Distribution Themes

Courses currently taught on a regular basis are listed within their distribution theme.  Seminar (SEM), Independent Project (IP) and Laboratory (LAB) courses are designated within each theme.  Special topic courses may count toward a distribution theme and/or the Seminar requirement as indicated in their course descriptions.  Not all courses will count towards a distribution theme.  

Biological/Evolutionary theme

  • PSYC 2xx Brain & Behavior
  • PSYC 270 Intro to BioPsychology
  • PSYC 326 Hormones & Behavior LAB
  • PSYC 327 Sensation & Perception LAB
  • PSYC 401 Fundamentals of Learning LAB
  • PSYC 432 Animal Behavior LAB
  • PSYC 438 Human Neuropsychology SEM
  • PSYC 4xx  Behavioral Neuroscience SEM

Social/Cognitive theme

  • PSYC 207 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 215 Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 253 Personality
  • PSYC 325 Social Psychology LAB
  • PSYC 402 Memory & Cognition LAB
  • PSYC 459 Cognitive Science SEM
  • PSYC 457 Stereotypes/Prejudice SEM
  • PSYC 461 Critical Thinking & Psychological Science SEM
  • PSYC 464 Perceptual Development in Infancy SEM
  • PSYC 3039 Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 3056 Motivation and Emotion
  • PSYC 4014 Psych of Human Sexuality SEM

Applied theme

  • PSYC 238 Psychology & Law
  • PSYC 255 Sport Psychology
  • PSYC 256 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 313 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 317 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 318 Environmental Psychology LAB
  • PSYC 322 Positive Psychology LAB
  • PSYC 413 Community Psychology SEM
  • PSYC 443 Clinical Psychology SEM
  • PSYC 465 Applied Behavior Analysis SEM
  • PSYC 4018 Stress and Resilience SEM
  • PSYC 4021 Determinants of Well-being SEM

Other courses

  • PSYC 232 Lab Animals (.5 unit)
  • PSYC 460 Quantitative vs. Qualitative SEM
  • PSYC 468/469 SYE: Independent Research IP
  • PSYC 471/472 Independent Study IP 
  • PSYC 489/490 SYE: Independent Study IP
  • PSYC 496/497 Independent Research  IP
  • PSYC 498/499 SYE: Senior Project IP