PSYC 791W (02) - Special Topics

Special Topics/Ecopsychology

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56345
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Advanced material not normally covered in a regular course offering in which instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. May be repeated for different topics.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 402 and PSYC 502
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 4 times.
Equivalent(s): PSYC 791
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Susan Hess

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 T 9:40am - 12:30pm MCC 110
Final Exam 5/14/2024 5/14/2024 T 8:00am - 10:00am MURK 118
Additional Course Details: 

Topic: Ecopsychology

Course Description: Ecopsychology is a theory of the relationship between humans and nature.

We will consider the impact of people’s disconnections with the natural world, in contrast to an interconnectedness. Different cultures will be studied, as we consider a psychology, where there is an inherent ecological perspective. The significance of the ways in which people connect, or disconnect with nature will be studied, in relation to the effect on one’s mental (and physical) health, behaviors, and worldviews.

This is a writing intensive course that meets the requirement for a Group II 700 level / writing intensive course, for the Psychology major. This course has an ecological context, in which psychological health, the health of the earth, and culture are studied. Ecotherapy, which is applied Ecopsychology, will be explored through empirical studies, and other important writings.

The Ecopsychology course, is also part of the interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor at UNH.