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)

This guide is helpful for students interested in graduate school in any of a number of disciplines with a focus on cognitive neuroscience or cognition and perception within psychology. This curriculum guide is also relevant for students with interests in artificial intelligence, medicine and public health. Such students are encouraged to develop a plan with a strong research focus from the beginning and consider completing an honors thesis, when possible.

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

  • 116 Introduction to Mind and Brain
  • 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 Biopsychology
  • 240 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Lab Courses

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

  • 302 Special Problems Lab in Psychology/Natural Science
  • 331 Laboratories in Biopsychology
  • 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
  • 432 Reproductive Behavior in Mammals
  • 433 Biopsychology of Motivation
  • 436 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 437 Current Issues in Biopsychology
  • 445 Psychology of Language (LING 447)
  • 446 Human Factors Psychology
  • 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)
  • 533 Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society (NEUROSCI 520)
  • 541 Advanced Topics in Cognition and Perception

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 208 Embryology
  • BIOLOGY 222 From Message to Mind: An Introduction to Neurobiology
  • BIOLOGY 225 Principles of Animal Physiology: Lecture
  • BIOLOGY 305 Genetics
  • BIOLOGY 310 Introductory Biochemistry
  • BIOLOGY 390 Evolution
  • *BIOLCHEM 415 Introductory Biochemistry
  • LING 315 Introduction to Syntax
  • LING 514 Semantics and Pragmatics
  • LING 555 Introduction to Cognitive Grammar
  • MCDB 307/ BIOLOGY 307 Developmental Biology
  • MCDB 418 Endocrinology
  • MCDB 419 Endocrinology Laboratory
  • MCDB 422/ *ANAT 422 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • MCDB 423 Introduction to Research in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • MCDB 425/ BIOLOGY 425/ *ANAT 425 Systems Neurobiology
  • MCDB 534 Developmental Neurobiology
  • PHIL 340 Mind, Matter, and Machines
  • PHIL 345 Language and Mind
  • PHIL 383 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 417 Logic and Artificial Intelligence
  • PHIL 450 Philosophy of Cognition
  • PHIL 477 Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 482 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHYSICS 264/ *CMB 264/ UC 264 Intro. to Sensory Systems: Sound, Hearing, and Deafness
  • PHYSICS 290 Physics of the Body and Mind
  • STATS 406 Introduction to Statistical Computing

Business, Systems, and Organizations (BSO)

Please see the Psychology or Biopsychology & Cognitive Science major plans for more information as to how these courses will satisfy requirements. These courses are not required. The courses listed may or may not meet major or LS&A requirements. Please meet with an academic advisor if you would like to know how these courses may help you meet graduation requirements. This is not a comprehensive list and there are often more classes that will be applicable to this area of study. This list is a guideline only.

This guide is useful for students embarking upon a future in planning careers in business organizations, human resources, benefits and administration, and employment placement agencies. Students with interests in applying to MBA programs or graduate study in organizational psychology may also be interested in this curriculum guide. Those planning advanced study in organizational psychology are advised to develop a plan with a strong research focus from the beginning and complete an honors thesis, when possible.

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

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)
  • 342 Laboratory in Judgment and Decision Making
  • 361 Advanced Laboratory 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.

  • 359 Psychology of Aging
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 448 Mathematical Psychology
  • 449 Decision Processes
  • 467 Current Topics in Organizational Psychology
  • 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • 497 Current Topics in Personality Psychology

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.

  • CAAS 434/ SOC 434 Social Organization of Black Communities
  • ECON 330 American Industries
  • ECON 422 The Structure of Labor Markets
  • ECON 430 Business Abroad
  • ECON 431 Industrial Organization and Performance
  • ECON 432 Government Regulation of Industry
  • ENVIRON 449/ NRE 449 Organizational Theory and Change
  • ENVIRON 495/ NRE 495 Small Group, Organization, and Advocacy Planning
  • HISTORY 569/ LHC 412 American Business History
  • MATH 427/ HB 603 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 321 Development of American Political Institutions
  • POLSCI 331 Public Administration
  • POLSCI 334 Bureaucracy and Policy Making
  • POLSCI 363 International Organization and Integration
  • SOC 303/ CAAS 303 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 315 Economic Sociology
  • SOC 412 Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations
  • SOC 420 Complex Organizations
  • SOC 423/ AMCULT 421 Social Stratification
  • SOC 440 Sociology of Work
  • SOC 442 Occupations and Professions
  • SOC 454 Law and Society
  • SOC 460 Social Change
  • *SPTMGMTC 203 Sport Business
  • WOMENSTD 342 Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization

Culture, Context, and Communities (CCC)

To learn more about cultural and community influences on psychological outcomes, this guide will prepare students for a vast array of career options including, but not limited to, graduate school in cultural anthropology, American culture, and community psychology. Students wishing to pursue graduate work in these areas are advised to develop a strong research focus from the beginning and to complete an honors thesis, when possible.

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)
  • 318 Laboratory in Community Research (AMCULT 307)
  • 319 Empowering Families & Communities (AMCULT 319)
  • 320 Laboratory in Community Intervention (AMCULT 320)
  • 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.

  • 315 Psychological Aspects of Black Experience (CAAS 327)
  • 316 The World of the Black Child (CAAS 331)
  • 353 Social Development
  • 373 Introduction to Community Psychology
  • 374 Marriage and the Family
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 411 Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context (WOMENSTD 419)
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 464 Group Behavior in Organizations
  • 465 Organizational Systems
  • 415 Anthropology of Childhood: Growing Up in Culture (ANTHRCUL 329)
  • 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 309 Anthropology of Europe
  • ANTHRCUL 315/ AMCULT 316 Native American Peoples of North America
  • ANTHRCUL 319 Latin American Society and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 320 Mexico: Culture and Society
  • ANTHRCUL 324 Anthropology of Contemporary American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 330 Culture, Thought and Meaning
  • ANTHRCUL 374/ LING 374 Language and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 402 Chinese Society and Cultures
  • ANTHRCUL 403 Japanese Society and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 404 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • ANTHRCUL 405 Peoples and Cultures of India
  • ANTHRCUL 409 Peoples and Cultures of the Near East and North Africa
  • ANTHRCUL 411/ CAAS 422 African Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 414/ CAAS 444 Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures I
  • ANTHRCUL 420 Anthropology of Contemporary American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 429 Television, Society, and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 440 Cultural Adaptation
  • ANTHRCUL 453/ CAAS 454 African-American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 447 Culture, Racism, and Human Nature
  • ANTHRCUL 458 Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 541 Ecological Approaches in Cultural Anthropology
  • COMM 371 Media, Culture, and Society
  • COMM 473 Cross- Cultural Communication
  • COMM 478 Special Topics in Media and Culture
  • COMM 479 Seminar in Media and Culture
  • POLSCI 340 Governments and Politics in Western Europe
  • POLSCI 344 Government and Politics of Russia
  • POLSCI 347 Politics and Society in Latin America
  • POLSCI 350/ JUDAIC 451 The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry
  • POLSCI 351 Israeli Society and Politics
  • POLSCI 352 Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • POLSCI 353 The Arab- Israeli Conflict
  • POLSCI 354 Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia
  • POLSCI 355 Government and Politics of China
  • POLSCI 356 Government and Politics of Japan
  • POLSCI 357 Governments and Politics of India and South Asia
  • POLSCI 358 Politics of the European Union
  • POLSCI 359/ CAAS 449 African Politics
  • SOC 304/ AMCULT 304 American Immigration
  • SOC 410 The American Jewish Community
  • SOC 412 Ethnic Identity and Inter-group Relations
  • SOC 434/ CAAS 434 Social Organization of Black Communities
  • WOMENSTD 346 African-American Women in Context
  • WOMENSTD 350 Women and the Community
  • WOMENSTD 351 Women and the Community II

Development, Psychopathology, and Mental Health (DPMH)

Students who would like to attend graduate school in any of a number of disciplines with a focus on the development and mental health of children, adolescents and adults (e.g., developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social work, human development and family studies) may find this guide useful. Such students are encouraged to develop a plan with a strong research focus from the beginning and consider completing an honors thesis, when possible. This curriculum guide will also be relevant for students with interests in human development in more applied settings (e.g. pre-schools, community agencies). These students are advised to develop a plan focusing on both research and community-based experiences.

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.

  • 305 Practicum in Psychology: Childcare and Child Development
  • 307 Directed Experiences with Children
  • 317 Community Based Research (AMCULT 306)
  • 318 Laboratory in Community Research (AMCULT 307)
  • 319 Empowering Families and Communities (AMCULT 319)
  • 320 Laboratory in Community Intervention (AMCULT 320)
  • 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
  • 373 Introduction to Community Psychology
  • 374 Marriage and the Family
  • 412 Peer Counseling
  • 415 The Anthropology of Childhood: Growing up in Culture (ANTHRCUL 329)
  • 436 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 456 Human Infancy
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 458 Psychology of Adolescence
  • 473 Developmental Disturbances of Childhood
  • 474 Introduction to Behavior Therapy
  • 475 Perspectives in Advanced Psychopathology
  • 477 Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
  • 478 Clinical Psychology
  • 479 Intervention in Childhood Disorder
  • 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 302/ SOC 302 Introduction to American Society
  • AMCULT 304/ SOC 304 American Immigration
  • AMCULT 421/ SOC 423 Social Stratification
  • ANTHRCUL 325/ WOMENSTD 324 Childbirth & Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 347/ CAAS 420 Race and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 431 American Kinship
  • CAAS 327 Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience
  • COMM 471 Gender Issues in the Media
  • COMM 474 Mass Communication and Identity
  • 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 205 Poverty, Race, and Health
  • SOC 344 Marriage and the Family: A Sociological Perspective
  • SOC 404/ AMCULT 404 Hispanic-Americans: Social Problems and Social Issues
  • SOC 412 Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations
  • SOC 430 Introduction to Population Studies
  • SOC 434/ CAAS 434 Social Organization of Black Communities
  • SOC 435 Urban Inequality and Conflict
  • SOC 444 Senior Seminar: The American Family
  • SOC 445 Comparative Family System
  • 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 Women and the Community
  • WOMENSTD 351 Women and the Community II

Evolution, Biology, and Behavior (EBB)

Those intending to pursue graduate school in any of a number of disciplines with a focus on programs in bio-evolutionary psychology, bio-anthropology, animal behavior, veterinary medicine, natural resources or wildlife biology might follow this guide. Such students are encouraged to develop a plan with a strong research focus from the beginning and consider completing an honors thesis, when possible.

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 Biopsychology

Lab Courses

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

  • 302 Special Problems Lab in Psychology/Natural Science
  • 331 Laboratories in Biopsychology

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)
  • 432 Reproductive Behavior in Mammals
  • 437 Current Topics in Biopsychology
  • 439 Behavioral Biology of Women (ANTHRBIO 468/ WOMENSTD 468)
  • 530 Advanced Comparative Animal Behavior
  • 531 Advanced Topics in Biopsychology
  • 532 Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology (EEB 541/ PHYSIOL 541/ ANAT 541)
  • 533 Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society (NEUROSCI 520)

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 360 Race and Human Evolution
  • ANTHRBIO 365 Human Evolution
  • ANTRHBIO 467 Human Behavioral Ecology
  • ANTHRBIO 562 Human Nature
  • ANTHRBIO 564 Hominid Origins
  • ANTHRBIO 565 Evolution of Genus Homo
  • ANTHRBIO 568 Primate Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • BIOLOGY 130 Animal Behavior
  • BIOLOGY 226 Animal Physiology Laboratory
  • BIOLOGY 288 Animal Diversity
  • BIOLOGY 305 Genetics
  • BIOLOGY 381/ EEB 381 General Ecology
  • BIOLOGY 390 Evolution
  • BIOLOGY 492 Behavioral Ecology
  • EEB 315/ ENVIRON 315 The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
  • EEB 451(BIOLOGY 451)/ *NRE 451 Biology of Mammals
  • EEB 453(BIOLOGY 453) Field Mammalogy
  • GEOSCI 106 Fossils, Primates, and Human Evolution
  • GEOSCI 125 Evolution and Extinction
  • GEOSCI 416 Organismal Function and Evolution
  • GEOSCI 438 Evolution of the Primates
  • *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, Psychology, and Society (GPS)

The GPS curriculum guide is helpful for students who would like to study women’s studies, sociology, public policy, social work and health-related fields. Students wishing to pursue graduate work in these areas are advised to develop a strong research focus from the beginning and to complete an honors thesis, when possible.

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

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.

  • 353 Social Development
  • 373 Introduction to Community Psychology
  • 374 Marriage and the Family
  • 386 Attitudes and Social Behavior (SOC 386)
  • 411 Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context (WOMENSTD 419)
  • 415 Anthropology of Childhood: Growing up in culture (ANTHRCUL 329)
  • 439 Behavioral Biology of Women (ANTHRBIO 468/ WOMENSTD 468)
  • 485 Gender, Mentoring, and Technology (WOMENSTD 485)
  • 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • 497 Current Topics in Personality Psychology
  • 498 Gender and the Individual (WOMENSTD 498)
  • 499 Psychology of Women (WOMENSTD 499)

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.

  • AMCULT 330 Culture, Thought and Meaning
  • AMCULT 350 Approaches to American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 302 Sex and Gender in Japan
  • ANTHRCUL 373 Articulating Gender: Women, Men, Speech
  • ANTHRCUL 388 Gender and Archeology
  • ANTHRCUL 440 Cultural Adaptation
  • ANTHRCUL 455/ WOMENSTD 455 Feminist Theory and Gender Studies in
  • Anthropology
  • COMM 471 Gender Issues in the Media
  • HISTORY 370/ WOMENSTD 370 Women in American History to 1870
  • HISTORY 371/ WOMENSTD 371 Women in American History Since 1870
  • HISTORY 372/ WOMENSTD 372 Women in European History, 1750 to the Present
  • HISTORY 471/WOMENSTD 470 Gender and Sexuality in India
  • PHIL 486/ WOMENSTD 486 Topics in Feminist Philosophy
  • POLSCI 323/ WOMENSTD 418 Women and the Political System
  • POLSCI 401/ WOMENSTD 422 Feminist Political Theory
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Sexuality
  • SOC 412 Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations
  • SOC 445 Comparative Family Systems
  • SOC 447 Sociology of Gender
  • WOMENSTD 220/ *NURS 220 Perspectives in Women's Health
  • WOMENSTD 231/ CAAS 241 Women of Color and Feminism
  • WOMENSTD 240/ AMCULT 240 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WOMENSTD 245 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
  • WOMENSTD 336/ CAAS 336/ HISTORY 336 Black Women in America
  • WOMENSTD 337/ CAAS 337/ HISTORY 337 Black Women, Part I: American Revolution - Women’s Era
  • WOMENSTD 341 Gender & the Individual: Transmission & Function of Sex/Gender
  • WOMENSTD 342 Gender and Society
  • WOMENSTD 343 Gender consciousness and Social Change
  • WOMENSTD 345 Third World Women
  • WOMENSTD 346 African-American Women in Context
  • WOMENSTD 347 Feminist Perspective on Lesbian Studies
  • WOMENSTD 430/ AMCULT 430 Feminist Thought
  • WOMENSTD 350 Women and the Community
  • WOMENSTD 351 Women and the Community II
  • WOMENSTD 492/ REES 490/ SOC 490 Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective

Health, Development, and Aging (HDA)

Students may find this curriculum guide useful for planning to study health psychology, public health, aging and development, or many of the health related disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing). Students wishing to pursue graduate education in these areas are encouraged to develop a plan with a research focus from the beginning and consider completing an honors thesis, when possible. Students with health related interests should consider the employment opportunities in these areas upon graduation and devise a concentration plan consistent with their employment goals.

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 Biopsychology
  • 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 Laboratories in Biopsychology
  • 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
  • 433 Biopsychology of Motivation
  • 436 Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior
  • 439 Behavioral Biology of Women (ANTHRBIO 468/ WOMENSTD 468)
  • 456 Human Infancy
  • 457 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 458 Psychology of Adolescence
  • 473 Developmental Disturbances of Childhood
  • 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
  • AMCULT 404/ SOC 404 Hispanic- Americans: Social Problems and Social Issues
  • ANTHRCUL 325/ WOMENSTD 324 Childbirth & Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 329 PSYCH 415 The Anthropology of Childhood: Growing Up in Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 344 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 347/ CAAS 420 Race and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 416/ *HBEHED 516 Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
  • BIOLOGY 105 Biology of Human Nutrition
  • BIOLOGY 118 AIDS and Other Health Crises
  • BIOLOGY 124 Cells, Cancer, and Society
  • BIOLOGY 140 Genetics and Society
  • BIOLOGY 222 From Message to Mind: An Introduction to Neurobiology
  • BIOLOGY 305 Genetics
  • ECON 438/ *HMP 661 Economics of Health Services
  • 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 344 Ethics and Health Care
  • 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/ ECON 325 Inequality in the United States
  • SOC 205 Poverty, Race, and Health
  • SOC 330 Population Problems
  • SOC 331 Population Trends in the U.S.: Their Economic/Social Consequences
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Sexuality
  • SOC 389 Practicum in Sociology
  • SOC 430 Introduction to Population Studies
  • SOC 475/ *MEDCARE 475 Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • SOC 477/ *HB 609 Sociology of Aging
  • *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)

Those students interested in courses related to social diversity and social justice find this guide beneficial. Intergroup Relations courses offer experience in both 1) understanding and analyzing issues of diversity and justice, and 2) building specific practical skills in dealing with these issues in the “real” world. Students may find this curriculum guide useful in preparing for careers in social work, law, medicine, clinical psychology, education, business, and other socially diverse workplaces. Students may also use this guide to enter graduate school in social justice, become community organizers, enter politics, or engage in other professions directly relevant to social justice action. Importantly, students may study this area not merely for professional reasons, but in order to 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)
  • 318 Laboratory in Community Research (AMCULT 307)
  • 319 Empowering Families and Communities (AMCULT 319)
  • 320 Laboratory in Community Intervention (AMCULT 320)
  • 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.

  • 315 Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience (CAAS 327)
  • 316 The World of the Black Child (CAAS 331)
  • 373 Introduction to Community Psychology
  • 386 Attitudes and Social Behavior (SOC 386)
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 411 Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context (WOMENSTD 419)
  • 464 Group Behavior in Organizations
  • 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • 488 Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior (SOC 465)
  • 493 Psychological Perspectives on Culture and Ethnicity
  • 581 Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

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 210 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • AMCULT 243/ WOMENSTD 243 Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S
  • AMCULT 302/ SOC 302 Introduction to American Society
  • AMCULT 304/ SOC 304 American Immigration
  • AMCULT 399 Race, Racism, and Ethnicity
  • AMCULT 401 Race and Racialization in the Americas
  • ANTHRCUL 324 Anthropology of Contemporary American Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 347/ CAAS 420 Race and Ethnicity
  • ANTHRCUL 422 Ethnography in America
  • ANTHRCUL 447 Culture, Racism, and Human Nature
  • ANTHRCUL 427/ CAAS 427/ WOMENSTD 427 African Women
  • ANTHRCUL 431 American Kinship
  • ANTHRCUL 438 Urban Anthropology
  • ANTHRCUL 440 Cultural Adaptation
  • ANTHRCUL 453/ CAAS 454 African-American Culture
  • CAAS 201 Introduction to Afro-American Studies
  • CAAS 203 Issues in Afro-American Development
  • CAAS 230/ HISTORY 274 Survey of Afro-American History I
  • CAAS 231/ HISTORY 275 Survey of Afro-American History II
  • CAAS 241/ WOMENSTD 231 Women of Color and Feminism
  • CAAS 333 Perspectives in Afro-American History
  • CAAS 336/ HISTORY 336/ WOMENSTD 336 Black Women in America
  • CAAS 426 Urban Redevelopment and Social Justice
  • CAAS 478/ LACS 400/ HISTORY 578 Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America
  • *MO 326 (OB 326) Workforce Diversity
  • POLSCI 332/ ECON 325 Inequality in the United States
  • POLSCI 353 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLSCI 361 Regional Conflict and Cooperation
  • POLSCI 368 Cooperation and Conflict in the International System
  • RCSSCI 381 Unteaching Racism
  • SOC 105 First-Year Seminar in Sociology
  • SOC 202 Contemporary Social Issues I
  • SOC 204/ LHSP 189 Intergroup Relations and Conflict
  • SOC205 Poverty, Race, and Health
  • SOC 303/ CAAS 303 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 304/ AMCULT 304 American Immigration
  • SOC 323/ CAAS 321 African American Social Thought
  • SOC 404/ AMCULT 404 Hispanic-Americans: Social Problems and Social Issues
  • SOC 410 The American Jewish Community
  • SOC 412 Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations
  • SOC 424 Social Seminar: Social Stratification
  • SOC 423/ AMCULT 421 Social Stratification
  • SOC 434/ CAAS 434 Social Organization of Black Communities
  • SOC 435 Urban Inequity and Conflict
  • SOC 447/ WOMENSTD 447 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 521/ CAAS 521 African American Intellectual Thought
  • WOMENSTD 151 Feminism, Gender, and Chinese Modernity
  • WOMENSTD 245 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies
  • WOMENSTD 346 African-American Women in Context
  • WOMENSTD 350 Women and the Community
  • WOMENSTD 351 Women and the Community II

Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensics (LCJF)

This guide is helpful for students with a focus on the scientific study of language and cognition. These courses represent contributions to this study from several different disciplines, including psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, philosophy of language and mind, and theoretical linguistics. Students should create a plan that includes a strong research focus, and take the core courses in cognitive and developmental psychology and linguistics early in their program. Students who wish to pursue graduate studies are particularly encouraged to complete an honors thesis based on empirical work conducted in one of the local labs in the Departments of Psychology or 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
  • 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
  • 342 Laboratory in Judgment and Decision Making
  • 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
  • 373 Introduction to Community Psychology
  • 386 Attitudes and Social Behavior (SOC 386)
  • 393 Political Psychology
  • 436 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
  • AMCULT 421/ SOC 423 Social Stratification
  • ANTHRCUL 333 Non- Western Legal Systems, I
  • CAAS 450 Law, Race, and the Historical Process, I
  • COMM 452 Media Law and Policy
  • ECON 325/ POLSCI 332 Inequality in the United States
  • ECON 327 Economics of Crime
  • ECON 485 Law and Economics
  • ENVIRON 392/ *NRE 392 Applications to Environmental Justice
  • ENVIRON 492/ *NRE 492/ *UP 492 Environmental Justice: Domestic and International
  • HISTORY 345/ RCSSCI 357 History and Theory of Punishment
  • HISTORY 475 The History of American Constitutional Law
  • HISTORY 477 Law, History, and the Dynamics of Social Change
  • PHIL 344 Ethics and Health Care
  • PHIL 356 Issues in Bioethics
  • PHIL 359 Law and Philosophy
  • PHIL 369 Philosophy of Law
  • POLSCI 316 Freedom of Speech and Press
  • POLSCI 317 Courts, Politics and Society
  • POLSCI 318 American Constitutional Politics
  • POLSCI 319 The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • POLSCI 322 Legislative Process
  • POLSCI 345 Law and Development
  • POLSCI 364 Public International Law
  • POLSCI 432 Law and Public Policy
  • SOC 368 Criminology
  • SOC 389 Practicum in Sociology (criminal justice sections)
  • SOC 452 Law and Social Psychology
  • SOC 454 Law and Society
  • SOC 467 Juvenile Delinquency
  • WOMENSTD 270 Women and the Law

Language, Thought, and Culture (LTC)

This guide is helpful for students with a focus on the scientific study of language and cognition. These courses represent contributions to this study from several different disciplines, including psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, philosophy of language and mind, and theoretical linguistics. Students should create a plan that includes a strong research focus, and take the core courses in cognitive and developmental psychology and linguistics early in their program. Students who wish to pursue graduate studies are particularly encouraged to complete an honors thesis based on empirical work conducted in one of the local labs in the Departments of Psychology or 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 Perception
  • 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 211 Introduction to Language
  • LING 272/ ANTHRCUL 272 Language in Society
  • LING 313 Sound Patterns
  • LING 315 Sentence Analysis
  • LING 316 (314) Aspects of Meaning
  • LING 317 Language and History
  • LING 339/ CAAS 339 African American Languages and Dialects
  • LING 340 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • LING 342 Perspectives on Bilingualism
  • LING 350 Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Instruction
  • 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 450 Philosophy of Cognition
  • PHIL 477 Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 482 Philosophy of Mind