Psychology (PSYC) 433

Career Development Culminating Research Paper (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: PSYC 200, PSYC 300, PSYC 405, and PHIL 333

Precluded Course: PSYC 460. (PSYC 433 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for PSYC 460.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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PSYC 433 emphasizes knowledge gained through the completion of PSYC 200, PSYC 300, PSYC 405, and PHIL 333 (required prerequisites). PSYC 433 requires the preparation and execution of a research paper in career development. As such, the course operates much like the first half of a full-year thesis course. The research paper should integrate the concepts, skills, and critical analysis that comprise career development worldview.


To receive credit for PSYC 433, the student must achieve a grade of D (50 percent) or better on the cumulative total of the research paper, which is worth 100 percent of the course grade.

Activity Grading
Part A: Annotated Bibliography and Overview 20%
Part B: Culminating Research Paper 80%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

All course materials are available on the online course site. This course does not include a textbook.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, February 7, 2017.