Psychology Courses

Single Undergraduate Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.

Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as cognition and the brain, addiction, abnormal psychology, marriage and family therapy and business psychology.

Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.

Undergraduate 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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