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2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

Psychology

   •  PSYC 10000 - Introduction to Psychology
   •  PSYC 11000 - Child & Adolescent Development
   •  PSYC 21200 - Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSYC 21500 - Psychology of Women & Gender
   •  PSYC 21800 - Animal Cognition
   •  PSYC 22000 - Stereotypes & Prejudice
   •  PSYC 22500 - Environmental Psychology
   •  PSYC 23000 - Human Neuropsychology
   •  PSYC 23500 - Evolutionary Psychology
   •  PSYC 25000 - Intro to Statistics & Experimental Design
   •  PSYC 29900 - Topics in Psychology
   •  PSYC 29901 - Psychology and Literature
   •  PSYC 29902 - Sex Differences in the Brain
   •  PSYC 29909 - Multicultural Psychology
   •  PSYC 29910 - Applied Psychology
   •  PSYC 31500 - Music and Speech Perception
   •  PSYC 31800 - Hemispheric Specialization
   •  PSYC 32100 - Learning & Behavior
   •  PSYC 32200 - Memory & Cognition
   •  PSYC 32300 - Behavioral Neuroscience
   •  PSYC 32400 - Cognitive Neuroscience (neuroscience)
   •  PSYC 32500 - Personality: Theory & Research
   •  PSYC 32600 - Educational Psychology
   •  PSYC 32700 - Developmental Psyc:Theory & Research
   •  PSYC 33000 - Social Psychology: Theory & Research
   •  PSYC 33100 - Clinical Psychology
   •  PSYC 33500 - Perception and Action
   •  PSYC 34500 - Drugs and Behavior
   •  PSYC 34600 - Face Recognition
   •  PSYC 38500 - Attachment
   •  PSYC 39500 - History of Psychology
   •  PSYC 39900 - Advanced Topics in Psychology
   •  PSYC 39902 - Psychology of Immigration
   •  PSYC 39903 - Behavioral Genetics
   •  PSYC 39906 - Judgment and Decision Making
   •  PSYC 39907 - Psychology of Justice
   •  PSYC 39923 - Social Cognition
   •  PSYC 39924 - Children of Immigrants
   •  PSYC 39925 - Psychology of Film
   •  PSYC 40000 - Tutorial
   •  PSYC 41000 - Internship
   •  PSYC 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  PSYC 45200 - Independent Study Thesis