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 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2410 Psychology of Adjustment

Credits : 3
This course analyzes how to make satisfying choices in all areas of life and emphasizes how to improve self-esteem, enhance communication skills, and become more aware of human behavior. This course offers the Learner the chance to gain an appreciation of individual differences, learn about the influence of significant life events and situations, and develop coping skills for everyday problems. The focus of study includes self-actualization and autonomy, managing stress, types of intimacy, authentic and inauthentic love, embracing diversity and pathways to self-exploration and self-understanding. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine wellness and life choices as related to significant life stages
  • Analyze childhood and adolescence and the impact on current behavior
  • Describe the significance of love, sexuality, and intimate experiences
  • Discuss research findings and cultural significance on growth and development
  • Explain death and loss as life stages
  • Identify different theories of personality development
  • 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:

Learner will understand major concepts of... 

· Stages of personality development 
· Active learning styles 
· Defense mechanisms 
· Gender role expectations 
· Wellness and life choices 
· Authentic and inauthentic love 
· Myths and misconceptions about sexuality 
· The AIDS crisis 
· Intimacy and relationships 
· Confronting fears of loneliness 
· Stages of dying and loss 
· Values and personal identity 

 
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