Undergraduate

REVISED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

COURSES DESCRIPTIONS

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

 

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Psychology is a newly-founded and vital Department aiming to constantly be on the front line regarding teaching and research on topics of current interest. It offers a degree in psychology, which allows its graduates to enter graduate programmes in order to specialize in a psychology area and practice the profession of psychology in accordance with the current legislation or follow an academic or research track. Graduates not interested or not able to continue their studies on a graduate level, can seek employment in positions, for which psychology knowledge can be useful. The Department emphasizes on research in many areas of psychology and especially in Educational, Cognitive, Social, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, areas for which it offers graduate program of studies.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The Psychology degree consists of 240 credit units (ECTS) distributed to compulsory and elective courses.

Courses given codes starting with 100 are credited with 5 ECTS, because they are open and elective for students from other departments. The rest courses are credited with 6 ECTS except laboratory courses, which are credited with 7 ECTS. Research courses (PSY 350, PSY 450) are credited with 3 ECTS. The undergraduate thesis (PSY 490, PSY 491) is credited with 12 ECTS.

This programme structure allows students the flexibility of either taking courses of various psychology areas or studying in depth an area of interest, while at the same time, through their compulsory courses, they will cover the basic knowledge they are expected to have to pursue a position in graduate programmes or seek employment.

 

1. COMPULSORY COURSES (17 Courses, total 101 ECTS)

 

PSY 100 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (5)

PSY 101 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I (5)

PSY 102 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Ι: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (5)

PSY 103 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Ι: THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (5)

PSY 120 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Ι (5)

PSY 170 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Ι: CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS (5)

 

PSY 200 PSYCHOBIOLOGY Ι: BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR (6)

PSY 204 METHODOLOGY Ι: DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH (7)

PSY 220 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ΙΙ: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (6)

PSY 306 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ΙΙ: DEONTOLOGY AND ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (6)

PSY 314 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ΙΙ (6)

PSY 315 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY ΙΙ: INTERGROUP RELATIONS AND SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS (7)

PSY 316 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY ΙΙ: ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION (6)

PSY 343 APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND FIELD EXPERIENCE (7)

PSY 370 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ΙΙ: LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION(6)

PSY 404 METHODOLOGY ΙΙ: CORRELATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH (7)

PSY 422 PSYCHOBIOLOGY ΙΙ: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (7)

 

2. ELECTIVE COURSES (99 ECTS)

Students can choose out of the elective courses of the Department of Psychology. Furthermore, they can take two courses (up to 12 ECTS) from other departments, in addition to the 4 elective courses dictated by the UCY rules of attendance, which will be included in the 99 ECTS.

Among elective courses are also included the courses PSY 390 INDEPENDENT STUDY (6 ECTS), PSY 350 RESEARSH EXPERIENCE Ι (3 ECTS), PSY 450 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ΙΙ (3 ECTS) and UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PSY 490-491 (12 ECTS), enrolment to which requires approval by the professor.

 

*At PSY 390 the student studies a subject of his/her choice, not included in a specialized course. Students are dispensed from an elective psychology course.

*Courses PSY350 and PSY450 are optional and the student is involved in research projects conducted by the faculty of the Department, thus acquiring important research experience.

*The undergraduate thesis PSY 490-491 is also optional. The students are dispensed from TWO elective psychology courses.

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

PSY 113 WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (5)

PSY 118 FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY (5)

PSY 123 PSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION (5)

PSY 131 PSYCHOLOGY OF MOURNING (5)

PSY 132 PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS AND ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (5)

PSY 203 MEMORY (6)

PSY 208 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (6)

PSY 216 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOACOUSTICS (6)

PSY 217 FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY (6)

PSY 223 PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES (6)

PSY 301 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY METHODS (7)

PSY 305 BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND MODIFICATION (7)

PSY 307 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (6)

PSY 319 INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES (6)

PSY 320 LEARNING DISABILITIES Ι: Attentional Problems (6)

PSY 321 COGNITIVE SCIENCE (6)

PSY 322 PSYCHOLOGY OF READING (6)

PSY 323 PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE (6)

PSY 331 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (6)

PSY 332 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (6)

PSY 341 SOCIAL DEVIANCE AND ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR (6)

PSY 342 PSYCHOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (6)

PSY 401 DIAGNOSTIC METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (7)

PSY 402 THEORIES OF MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS (6)

PSY 403 COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (6)

PSY 407 LEARNING DISABILITIES ΙΙ: Reading Difficulties (6)

PSY 423 MENTAL RETARDATION (6)

PSY 424 KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION (6)

PSY 425 BASIC HUMAN PHARMACOLOGY (6)

PSY 426 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (6)

 

3. TWO COMPULSORY COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS (10 ECTS)

CS 001 Introduction to Computers

MAS 051 Statistics

 

4. ELECTIVE COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS (20 ECTS)

Any elective courses from two other Departments of University of Cyprus corresponding to 20 credit units (4 courses of 5 ECTS each).

 

5. FOREIGN LANGUAGE (10 ECTS)

Two courses in a foreign language (Levels Ι and ΙΙ)

Comprehensive Table of Requirements ECTS
1. Compulsory department courses 101
2. Elective department courses 99
3. 2 compulsory courses from other departments 10
4. Electives from other departments 20
5. Foreign language 10
TOTAL PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 240

 

NOTES

Ι. Student Work Load per Hours

1. Elective Research Experience Courses (3 ECTS)

Students' work load is expected to be around 85 hours.

Weekly meeting with supervisor: 13

Data collection and analysis: 52

Project: 20

Total: 85

 

2. Courses with 5 ECTS

Students' work load is expected to be around 150 hours. In case more assignments are added, then the load of other course requirements will be adjusted in a way that total does not exceed 150 hours.

Lecture: 39

Study for midterm and final exam: 50

Homework: 61

Total: 150

 

3. Courses with 6 ECTS

Students' work load is expected to be around 175 hours. In case more assignments are added, then the load of other course requirements will be adjusted in a way that total does not exceed 175 hours.

Lecture: 39

Study for midterm and final exam: 60

Homework: 76

Total: 175

 

4. Laboratory Courses 7 ECTS

Students' work load is expected to be around 190 hours.

Lecture: 39

Laboratory: 13

Study for midterm and final exam: 50

Homework and data analysis: 40

Project preparation and laboratory preparation: 48

Total: 190