2009 ANPsych Summer OFFICE HOURS
The ANPsych office will be closed this summer.
PSY 112 Courses for Fall 2009
Please note that the following courses will be taught Fall 2009, if you are looking for that 1 credit course, check these out!
Introduction to AK Native Values & Principles
The course examines the impact of culture on communication with emphasis on issues related to individuals working in Alaskan communities. It identifies barriers and development of strategies for better communication. The course explores and discusses traditional Native values and principles, their applicability to today’s world, and issues relevant to their integration into today’s lifestyles.
Cultural Perspectives in Mentoring & Leadership Development
The course examines the impact of culture on perspectives in mentoring and leadership development with emphasis on topics related to the Alaska Native Culture and its history such as the (ANCSA) Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The course explores and discusses traditional Alaska Native perspectives in mentoring and leadership development. It identifies barriers and successes with the development of the Alaska Native Regional Corporations and how leadership development is considered within the process.
Alaska Native Oral Tradition & Story Telling- A Therapeutic Tool
The oral tradition of story-telling is holistic and balanced, and interconnects the generations. Elders hold a central role in passing on traditional values and principles through the venue of stories. Story telling is an ageless teaching and healing tool used in all cultures. An Alaska Native elder and an American Indian young man will demonstrate story telling.
There is a new research opportunity with a group here on campus called C.R.E.a.M.S. which stands for Culture, Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Status Psychology Research Group. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students taking 398 Individual Research (a pass or no pass course) which can be repeated up to three semesters for 9 credits total.
Benefits of participating in a research group includes: exposure to new research projects, on-going projects, and completing projects involving research design, data collection, data analysis, and writing research papers. Ultimately if you plan to apply to graduate school for either a MA’s or a Ph.D. then this is an excellent opportunity to show strong research experience enhancing your graduate school application. If you are interested you can email: Ruth Zuniga @ firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be set up for an interview!