Science Fiction Through the Lens of Psychology (PSYC 345)

Provides an opportunity for students to explore cutting edge research within the field of psychology, master recognition and application of key psychological concepts, all the while immersing themselves in the science fiction literature. Students become familiar with the key science-fiction sub-genres, representative authors, texts, and videos. These are used as vehicles to explore key concepts of psychology and explore the implications of cutting-edge psychological research. Students examine the field of science fiction as a whole from a Biblical perspective, and course assignments allow students to sharpen their creative writing skills by proposing storylines that connect psychology, science fiction, and a Christian world-view. Designed for psychology students, but open for all majors.

PSYC345 is a 3 credit course.