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  • Discipline(s): Psychology
  • Available: Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • Course Type: Experiential Courses
  • Taught in: English
  • Credits: 1
  • Course Travel: Field trip to Florence

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PSYC 100: 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