Psychology Courses

Single Undergraduate Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.

Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as cognition and the brain, addiction, abnormal psychology, marriage and family therapy and business psychology.

Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.

Undergraduate Courses

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in addiction
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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