Psychology Courses

Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course is a foundational course in human sexuality and focuses on the physiological, psychological, and social cultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which supports the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological and sociocultural processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology.
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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