important that pre-requisites are taken early in a student’s academic career so that they will be completed in time to take the desired course.

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN)

For students with interests in artificial intelligence, medicine, and public health along with plans to attend graduate school in any number of disciplines with a focus on cognitive neuroscience or cognition and perception within psychology.

Lower Division (100-299) Psychology Courses (in addition to an Introductory Psychology Course)

  • 231 Brain, Learning, and Memory (UC 261)

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 230 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • 240 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 302 Research Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 331 Research Methods in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science
  • 341 Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology

Upper Division (300-599) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 345 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • 346 Learning and Memory
  • 347 Perception
  • 348 Psychology of Thinking 
  • 349 Talking Minds (LING 347)
  • 352 Development of Language and Thought (LING 352)
  • 355 Cognitive Development
  • 336 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 437 Current Issues in Biopsychology
  • 445 Psychology of Language (LING 447)
  • 447 Current Topics in Cognition and Perception
  • 448 Mathematical Psychology
  • 531 Advanced Topics in Biopsychology
  • 532 Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology (EEB 541/ PHYSIOL 541/ ANAT 541)

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses found across the university are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • *ANAT 401 Human Body
  • ANTHRCUL 330 Culture, Thought, and Meaning
  • BIOLOGY 225 Principles of Animal Physiology: Lecture
  • BIOLOGY 305 Genetics
  • *BIOLCHEM 415 Introductory Biochemistry
  • LING 315 Introduction to Syntax
  • LING 514 Semantics and Pragmatics
  • MCDB 418 Endocrinology
  • MCDB 419 Endocrinology Laboratory
  • MCDB 422/ *ANAT 422 Brain Development
  • MCDB 423 Introduction to Research in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • PHIL 340 Mind and Machines
  • PHIL 345 Language and Mind
  • PHIL 383 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 482 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHYSICS 290 Physics of the Body and Mind
  • STATS 406 Introduction to Statistical Computing 

Organizational Psychology and Management (OPM)

For students planning on a future in planning careers in business organizations, human resources, benefits and administration and employment placement agencies. Also, for students with interests in applying to MBA programs or graduate study in organizational psychology.

Lower Division (100-299) Psychology Courses (in addition to an Introductory Psychology Course)

  • 120 Freshman Seminar: Designing Your Life
  • 120 Freshman Seminar: Creativity
  • 218 Sophomore Seminar: Creativity

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses. 

  • 280 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • 290 Introduction to Personality and Social Contexts

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement. 

  • 211 Project Outreach
  • 310 Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (SOC 320)
  • 311 Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 321)
  • 325 Detroit Initiative
  • 361 Advanced Lab in Organizational Psychology

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 314 Positive Psychology
  • 388 Negotiation
  • 389 Psychology and the Law
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 395 Organizational Psychology
  • 401 Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
  • 443 Creativity
  • 449 Decision Processes
  • 467 Current Topics in Organizational Psychology 
  • 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • 493 Culture and Cognition

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses, found across the university, are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of business, systems, and organizations. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course. 

  • ECON 330 American Industries
  • ECON 422 The Structure of Labor Markets
  • ECON 431 Industrial Organization and Performance
  • ECON 432 Government Regulation of Industry
  • MATH 427 Retirement Plans and Other Employee Benefit Plans
  • *MO 300 Behavioral Theory in Management
  • *MO 314 Managing Change
  • *MO 315 Management of Personnel
  • *MO 317 Interpersonal Processes and Teamwork in Organizations
  • *MO 322 Management-Union Relations
  • *MO 324 Social Capital, Networks, and Enterprise Architecture Transcript
  • *MO 326 Workforce Diversity
  • POLSCI 331 Environmental Public Opinion Analysis
  • POLSCI 334 Communism and Capitalism in Eastern Europe
  • SOC 303/ AAS 303 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 315 Economic Sociology
  • *SPTMGMTC 203 Sport Business
  • WOMENSTD 342 Special Topics in Gender and Health

Culture, Context, and Communities (CCC)

For students interested in learning more about cultural and community influences on psychological outcomes. Also, for students planning to attend graduate school areas such as cultural anthropology, American culture, and community psychology.

Lower Division (100-299) Psychology Courses (in addition to an Introductory Psychology Course)

  • 122 Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 122)

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 260 Introduction to Organizational Psychology
  • 250 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 280 Introduction to Social Psychology

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 306 Project Outreach Group Leading
  • 310 Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (SOC 320)
  • 311 Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 321)
  • 317 Community-Based Research (AMCULT 306)
  • 319 Empowering Families & Communities (AMCULT 319)
  • 325 Practicum in the Multicultural Community (AMCULT 321)
  • 351 Advanced Lab in Developmental Psychology
  • 381 Advanced Lab in Social Psychology (SOC 472)

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 316 The World of the Black Child (CAAS 331)
  • 353 Social Development
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 418 Psychology and Spiritual Development (RELIGION 448)
  • 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • 493 Psychological Perspectives on Culture and Ethnicity

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses, found across the university, are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of culture, context, and communities. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements). There are numerous courses devoted to culture, context, and communities across university departments. Students are encouraged to explore these possibilities. We provide only a partial list here, as they relate to Psychology and the study of culture.

  • AMCULT 350 Approaches to American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 222 The Comparative Study of Cultures
  • ANTHRCUL 272/ LING 272 Language in Society
  • ANTHRCUL 298 Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 319 Latin American Society and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 320 Mexico: Culture and Society
  • ANTHRCUL 330 Culture, Thought and Meaning
  • ANTHRCUL 374/ LING 374 Language and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 402 Chinese Society and Cultures
  • ANTHRCUL 404 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • ANTHRCUL 409 Peoples and Cultures of the Near East and North Africa
  • ANTHRCUL 411/ AAS 422 African Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 414/ AAS 444 Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures I
  • ANTHRCUL 440 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 453/ AAS 454 African-American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 447 Culture, Racism, and Human Nature
  • ANTHRCUL 458 Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  • COMM 371 Media, Culture, and Society
  • POLSCI 340 Governments and Politics in Western Europe
  • POLSCI 350/ JUDAIC 451 The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry
  • POLSCI 353 The Arab- Israeli Conflict
  • POLSCI 354 Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia
  • POLSCI 355 Democracy and Development in Africa
  • POLSCI 356 Government and Politics of Japan
  • POLSCI 359/ AAS 449 African Politics
  • SOC 304/ AMCULT 304 American Immigration
  • WOMENSTD 350 Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice
  • WOMENSTD 351 Leading Feminism

Development, Psychopathology, and Mental Health (DPMH)

For students interested in the development and mental health of children, adolescents and adults, and includes areas such as developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social work, human development and family studies.

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 250 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 270 Introduction to Psychopathology

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 307 Directed Experiences with Children
  • 317 Community Based Research (AMCULT 306)
  • 319 Empowering Families and Communities (AMCULT 319)
  • 351 Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
  • 371 Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology
  • 383 Introduction to Survey Research I (SOC 383)

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 316 The World of the Black Child (CAAS 331)
  • 345 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • 349 Talking Minds (LING 347)
  • 352 Development of Language and Thought (LING 352)
  • 353 Social Development
  • 355 Cognitive Development
  • 359 Psychology of Aging
  • 336 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 456 Human Infancy
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 358 Psychology of Adolescence
  • 474 Introduction to Behavior Therapy
  • 477 Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
  • 478 Clinical Psychology
  • 488 Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior (SOC 465)

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses, found across the university, are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of development, psychopathology, and mental health. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • AMCULT 205 American Cultures
  • AMCULT 304/ SOC 304 American Immigration
  • ANTHRCUL 325/ WOMENSTD 324 Childbirth & Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 347/ AAS 420 Race and Ethnicity
  • COMM 482 Children and the Media
  • *MOVESCI 423/ *KINESLGY 423 Sensorimotor Development*
  • *MOVESCI 424/ *KINESLGY 424 Human Movement & Aging: Changes in
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • *MOVESCI 425/ *KINESLGY 425 Motor Behavior and Developmental Disabilities
  • *MOVESCI 443/ *KINESLGY 443 Human Movement and Aging: Hormones and
  • Nutrition
  • SOC 302: Health and Society: An Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 344 Sociology of Families
  • SOC 430 World Population Dynamics
  • SOC 435 Urban Inequality and Conflict
  • SOC 447/ WOMENSTD 447 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 458 Sociology of Education
  • SOC 467 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 477/ *HB 609 Sociology of Aging
  • WOMENSTD 220/ *NURS 220 Perspectives in Women's Health
  • WOMENSTD 300 Men's Health
  • WOMENSTD 350 Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice
  • WOMENSTD 351 Leading Feminism 

Evolution, Biology, and Behavior (EBB)

For students intending to pursue graduate school in any number of disciplines with a focus on programs in bio-evolutionary psychology, bio-anthropology, animal behavior, veterinary medicine, natural resources or wildlife biology.

Lower Division (100-299) Psychology Courses (in addition to an Introductory Psychology Course)

  • 231 Brain, Learning, and Memory (UC 261)
  • 232 Evolutionary Biology and Human Disease (UC 262)

Breadth Courses

The following course is recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 230 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience 

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 302 Research Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 331 Research Methods in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science

Upper Division (300-599) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 335 Introduction to Animal Behavior
  • 338 Primate Social Behavior I (ANTHRBIO 368)
  • 437 Current Topics in Biopsychology
  • 530 Advanced Comparative Animal Behavior
  • 531 Advanced Topics in Biopsychology
  • 532 Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology (EEB 541/ PHYSIOL 541/ ANAT 541)

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses found across the university are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of evolution, biology, and behavior. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • ANTHRBIO 365 Human Evolution
  • ANTRHBIO 467 Human Behavioral Ecology
  • BIOLOGY 130 Animal Behavior
  • BIOLOGY 226 Animal Physiology Laboratory
  • BIOLOGY 288 Animal Diversity
  • BIOLOGY 305 Genetics
  • EEB 381 General Ecology
  • EEB 315/ ENVIRON 315 The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
  • EEB 451/ *NRE 451 Biology of Mammals
  • EEB 453  Field Mammalogy
  • *NRE 505 Human Resource Ecology
  • *NRE 415/ ENVIRON 415 Wildlife Behavior & Ecology
  • *NRE 416/ ENVIRON 416 Field Skills in Wildlife Behavior
  • WOMENSTD 400 Women's Reproductive Health

Gender and Feminist Psychology (GFP)

For students interested in studying gender and other psychology issues from a feminist perspective, and who are also interested in women’s studies, sociology, public policy, social work and health related fields.  

Core Courses on Gender and Feminist Psychology

The best entry point into courses in this area is PS/WS291 Introduction to Psychology of Women and Gender.

Other core courses offered in the Psychology department, and sequenced to build on one another, include

  • PS121/WS253 First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Science and Medicine
  • PS/WS225 Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • PS/WS394 Sex, Sexuality and Public Policy
  • PS400/WS432 Biopsychological Approaches to Gender/Sex
  • PS401/WS345 Psychology of Social Change: Gender and Global Feminisms
  • PS430/WS452 Sexuality and Science

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 260 Introduction to Organizational Psychology
  • 280 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • 290 Introduction to the Psychology of Personality

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 310 Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (SOC 320)
  • 311 Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 321)
  • 317 Community Based Research (AMCULT 306)
  • 325 Practicum in the Multicultural Community (AMCULT 321)
  • 381 Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology (SOC 472)
  • 391 Advanced Laboratory in Personality
  • 331 Research Methods in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required. In addition to the core courses listed above, students might consider taking:

  • 353 Social Development

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses found across the university are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of gender, psychology, and society. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

There are many courses in Women’s Studies with a focus on gender that students could take. We offer only a partial list of some of those here as they relate to psychology. Students should refer to the LS&A Bulletin for more detailed descriptions. Interdisciplinary GPS Courses continued:

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • ANTHRCUL 302 Sex and Gender in Japan
  • HISTORY 372/ WOMENSTD 372 Women in European History, 1750 to the Present
  • History 429/WOMENSTD 471 Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
  • POLSCI 401/ WOMENSTD 422 Feminist Political Theory
  • SOC 447 Sociology of Gender
  • WOMENSTD 212 Global HIV/AIDS
  • WOMENSTD 220/ *NURS 220 Perspectives in Women's Health
  • WOMENSTD 240/ AMCULT 240 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WOMENSTD 245 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
  • WOMENSTD 270 Gender and the Law
  • WOMENSTD 300 Men’s Health
  • WOMENSTD/AAS 304 Gender and Immigration
  • WOMENSTD 330 Feminist Thought
  • WOMENSTD 336/ AAS 336/ HISTORY 336 Black Women in America
  • WOMENSTD 348/ SOC 345 Sociology of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 350 Nonprofit Management Community Engagement and Feminist Practice
  • WOMENSTD 351 Leading Feminism
  • WOMENSTD 400 Women’s Reproductive Health
  • WOMENSTD 404 Gender-based Violence: From Theory to Practice
  • WOMENSTD/SOC 447 Sociology of Gender
  • WOMENSTD/SOC 451 Women and Work

Health, Development, and Aging (HDA)

For students interested in studying health psychology, public health, aging and development, and other health related disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing).

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 230 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • 240 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • 250 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 270 Introduction to Psychopathology

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 331 Research Methods in Brian, Behavior, and Cognitive Science
  • 341 Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
  • 351 Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
  • 371 Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 316 The World of the Black Child (CAAS 331)
  • 345 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • 346 Learning and Memory
  • 347 Perception
  • 348 Psychology of Thinking
  • 352 Development of Language and Thought (LING 352)
  • 353 Social Development
  • 355 Cognitive Development
  • 359 Psychology of Aging
  • 336 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 456 Human Infancy
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 358 Psychology of Adolescence
  • 478 Clinical Psychology

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses found across the university are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of health, development, and aging. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Students with interest in health psychology and related disciplines may want to consider participating in the Health Sciences Scholars Program, a collaborative effort between LS&A and the health schools at the U of M, with the goal of preparing students for study in the health sciences (see LS&A Bulletin for more details).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • AMCULT 399 Race, Racism, and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 325/ WOMENSTD 324 Childbirth & Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 344 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 347/ AAS 420 Race and Ethnicity
  • BIOLOGY 105 Biology of Human Nutrition
  • BIOLOGY 118 AIDS and Other Health Crises
  • BIOLOGY 305 Genetics
  • ECON 325 Economics of Education
  • ENVIRON 315/ EEB 315 The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
  • HISTORY 284 Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present
  • HISTORY 355/ CAAS 355 Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • *MOVESCI 424/ *KINESLGY 424 Human Movement & Aging: Changes in Sensorimotor Control
  • *MOVESCI 433/ *KINESLGY 433 Human Movement & Aging: Functional Ability
  • *NURSING 305 Perspectives on Human Sexuality in Wellness and Illness
  • *NURSING 403 Societal Health Issues
  • *PHARM 210 Pharmacology & Therapeutics for Nursing
  •  PHIL 356 Issues in Bioethics
  • *PHYSED 425/ *MOVESCI 425/ *KINESLGY 425 Motor Behavior and Developmental Disabilities
  • *PHYSED 473/ *KINESLGY 473 School Health Programs
  • *PHYSED 475/ *KINESLGY 475 HIV/AIDS, Other Communicable Diseases, and the Immune System
  • *PHYSED 310 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • *PHYSED 326 Personal Training
  • *PHYSED 373 Issues in Health and Wellness
  • POLSCI 332 Politics of America’s Economic Inequality
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Sexuality
  • SOC 430 World Population Dynamics
  • SOC 475/ *MEDCARE 475 Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • *SPTMGMTC 307 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise
  • WOMENSTD 220/ *NURS 220 Perspectives in Women's Health
  • WOMENSTD 300 Men's Health
  • WOMENSTD 324/ ANTHRCUL 325 Childbirth & Culture
  • WOMENSTD 400 Women's Reproductive Health

Intergroup Relations (IGR)

For students interested in pursuing careers in social work, law, medicine, clinical psychology, education, business and other socially diverse workplaces. Courses are related to social diversity and social justice and can help students refine and actualize their own values as persons, family members, and community members.

Lower Division (100-299) Psychology Courses (in addition to an Introductory Psychology Course)

  • 122 Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 122)

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 260 Introduction to Organizational Psychology
  • 280 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • 290 Introduction to the Psychology of Personality

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 305 Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups
  • 310 Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (SOC 320)
  • 311 Practicum in Processes of Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 321)
  • 317 Community Based Research (AMCULT 306)
  • 319 Empowering Families and Communities (AMCULT 319)
  • 381 Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology (SOC 472)

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 316 The World of the Black Child (CAAS 331)
  • 386 Attitudes and Social Behavior (SOC 386)
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 411 Senior Capstone: Social Justice in the Real World
  • 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • 488 Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior (SOC 465)
  • 493 Psychological Perspectives on Culture and Ethnicity

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses found across the university are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of intergroup relations. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • AMCULT 205 American Cultures
  • AMCULT 243/ WOMENSTD 243 Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S
  • AMCULT 304/ SOC 304 American Immigration
  • AMCULT 399 Race, Racism, and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 347/ AAS 420 Race and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 447 Culture, Racism, and Human Nature
  • ANTHRCUL 440 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 453/ AAS 454 African-American Culture
  • AAS 201 Introduction to Afro-American Studies
  • AAS 230/ HISTORY 274 Survey of Afro-American History I
  • AAS 231/ HISTORY 275 Survey of Afro-American History II
  • AAS 333 Perspectives in Afro-American History
  • AAS 336/ HISTORY 336/ WOMENSTD 336 Black Women in America
  • AAS 426 Urban Redevelopment and Social Justice
  • *MO 326 (OB 326) Workforce Diversity
  • POLSCI 332/ ECON 325 The Politics of America's Economic Inequality
  • POLSCI 353 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLSCI 368 Modern Warfare
  • SOC 105 First-Year Seminar in Sociology
  • SOC 302 Health and Society: An Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 303/ AAS 303 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 304/ AMCULT 304 American Immigration
  • SOC 435 Urban Inequity and Conflict
  • SOC 447/ WOMENSTD 447 Sociology of Gender
  • WOMENSTD 151 Feminism, Gender, and Chinese Modernity
  • WOMENSTD 245 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Studies
  • WOMENSTD 350 Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice
  • WOMENSTD 351 Leading Feminism

Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensics (LCJF)

For students interested in pursuing a career in law and criminal justice, such as positions in law enforcement agencies, substance abuse, counseling, work-release programs, juvenile delinquency, and prison facilities.

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 240 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • 250 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 260 Introduction to Organizational Psychology
  • 280 Introduction to Social Psychology

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 211 Project Outreach/Section 003: Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Justice
  • 310 Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (SOC 320)
  • 311 Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues (SOC 321)
  • 341 Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
  • 371 Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology
  • 381 Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology (SOC 472)

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 345 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • 353 Social Development
  • 359 Psychology of Aging
  • 386 Attitudes and Social Behavior (SOC 386)
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 336 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 448 Mathematical Psychology
  • 449 Decision Processes
  • 488 Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior (SOC 465)

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses, found across the university, are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of law, criminal justice, and forensics. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not offered through the college of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A). These courses may have special restrictions and students may need to contact the department or instructor about requirements to elect the course.

  • AMCULT 399 Race, Racism, and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 333 Non-Western Legal Systems, I
  • AAS 450 Law, Race, and the Historical Process, I
  • ECON 325 Economics of Education
  • ECON 485 Law and Economics
  • HISTORY 345/ RCSSCI 357 History and Theory of Punishment
  • HISTORY 477 Law, History, and the Dynamics of Social Change
  • PHIL 356 Issues in Bioethics
  • PHIL 359 Law and Philosophy
  • POLSCI 316 History of Law and Social Justice
  • POLSCI 317 Courts, Politics and Society
  • POLSCI 318 American Constitutional Politics
  • POLSCI 319 The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • POLSCI 332 Inequality in the United States
  • POLSCI 364 Public International Law
  • POLSCI 432 Law and Public Policy
  • SOC 368 Criminology
  • WOMENSTD 270 Women and the Law 

Language, Thought, and Culture (LTC)

For students interested in the scientific study of language and cognition. Courses will cover several disciplines, including, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience, development psychology, philosophy of language and mind and theoretical linguistics.

Breadth Courses

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the student’s major plan as they serve as prerequisites to many upper division courses.

  • 240 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • 250 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Lab Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy a major lab requirement.

  • 341 Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
  • 351 Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

Upper Division (300-499) Psychology Courses

Students are advised to take as many upper-division courses as possible to fulfill the major credit hours. Most students wishing to specialize in this area are advised to take more than the minimum 34 credits required.

  • 345 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • 346 Learning and Memory
  • 348 Psychology of Thinking
  • 349 Talking Minds (LING 347)
  • 352 Development of Language and Thought (LING 352)
  • 355 Cognitive Development
  • 386 Attitudes and Social Behavior (SOC 386)
  • 445 Psychology of Language (LING 447)
  • 447 Current Topics in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology

Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses found across the university are recommended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary background in the area of language, thought, and society. Students should consider how these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (e.g. Area Distribution credit, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, and Upper Level Writing Requirements).

  • ANTHRCUL 330 Culture, Thought, and Meaning
  • ENGLISH 407 Topics in Language and Literature
  • LING 210 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • LING 272/ ANTHRCUL 272 Language in Society
  • LING 313 Sound Patterns
  • LING 315 Introduction to Syntax
  • LING 316 (314) Aspects of Meaning
  • LING 317 Language and History
  • LING 340 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • LING 342 Perspectives on Bilingualism
  • LING 370/ ANTHRCUL 370 Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement
  • LING 374/ ANTHRCUL 374 Language and Culture
  • LING 461/ ANTHRCUL 461/ AMCULT 461 Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
  • PHIL 340 Mind, Matter, and Machines
  • PHIL 345 Language and Mind
  • PHIL 383 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 482 Philosophy of Mind