Undergrad-Focused Courses

Preparing for a career in one of the helping fields?
Looking to improve your listening and coping skills?
Check out these innovative Educational Psychology courses.

Back for the first time in years!
Learn the secrets of the best listeners

Couns 403: Overview of Counseling Skills
3 credits; U/G
12:30 – 3:10 pm Mondays
A good listener is always in demand. This course will teach you the vital interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the counseling field or other helping professions, including health sciences, nursing, social work, sociology, and teaching. But the skill of active listening — at the heart of counseling — is valuable for students of any major, whether you’re looking to simply improve conversations in the workplace or deepen your relationships with friends and family.

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Dr. Anthony Hains

NEW for FALL 2014!
Dive into the science of happiness
AND earn GER credits!

Ed Psych 505: Positive Psychology – Theory and Applications in Learning Contexts
1 or 3 credits; U/G
1:00 – 2:15 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
The growing field of positive psychology is taking the world by storm, from marketing (did you see the Dove Inner Beauty ad?) to chronic pain management to education. More than just self-help and happiness, this course will dive into the science and application of positive psychology and all its dimensions: resilience, optimal learning, motivation, character, and overall psychological well-being. In addition to developing a deeper scientific understanding of positive psychology, you’ll learn how to apply its principles to enhance your own life and career.

This course meets the GER-B (oral and written competencies) requirement. A one-credit option runs during the first six weeks of the semester.

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Dr. Jackie Nguyen

Freshman-Focused Courses

New to UWM?
Want to make the most of your college experience?
Need help choosing a major and setting your career path?
These Educational Psychology courses are for you.

Start your college career off right, and make sure you have the tools to succeed!

Ed Psych 104: Pathways to Success
2-credits; U/G
9 sections available
This course will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the most out of your time at UWM and beyond. Get acquainted with key campus resources, learn essential study skills, and explore creative ways to manage your time more effectively.

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Dr. Nadya Fouad

Haven’t decided on a major? This class can help!

Ed Psych 110: Exploring Majors and Careers
2-credits; U/G
12 sections available
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. This class will make it easier. Gain deeper insight into the career planning process. Discover your “work personality.” Learn how to set and meet goals. Tap into campus resources and organizations. Connect with individuals working in your field of interest. Make the most of internships and volunteer opportunities. Learn how to craft to perfect resume. Graduate from UWM with the experience and skills you need to build a rewarding and successful career.

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Dr. Nadya Fouad