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 87508A Cultural Diversity

Credits : 3

This course explores a multicultural basis of behavior with an emphasis on social cognition, social interaction processes, and organizational dynamics. The focus of study aims to heighten Learners’ perception and understanding of effective therapeutic practice, including familiarity with the implications associated with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender issues, age, sexual orientation, and disabilities. This course guides Learners to focus on one's culture of origin to increase awareness of one's own heritage and to increase appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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