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General Course Information for PSY615: Fieldwork

Course: PSY615 - Fieldwork
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: The fieldwork experience or internship provides practical application of performance psychology principles in a professional setting. A thesis consisting of the written report of an investigation or of a successful fieldwork project is required. This project must be initiated, executed, and reported by the student under the supervision of the faculty. The student must consult the lead faculty prior to beginning the fieldwork experience.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the principles of performance psychology in a variety of professional, athletic, or organizational settings.
  • Evaluate a performance setting and apply appropriate performance psychology techniques.
  • Research challenges in the preparation and performance of an athlete, musician, artist, team, or organization.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MASTER OF ARTS IN PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY
    • Analyze empirical and theoretical research related to the major.
    • Analyze the means by which psychological factors influence performance.
    • Apply counseling skills to working relationships with clients and athletes.
    • Apply ethical principles in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.
    • Apply theoretically sound performance enhancement assessments and techniques with individual performers and teams representing various competitive arenas.
    • Integrate theoretical perspectives from counseling and sport psychology and related fields into performance settings.
Course Requirements: andlt;p class=andquot;MsoNormalandquot; style=andquot;line-height: 170%; margin: 0.1in -16.3pt 0.25in 0in;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;line-height: 170%;andquot;andgt;The student is required to enroll for fieldwork credit and must maintain continuous enrollment in PSY 615 until the thesis has been completed and submitted to the lead faculty. Only one enrollment in PSY 615 is required.andlt;/spanandgt; andlt;p class=andquot;MsoNormalandquot; style=andquot;line-height: 170%; margin: 0.1in -16.3pt 0.25in 0in;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;line-height: 170%;andquot;andgt;The total number of credit hours recorded for fieldwork may not exceed nine, regardless of the number of enrollments in PSY 615. No credit will be recorded until the thesis has been approved by the program advisory committee, and submitted to and approved by the lead faculty.andlt;/spanandgt;

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures