This section offers an opportunity for students interested in any career that involves working with children and youth (education, social work, psychology, nursing, medicine, law, etc.). Particular focus is given to children in educational settings. Through lecture, discussion, and a field placement, students will
- learn about child and adolescent development as contextualized within their family, peer, and environmental networks;
- understand how children cope with various stressors; and
- recognize the important role of mentoring and education in shaping successful lives for young people.
Attendance at your section is mandatory. The Graduate Student Instructor for each section may state additional section requirements in class.
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.