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Summer 2021
May 06,2021
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PSYC 439 - CAPSTONE SEMINAR: PHENOMENOLOGIAL PSYCHOLOGY
This senior capstone course will introduce students to the paradigm of Phenomenological Psychology. Phenomenology is the science of how we subjectively experience the world. It approaches psychology from within the standpoint of consciousness. Phenomenological psychologists apply qualitative methodology to comprehend phenomena that are not accessible to the experimental methods of the physical sciences. Using careful descriptive procedures phenomenologists study a wide range of psychological phenomena such as: states of consciousness (normal and abnormal), the spectrum of imaginary experiences, meanings, values, relationships and emotions as well as our subtle awareness of time, space and reality itself. Students will be introduced to the epistemological approach, the specific methods, and the overall subject matter of the field of phenomenological psychology. Most importantly, students will learn phenomenology by doing phenomenology. Students will perform an original qualitative phenomenological research project and will elucidate a particular topic from within the phenomenological perspective. Specifically, students will be trained in descriptive interview techniques, phenomenological analysis of descriptions, bibliographical research methods, writing literature reviews, oral presentation skills, and (most importantly) critical theoretical analysis of descriptive qualitative data. Classes will alternate between l. theory sessions and 2. applied research sessions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior
      Junior

Prerequisites:
FOR PSYC 439

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: PSYC 303
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: PSYC 304
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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