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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Nov 20, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PSYC 098. Senior Research Project

As one means of meeting the comprehensive requirement, a student may select a topic in psychology in consultation with psychology faculty member. Usually prepared during the fall semester of the senior year, the student writes a substantial paper on the topic based on library research or original empirical research. In addition to submitting written reports, students participate in a poster conference at the end of the semester. One-half credit or one credit with a letter grade is awarded for all components of the project. Note that Psyc 98 projects are rare as most faculty do not have capacity to supervise these projects. The common routes for completing the seniors comprehensive requirement include Research Practica courses, Thesis (Psyc 96/97, Psyc 180), and the Field Placement in Clinical (Psyc 90). Registration for Psyc 98 requires the sponsorship of a faculty member in the Psychology Department who agrees to supervise the student's work on the project. See the department website for further details .
A Psychology Faculty Member must agree to supervise a student before he or she may enroll in PSYC 098.

This course may not be taken as pass/fail. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 ; PSYC 025. Research Design and Analysis , and permission of a research adviser.
0.5 - 1 credit.
Fall 2017. Staff.
Spring 2018. Staff.
Fall 2018. Staff.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
Department website:

Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses