Summer 2022 Registration Information

Summer 2022 Offerings

The Department of Psychology plans to offer the following online courses. (Note that summer offerings are dependent upon budget, faculty availability, and student enrollment):

  • ISCI 104: Science vs. Pseudoscience
  • ISCI 104: Vision and Driving
  • PSYC 101: General Psychology
  • PSYC 105: Topics – Orientation to Psychology
  • PSYC 160: Life Span Human Development
  • PSYC 200: Topics: Sport Psychology
  • PSYC 210*: Psychological Measurement & Statistics
  • PSYC 211: Psychological Research Methods
  • PSYC 250: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology. This course is not for Psychology majors.
  • PSYC 285: Drugs and Behavior
  • PSYC 308: Health Psychology. This course meets the sociocultural awareness requirement.
  • PSYC 310: Women and Gender. This course meets the sociocultural awareness requirement.
  • PSYC 330: Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 345: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 365: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 375: Sensation & Perception
  • PSYC 380: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 385: Biopsychology
  • PSYC 390: Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 400: Topics: Developmental Psych: Evolutionary Perspectives
  • PSYC 410: Psychology of the Workplace. This course meets the sociocultural awareness requirement.
  • PSYC 497: Senior Seminar: Evolutionary Psychology

* Regarding registration for Summer 2022 PSYC 210 and Fall 2022 Psyc 211:

  • Psychology majors who are fully admitted as of 3/9/22 may register for Psyc 210 for Summer 2022 and Psyc 211 for Fall 2022. They MUST register for Summer Psyc 210, then for Fall Psyc 211.
  • Students who are declared psychology majors as of 3/9/22, who have completed or are completing the prerequisite courses, may register for Psyc 210. Students who do not demonstrate mastery in these courses will be dropped from Psyc 210 after spring semester grades are submitted and before summer classes begin.  
  • Students who are declared psychology majors as of 3/9/22 will not be able to register for Psyc 211 for Fall 2022.
  • If you are not sure of your status (Fully Admitted or Declared), check your MyMadison or contact your advisor.

Senior Seminar

PSYC 497. Evolutionary Psychology. This course will examine human behavior through the lens of evolutionary theory. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding and interpreting primary literature and discussing the implications of this research. We will apply the theories of natural and sexual selection to topics such as mate choice, music and dance, altruism, cognition, social behavior, parenting, kinship, and more. This course is offered by Dr. Melanie Shoup-Knox (shoupml@jmu.edu).

Sociocultural Awareness Courses

Psychology Majors are required to complete at least one "Sociocultural Awareness" course as part of their academic program. The following courses being offered during the Fall semester fulfill this requirement:

  • Psyc 308. Health Psychology
  • Psyc 310. Women and Gender
  • Psyc 410. Psychology of the Workplace

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for Psychology courses are available in the catalog. Course descriptions for topical courses are below.

PSYC 400 Special Topics – Developmental Psychology: Evolutionary Perspectives. (3 credit hours). Evolutionary psychology involves understanding human behavior through natural selection and adaptation. Throughout the course, we will read theoretical and empirical articles to understand biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development from an evolutionary perspective. Prerequisite: 1 Social Science Content Core and 1 Natural Science Content Core class. This course is offered by Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen (jakobskv@jmu.edu)

ISCI 104. Scientific Perspectives: Science versus Pseudoscience (1 credit hour). This course meets General Education Cluster 3 requirements with psychology laboratory experiences. Offered by Dr. Tracy Zinn (zinnte@jmu.edu).

ISCI 104. Scientific Perspectives: Vision and Driving (1 credit hour). This course meets General Education Cluster 3 requirements with psychology laboratory experiences. Offered by Dr. Jeff Andre (andrejt@jmu.edu).