Robert Slagter and Heather Meggers
Project participants will travel to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia to explore Southeast Asian history, culture,
politics and economic development. Cities to be visited include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City,
Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat. This proposed itinerary is subject to modification prior to departure as well as during
the trip to accommodate security and safety concerns. In the event travel to any of the planned countries is not
feasible the itinerary will be changed to include other destinations such as Laos or Malaysia. Prior to departure
students will demonstrate completion of assigned readings and during the trip will write an analytic journal to be
submitted for evaluation. The itinerary may be customized to accommodate individual student projects including
those for senior credit. The trip will take almost all of Exploration Term and much travel will be in areas considered
underdeveloped. Such travel is demanding. Students enrolled in the project should be physically fit, cooperative,
punctual, able and willing to endure discomfort in pursuit of learning adventures, personally resourceful and
committed to developing an understanding of Southeast Asia.
Estimated Student Fees: $5,500
Research on an Advanced Topic in Psychology
Tu Th 10:00am-12:00pm
In this class students will explore an advanced topic in psychology. Possible topics include: effects of herbal
supplements on behavior in rats, effects of alcohol on behavior of college students, change blindness in humans.
Throughout the course students will learn how to (1) choose an appropriate topic to review, (2) read journal articles
effectively, (3) conduct a review of literature in a specific area, and (4) write a paper that demonstrates a mastery of
this topic. The final product of this course will be a paper that reviews the research related to a specific topic. The
course grade will reflect the quality of this paper as well as attendance and participation at class meetings. It is
highly recommended that Psychology majors who have taken PY 304 and who plan to take PY 417 in the spring
term take this E-term class.
The general purpose of this project is to learn how to research and review a specific,
advanced topic in psychology. The specific objectives of this course are to learn how to read a psychology journal
article effectively, choose a specific area of psychology to review, conduct a review of literature in that specific area
of psychology, and write that information up into a APA style paper.
Tu W Th 9:00am-12:00pm
This project is designed to introduce the field of sport and exercise psychology by providing a broad overview of the
major themes in the area. We will explore such topics as personality, competition and cooperation, exercise and