Psychology Courses

Single Graduate-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students are permitted to enroll in a course at the master’s level without committing to a particular degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, industrial and organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy and psychopathology.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in a master’s-level degree program, a bachelor’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.

Graduate Courses

MFT 86507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 1

This course introduces the fundamentals of sexuality and sex therapy required to work as a marriage or relationship therapist. The focus of study includes a survey of the ethical and professional issues in the assessment and treatment of sexual disorders. Learners are also taught to explore the physiological-psychological and social-cultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • 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
  • Understand human sexual anatomy and physiology, the sexual life cycle throughout the life span, reproduction, and sexual health.
  • Analyze differences in sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender roles.
  • Examine and analyze how cultural, religious, and political views influence sexuality
  • Apply characteristics of normal sexual behavior to identify atypical sexual behavior, common characteristics of those exhibiting it, and understand the etiology
  • Analyze components to a healthy and unhealthy relationship including coercion and sexual victimization and the effectiveness of sex therapy techniques for sexual issues.

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