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Course Descriptions-Research Concentration

 

5020 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! Sample Syllabus from Fall 2007

5100/5110 Applied Research I (3)

Discussion of problems in the application of psychological research methodology in non-laboratory settings.  Emphasis on the interpretation and relevance of research results for the practitioner.  Prerequisite: PSY 2010 and admission to the Research master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator. Sample Syllabus from Fall 2007

5140 Applied Research II (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 5100 or 5110, and admission to the Research Master’s Program or approval of the Graduate Coordinator. Sample Syllabus from Spring 2007

5950r 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.

5960r 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

5997r Individual Research (1-3)

Supervised individual projects that involve intensive literature surveys or development of research procedures.  A written report is required. Maximum credit: six hours. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.

5998r 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.

5999r Master’s Thesis (1-6)

Maximum of six hours of graded credit.

A Note about Electives :   

The seminars (PSY 5950 and 5960) 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.

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