Tompkins Cortland Community College

PSYC290 - Social Science Capstone Course

Cross-listed as ANTH 290 or HSTY 290 or SOCI 290. Provides students with an opportunity to draw on a variety of disciplines, perspectives and methods from the social sciences in application to a specific research problem of local and/or global importance. In consultation with the course instructor(s), students will choose a relevant research topic to explore for the class. The course is conducted as a research and discussion seminar and is used as the outcomes assessment course for the program. In the psychology focused section of the course (PSYC 290), students will read and understand primary research in order to synthesize it into a coherent background on their topic. In the section not focused on psychology (ANTH/HSTY/SOCI 290), students will conduct both primary and secondary research on their topic. Prerequisites: RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; MATH 095 if required by placement testing; ENGL 101; C or better grade in PSYC 103; SOCI 101; and a HSTY course. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Occasionally.