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 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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