The project, which may take many forms, draws on and extends knowledge, analytical skills, and creative achievement developed through previous academic work. The project should include a reflection on the body of literature or the conceptual framework to which it is a contribution. It must be shared with the College community through posters, presentations, or other means. This course emphasizes refining skills in evaluating psychological research, designing and executing empirical projects, analyzing and interpreting research outcomes, and communicating the results of psychological research. This requirement may be satisfied by completing eight credits of the St. Mary’s Project in any discipline or cross-disciplinary study area. The project is supervised by a faculty mentor, appointed by the department chair. This course is repeatable for up to a total of eight credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 206 or PSYC 303 and PSYC 310 with a grade of C- or better; Students may co-enroll in PSYC 310 and PSYC 493 with permission of the department chair. Consult faculty mentor for project guidelines.