This upper-division undergraduate lecture and lab cover the history of evaluation as a profession, the stages in the evaluation process, evaluation theories, utilization of social science theories and research (i.e., psychology, health sciences, etc.), and how evaluation can contribute to solutions to social and organizational problems. Students design an evaluation proposal as a service for a program. These proposals integrate theory and account for ethical, cultural, and political contexts in programs.
This is an upper-division undergraduate course in psychology with a lecture and lab component. Ciara integrates the purpose, history, and use of surveys in society with the process of developing a valid and reliable survey. Ultimately, students learn how to use their surveys in the design and execution of an original research project.
This is an interdisciplinary upper-division undergraduate course. It covers health education, promotion, and motivation; coping with chronic illness; psychological factors in disease; and health behavior management. Students use empirical research on a health-related topic to determine what equitable and culturally inclusive actions one can take to become healthier. In teams, students generate a list of accessible resources one can unitize to find services, participate in research, or engage in advocacy concerning their health-related topic.