PSYCH 211 - Project Outreach
Section: 001 Working with Preschool Children
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Other:
Experiential
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Lab Fee:
20.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in an introductory Psychology course.
Other Course Info:
Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology. This course may only be repeated if a different section is selected. All sections of Outreach count as an experiential lab for the Psychology concentration; they do not count as a lab for the Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences concentration.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The purpose of Project Outreach is to allow students to learn about themselves and psychology by becoming involved in community settings. Outreach students engage in real work in the community, designed to meet community needs. Because all sections of Project Outreach — PSYCH 211 are for 3 credits (on a credit/no credit basis), the academic requirements for the course are uniform across all sections (except Exploring Careers, Section 005) and include four hours of fieldwork placement, one hour of discussion section, and one hour of lecture each week; in the Careers section, students learn about themselves in relationship to future potential careers, and explore the social-psychological contexts in which work occurs. Attendance at your section is mandatory. Readings, a mid-term project, and a final exam will be assigned. The Graduate Student Instructor for each section may state additional section requirements in class. (Course website is: sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home).

Students need to check the University Online Schedule of Classes for lecture/discussion times and meeting places per section. All sections of Outreach count as an experiential lab for the Psychology concentration; they do not count as a lab for the Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences concentration.

Section 001 — Working with Preschool Children. Students will work with children ages 2-5 in community preschools and daycare centers. These placements offer hands-on experiences with a diverse group of children and the lecture series explores a variety of topics that influence child development. The placement sites vary in terms of the populations they serve, including “at-risk” children, children with specials needs, and children of international families with English as a second language.

Section 002 — Women and Children in the Community. Students will have the opportunity to explore women's and children's issues in a community context. For their field experience, students may choose to work with individual women, women-headed families, or individual children in various community settings. The lecture series will explore topics related to gender expectations, particular issues related to women and children in our society, and child development.

Section 003 — Juvenile and Criminal Justice. Designed to provide students with experience in and knowledge of the criminal justice system. The field placements match students with juveniles or adults in a number of placement settings in the criminal justice system. The lecture series is intended to expose students to a wide variety of issues relevant to juvenile delinquency and criminality. It is our hope that you will not only learn about the system but also have the opportunity to reach out to juveniles and adult offenders and have a positive impact on their lives.

Section 004 — Health, Illness, and Society. Help patients and families in medical facilities, community health clinics, elderly residential settings and community crisis centers. Opportunities include offering empathy, emotional and practical support, in the context of supervised care, and education. Work with a wide range of populations including children, adults, and the elderly. Learn about a variety of contemporary topics related to the field of health care and health promotion.

Section 005 — Exploring Careers. Students explore how their understandings of themselves, their interests, their values, and their skills relate to ideas about a college major and career possibilities. The aims of this section are twofold:

  1. to provide students with a psychological perspective on the development of career identity and decision-making processes and
  2. to encourage the development of the skills needed to identify career options, become familiar with occupational resources, and to practice job or internship search strategies.


More information about Project Outreach can be found at: www.sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach

PSYCH 211 - Project Outreach
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
15653
Open
15
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students are required to attend an orientation on ONE of the following dates: Thursday, 9/16/10, 6:15-7:30pm OR Tuesday, 9/21/10, 2:30-3:45pm. Visit website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home
002 (SEM)
P
15655
Open
77
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students are required to attend an orientation on ONE of the following dates: Thursday, 9/16/10, 6:15-7:30pm OR Tuesday, 9/21/10, 2:30-3:45pm. Visit Website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home .
003 (SEM)
P
15657
Open
51
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students are required to attend an orientation on ONE of the following dates: Thursday, 9/16/10, 6:15-7:30pm OR Tuesday, 9/21/10, 2:30-3:45pm Visit Website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home .
004 (SEM)
P
15659
Open
39
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students are required to attend an orientation on ONE of the following dates: Thursday, 9/16/10, 6:15-7:30pm OR Tuesday, 9/21/10, 2:30-3:45pm Visit Website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home .
005 (SEM)
P
15661
Open
25
 
-
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Visit Website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home .
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