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PSYC498 - Senior Seminar in Psychology

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC498 Course ID: 3619 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Senior Seminar in Psychology is the capstone course of the BA in Psychology degree. Students completing this course will investigate career opportunities in the field and professional organizations supporting practitioners in field specialty areas, build knowledge and skills needed for next steps following degree completion for undergraduates applying to graduate school or seeking post-baccalaureate employment, demonstrate an ability to locate and synthesize scholarly published material, and interview a professional in the field. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Examine key learning experiences of the BA in Psychology
CO2: Evaluate information sources available to professionals in the field of psychology
CO3: Investigate professional associations in the field of psychology
CO4: Compare and contrast sources of information about career opportunities in the field of psychology
CO5: Examine opportunities and challenges experienced by new and experienced professionals in the field of psychology
CO6: Construct an APA formatted annotated bibliography
CO7: Conduct an informational interview of a professional in the field of psychology

Forums: Discussion forums are scheduled during all eight weeks of the course. Instructions are located on the classroom Forums link on the classroom left-screen menu.

Assignments and Projects: Assignments and projects are due during weeks 3, 4, 5, and 7 of the course. Instructions are in the Assignments link on the classroom left-screen menu.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
WEEK 1 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 2 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 3 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 4 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 5 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 6 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 7 FORUM 4.00 %
WEEK 8 FORUM 4.00 %
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 16.00 %
Week 4 Annotated Bibliography 16.00 %
CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY 32.00 %
Week 3 Professional Associations Paper 16.00 %
Week 5 Career Opportunities Paper 16.00 %
INTERVIEW A PROFRESSIONAL IN THE FIELD 20.00 %
Week 7 Interview Assignment 20.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
RealizeIT 0.00 %

Extensive reading and synthesis of scholarly and professional resources is required for this capstone course.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.