The Capstone Course in Psychology as Liberal Education Opportunity
In this chapter, the authors provide a rationale for the capstone experience as an essential component of the undergraduate major in psychology. They also provide an overview of capstone courses that are typically offered by departments. Ultimately, Dunn and McCarthy provide the theoretical foundations for such a course and they conclude with recommendations for how the capstone can be used as a summative assessment of the major.
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