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  • Discipline(s): Psychology
  • Available: Fall Semester 2022 Spring Semester 2023
  • Course Type: Experiential Courses
  • Taught in: English
  • Course Fee: Included in MPP program fee
  • Credits: 1
  • Course Travel: Overnight Field trip to Reggio Emilia and Florence

PSYC 300: Experiencing Multicultural Psychology (MPP Core Course)

Course Description
In this mandatory one-credit course, students in the Multicultural Psychology Program (MPP) engage in a series of experiential learning activities designed to complement their coursework. Activities and related assignments are designed to give students hands-on experiences through which they can witness ideas being put into practice. The combination of on-the-ground activities combined with critical reflection on their experiences gives students in the Multicultural Psychology Program opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities through which key topics and concepts are related to practical and applied situations and to engage in community-based learning and similar field experiences that connect classroom learning to real world problem-solving.

Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Summarize how the series of co-curricular course activities supplemented and integrated with their classroom and community-engaged learning;
  • Articulate how the combination of co-curricular, community-engaged, and classroom experiences could be pursued in graduate work or be put into action in the service of real-world problem-solving.
  • Compare the research questions and methodologies across the psychological approaches represented in their classroom work.
  • Create a final presentation that will articulate a comparative approach to issues facing the scholars interested in a multicultural approach to psychology.
  • Articulate how various community and institutional projects they have seen this semester can promote multicultural awareness.

Course Materials
Course readings will be made available online

Course Fee
Included in the Multicultural Psychology Program Supplement. Covers two meals, five workshops, and the program’s capstone overnight fieldtrip.