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    • PSYC-1030 Personal Relationships
      Description

      Experiential exploration through personal interactions. Designed to encourage the development of sensitivity to feelings, attitudes, and beliefs of one's self and others.

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    • PSYC-1040 Career and Job Search Strategies
      Description

      Focuses on the development of competencies, which enable students to successfully develop and manage their career paths, e.g., career assessment.

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    • PSYC-1101 Introduction to General Psychology
      Description

      A broad survey of the major topics in psychology including, but not limited to, research methodology, biological and social factors influencing behavior, development, learning, memory, personality and abnormal.

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    • PSYC-2003 Statistics in Psychology
      Description

      This course provides an introduction to the application and interpretation of basic statistics used in the behavioral sciences: descriptive statistics, simple hypothesis testing and two-variable regression.

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    • PSYC-2010 Psychology as a Human Science
      Description

      This gateway course is intended to introduce beginning psychology majors to the major philosophical and methodological alternatives to psychology a natural science. This exploration will include: third and fourth force psychologies, integrative psychology, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, eco-psychology, qualitative research methodologies, narrative psychology, critical psychology, literature, mythology. This course will serve as preparation for more advanced study in the UWG major.

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    • PSYC-2220 Qualitative Research Methods
      Description

      This course provides an historical and philosophical overview of the foundations of qualitative research methodology as well as the major research strategies and design in qualitative research. This course is intended for undergraduate students planning to conduct qualitative research.

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    • PSYC-2230 Quantitative Research Methods
      Description

      This course provides an historical and philosophical overview of the foundations of quantitative research methodology as well as the major research strategies and design in quantitative research.

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    • PSYC-2XXX University System Studies Abroad
    • PSYC-3010 Human Growth and Development
      Description

      An overview of psychological growth and development across the life-span.

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    • PSYC-3110 Human Sexuality
      Description

      Study of the phenomenon of human sexuality on a societal and personal basis with integrated approaches and philosophies from natural, social, anthropological, religious and psychological perspectives.

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    • PSYC-3150 Abnormal Psychology
      Description

      An examination of psychological disorders ranging from everyday suffering and interpersonal problems to severe disorders and their treatment.

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    • PSYC-3200 Introduction to Organizational Development
      Description

      Introduction to organizational process; creation of organizational growth climates; examination and selection of effective leadership styles and effective modes of communication; coping with the future in periods of accelerating change.

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    • PSYC-3310 Psychological Services
      Description

      An introduction to the field of psychological services which will explore a variety of services and their meaning for human experience and human growth.

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    • PSYC-3470 Existential Psychology
      Description

      A survey of existential philosophy's principal concepts, texts, and thinkers, with an emphasis on their significance for psychological theory and praxis.

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    • PSYC-3580 Holistic Health Psychology
      Description

      An exploration into the relationship between psychological variables and health. Topics covered include: personality factors, attitudes, beliefs, interpersonal relations, life-styles. Eastern and cross-cultural approaches, emotions, stress reduction, nutrition, and exercise as they relate to psychological and physical health.

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    • PSYC-3590 Sports Psychology
      Description

      Focuses on relationships between athletic performance, human experience and psychology. Topics to be covered may include: motivation, concentration, relaxation, goal setting, and other performance and experiential factors.

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    • PSYC-3600 Psychology of Communication
      Description

      Exploration into modes of communication with self, others and environment; a study of verbal and nonverbal conveyances of meaning.

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    • PSYC-3703 Behavior Modification
      Description

      Theoretical formulations and practical applications of behavioral techniques, especially as they apply to management and control of behavior in the school. Same as CEPD 3703, SEPD 3703.

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    • PSYC-3730 Social Psychology
      Description

      The impact of language, culture, and social structure upon the development of the person in society.

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    • PSYC-3760 Foundations of Neuroscience
      Description

      An exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system in relation to experiences such as perception, emotion, motivation, learning, language, thought and decision-making, all through the purview of a critical examination of the biological model.

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    • PSYC-3800 Psychology of Mind and Body
      Description

      This course examines the effect of psychological experiences on bio-physiological processes. Topics discussed include: Psychoneuroimmunology, state dependent learning, therapies (e.g., biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery, etc.), disciplines (e.g., yoga, tai chi, etc.), and philosophical conceptions of mind/body relations.

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    • PSYC-3900 Personality Theories
      Description

      This course examines the major theories of personality and motivation. The major concerns to be addressed are the nature and purpose of the personality-theorizing activity and its relationship to the theorizing person.

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    • PSYC-4000 Humanistic Psychology
      Description

      This course is an in-depth exploration of the field of humanistic psychology, which is the central focus of the West Georgia Department of Psychology. The course is primarily intended for Psychology Majors, to provide them with the guiding ideas, theories, philosophies, methods, and topics which inform aspects of many of the other courses offered by the Department.

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    • PSYC-4003 Statistics for the Social Sciences
      Description

      Provides a systematic, precise and rational perspective based on probability theory. Learning involve descriptive and inferential statistics and computer application of statistical packages. Same as SOCI 4003 and CRIM 4003.

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    • PSYC-4010 Theories of Psychology
      Description

      A comparative examination of several of the major theoretical perspectives alive in psychology today (psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic/existential/transpersonal, cognitive, biological, social/critical). These perspectives will be taken up as both providing comprehensive models for living as well as establishing divergent foundations for research and practice. An important emphasis will be appreciating the coherence of each perspective while also being able to move between them.

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    • PSYC-4030 History and Philosophy of Psychology
      Description

      An intensive exploration of the major theoretical themes in psychology in historical and contemporary contexts.

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    • PSYC-4040 Psychology of Dreams
      Description

      An exploration of the content analysis of dreams as a vehicle for personal growth. Classical theories (e.g., Freudian, Jungian, Gestalt) will be covered, as well as contemporary physiological, phenomenological, and cognitive theories. Emphasis will be placed on personal understanding of one's dreams as they relate to everyday life.

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    • PSYC-4070 Psychology of Myth and Symbol
      Description

      A study of myths and symbols in human expression.

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    • PSYC-4085 Horizon Seminar
      Description

      A special series of topical seminars meant to explore subjects at the leading edge of contemporary psychology, which are of special interest to students and faculty. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-4090 Groups and Group Process
      Description

      An introduction to factors affecting the formation, evolution and development of groups and group process. Examines factors affecting groups and group process in a variety of settings. Includes discussion of leadership styles and their impact on group functioning and group process.

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    • PSYC-4130 Eastern and Transpersonal Psychologies
      Description

      Introduction to spiritual experience and its understanding in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Transpersonal psychologies.

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    • PSYC-4140 Psychology of Gender
      Description

      Gender-related perspectives on human psychology. Emphasis on helping men and women to re-examine their self-images in the light of contemporary gender-based movements.

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    • PSYC-4150 Tests and Measurements
      Description

      This course is concerned with the theory and practice of educational and psychological measurement. The focus is on the technology of measurement rather than on the development of skill in the use of any given measuring instrument. Classroom test construction will be emphasized. Same as CEPD 4150 and SEPD 4150.

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    • PSYC-4160 Psychology of Love
      Description

      An exploration of the dynamics involved in building an intimate relationship that is fulfilling to all parties. By way of definition the important aspects of a love relation are discussed.

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    • PSYC-4190 Advanced Organizational Development
      Description

      An analysis of the processes for organizational development and renewal with emphasis on individual and organizational health. Special attention will be given to effective processes for change agent in the organizational context.

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    • PSYC-4200 Parapsychology
      Description

      An examination of the ways scientists and psychologists investigate unusual experiences such as telepathy, precognition, psychokinesis, remote viewing and clairvoyance. Parapsychology's impact on consciousness studies, research design, and medicine and healing is discussed.

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    • PSYC-4220 Research Explorations
      Description

      Designed to encourage personal and collective original research into areas of particular interest in psychology and to acquaint the student more closely with various methodologies.

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    • PSYC-4230 Phenomenological Psychology
      Description

      A study of the foundations, method, and applications of phenomenology in psychology with special attention to the nature of the self and the scientific attitude.

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    • PSYC-4270 Psychology of Childhood
      Description

      A psychological study of the pre-adult world, emphasizing psychological growth from the pre-natal period through adolescence. Developmental issues will be examined from psychoanalytic, psychosocial, and phenomenological perspectives.

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    • PSYC-4280 Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
      Description

      A psychological study of the adolescent and adult world, emphasizing psychological growth from adolescence through old age. Developmental issues will be examined from psychoanalytic, psychosocial, and phenomenological perspectives.

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    • PSYC-4290 Moral and Social Development
      Description

      Explores the cross-cultural structure and psychological dimensions of the moral self and its evolving relationship with the interdependent social world.

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    • PSYC-4350 Culture and Psychology
      Description

      Cross-cultural and social explorations that examine the impact of culture on psychological life. Varies by semester.

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    • PSYC-4360 Community Psychology
      Description

      An overview of the history, philosophy, methods and practice of community psychology with a focus on current community challenges. Students will obtain direct experience in both community research and praxis.

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    • PSYC-4500 Explorations into Creativity
      Description

      An experiential exploration into the nature of creativeness. Relevant research will be related to students' attempts to discover their own creative potential.

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    • PSYC-4650 Transpersonal Development
      Description

      An overview of the farther reaches of human development including consideration of consciousness studies, altered states of consciousness, spiritual growth, ways of knowing.

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    • PSYC-4660 Advanced Topics in Abnormal Psychology
      Description

      An in-depth examination of a topic within abnormal psychology. Subject matter will change from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-4670 Values, Meaning, and Spirituality
      Description

      A study of the human need to structure living around sets of meanings and values and a consideration of the spiritual nature and implications of this need.

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    • PSYC-4700 Ecopsychology
      Description

      This course offers an exploration of the emerging field of ecopsychology, an interdisciplinary focus on the conjoined themes of eco and psyche. The course will deepen understanding of major currents that constitute ecopsychology, facilitate comprehension of their impact on the conceptual foundations of the discipline of psychology, and consider applications of ecopsychology as professional practice.

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    • PSYC-4760 Introduction to Psychotherapy
      Description

      An introductory course in psychotherapy providing counseling and communications skills for pre-professionals.

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    • PSYC-4864 Consumer Behavior
      Description

      An analysis of the factors in human behavior which influence the choice and the use of products and services. Same as MKTG 4864.

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    • PSYC-4881 Independent Study in Psychology
      Description

      Title and description of specific courses to be inserted at the time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-4884 Integrative Seminar
      Description

      An attempt to help the student put into perspective his or her understanding of psychology and to put this into meaningful context of his or her general education. Comprehensive assessment. Senior status required.

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    • PSYC-4887 Practicum: Experiences in Human Services
      Description

      Individually designed program of supervised experience in the field of human services aimed at providing opportunities for field-related practice and development of sensitivity, awareness and skills relevant to provision of human services. May be repeated for credit.

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  • Masters
    • PSYC-5030 History and Philosophy of Psychology
      Description

      An intensive exploration of the major theoretical themes in psychology in historical and contemporary contexts.

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    • PSYC-5040 Psychology of Dreams
      Description

      An exploration of the content analysis of dreams as a vehicle for personal growth. Classical theories (e.g., Freudian, Jungian, Gestalt) will be covered, as well as contemporary physiological, phenomenological and cognitive theories. Emphasis will be placed on personal understanding of one's dreams as they relate to everyday life.

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    • PSYC-5070 Psychology of Myth and Symbol
      Description

      A study of myths and symbols in human expression.

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    • PSYC-5085 Horizon Seminar
      Description

      A special series of topical seminars meant to explore subjects at the leading edge of contemporary psychology, which are special interest to students and faculty. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-5090 Groups and Group Process
      Description

      An introduction to factors affecting the formation, evolution and development of groups and group process. Examines factors affecting groups and group process in a variety of settings. Includes discussion of leadership styles and their impact on group functioning and group process.

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    • PSYC-5130 Eastern and Transpersonal Psychologies
      Description

      Introduction to spiritual experience and its understanding in Hinduism, Buddhism, and transpersonal psychologies.

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    • PSYC-5140 Psychology of Gender
      Description

      Gender-related perspectives on human psychology. Emphasis on helping men and women to re-examine their self-images in the light of contemporary gender-based movements.

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    • PSYC-5160 Psychology of Love
      Description

      An exploration of the dynamics involved in building an intimate relationship that is fulfilling to all parties. By way of definition the important aspects of a love relation are discussed.

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    • PSYC-5200 Parapsychology
      Description

      An examination of the ways scientists and psychologists investigate unusual experiences such as telepathy, pre- cognition, psycho-kinesis, remote viewing and clairvoyance. Parapsychology's impact on consciousness studies, research design, and medicine and healing is discussed.

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    • PSYC-5230 Phenomenological Psychology
      Description

      A study of the foundations, method and applications of phenomenology in psychology with special attention to the nature of the self and the scientific attitude.

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    • PSYC-5270 Psychology of Childhood
      Description

      A psychological study of the pre-adult world, emphasizing psychological growth from the prenatal period through adolescence. Developmental issues will be examined from psychoanalytic, psychosocial, phenomenological, and transpersonal perspectives.

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    • PSYC-5280 Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
      Description

      A psychological study of the adult world, emphasizing psychological growth from the end of adolescence through old age. Developmental issues will be examined from psycho- analytic. psychosocial, phenomenological and transpersonal perspectives.

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    • PSYC-5290 Moral and Social Development
      Description

      Explores the cross-cultural structure and psychological dimensions of the moral self, and its evolving relationship with the interdependent social world.

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    • PSYC-5300 Seminar in Global Studies
      Description

      An interdisciplinary study of a selected culture, involving history, politics, sociology, and economics, as well as literature, art, music and spiritual life. The course includes a trip to the area studied. Same as FORL 5300.

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    • PSYC-5500 Explorations into Creativity
      Description

      An experiential exploration into the nature of creativeness. Relevant research will be related to students' attempts to discover their own creative potential.

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    • PSYC-5660 Advanced Topics in Abnormal Psychology
      Description

      An in-depth examination of a topic within abnormal psychology. Subject matter will change from semester to semester.

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    • PSYC-5670 Values, Meanings, and Spirituality
      Description

      A study of the human need to structure living around sets of meanings and values and a consideration of the spiritual nature and implications of this need.

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    • PSYC-5700 Ecopsychology
      Description

      This course offers an exploration of the emerging field of ecopsychology, an interdisciplinary focus on the conjoined themes of eco and psyche. The course will deepen understanding of major currents that constitute ecopsychology, facilitate comprehension of their impact on the conceptual foundations of the discipline of psychology, and consider applications of ecopsychology as professional practice.

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    • PSYC-6000 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology
      Description

      An examination of the paradigm of psychology as a specific- ally humanistic discipline. Its focus is on the historical origins and philosophical foundations of the approach. Required for M.A. students.

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    • PSYC-6010 Human Growth and Potential
      Description

      Self-disciplinary inquiry to facilitate greater awareness of where one is coming from so as to attain greater freedom in relation to where one is going. Required for M.A. students.

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    • PSYC-6083 Research Methods
      Description

      An introduction to research methodology and development of research projects. Potential benefits and limitations of quantitative approaches and ethical considerations will provide a ground for theoretical and applied exploration of research methods particular to the human sciences.

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    • PSYC-6085 Advanced Theories
      Description

      In-depth study of a specific theory of psychotherapy/ intervention with individuals, groups, or families, with focus on explanation, prevention, and treatment of struggle. The specific theoretical focus will vary by semester, and will be indicated following the colon in the course title and on the student transcript. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-6151 Psychological Appraisal
      Description

      Techniques for understanding individual personality and behavior such as observation, interviewing, and tests of ability, achievement, interest, motivation, and social characteristics. Same as CEPD 6151.

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    • PSYC-6161 Counseling Methods
      Description

      An overview of various counseling theories, the counselor as a person and skill building through the use of video tape feedback in developing personal strengths in counseling.

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    • PSYC-6180 Advanced Counseling Methods
      Description

      Emphasizes the mastery of attending, responding, action and termination strategies necessary to assist client's progress through the stages of counseling. Focuses on the counseling skills which facilitate client self-understanding, client goal-setting and client actions. Same as CEPD 6161.

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    • PSYC-6200 Theoretical Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
      Description

      A comprehensive approach to the basic paradigms of the major systems of individual psychotherapy. The emphasis will be upon bringing light to the cardinal issues that are always at stake in any form of therapeutic praxis. The explanatory standpoint that emphasizes techniques and skills will yield to a foundational approach aimed at understanding the art/ science of therapy.

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    • PSYC-6220 The Counseling and Psychotherapy Process
      Description

      A practical introduction to the methods of initiation, facilitation, and termination of the psychotherapeutic process. Therapeutic frame and contract, transference and counter transference issues are explored through lectures and role-playing exercises with volunteer clients.

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    • PSYC-6230 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
      Description

      The history, philosophy, principles, and practice of group counseling and theory. Includes pertinent research in the dynamics of group interaction in group counseling settings. Same as CEPD 6160.

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    • PSYC-6240 Principles of Family Therapy
      Description

      An exploration of principles, basic concepts, theoretical assumptions and a variety of therapeutic techniques in the field of family therapy from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Major approaches such as intergenerational, structural, strategic, and constructionist are highlighted.

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    • PSYC-6260 Clinical Hypnosis
      Description

      This course combines lecture, demonstration, and supervised practice to develop skills in clinical hypnosis. Topics include: phenomena of hypnosis, methods, and techniques of induction, self-hypnosis, application to clinical practice along with professional and ethical issues. Students will be given the opportunity to practice in small group settings.

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    • PSYC-6270 Foundations of Clinical Interviewing
      Description

      A gateway course to our offerings in clinical psychology. Introduces the student to a phenomenologically-based approach and method toward gathering and writing up descriptive data derived from initial intake interviews. Also serves as a foundation for approaching psychological assessment in psychotherapy situations.

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    • PSYC-6280 Theory and Practice of Clinical Assessment
      Description

      An introduction to basic principles, concepts, theoretical assumptions, and various assessment approaches from both historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as factors influencing appraisal. Emphasis on validity, reliability, and analysis of psychometric data will be contrasted with more subjective, existential, and phenomenologically grounded approaches to understanding people. Students will learn to write reports based on information gathered from interviews, projective strategies and other data sources.

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    • PSYC-6283 Continuing Research
      Description

      This course is for students completing degree requirements who will be using staff time or University facilities and for whom no regular course is appropriate.

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    • PSYC-6284 Psychopathology and Health
      Description

      A seminar designed to explore theoretical and practical issues of psychological difficulty and well-being.

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    • PSYC-6287 Clinical Practicum
      Description

      Structured supervised experience in counseling and psycho- therapy in agency settings. May be repeated for credit. Students will enroll concurrently in 1-credit hour tutorial- clinical supervision.

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    • PSYC-6390 Psychological Suffering and Disorders
      Description

      An introduction to those milder forms of psychological disorders - including anxiety reactions, phobias, depression, dissociative and conversion hysteria, obsessive- compulsive disorders, and paranoid reactions. Nature, etiology, and dynamics explored through traditional and phenomenological approaches.

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    • PSYC-6393 Personality Disorders
      Description

      An exploration of the nature, dynamics and etiology of those psychological disorders termed 'personality disorders. Overall description and subtype classification will be discussed from traditional and phenomenological approaches.

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    • PSYC-6397 Psychotic Disorders
      Description

      An exploration of those serious psychological disorders termed the psychoses. Both affective and thinking disorders will be considered, with attention to their nature, dynamics and origins. Traditional and phenomenological approaches will be used.

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    • PSYC-6400 Psychology, Culture, and Society
      Description

      An intensive exploration of the effects of culture on psychological life that works with recent ideas on the interrelationship of history, culture, and the psychological. The course draws upon theory and research approaches derived from feminism, qualitative research paradigms, cultural studies, discursive analysis, psychoanalysis and critical theory.

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    • PSYC-6550 Lacanian Psychoanalysis
      Description

      An introduction to the clinical field of Lacanian Psychoanalysis involving understanding the theoretical background and clinical foundations of the approach to the subject of the unconscious found in the work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Course covers the implications of his reading of Freud and psychoanalysis.

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    • PSYC-6584 Seminar in Phenomenological Psychology
      Description

      This seminar will provide either an in-depth focus on a particular phenomenological thinker (such as Husserl, etc.) or a theme of phenomenological study (such as perception, memory, imagination, etc.

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    • PSYC-6700 Advanced Experiential I
      Description

      Experiential activities aimed at developing a capacity for empathy. Examples: cross-cultural experience where the student can live in a significantly different culture or sub-culture to enter the phenomenological framework of this group; survival experiments; other ventures decided on by the professor and student.

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    • PSYC-6710 Advanced Experiential II
      Description

      Experiential activities aimed at developing a capacity for empathy. Examples: cross-cultural experience where the student can live in a significantly different culture or sub-culture to enter the phenomenological framework of this group; survival experiments: other ventures decided on by the professor and student.

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    • PSYC-6720 Advanced Experiential III
      Description

      Experiential activities aimed at developing a capacity for empathy. Examples: cross-cultural activities, live-in experience where the student can live in a significantly different culture or sub-culture to enter the phenomenological framework of this group; survival experiments; other ventures decided on by the professor and students.

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    • PSYC-6750 Group Project I
      Description

      Discipline-related long term project, initiated, planned, and cooperatively carried out, culminating in tangible, original, professional level production, or recognized contribution to the field. Examples: educational film, new research avenues, book, journal, newsletter, new field applications.

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    • PSYC-6760 Group Project II
      Description

      Continuation of Group Project I (PSYC 6750) into following semester.

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    • PSYC-6785 Advanced Horizon Seminar
      Description

      A special series of topical seminars meant to explore subjects at the leading edge of contemporary psychology which are of special interest to students and faculty.

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    • PSYC-6800 Psychology of Mind and Body
      Description

      Examines the effects of psychological experiences on bio- physiological processes. Topics discussed include: psychoneuroimmunology, state-dependent learning, mind/body therapies (e.g., bio-feedback, meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery, etc.), and mind/body disciplines (e.g., yoga, tai chi, etc.).

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    • PSYC-6881 Independent Project
      Description

      Preparation of an independent project under the direction of the professor. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-6882 Directed Reading in Psychology
      Description

      Concentrated readings and review of research studies and literature relative to areas of significance in psychology. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-6887 Practicum: Experiences in Human Services
      Description

      Individually-designed program of supervised experience in the field of human services aimed at providing opportunities for field-related practice and development of sensitivity, awareness and skills relevant to provision of human services. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-6899 Thesis
      Description

      Independent study and investigation exploring a definite topic related to the field of psychology. Required for completion of M.A. degree under the thesis option. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-7003 Statistics for Social Sciences
      Description

      Provides a systematic, precise, and rational perspective based on probability theory. Learning involve descriptive and inferential statistics and computer application of statistics and computer application of statistical packages.

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    • PSYC-7004 Historical Foundations of Psychology
      Description

      The course is intended to provide historical overview of the field of psychology, including its conceptual situation in broad traditions of thought and as it has developed in its “mainstream” trajectories as a distinct discipline. The main purpose of the course is to reflect on and critically assess standard accounts of psychology’s history, which will afford assessment of its future.

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    • PSYC-7020 Transpersonal Development
      Description

      An overview of the farther reaches of human development, including consideration of consciousness studies, altered states, spiritual growth, and ways of knowing.

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    • PSYC-7030 Introduction to Organizational Development
      Description

      Provides a working understanding of organizational development (OD) and change including the process of change, the forces (internal and external) which impact organizations, and the role of OD and intervention strategies. Students will also gain an understanding of the impact that personally and consulting style may have in an organizational environment.

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    • PSYC-7050 Consciousness Studies
      Description

      Examines selected topics in consciousness studies, such as the history of consciousness, the phenomenology of consciousness and society, etc. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-7102 Lifespan Human Development
      Description

      Study of human growth and development from birth through aging and death. The course focuses on areas of physical, cognitive, social, personality, and emotional development as a series of progressive changes resulting from the biological being interacting with the environment. It will study factors affecting these changes within historical, multicultural, and special needs contexts of development.

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    • PSYC-7132 Gestalt
      Description

      An introduction to Gestalt therapy as a conceptual theory and a psychotherapeutic practice. This course will cover the historical development of Gestalt therapy as well as specific therapeutic strategies. Same as CEPD 7132.

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    • PSYC-7133 Transactional Analysis
      Description

      An overview of transactional analysis with emphasis on application for personal and professional development. This course will cover the historical and theoretical development of transactional analysis as well as specific strategies for personal and professional development. Same as CEPD 7133.

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    • PSYC-7250 Foundations of Psychoanalysis
      Description

      Addresses fundamental concepts in psychoanalysis through a rerun to Freud's texts and exploration of the basic schools psychoanalysis after Freud. The emphasis is on clinical practice and the relationship between psychoanalysis and psychology. Course will require clinical and/or research applications.

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    • PSYC-7430 Cross-Cultural Communication
      Description

      This course is a combination of on-campus experiences, travel to foreign countries, and other appropriate experiences specifically designed to thematically explore cultural and ethnic dimensions in order to deepen psychological understanding. Three hours may be used to satisfy the Psychology Department's foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit up to 12 hours.

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    • PSYC-7460 Advanced Organizational Development
      Description

      An analysis of the processes for organizational development and renewal with emphasis on individual and organizational health. Special attention will be given to effective processes for change agent in the organizational context.

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    • PSYC-7490 Phenomenology of Social Existence
      Description

      An exploration of the phenomenology of intersubjectivity as a horizon of human existence.

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    • PSYC-7500 Existential Psychology
      Description

      An inquiry into the influences of selected existential themes-such as anxiety, being-in-the-world, being-for- others-with an emphasis on their appearance in psychology.

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    • PSYC-7600 Personality and Motivation
      Description

      Survey of theories of personality and motivational factors from a sampling of psychological, spiritual, and philosophical traditions.

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    • PSYC-7650 Buddhist Psychology
      Description

      An introduction to the teachings and psychospiritual methods of the major schools of Buddhism.

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    • PSYC-7670 Music and the Mind
      Description

      An inquiry into the relationship between sound and the mind, including music and therapy.

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    • PSYC-7810 Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor once a week to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810A Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810B Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810C Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810D Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810E Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810F Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7810G Tutorial
      Description

      Students meet in small groups with instructor to discuss a research topic. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable credit up to 4 hours.

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    • PSYC-7820 Workshop
      Description

      This course is offered over three consecutive weekends, 4.25 hours each weekend. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable Credit-may be repeated up to twelve times.

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    • PSYC-7830 Invited Lectures
      Description

      Invited lectures by a visiting professor. Subject matter varies each semester. Variable Credit-may be repeated up to twelve times.

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  • Doctorate
    • PSYC-8000 Consciousness and Experience
      Description

      This study of current approaches to consciousness, especially in light of one's own inner life and with particular attention to the emergence of consciousness, its nature, development, differentiations, and potential deformations and to its role in grounding, shaping, constituting, and orientating human experience.

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    • PSYC-8001 Culture and Subjectivity
      Description

      An examination of the dialectical nature of the relationship between subjectivity and culture including recent development in linguistics, textual analysis and research on intersubjectivity.

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    • PSYC-8002 Studies in Mind-Body
      Description

      Basic issues in mind/body psychology, such as the phenomenology of embodied consciousness, psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, holistic health and contemplative disciplines.

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    • PSYC-8004 Development, Transformation, and Change
      Description

      This course explores dimensions of change at the individual and social levels. It will draw upon more traditional developmental models and integrate these with other approaches to spiritual growth, social transformation and/or psychological change. The course will be interdisciplinary and different perspectives on transformation and development will be introduced.

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    • PSYC-8005 Human Science Methodologies
      Description

      An examination of the practice and application of research methodologies such as qualitative, phemonological, hermeneutic, ethnographic, and discourse analysis.

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    • PSYC-8006 Advanced Human Science Methodologies
      Description

      Advanced applications and design of qualitative methods and their fields of application, including health psychology, education, community, program evaluation and other fields.

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    • PSYC-8007 Critical Foundations of Psychology
      Description

      This course represents one of the program's fundamental approaches to the study of consciousness and society. This course provides a historical and current day perspectives on the seminal philosophical, theoretical and empirical perspectives in the discipline of critical psychology. Within this course we develop an understanding of consciousness as situated at the intersection of systems of power, be it at the individual, group or societal level.

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    • PSYC-8008 Humanistic Foundations of Psychology
      Description

      This course represents one of the program's fundamental approaches to the study of consciousness and society. The course examines the paradigm of psychology as a specifically humanistic discipline. Its focus is on the historical origins and philosophical foundations of this approach.

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    • PSYC-8009 Transpersonal Foundations of Psychology
      Description

      This course represents one of the program's fundamental approaches to the study of consciousness and society. It provides a theoretical and experiential foundation in transpersonal psychology. Western psychology often focuses on the individual person as a single, separate, extrinsically existing entity in relation to others. Transpersonal psychology challenges this assumption, effectively returning to psychology's original meaning as the study (or revealing) of soul or spirit.

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    • PSYC-8010 Theoretical Foundations of Psychological Inquiry
      Description

      Philosophy of inquiry is the foundational course for the research sequence. The course focuses on problems and concepts with direct relevance to psychological inquiry. Including a survey of historical views of science and scientific method, and competing views of what grounds the authority of science.

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    • PSYC-8102 Psychospirituality and Transformation
      Description

      An examination of wisdom traditions and approaches to psychospiritual personality integration and how they apply to modern human problems.

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    • PSYC-8103 Science, Technology, and Consciousness
      Description

      An examination of the individual and social psychological significance of living in an increasingly technological world, including implications for such issues as identity, agency, cultural change, and adaptation.

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    • PSYC-8185 Special Topics in Human Development
      Description

      Special series of seminars meant to explore subjects in human development which are of particular interest to students & faculty.

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    • PSYC-8260 Psychology, Epistemology, and Ethics
      Description

      Often attributed to religion and perforce, confounded by differing opinions, epistemology and ethics - the study of knowledge and values, of truth and goodness, respectively - are matters of the human mind. To elucidate the crisis in these two disciplines, the course provides a historical overview of them; and to offer realistic hope of addressing the crisis, the course focuses on Bernarad J.F.Lonergan's analysis of intentional consciousness and its inherent norms for correct knowledge and responsible decision.

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    • PSYC-8270 Depth Psychology
      Description

      Topics in depth psychological theories of the unconscious.

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    • PSYC-8280 History of Consciousness
      Description

      Examination of the evolution of human consciousness through a focus on key historical epochs in civilization and the transformations wrought in each.

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    • PSYC-8290 Approaches to Community
      Description

      Identification of the interplay of social, individual, and other factors at work in given community issues and problems.

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    • PSYC-8300 Exploratory Methods in Consciousness Studies
      Description

      Practice in the cultivation of methods of conscious awareness, such as meditation, yoga, and other forms of mental discipline.

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    • PSYC-8301 Program Evaluation
      Description

      Advanced studies in program evaluation; applied settings are emphasized.

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    • PSYC-8581 Independent Project
      Description

      Independent research in a particular topic, under the supervision of a professor.

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    • PSYC-8584 Advanced Seminars
      Description

      These seminars will offer advanced study in special topics; Child & Youth Care, Organizational Transformation, Community Building & Generativity, Disaster Mental Health, Cultural Diversity and Community.

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    • PSYC-8884 Psychology Proseminar
      Description

      This post-master's-level seminar introduces students to advanced study in psychology by critical examination of key issues in contemporary psychology. Particular topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

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    • PSYC-8887 Advanced Practicum in Psychology
      Description

      Post-master's-level supervised practicum in an applied setting. May be repeated fro credit.

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    • PSYC-9002 Doctoral Qualifying Seminar
      Description

      The doctoral qualifying course serves two purposes. Firstly it prepares a student for comprehensives, which will be presented within the context of the class. Secondly, it allows one to discuss and develop a frame for a dissertation proposal and leads to a proposal draft. May be repeated once for credit. Student should have completed all required classes and required hours to enroll

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    • PSYC-9087 Teaching Practicum
      Description

      Development of expertise as a teacher in both academic and psycho-educational settings.

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    • PSYC-9187 Practica
      Description

      A focused immersion into a specific psycho-social intervention, in the course of which the student is to develop a systemic understanding of the issue(s) addressed, as well as a concept of what constitutes a change in consciousness awareness or systemic transformative intervention around those issues.

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    • PSYC-9887 Internship
      Description

      Internship is defined as intensive and independent fieldwork experience that occurs concurrently with dissertation research. It typically follows proposal defense and comprehensives. The internship should bear a clear and articulated relationship to student's interests and doctoral program aims and teachings. It is at least one semester long. Site, hours and supervisory contract will be negotiated by the student, the internship instructor and appropriate personnel site supervisors.

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    • PSYC-9999 Dissertation
      Description

      Student enrolls in PSYC 9999 each semester after completing comprehensives and coursework. (Required) Variable credit up to 9 hours.

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