The student is expected to apply knowledge of psychology, experimental design, and statistics to synthesize a body of knowledge on a topic in psychology and then develop an IRB proposal for an experiment. Both lecture and seminar approaches are used to help the student work as independently as possible. The student presents an oral defense of the proposal (for an experiment or for research) to classmates. Fall. Prerequisites: PSY 271 and an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 in the major.