University Of Ghana Department Of Psychology

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University Of Ghana Department Of Psychology

University Of Ghana Department Of Psychology | See the list of courses offered at the department of psychology within University Of Ghana… See details below.

About University Of Ghana Department Of Psychology

History 

The Department of Psychology was established in 1967 under the Faculty of Social Studies. It has trained and continues to train hundreds of young men and women at both undergraduate and
postgraduate level and provides services to other departments such as Social Work, Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacy. It is one of the largest Departments in the University in terms of student numbers, with over three thousand, five hundred (3,500) students even though it is housed in a very small temporary structure. Despite these constraints, the Department continues to work towards its long term mission and is becoming a centre of excellence. Three attractive programs namely, Clinical, Industrial and Organizational and Social Psychology are presently offered at the postgraduate level. The department currently has two professors, one associateprofessor, six senior lecturers and eight lecturers on its teaching staff.

VISION

Our vision is to become a research intensive and excellent teaching Department.

MISSION

Conduct relevant research and quality teaching that will enable the Department of Psychology to make important contribution to society.

 

University Of Ghana Department Of Psychology Courses Offered

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

LEVEL 100

First Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 110

Academic Writing 1

3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

PSYC 101

Elements of Psychology

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

Second Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 110

Academic Writing 1

3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

PSYC 102

Psychology for Everyday Living

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

LEVEL 200

First Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

3

PSYC 211

Introduction to General Psychology

3

PSYC 223

Biological Psychology

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

Second Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

PSYC 222

Motivation and Emotion

3

PSYC 224

Introduction of Experimental Psychology

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC220-238 (3 credits).

LEVEL 300 COURSES

A Psychology Major student: Take 3 Core courses and at least 1 elective course in the first semester and 2 Core courses and ANY 2 Elective courses in the second semester.

Combined Psychology student is required to take at least 1 Core course and at least 1 Elective course in the first semester (including PSYC 331) and at 2 Core courses and at least 1 elective course in the second semester.

Minor Psychology student is required to take any two electives courses, one for each semester.

Level 300 Majors

First Semester

COURSE CODE

Core Courses (9 credits)

CREDIT

PSYC 331

Statistics for Psychologists

3

PSYC 333*

Psychology of Personality

3

PSYC 335**

Developmental Psychology I

3

Any ONE elective Course (3 credits)

PSYC 337

Learning

3

OTHER SUBJECT

Any ONE Course from the other assigned Department

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Prerequisite for PSYC 338

**Prerequisite for PSYC 336

Second Semester

COURSE CODE

Core Courses (6 credits)

CREDIT

PSYC 332*

Cognitive Psychology I

3

PSYC 334

Research Methods in Psychology

3

Any Two elective Course (3 credits)

PSYC 336

Developmental Psychology II

3

PSYC 338**

Abnormal Behaviour

3

PSYC 342

Psychological Tests and Measurement

3

OTHER SUBJECT

Any ONE Course from the other assigned Department

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Prerequisite for PSYC 441

**Prerequisite for PSYC 445

Level 400 courses

Psychology Major student is required to take 4 Core courses (9 credits) and at least two electives in the first semester.

Research Project (PSYC 490) is a Core for major students, which covers two semester work.  In addition to the long essay, one core and at least two electives must be taken in the second semester.

Combined Psychology student should take a total of 3 core courses in the year and at least two electives (15 credits).

First Semester

COURSE CODE

Core Courses

CREDIT

PSYC 441

Cognitive Psychology II

3

PSYC 443

Social Psychology

3

PSYC 449

Practicals in Cognition II

2

PSYC 491

Research Seminar

1

Elective Courses

PSYC 445

Clinical Psychology

3

PSYC 447

Education Psychology

3

PSYC 451

Guidance and Counselling

3

PSYC 453

Psychology of Religion

3

PSYC 455

Introduction to Neuropsychology

3

PSYC 457

Industrial Psychology

3

PSYC 459

Military Psychology

3

PSYC 461

Atypical Behaviour

3

PSYC 463

Health Psychology

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

Second Semester

COURSE CODE

Core Courses

CREDIT

PSYC 490

Research Project

6

PSYC 444

Psychology and National Development

3

Elective Courses

PSYC 446

Comparative Psychology

3

PSYC 448

Community Psychology

3

PSYC 452

Environmental Psychology

3

PSYC 454

Applied Social Psychology

3

PSYC 456

Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 458

Sports Psychology

3

PSYC 464

Psycholinguistics

3

PSYC 462

Political Psychology

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

 

University Of Ghana Department Of Psychology Contacts

University of Ghana

Department of Psychology

P.O.Box LG 84 Legon

Tel: 028-955-0463

 

See Also:

University Of Ghana Legon Cut Off Points
University Of Ghana Legon Admission Requirements
University Of Ghana Medical School
University Of Ghana MBA
University Of Ghana Mba Fees
University Of Ghana Medical School Graduate Entry

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