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PSYC 412 - Senior Seminar in Psychology (4)


An in-depth examination of psychological knowledge and/or practice in one of three types of seminars: topical, research, or internship. Prerequisite: Minimum of 85 earned hours to include 24 hours in Psychology. Fall and Spring.

Senior Seminar in Psychology: Topical
An in-depth examination of a topical area in Psychology (course topics vary by semester and instructor). Students read, discuss, and write about theoretical and empirical issues relevant to the topical area at an advanced level. This writing intensive course requires writing an APA-style formal research proposal or literature review as well as an oral presentation.

Senior Seminar in Psychology: Research
Students carry out empirical research, developed with their instructor, on a topical area in Psychology (course topics vary by semester and instructor). Students read, discuss, and write about theoretical and empirical issues relevant to the topical area at an advanced level. This writing intensive course requires writing an APA-style research paper as well as an oral presentation.

Senior Seminar in Psychology: Internship and Helping Skills
Students complete 90-hour internships with local community programs, hospitals, psychological or medical centers, or school counseling offices. In addition, the course involves practice in basic interpersonal helping skills, weekly readings and writing reflections, discussion of internship experiences, and, as a writing-intensive course, career-relevant formal writing and presentation assignments. The course has a heavy workload but offers students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience in preparation for employment, graduate school, or professional school. Enrollment is by permission of instructor only, following completion of the application (available on the UNC Asheville website or from the instructor); preference is given to graduating seniors.