BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Courses

Below please find the online psychology courses that comprise the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at CalSouthern. In addition to a selection of general education classes, the program includes 24 credit hours of required psychology courses, 21 elective psychology courses, and 45 credits of general electives.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
Back


Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
Back


Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2409 Marriage and Family

Credits : 3
This course examines the historical development and changing trends facing families and marriages. The focus of study is on the exploration of families and marriages as dynamic systems, social organizations, and as social institutions. Areas of study will include the family life course, socialization within families, gender roles, parent-child relations, multicultural factors, sexual orientation and non- traditional families. The various schools of family therapy and the legal/ethical aspects of counseling will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the major theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Demonstrate intervention strategies in family treatment
  • Research evidence based practice in family counseling
  • Compare structure and context of different family settings
  • Examine multicultural and diversity issues in family therapy
  • Recognize legal and ethical aspects of family counseling
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· Marriage, family and kinship roles 
· Multicultural and subcultural differences 
· Sexual norms and sexual socialization 
· Impact of work on gender and social roles in the family 
· Marital conflict and divorce 
· Single parent families and stepfamilies 
· Family life cycle 

 
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