PSYC 478. Field Work as a Teaching Assistant
Students who elect to do field work in psychology are placed in community agencies for the purpose of acquiring supervised field experience under qualified professionals in areas indicated by the student’s particular interests and aptitudes. The course provides a link between the knowledge of psychological theories, methods and research acquired in the classroom and the application of this knowledge to current problems in society. Three hours per week are spent in the agency for each course credit hour earned. Most human service agencies require nine hours per week (3 credits). Registration requires permission of the Department Field Work Adviser, who should be consulted at least one semester in advance of course registration. Because screening of student applicants by the Department of Psychology is basic to the specified agreement with each agency, the course is open only to Psychology majors.