105. Current Affairs. (1:1:0) (G-SS m)
Survey of current events and implications in economics, sociology, politics,
and international relations.
110. American Political System. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Origin and development of federal Constitution; national, state, and local
governments and politics with their environments.
150. Introduction to Comparative Political Systems. (3:3:0) Home Study also.
Patterns of European, Asian, Latin American, and other political systems
170. Introduction to International Politics. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Survey of basic forces, practices, institutions, and foreign policies of
major powers, and problem areas in international politics.
300. Political Inquiry. (3:2:1) Prerequisites: Pol. Sci. 110, 150; completion of or
concurrent registration in Pol. Sci. 170.
Systematic treatment of methodology in ix)litical science, including theory
and techniques of qualitative and quantitative research designs.
310. The United States Political System. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Pol.
Sci. 110. Buckwalter, Grow, Melville
Systematic inquiry into the national government and politics of the U.S.
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in the context of American society as a whole.
311. State and Local Government and Politics. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite:
Pol. Sci. 110. Grow, Williams
Relation of state and national governments, forms of state governments
and politics; types of municipal governments and their operation.
330. Introduction to Public Administration. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
Grow, Slover, Snow, Williams, Wright
Organization and operation of government. Relationship of administra-
tion to other branches of government; types of control over administration.
350. Political Systems of the USSR and Eastern Europe. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
Recommended: Pol. Sci. 150 or Hist. 330 or 331. Mabey, Morrell
The Communist Party and Soviet government; Marxist-Leninist ideology;
formulation and execution of policy; including social and economic impact.
355. Political Systems of United Kingdom and Commonwealth. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
Recommended: Pol. Sci. 150. Mabey
Development of the Constitution, the Crown, Parliament, Civil Service;
local administration. Cabinet judicial system, and the Commonwealth.
359. Modernization and Political Change. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recommended: Pol.
Sci. 150. Tullis
Analytical and comparative approach to the nature and causes of political
change and stability in Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
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360. Constitutional Law — American Federal System. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
361. Constitutional Law — Rights and Immunities. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
370. Theory of International Relations. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Pol. Sci.
170. Recommended: Pol. Sci. 300. Hillam
Approaches to the study of the actions and interactions of national
371. Contemporary U.S. Foreign Relations. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recommended:
Pol. Sci. 110. Buckwalter, Hickman
Emergence of the United States as a world power, and its impact upon the
other major powers and representative smaller countries.
375. International Organizations. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Pol. Sci. 170.
Recommended: Pol. Sci. 300. Taylor
Survey of process of international organizations in historical and political
380. World Communism. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Morrell
Emergence and development of communist politics in relation to Marxist
and Fabian socialism, fascism, anticolonialism, and Western democracy.
402. Introduction to Political Philosophy. (3:3:0) (G-SSm)
Melville, Midgley, Sorensen
General historical introduction to the major expressions of political
422. Contemporary Problems. (2:2:0) (G-SS m)
Selected topics which involve the formulation of public policy in the
areas of economics, sociology, politics, and international relations.
423. Minority Group Politics in America. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Tullis
Changing role of minority groups in contemporary American politics.
Sources of political cleavage and patterns of conflict resolution.
425. Contemporary Political Movements. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Pol. Sci. 300
or equivalent. Tullis
Origin and evolution of new social forces in the contemporary world:
minority ethnic groups, peasants, religious cults, political religions, etc.
Attention given to policy implications.
□ Geography 441. Political Geography. (3:3:0)
457. Government and History of Canada. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Grow
Growth and development of Canada and the operation of her government.
□ History 384. U.S. Diplomatic History. (3:3:0) Melville
□ History 390. American Constitutional History to 1865. (3:3:0)
□ History 391. American Constitutional History since 1865. (3:3:0)
498R. Directed Readings in Political Science. (1-2:0:1-2 ea.) Prerequisites: senior
status and permission of department chairman and instructor.
499. Senior Seminar. (3:2:0) Prerequisite: next- to-last or last undergraduate
semester in major.
Research in field of concentration and writing of an extensive seminar
paper. (For majors who plan on graduate study in political science.)
501. Ancient Political Philosophy. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Midgley, Sorensen
The history of political philosophy, beginning with the pre-Socratics and
ending with Hobbes.
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502. Modern Political Philosophy. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Midgley, Sorensen
The history of political philosophy beginning with Hobbes and ending
with the recent revival of political philosophy. (For graduate students and
for undergraduates as explained under Pol. Sci. 501.)
503. Contemporary Political Philosophy. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Melville, Midgley,
Survey of the attack upon political philosophy by political theorists, and
the various attempts to revive it by philosophers and theologians.
504. The Logic of Political Inquiry. (3:3:0) (m) Sorensen
Comparative analysis of the logic of scientific and normative inquiry and
the logical structure of the products of such inquiry.
506. American Political Thought. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Home Study also. Melville
American political and legal ideas from the colonial period to the present.
508. Empirical Political Theory. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: major in political science;
to be taken semester prior to Graduate Records Examination. Buckwalter
Background, development, and critique of empirical theories about sys-
tems, functionalism, elites, etc., in the political process.
510. Parties and Pressure Groups in the U.S. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite:
Pol. Sci. 110. Grow
Organization and methods of action of American political parties and
511. Urban Government. (3:3:0) (m) Williams
Growth, development, dynamics, and problems of urban government.
512. Public Policy, (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Buckwalter, Williams
A treatment of contemporary public problem identification; the processes
of policy formulation and legitimization; implementation and evaluation of
514. The United States Presidency. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Melville
The study of the American President and Vice-President, White House
office. Bureau of the Budget, Cabinet, and National Security Council.
520. American Legislative Systems. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisites: Pol. Sci.
Structure and organization of Congress and state legislative bodies;
nature of business transacted and conflict resolution.
523. Intergovernmental Relations in the United States. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
Prerequisites: Pol. Sci. 310 and 311.
A survey of major programs and trends; emphasis on organizational,
administrative, and fiscal relationships.
525. The Military in Government and Politics. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisites:
Pol. Sci. 310 and 370. Slover
Strategic alternatives for defense which affect politics, economics, and
foreign relations; and role of the military abroad.
550. Political Systems of France and Germany. (3:3:0) (m) Mabey, Morrell
Emphasis on the contemporary political systems of France and West
Germany; comparisons with Switzerland, East Germany, and Scandinavia.
551. Political System of China. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recommended: Pol. Sci.
150 or Hist. 343 or 344. Farnsworth
Comparative analysis of the Communist Chinese political system within
the context of the total social system.
552. Political System of Japan. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recommended: Pol. Sci.
150 or Hist. 345 or 346. Farnsworth
Ck»mparative analysis of the Japanese political system within the con-
text of the total social system.
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553. Political Systems of the Middle East. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
The analysis of governxnental institutions of the Middle East, with em-
phasis on the structure and dynamics of modern Middle Eastern politics.
556. Modernization and Political Change in South America. (3:3:0) (G-SS m)
Recommended: Pol. Sci. 359 or consent of instructor. Tullis
Analytical and comparative approach to the relation of economic devel-
opment and political change, and the impact of social forces on political
557. Modernization and Political Change in Mexico and the Caribbean. (3:3:0)
(G-SS m) Recommended: Pol. Sci. 150, 359, or equivalents. Tullis
Analytical and comparative approach to the relation of economic devel-
opment and political change, and the impact of social forces on political
558. Modernization and Political Change in Asia. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recom-
mended: Pol. Sci. 150 and/or 359. Farnsworth, Hillam
Analysis of selected political systems of Asia (excluding China and
Japan), utilizing developmental and comparative methodology.
563. Administrative Law of the U.S. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Reeder
Legal setting for administrative bodies and judicial control of administra-
tive action. Cases in administrative law read and discussed.
564. Jurisprudence. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Midgley, Reeder
Problem approach to ancient and modern legal philosophies, with special
attention given to the nature of justice and the relations of law to
568. Anglo-American Legal Institutions. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Melville, Reeder
Origins and development of common law and equity, the writ system,
court systems, basic legal terms, and the anatomy of a lawsuit.
570. Formulation of American Foreign Policy. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Hickman
The structure and function of American national government and poli-
tics relating to the formulating of foreign policy.
572. USSR Foreign Relations. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recommended: Pol. Sci. 170,
350, 370, or Hist. 330 or 331. Morrell
Development of foreign relations since 1945 with major areas of the
world; the policies — their formulation and implementation.
573. International Relations of Western Europe. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Hickman
Study of the transitional role of Western Europe in world p>olitics, with
emphasis upon integration and defense.
575. International Law. (5:5:0) (G-SS m) Reeder
Nature and function of international law; recognition, succession, juris-
diction rights, and immunities of states; nationality and jurisdiction over
576. Regional International Systems. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Taylor
The study of regional international systems — defense, social, and eco-
nomic; relationship with world systems.
578. International Relations of Latin America. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recom-
mended: Pol. Sci. 170, 359. Tullis
Political, economic, and cultural problems that arise from the relation-
ships between the nations of Latin America and the United States.
580. International Relations of Asia. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Recommended: Pol.
Sci. 170 and/or 370 or Hist. 341. Hillam
Analysis of the forces and issues which influence the international sys-
tem of Asia.
□ Public Administration 600. Fundamentals of Public Administration. (3:3:0)
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□ Public Administration 602. Organizational Analysis. (3:3:0)
mPublic Administration 603. Public Personnel Administration. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 604. Public Finance Administration. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 608. Contemporary Issues and Administration. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 620. Municipal Administration. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 621. City Planning. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 630. International Project Administration. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 631. Comparative Public Administration. (3:3:0)
□ Public Administration 640R. Program Administration. (3:3:0)
645R. Graduate Colloquium. (^:1:0 ea.)
Required of all graduate students each semester in residence.
690R. Seminar in Political Theory. (1-3:1-3:0 ea.) (m) Prerequisite: related
advanced course (s). Melville, Midgley, Sorensen
691R. Seminar in Politics. (1-3:1-3:0 ea.) (m) Prerequisite: related advanced
course (s). Buckwalter, Grow, Melville, Slover
695R. Seminar in Foreign Governments and Comparative Politics. (1-3:1-3:0
ea.) (m) Prerequisite: related advanced course (s). Famsworth,
Mabey, Morrell, Tullis
696R. Seminar in Public Law. (1-3:1-3:0 ea.) (m) Prerequisite: related ad-
vanced course(s). Melville, Reeder, Williams
697R. Seminar in International Relations. (1-3:1-3:0 ea.) (m) Prerequisite:
related advanced course(s). Hickman, Hillam, Reeder, Taylor
698R. Directed Readings in Political Science. (1-2:1-2:0 ea.) Prerequisite: per-
mission of graduate committee and instructor.
699. Thesis for Master's Degree. (6-9:Arr.:Arr.)
Professors: Allen, Bennion, Coop>er, Cundick, Daniels, Fleming, Hardy, Howell,
Pedersen (Chairman, 1230 SFLC), B. Robinson, Smith.
Associate Professors: Brown, Bunker, Jensen, Payne, Sorenson, Stimpson,
Assistant Professors: Budge, Dyer, Higbee, Jenkins, Lambert, P. Robinson,
Special Instructors: Bates, Kiger, Washburn.
The Department of Psychology offers to the student a program designed to: (1)
provide a breadth and depth of knowledge in the area of human behavior; (2)
provide an opportunity for self-development in interpersonal skills and leader-
ship trsiining; and (3) expand the frontiers of knowledge through collaborative
student-faculty research and scholarly activity.
The field of psychology offers careers in college and high school teaching;
various counseling services in elementary and secondary schools; clinical service
in clinics, institutions, and private practice; various psychological services in
business, industry, and government; and research in basic and applied psychol-
ogy. Most professional fields of psychology require advanced degrees, but there
are a limited number of opportunities for those with bachelor's degrees, such
as high school teaching, probation work, junior-level social work, employment
interviewing and testing, and junior-level psychological testing (psychometry).
The study of psychology has particular value for students preparing for
teaching and counseling of various kinds, parenthood, social work, law, medicine,
business, and public administration. Psychology is also of value in supporting
other specializations concerned with man and his works.
Undergraduate students may take any psychology course at or below the 500
level during any year, providing they have met the course prerequisites. The
course number does not indicate the year that the course is normally taken.
Requirements for an Undergraduate Major
Students majoring in psychology must take Psych. Ill; Psych. 370 and 374 or
Psych. 369; three of the following four courses: Psych. 360, 365, 450, and 460;
Psych. 491R or 497; and additional courses to make a total of 30 semester
In general, students anticipating doing graduate study in psychology should
take Psych. 370 and 374. In order to be admitted into graduate work in the
Psychology Department at Brigham Young University, students will be required
to complete Psych. Ill, 370, 374, and three of the following four courses: Psych.
360, 365, 450, and 460.
Students who plan to gain employment in social work upon completion of the
bachelor's degree or who plan to enter a graduate school of social work may
major in psychology and minor in undergraduate social work. It is recommended
that these students take the following psychology courses: Psych. Ill; Psych.
369 or both Psych. 370 and 374; Psych. 440; Psych. 450; Psych. 350 or 357; and
at least one of the following: Psych. 320, 321, 322 or 445. An undergraduate
social work minor should include 15 hours from the following courses: Sociol.
Ill or 112, 340, 360, 362, 366, 389, and 411.
Note: Students planning to certify as elementary or secondary school teachers
should consult the Education section of the catalog.
Although a minor is not required, students majoring in psychology may select
a minor or combination of enrichment courses from a wide range of subjects,
depending upon their educational and vocational objectives. They are urged to
consult with their adviser regarding this choice. Students planning to terminate
with a bachelor's degree should choose a minor area or a concentration of
courses which broaden their employment opportunities. Suggested areas are
secretarial work, various branches of business, recreation, and social work.
Requirements for an Undergraduate Minor
For a minor in psychology the following program is required: Psych. Ill, plus
electives from the remaining undergraduate and 500-series courses to make a
total of 14 semester hours.
The following graduate programs are offered: a master's degree in school psychol-
ogy; a master's degree in instructional psychology; a Ph.D. in clinical psychology
(APA accredited); and a Ph.D. in general psychology, with special emphasis in
several areas, including social and experimental. See the Graduate School Catalog
for details on these programs.
111. General Psychology, (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite for
most upper-division psychology classes.
Foundation course covering essentials of modern scientific psychology.
211. Frontiers of Psychology. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite:
Intensive survey of the general field, with special emphasis on topics not
covered in detail in Psych. 111.
240. Personal and Social Adjustment. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-SS)
Study of the prevention and amelioration of mental and personal difficul-
320. Psychology of Childhood. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite:
Psych. 111. Budge, Cundick, Jensen
Critical presentation of research on physical, mental, emotional, and
social development of the child and his interests, values, and motivations.
321. Psychology of Adolescence. (3:3:0) Home study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite:
Psych. 111. Budge, Cundick, Jensen
Development and maturation during adolescence, with special attention
to research methodology.
322. Psychology of Adult Life. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite:
Psych. 111. Allen, Cundick
Physiological, intellectual, personality, and motivational changes associ-
ated with adulthood; geriatric and gerontological emphasis.
330. Industrial Psychology. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite:
Psych. 111. Smith
Special application of psychology in human relations program for manage-
ment. Important issues in relation to motivation, morale, safety, efficiency,
336. Personnel Psychology. (2:2:0) (G-SS) Prerequisites: Psych. Ill and con-
current registration in Psych. 337.
Employment interviewing techniques; validation of psychological tests
and biographical questionnaires.
337. Practicum in Personnel Psychology. (2:1:6) (G-SS) Prerequisites: Psych.
Ill and concurrent registration in Psych. 336.
Supervised experience in testing, job analysis, interviewing, and exposure
to current personnel programs.
350. (Sociol.-Psych.) Introduction to Social Psychology. (3:3:0) Home Study
also. (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. Ill or Sociol. 111. Hardy, Smith,
Nature of social influence; socialization; concepts of norm, role status;
development of beliefs and attitudes; leadership; group processes.
357. (Sociol.-Psych.) Interpersonal Growth and Group Processes. (3:1:4) Home
Study also. Prerequisite: Psych. Ill or Sociol. 111. Daniels, Hardy,
Each student shares responsibility for the building and systematic study
of processes which facilitate more effective interpersonal relationships and
360. Sensation and Perception. (3:3:0) (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111.
Allen, Budge, Fleming
Sensory mechanisms, dimensions, and measurements; theories of organi-
zation; perception of space, time, self, persons.
362. Cognitive Processes. (3:3:0) (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111. Daniels
A study of thinking, language, concept formation, and memory related
to consideration of relationships between language, thought, perception,
365. Motivation. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111.
Theories of motivation and research methods. Motivation as related to
learning and cognitive processes. Practical implications.
369. Psychological Methods. (3:3:0) (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111. Does not
satisfy the math., science, logic, and statistics group requirement.
A survey of research strategies and designs, techniques of data collection
and analysis, and problems of testing and assessment.
370. Elementary Psychological Statistics. (4:3:2) Prerequisites: Psych. Ill;
Math. 105 or equivalent. Brown, (hooper, Higbee, Pedersen, Smith
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Measures of central
tendency, variability, correlation, sampling theory, and tests of significance.
374. Experimental Psychology. (3:1:4) Prerequisites: Psych. Ill, 370 or equiva-
lent. Allen, Fleming, P. Robinson
Psychological methodology and its application. Emphasis on conducting
and reporting experiments.
378. Psychological Tests and Measurement. (3:2:2) Prerequisites: Psych. 111.
Statistical methodology of assessing and interpreting human p)erformance
385. Physiological Psychology. (3:2:3) (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111.
Fleming, P. Robinson
Examination of the physiological foundations of behavior and their rela-
tion to behavior phenomena.
430. International Behavior. (3:3:0) (G-SS) Hardy
Consideration of images, attitudes, belief systems, and motives as they
affect international relationships. Emphasis on current research.
440. Abnormal Psychology. (3:3:2) (G-SS) Prerequisites: Psych. Ill and five
additional hours in psychology. Bennion, Howell, Payne, Thorne
Dynamics of maladjustment; review of major psychological disorders and
therapeutic procedures. Fieldwork at Utah State Hospital.
445. Exceptional Children. (3:3:0) Home Study also. Prerequisite: Psych. 111.
Allen, Cundick, Thome
Diagnosis of exceptionalities and their psychological significance; for
example, gifted, mentally retarded, and physically and emotionally handi-
450. Personality. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111.
Daniels, Pedersen, Thome
Development and organization of personality; interaction of biological,
psychological, and cultural determinants.
454. Psychology of Religion. (2:2:0) (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. Ill Allen
Classification of religious behavior and experience; source of religious
motivation; religion and the growth process.
460. Principles of Learning. (3:3:0) (G-SS) Prerequisite: Psych. 111. Cooper,
Jensen, P. Robinson
A comprehensive study of the principles of learning; representative ex-
periments; types of learning; principles of effective learning.
491R. Psychology Seminar. (2:2:0 ea.)
One seminar required of psychology majors. Reports and discussions of
special topics and current psychological literature.
495. Independent Readings. (l-2:Arr.:Arr. ea.) Prerequisite: consent of instruc-
497. Senior Project. (2:1:3) Prerequisites: Psych. 370, 374, and senior standing.
An opportunity for the exceptional senior student to pursue individual
research. Oral and written report required.
511. Instructional and Communicative Techniques. (2:1:2) Prerequisite: gradu-
ate standing in psychology.
Under faculty supervision, the student is given experience in planning,
conducting, and carrjdng out the instruction of an undergraduate course.
520. Advanced Developmental Psychology. (3:3:0) Cundick, Jensen
An overview of major research in genetic psychology, with emphasis
placed on theory, content, and methodology.
526. Mental Retardation. (2:2:0) Prerequisite: Psych. 378 or equivalent. Allen,
530. Theory and Research in Social Psychology. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Sociol.-