Stephen F. Austin State University

Graduate Courses

*Note: Not all courses are offered every semester; please refer to the course description and course schedule for each semester's course offerings.

Course, Title & Description Semester Offered

501. Psychological Statistics

4 semester hours. Course covers statistical methods and research designs that are applicable to psychological research. Students are exposed to experimental designs. Particular attention is given to the analysis of variance and related techniques. Along with hand calculations, computer-based data analyses will also be performed.

Fall only

507. Experimental Design

4 semester hours. Course covers statistical methods and research designs applicable to psychological research. Students are exposed to experimental and non-experimental designs. Particular attention is given to correlation, simple regression, and multiple regression. Along with had calculations, computer-based data analyses will also be performed.

Spring only

517. Ethics & Research in Psychology

4 semester hours. Standards, legal issues, and ethical responsibilities pertinent to the psychologist in academic, private and government agency, and laboratory settings.

Fall only

523. Advanced General Psychology

4 semester hours. Theory and research related to Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Learning, and Perception. Other content areas also examined.

Spring only

525. Teaching Seminar

Issues include ethics, syllabus, and exam construction, classroom management, and theories of collegiate teaching. Discussion and experience in use of various forms of technology in the classroom, and distance education. Students present a lecture applying issues and using tools of information technology.

Spring only

550*. Seminar in Psychology

3 semester hours. Current topics in psychology. Topics and credit hours announced at each registration period, providing more in-depth coverage of a specific content area in psychology. May be repeated for a total of up to 12 hours credit when topics are different.

Fall and Summer

585. Graduate Research Seminar

4 semester hours. Students directed in development and conduct of a research project. Group discussion and feedback. May be repeated for credit one time.

589** Thesis Research

3-9 semester hours. Research for thesis proposal. Grade withheld until completion of thesis. Prerequisites: Admission to departmental degree candidacy and consent of thesis director.

590** Thesis Writing

3-9 semester hours. Writing of thesis. Grade withheld until completion of thesis. Prerequisites: PSY 589 and consent of thesis director

*The following courses are possible topics which may be covered: Learning, Biopsychology/Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology.

**Once registered for PSY 589, a student must register for PSY 589 or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed.