2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    May 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 257 - Teaching Psyc as a Way of Learning

This First Seminar is for mid- and upper-level psychology majors who have taken PSYC 109 . Students in PSYC 257 will serve as Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) for PSYC 109 , where the primary tasks will be to organize sections and classes around the following three inquiry-based tasks: (i) getting students actively involved in discussions in section and on Black Board; (ii) helping students to organize (and stay on top of) their observation projects; and (iii) support and guide a group of six students through an inquiry-based interview project. The goal for participants in PSYC 257 is to learn to conduct and guide small group projects and discussions and through this activity deepen their understanding of qualitative, inquiry-based, psychology. This will be achieved by weekly meetings to go over the experiences of PLAs and preparing the upcoming projects.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better.

This course fulfills the mid-level First Seminar requirement of the Psychology major.

Prerequisites: PSYC 109 - Qualitative Methods in Psychology   and Registration by instructor permission only.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered most semesters.