PSYC285 Psychology Internship
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
- I. Course Number and Title
- PSYC285 Psychology Internship
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Completion of 9 credits of PSYC courses including PSYC110 (C or better), GPA of 2.75 or higher, and permission of the department of Social and Behavioral Science
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students must have successfully completed at least nine (9) credits in psychology courses, including PSYC110 (C or better), and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students engage in work with an outside organization as agreed upon among the student, the Department of Social & Behavioral Science, and said organization. The number of hours varies per week, but the student must complete 45 total hours at the site throughout the semester. In addition, students meet with the faculty of record at least three times per semester. Students are advised that transferability of this course is determined by the transfer institution and differs from school to school.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to fieldwork directly related to the students' academic preparation and career objectives. The major areas of focus include partaking in fieldwork, observing real-life situations of working professionals and their clients and comparing academic theory to fieldwork observations.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- apply psychological principles to explain human behavior in a field experience;
- demonstrate characteristics of the entrepreneurial mindset (such as persistence, problem-solving, self-efficacy, and initiative) through a field experience; and
- analyze the relationship between academic theory and observations of operations and procedures of host organization.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesTopics vary with the individual student's placement.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals is based on an evaluation of the student by his/her site supervisor, along with assignments (including a weekly log, reflections applying major theories, and a final paper) evaluated by the instructor of record.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use educational resources as specified in the instructor's syllabus.
Review/Approval Date 02/28/2019-