PSYCH 325 - Detroit Initiative
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Empowering Families and Communities
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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CBL, Experiential
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology major. PSYCH 325 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the Psychology major. No more than 6 credits of directed readings/internships may be counted toward the American Culture major.
May be elected three times for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.


This course is an experiential field course involving one visit per week to an African-American, Arab-American or Latino community in Detroit. Students are assigned to work with community-based organizations on projects to improve the well-being of children and families.

Projects involve such activities as tutoring, developing outreach activities, assisting in child care settings, and working in community education projects. Internships are supervised by the instructor and program staff.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Site placements with minors require all students pass a background check BEFORE they will be allowed to interact with minors at the site. Most sites perform their own background checks during the orientation process.

TB TEST & FLU VACCINATIONS: Many site placements require students to obtain a TB test with negative results prior to attending site. Most sites will accept results less than one year old and which covers the entire time the student will be at the site. Plan to bring a copy of the letter with you the first time you go to the site. A Flu Vaccination may also be required based on the site assigned.

NOTE: The TB test and Flu Vaccination fees are not covered by the course or the University of Michigan. You may have them done through your own health care provider. TB tests range in price depending on provider. See Testing Sites for more information: Flu Vaccinations are typically free at UMHS, CVS, Kroger locations etc.

TRANSPORTATION: All Drivers are required to complete the Transportation Orientation before they are allowed to use a UM vehicle. Drivers are expected to complete the Transportation Orientation within the 2nd or 3rd week of the term. Additional details are on the Transportation page of the department’s website.


PSYCH 325 - Detroit Initiative
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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