2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PSY 418SR - Senior Capstone: Psychology, Faith and Values

(4 credits)
This course is the senior capstone to the psychology major as well as one’s entire Northwestern education. The course challenges students to thoughtfully reflect on and integrate their education in psychology and across the curriculum with their personal, intellectual, spiritual and vocational life. In particular, a sizeable literature has developed which focuses on the relationship between Christian faith, philosophical assumptions and psychology. Through reading, discussing, writing and oral presentation, students will examine some of this literature and ask: How can a scientific psychology be compatible with a person-oriented Christianity? How can I integrate my view of the world with psychological theory and methods? Where do I go from here to serve God and neighbor?

Prerequisites: 12 credits of psychology courses and at least junior status.