PSYCH 5700: Training in Informal Science Outreach

August 7, 2017
The purpose of this course is to provide students with hands-on training in informal science education at the COSI museum. All students will learn to provide outreach education at the museum; advanced students will develop outreach materials, assist in the visible research operations, and mentor other students. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs. Cross-listed in Ling and EduTL.
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Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:

Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology

Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Interpret, design, & conduct basic psychological research
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry

Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, & global levels


  • Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
  • Interact effectively with others

Professional Development

  • Apply psychological content & skills to career goals
  • Exhibit self-efficacy & self-regulation
  • Enhance teamwork capacity

To find course availability and times, please visit the Ohio State Course Catalog and Master Schedule.