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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

 The Psychology  programme is designed  to achieve anunderstanding of the basic principles  of behaviour so as to use the acquired knowledge, techniques and skills to facilitate the developing population to adjust psychologically, socially, morally and intellectually to the challenges in their environment; and to use the tools of psychology to collect, analyse and interpret information about behaviour and to apply such knowledge in understanding and facilitating human adjustment.Field course for third years is an integral part of the learning experience.  Learners will be attached annually to institutions and agencies engaged in the translation of the didactic contentProgramme Duration
The duration of the program shall normally be four (4) academic years. However, two-year Diploma holders will take three years.Programme Structure
The candidates will be required to adhere to the current School course distribution as indicated in the table below.
Students in this program will take all required courses which include SAS and BAS courses and all core courses prescribed in every semester as indicated  in the table below:

School of the various courses contained in the programme. The field course also counts  as an assignment and a report is to be submitted and assessed as part of course work.

First Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 101    

Introduction to Reading & Writing Skills (Required)                          

3

SAS 102    

Computer Literacy & Skills (Required)    

3

BAS 101    

Ethnography of African Society (Required)

3

BAS 102    

Introduction to Social Science (Required)

6

SPY 110    

Introduction to Psychology (Core)            

3

SPC 110    

Introduction to Counseling Psychology (Core)    

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 103    

Deviation & Rehabilitation (Required)    

3

SAS 104    

Social Science Perspectives on HIV and AIDS (Required)                      

3

BAS 103    

Introduction to Philosophy and Religion (Required)                                  

3

BAS 104    

Introduction to World Civilizations (Required)                            

3

SOC 120  

Psychology of Individual Development and Social Life (Core)        

3

SPY 120    

Multicultura I diversity in Psychology (Core)

3

Any one of the following electives

SPC 120    

Child and Adolescent Counselling            

3

SPC 121    

Emotions in Counselling                          

3

Second Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 201    

Introduction to Research Methods (Required)                                  

3

BAS 201    

Kenya in World History (Required)          

3

BAS 202    

Introduction to Political Philosophy (Required)                              

3

BAS 204    

Social Statistics (Required)                        

3

SPY 210    

Social Psychology (Core)                          

3

SPY 211    

Psychology of Personality (Core)                

3

Any one of the following electives

SOC 210  

Classical Sociological Theory                    

3

SPC 211    

Community counseling                            

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 202    

Critical Thinking (Required)                    

3

SAS 203    

Ethnicity, Peace Relations and Nation-Building in Kenya (Required)      

3

BAS 203    

Religion and Society (Required)                

3

SOC 221  

Gerontology (Core)                                  

3

SOC 222  

Quantitative methods (Core)                    

3

SPY 220    

Physiological Psychology (Core)                

3

Any one from the following electives

SOC 220  

Human Growth and Development            

3

SPY 221    

Group Dynamics                                      

3

Third Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 301    

Contemporary Gender Issues (Required)

3

BAS 301    

Religion and Science (Required)                

3

SOC 310  

Research Methodology (Core)                  

3

SPY 311    

Methods of Psychological Research (Core)

3

SPY 313    

Human Development (Core)                    

3

Any one from the following electives

SPY 310    

Contemporary Theories in counselling      

3

SPY 312    

Abnormal Psychology                              

3

SPY 314    

Cognitive Psychology                              

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 302    

Entrepreneurship & Accounting (Required)

3

BAS 303    

Contemporary  Political Ideology (Required)

3

BAS 304    

Social Change and Development (Required)

3

SPY 322    

Psychology of Human Behaviour and Learning (Core)                                         

3

SPY 323    

Psychotherapeutic Communication and practices (Core)

3

SOC 322   

Attachment (Core)                                    

3

Any one from the following electives

3

SPY 320    

History and Systems of Psychology           

3

SPY 321    

Family and marital Systems                       

3

Fourth Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 401    

Policy Analysis & Project Management(Required)                                                

3

BAS 401    

Issues in Social Ethics (Required)              

3

BAS 402    

History of Science (Required)                   

3

SPY 410    

Rehabilitation Psychology (Core)             

3

SPY 411    

Forensic psychology (Core)                       

3

SPY 412    

Experimental Psychology (Core)              

3

Any one from the following electives

SPY 413    

Issues of Chemical Dependency              

3

SPY 414    

Research Project                                        

3

SPC 412    

Organization of Personnel Services and Counseling  

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 402    

Disaster and Conflict Management (Required)                           

3

BAS 403    

Planning, Culture and Development (Required)                          

3

SPY 422    

Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Core)                                     

3

SPY 424    

Field Course (Core)                                   

3

SPY 425    

Practicum (Core)     

3

Any two from the following electives

SPY 420    

Hunan Sexuality                                       

3

SPY 421    

Psychological tests and Measurements       

3

SPY 423    

Ethics          

3

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