Psychology 497—Cooperative Education (1-5 units)
Students engage in sponsored learning in a work setting that is
integrated with the academic setting. In other words, students
receive pay while doing their Applied Experience. Students must
obtain permission for this from the Applied Experience
Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Boone. Email Dr. Boone at
with the name of your employer, your position title, and a brief
description of your duties. In addition, indicate what
additional things you will experience and learn at your job
while enrolled in PSYC 497.
Students are expected to complete the following number of
cooperative education hours based on the number of units they
sign up for:
2 units = 40 hours during the
3 units = 60 hours during the
4 units = 80 hours during the
5 units = 100 hours during the
To enroll in this course:
1. Email Dr. Boone
for permission to use your employment for your Applied
2. Complete the mandatory
and Quiz. If you
have any problems with this, please call the CECE office at
654-3033. For Spring 2014
enrollment, you must complete the
Electronic Orientation and Quiz no later than
March 18, 2014.
2. Upon successful
completion of the Orientation Quiz, you will receive an email
firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions for enrolling in Psyc
497 and Psyc 395 (if appropriate; see below for more information). NOTE: You can NOT
register for these courses yourself; MyCSUB will not allow you
to do so.
Psychology 481—Directed Research in Psychology (1-5 units)
Work with a faculty member on a research project. To enroll, the
student and faculty supervisor must complete the Applied
Experience Contract and submit it to the Applied Experience Coordinator,
Dr. Tanya Boone. You can obtain an Applied Experience Contract
from Dr. Boone (DDH D110) or from the Psychology Department
Office (DDH D107).
Psychology 498—Directed Study in the Instruction of Psychology
Get hands-on experience with teaching by working with a faculty
member as a teaching assistant. To enroll, the student and
faculty supervisor must complete an Applied Experience Contract and
submit it to the Applied Experience Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Boone.
You can obtain an Applied Experience Contract from Dr. Boone (DDH
D110) or from the Psychology Department Office (DDH D107).
Psychology 395—Seminar in Applications of Psychology
In addition to completing the Applied Experience, students are
required to complete this 1-unit, online course. The purpose of
this course is for students to discuss their experiences, and to
explore issues of ethics in the Applied Experience. Some details
about this course:
This course is credit/no credit.
The course occurs on
with no class meetings.
You must complete this course the same quarter you do your
Applied Experience. You will be signed up for it at the same
time you are signed up for the Applied Experience.
If you choose to earn Applied Experience credits in subsequent
quarters, you do not have to repeat this course
If you do not earn credit for 395, you will have to repeat
it. This means you will also have to repeat your Applied