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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Psychology a little closer

In FES we have many applied courses. One of them is psychology course 7, which is done in cooperation with the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä. In practice this means that we are registered into their website and we do exercises there. This time we chose an assignment including three parts in which we deal with mental health and its problems.  We chose one mental disorder that we are examining more closely. The assignments include exams via the Internet, special reading material (even in English!) and some views of our own. 

This course is known to be a little harder than the other courses in psychology. At the beginning of the course we could choose what kind of assignment of the three we wanted to do.  We don’t have actual lessons; we only meet briefly occasionally.  This means that we have quite a lot of independent work, which we have really seen during this course… Luckily we have more time than just one period. 

This course isn’t compulsory for those who are going to take psychology in the matriculation examinations but it gives you better chances to do your best.  We do get more and closer information, don’t we?;) 

This course is also special because we will get a real diploma from the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä as we send our assignments there and they grade them there.  In addition, this course costs a little bit because of those exams and other materials and escpecially because of the diploma. 

This course can give you so much if you really invest in it – which may be hard when having all the other school work to do at the same time, though.

Written by Janette Välimäki 2B

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