Psychology Courses

Single Master’s-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, 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

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider 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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