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PSY 257: Psychology in Literature (3 credits)

Course Description

This course explores how psychological concepts are utilized in popular literature. The literature analyzed varies with student interest. The course emphasizes how psychological theories are illustrated through literary characters and situations along with investigating how accurately these characters and situations reflect real life research on said theories. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSY 100.

Co-Requisite(s): None

Recommended Preparation: None


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze empirical articles
  • Evaluate the application of psychological concepts in popular literature
  • Describe current research on a psychological concept
  • Construct a research question to investigate and determine appropriate sources to answer that question

Degrees and Certificates

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