PSYC 71R: INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
|Degree & Credit Status:
|Degree-Applicable Credit Course
|Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to create and plan an independent study project in psychology.
- The student will be able to conduct the study by means of reviewing the research literature, running research participants, entering and analyzing data, writing a research paper, creating a research poster, or any other means mutually agreed upon in the student-faculty contract as appropriate in the field of psychology.
The student will be able to:
A. Plan an independent study project in Psychology.
B. Conduct the study by means of literature research, survey research, fieldwork or laboratory work or other means mutually agreed upon in the student-faculty contract as appropriate for the discipline.
C. Present the results of the study project in a written or oral report or by some other means as determined by the contract.
This course is based on independent research or course of study related to the topics outlined in the student contract.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Evaluation is based on the completion of the scope of work described in the student-faculty contract.
Method(s) of Instruction
Independent study as defined in the student-faculty contract. Methods may include, but are not limited to the following:
A. Meeting regularly to discuss research topic
B. Assigning and discussing empirical articles
C. Analysis of data on SPSS statistical software
D. Discussion of statistical analyses
E. Preparation for professional research conference
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Text and/or research articles will vary with content, with regard to the student project.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
This course requires a literature review, conducting a research study, such as survey research or experimental study (data collection, statistical analysis, results, discussion), field study, or other independent assignments of an agreed upon college-level topic.