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Active as of Fall Semester 2015

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Environmental Psychology

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PSYC 1425

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This course investigates the psychology of environmental problems as an interdisciplinary blend of psychology and environmental science by viewing current environmental issues through eight major psychological approach lenses. This course facilitates student understanding of how human consciousness and behavior contribute to, and result from, environmental threats. Learners will investigate how humans can choose to live in a manner that will ensure a sustainable future and how humanity is related to nature in terms of global interdependence, as well as how agriculturists can produce food sources to sustain a growing global population. Students who are interested in their roles as stewards of the preservation of nature for future generations can explore how psychology and the environment are interrelated. Learners will create individualized self-control projects (Behavior Change Plans) based on the seven aspects of personal lifestyle that most significantly impact the environment. They will describe how they can alter their daily lifestyles to live more responsible, sustainable, and conscious lives.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PSYC 1425 - Environmental Psychology

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PSYC 1425 - Environmental Psychology

There are no corequisites for this course.