The Liberal Arts programme offers a useful pathway for students who want to focus on psychological studies in education and social work.
The table below displays a pathway that Bachelor of Arts (BA) students who are interested in psychological studies in education and social work can take. Students who major in Education within the BA are required to do at least two of these courses at Stage I, two at Stage II, and four at Stage III, and a total of nine Education courses overall.
|EDUC 115||Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development|
|EDUC 117||Teaching and Learning: An Educational Psychology
|EDUC 121||How People Learn|
|EDUC 200||Youth Mentoring|
|EDUC 221||Child Development|
|EDUC 223||Educational Psychology|
|EDUC 224||Assessment and Evaluation in Education|
|EDUC 316||Gifted Education|
|EDUC 323||Contemporary Topics in Educational Psychology|
|EDUC 341||Introduction to Counselling in the Community|
|EDUC 348||The Reading Process|
|EDUC 351||The Social Psychology of the Classroom|
|EDUC 380||Methods of Research in Education|
Students may also be interested in taking courses from the Community Service in Youth Development module within the BA. This module is targeted towards students undertaking a BA in Education and includes a strong psychological component.
Students who have completed a BA in Education can usually transition easily into either the BA (Honours) or the MA in Education. BA in Education students who have taken courses from the suite described above typically enter their postgraduate studies well prepared for further study and research in psychological studies. Students who have also taken courses in the School of Psychology will find the added content and experience beneficial for their postgraduate studies.
At the postgraduate level, courses are designed to support the development of higher degree research capability. Postgraduate courses with an emphasis on psychological studies in education and social work are listed below. Doctoral students may be assigned courses from this suite or from courses offered in the School of Psychology or Department of Statistics in their provisional year.
|EDUC 706||Measurement and Advanced Statistics|
|EDUC 735||Researching Educational Settings|
|EDUC 741||Educational Psychology
|EDUC 742||Developmental Psychology
|EDUC 747||Leadership in Youth Development
|EDUC 755||Social Psychology of the Classroom|
Recommended research methods courses offered in the School of Psychology and Department of Statistics
|School of Psychology|
|PSYCH 208||Producing Psychological Knowledge|
|PSYCH 306||Research Methods in Psychology|
|PSYCH 743||Critical Qualitative Research|
|PSYCH 744||Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods for
|Department of Statistics|
|STATS 101||Introduction to Statistics|
|STATS 201||Data Analysis|
|STATS 302||Applied Multivariate Analysis|
|STATS 330||Statistical Modelling|