501 Teaching of Psychology (3)
This course, taken by many first-year graduate students in the Department of Psychology, is intended to provide, an in-depth understanding of the fundamental elements of teaching, while placing an emphasis on the quality of teaching. Due to the interactive nature of the material, it is a highly participative course. Activities are intended to provide a strong network of peer and mentor support. Throughout the course the student will develop a better understanding of: Proper course preparation, The process of classroom interaction, and Assessment of learning, Remember: Teachers are lifelong students!
510/511 Applied Research I (3)
Discussion of problems in the application of psychological research methodology in nonlaboratory settings. Emphasis on the interpretation and relevance of research results for the practitioner. Prerequisite: PSY 201 and admission to the Research master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
514 Applied Research II (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 510 or 511, and Admission to the Research Master’s Program or approval of the Graduate Coordinator.
595r Advanced Studies in Experimental Psychology (3)
Detailed examination of current issues in learning, perception and psychophysics cognition and/or physiological psychology. Maximum credit: nine hours for students in the psychology graduate programs unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.
596r Advanced Studies in Developmental/ Personality/Social Psychology (3)
Detailed examination of current issues in personality, developmental and/or social psychology. Maximum credit: nine hours for students in the psychology graduate program unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master's program or approval of the graduate instructor.
Sample Syllabus from Fall 2007
597r Individual Research (1-3)
Supervised individual projects that involve intensive literature surveys or development of research procedures. A written report required. Maximum credit: six hours. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.
598r Directed Individual Study (1-3)
Supervised individual study in subject areas included in the graduate curriculum in psychology. Demonstration of knowledge acquired via tests and/or reports required. Maximum credit: six hours unless specific approval is given by student’s program director. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.
599r Master’s Thesis (1-6)
Maximum of six hours of graded credit.
A Note about Electives :
The seminars (PSY 595 and 596) can be taken as electives, as can any I/O course. In addition, students may take course from other departments with permission of the Coordinator. For example, students interested in Program Evaluation can take that course from Human Services Management. All courses taken outside of the department require permission and usually also require approval of the instructor.