Name: Dr. Fennoyee A. Thomas
Interim Chair and Associate Dean
Phone: 713.313.1037
Email: thomas_fa@tsu.edu

courses

Philosophy Courses

PHIL 231 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Exploration of the methods and problems of philosophy through critical discussion and analysis of contemporary social and moral issues. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as PHIL 1301 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

PHIL 431 Aesthetics (3)
Critical examination of classical and contemporary aesthetic theories and their relevance for students' aesthetic experiences. Three hours of lecture per week.

Psychology Courses

PSY 131 General Psychology (3)
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles underlying human behavior. A prerequisite to all other Psychology courses. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as PSYC 2301 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

PSY 231 Child Psychology (3)
Special study of the mental and emotional development from birth to middle childhood. Development considered from a life long process viewpoint. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: PSY 131. Listed as PSYC 2308 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

PSY 234 Elementary Statistics (3)
Basic statistics course for students in Psychology and in the College of Education. Limited practice in the use of calculations and computational devices included. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 133. Formerly PSY 436.

PSY 235 Educational Psychology (3)
Study of the relationship between psychology and education and its usefulness in the normal processes of growth and development. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: PSY 131.

PSY 331 Psychology of Learning (3)
Study of classical and instrumental conditioning, verbal learning, and theories of learning. Motivational factors also covered. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: PSY 131

PSY 332 Vocational and Industrial Psychology (3)
Study of the basic factors in vocational selection, methods of estimating aptitude, measurement of special abilities, problem analysis and specifications. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: PSY 131.

PSY 333 Adolescent Psychology (3)
Social and psychological bases of adolescent behavior. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: PSY 131 and PSY 231.

PSY 334 Experimental Psychology (3)
Study of the experimental analysis of behavior and experimental design. Emphasis placed on the application of behavior principles to non-laboratory settings. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: PSY 131 and consent of the instructor.

PSY 336 Psychological Testing and Measurement (3)
Emphasis on the role and function of informal and standardized tests in the mental health and educational settings. The use of group and individual tests in the assessment of the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains will be considered. Prerequisite: Statistics course.

PSY 432 Social Psychology (3)
Study of the psychological basis of social behavior. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: PSY 131.

PSY 433 Abnormal Psychology (3)
Study of pathological behavior, its causes, preventive measures, and remedial treatment. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Completion of nine (9) semester credit hours in Psychology.

PSY 434 Mental Health (3)
Study of the basic problems of mental health encountered by parents, teachers, and others. Consideration given to emotional problems of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Completion of nine (9) semester credit hours in Psychology and consent of the instructor.

PSY 435 Psychology of Personality (3)
Consideration of the individual as both a social and biological unit by relating each group of factors to the development of personality. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Completion of nine (9) semester credit hours in Psychology and consent of the instructor.

PSY 436 Biopsychology (3)
Study of brain structures and their relationship to behavior. Brain chemicals and psychoactive medications also covered. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Completion of nine (9) semester credit hours in Psychology, and BIOL 143.

PSY 439 Behavioral Problems in Children (3)
Survey of behavioral abnormalities in children with particular emphasis on types of social and emotional disorders. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor or Faculty Chair. Formerly listed as Behavioral Psychology under the same course designation.

PSY 461 Selected Topics in Psychology (3)
Seminar which focuses upon selected topics in the field of Psychology. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing and the completion of at least twelve (12) semester credit hours in Psychology.

PSY 463 Independent Study in Psychology (3)
Investigation of an area in Psychology and/or the conduction of a research project under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of the Faculty Chair.