BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-303 - Critical Analysis in Psychology - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-303 - Critical Analysis in Psychology - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This qualitative intensive course is intended to provide students training and practice in critically analyzing and writing about important issues in Psychology and relating those issues to current Indigenous realities. Lectures will consist of reviewing current research and presentations by faculty members and Elders in different areas of psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, legal, social, theory and methods, etc.). The focus of this course will be to analyze contemporary research in Psychology and compare and contrast current approaches with traditional Indigenous pedagogy.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 201, or permission of the instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • complete a literature review of a contemporary approach to a psychological issue common among indigenous peoples;
  • research and discover traditional psychological practices used to address psychological issues common among traditional Indigenous peoples;
  • compare and contrast current contemporary approaches to psychology with Indigenous traditional approaches;
  • exhibit critical analysis skills;
  • exhibit research skills; and
  • demonstrate university-level writing skills and APA format.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Guest, G., MacQueen, K., & Namey, E.Applied Thematic Analysis, 2012, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publishing
  • Lieblich, A., R. Tuval-Mashiach, R., & Zilber, T.Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation, 1998, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publishing
  • Gee, J.An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method, 2010, New York, NY, Routledge Publishing
  • Denzin, N., & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.).Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2011, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publishing
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved March 26, 2014.