HONR 1000G Honors Seminar: The Problem of Consciousness

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

What is consciousness? How does the brain do its work and produce its dazzling, if taken-for-granted, capabilities? If we all share similar capacities, how does each brain manage to make itself unique? Although these similar questions have been asked for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, the past decade has provided more tools for answering them than at any other time in human history. Data from many fields of inquiry have begun to converge. Students who take this course will be exposed to these exciting new findings and will also explore resulting controversies. Satisfies general education requirements in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Prerequisite: Honors students only (Description Last Updated: Winter 2008 (200830))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate their familiarity with the main issues pertaining to consciousness studies;
  2. Provide evidence of having traversed the relevant literature;
  3. Exhibit, in clear and concise writing, an understanding of how the new approaches to consciousness are connected to classical fields of study, i.e., philosophy and psychology, and how these fields are changing in response to the new science;
  4. Present in detail one major study of the brain and its workings or of a philosophical problem related to the study of consciousness;
  5. Produce an annotated bibliography, the purpose of which is to obtain a working knowledge of much of the relevant literature.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
No courses currently scheduled
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201820 20866 08/21 - 12/08/2017 Ft Lauderdale/Davie Campus Cavanaugh, Mark
Class Full Full

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