Psychology Major (Liberal Arts)
Psychology Minor (Liberal Arts)
Art Therapy Concentration

Psychology Minor for Art Therapy
Psychology Minor (Secondary Education)
Broad Field Social Studies Major in Psychology (Secondary Education)
Individualized Major with a Psychology Component


Psychology


Faculty
Hal S. Bertilson, Professor
David W. Carroll, Professor
Todd O. Jackson, Associate Professor
Nancy M. Minahan, Professor
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       Research Methodology In Psychology               3 credits
PSYC 304       Research 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       Child Development                                           3 credits
PSYC 452       Adolescence                                                     3 credits
PSYC 453       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

Learning, Cognition and Language
PSYC 401       Learning                                                           3 credits
PSYC 402       Applied Behavior Analysis                                3 credits
PSYC403        Memory and Cognition                                     3 credits
PSYC 476       Psychology of Language                                   3 credits

Electives: Six credits
Electives to be selected in consultation with the student's 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 electives listed below:

PSYC 200       Profession of Psychology                                  3 credits
PSYC 212       Critical Thinking                                                3 credits
PSYC 227       Interpersonal Skills                                           3 credits
PSYC 270       Psychology of Men                                           3 credits
PSYC 317       Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence 3 credits
PSYC 318       Peace Psychology                                             3 credits
PSYC 335       Field Experiences in Psychology                        3 credits
PSYC 358       Psychology of Women                                      3 credits
PSYC 360       Cross-Cultural Psychology                                3 credits
PSYC 490       Independent Study                                            3 credits

Standardized Achievement Test:
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.

IDS 400           Senior Student Participation in Assessment

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. The remaining credits are electives, with the stipulation that at least eight credits include upper-division courses.

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

Art Therapy Core Courses:
ART 350          Psychology of Art                                             3 credits 
ART 402          Art Therapy Seminar and Tutorial Lab              3 credits
ART 483          Art Therapy Fundamentals                                3 credits
ART 484          Development of Creative Functioning                3 credits
ART 485          Art Therapy Techniques                                    3 credits
ART 498          Art Therapy Internship                                      3 credits

Psychology Minor for Art Therapy
(24 Semester credits)

Required Courses:
PSYC 101       Introduction to Psychology                                3 credits
PSYC 451       Child Development                                           3 credits
PSYC 452       Adolescence                                                     3 credits
PSYC 453       Adulthood                                                        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 22 credits including 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       Research Methodology In Psychology               3 credits
PSYC 304       Research Methodology Laboratory                   1 credit
PSYC 404       Senior Research                                               3 credits
PSYC 452       Adolescence                                                     3 credits
PSYC 461       Abnormal Psychology                                       3 credits
PSYC 494       History and Systems of Psychology                   3 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 can be fulfilled by completing a minimum of 57 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.

ECON 235      Economics and Society                         3 credits
PSYC 101       Introduction to Psychology                    3 credits
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology                      3 credits

ANTH 101      The Human Experience                        
or
ANTH 112      Introduction to Anthropology               3 credits

HIST 151         U.S. History Through 1877                  
or
HIST 152         U.S. History Since 1877                      
or
HIST 111         Introduction to Modern World History 3 credits

GEOG 100      World Regional Geography                  
or
GEOG 102      Cultural Geography                               3 credits

POLS 230       U.S. National, State, and Local Government    
or
POLS 150       American National Government           
and
POLS 330       U.S. State and local Government          4-6 credits

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

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.