See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.
 
0204
Psychology
 

Faculty
Hal S. Bertilson, Professor
David W. Carroll, Professor
Todd O. Jackson, Assistant Professor
Nancy M. Minahan, Professor, Program Coordinator
Gary L. Sherman, Professor
 

Psychology Major (Liberal Arts)

A minimum of 34 credits in Psychology to be selected as follows:

Basic Core (all required): 16 credits

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 301 Statistics for Psychological Research 3 credits
PSYC 303 Experimental Methodology 3 credits
PSYC 304 Experimental Methodology Lab 1 credit
PSYC 404 Senior Research 3 credits
PSYC 494 History and Systems of Psychology 3 credits

Content Areas (select at least one course from each of the following content areas): 12 credits

Personality, Social and Developmental

PSYC 260 Personality 3 credits
PSYC 310 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 352 Motivation and Emotion 3 credits
PSYC 451 Developmental I: Child Development 3 credits
PSYC 452 Developmental II: Adolescence 3 credits
PSYC 453 Developmental III: Adult Years 3 credits

Biological Aspects of Behavior

PSYC 320 Health Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 350 Brain and Behavior 3 credits
PSYC 351 Sensation and Perception 3 credits

Adjustment and Clinical

PSYC 361 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 461 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 462 Theories of Psychotherapy 3 credits
PSYC 463 Cognitive and Behavior Therapies 3 credits

Learning, Cognition and Language

PSYC 401 Learning 3 credits
PSYC 403 Memory and Cognition 3 credits
PSYC 476 Psychology of Language 3 credits

Electives: Six credits

Electives to be selected in consultation with your advisor to reinforce personal interests and educational/career goals. Electives may be selected from additional courses in the above content areas, or from the remaining Psychology courses listed in the catalog.

All seniors are required to take a standardized achievement test in Psychology administered in the spring. Test results will help faculty assess the Psychology curriculum. Your cooperation and best efforts are essential to the ongoing assessment of the quality of the education students receive in their study of Psychology at UW-Superior.
 

Psychology Minor (Liberal Arts)

A minimum of 24 credits in Psychology, to include PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology, and PSYC 494 History and Systems of Psychology. Remainder of credits are electives, with the stipulation that at least eight credits are to be in upper-division courses.
 

Art Therapy Concentration
A Psychology liberal arts major and an Art minor for Art Therapy, or an Art major and a Psychology minor for Art Therapy, may be combined with a core of Art Therapy courses for an Art Therapy Concentration.
 

Psychology Minor for Art Therapy
(22 semester credits)

Required Courses :

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 451 Dev. Psy I: Child Development 3 credits
PSYC 452 Dev. Psy II: Adolescence 3 credits
PSYC 453 Dev. Psy III: Adult Years 3 credits
PSYC 461 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 462 Theories of Psychotherapy 3 credits

Recommended Courses:

PSYC 350 Brain and Behavior 3 credits
PSYC 351 Sensation and Perception 3 credits
PSYC 352 Motivation and Emotion 3 credits
 

Psychology Minor (Secondary Education)

A minimum of 25 credits from the courses listed below. Requirements must also be met for a secondary education major and the Professional Secondary Education Teaching Certification Requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 301 Statistics for Psychological Research 3 credits
PSYC 303 Experimental Methodology 3 credits
PSYC 304 Experimental Methodology Laboratory 1 credit
PSYC 404 Senior Research 3 credits
PSYC 452 Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence 3 credits
PSYC 461 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 462 Theories of Psychotherapy 3 credits
PSYC 494 History and Systems of Psychology 3 credits

Plus three credits elective 25 credits
 

Broad Field Social Studies Major
in Psychology (Secondary Education)
Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive major. Students intending to pursue careers in secondary education must also complete a series of Wisconsin Teacher Certification requirements. Contact the Teacher Education Department for details. The Broad Field Social Studies program is interdisciplinary and includes course work in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Certification to teach the fusion courses will be granted upon completion of the program below. Fusion courses are defined as those drawn from several of the social studies disciplines and requiring a composite preparation in social studies. Fusion courses include Civics, Social Problems, American Problems, Area Studies, Vital Issues, etc.

The Broad Field Social Studies major may be completed by:

A minimum of 54 semester credits to include all of the following:

1. A secondary education minor in Psychology.

2. The minimum series of prescribed core courses listed below.

3. Additional elective credits in any one of the other disciplines within the Broad Field Major except the field of the teaching minor.

Prescribed Core Courses:

ECON 235 and BUS 110 6 credits
PSYC 101 plus three additional credits in Psychology 6 credits
GEOG 100 and 102 6 credits
HIST 151 or 152, and 111 or 392 6 credits
POLS150 and 330 6 credits
SOCI 101 and ANTH 112 6 credits
 

Individualized Major
with a Psychology Component

The Individually Designed Major permits students to develop an interdisciplinary program in such areas as chemical dependency counseling, gerontology, human health services and public relations. For information, see Individually Designed Major in the Undergraduate section of this catalog.