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Issues in Contemporary Psychology: What Makes Us Human?
PSYC 110
Fall 2008
Section: 01  

This seminar-style course serves as an intensive introduction to psychology as an empirical science. As a group, we will read and discuss primary journal articles, focusing on the questions: What makes us human? What is it about us that make us who we are? We will explore psychological research on three possible answers to this question: symbols, culture, and morality. In our journey through possible answers to this question, we will study multiple areas of psychology, looking at brains, individuals, and groups. Individually, students will select a research question of their own choosing and work steadily on a review of the relevant psychological literature.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Writing
Logical reasoning: Students will learn how scientific studies of human behavior are put together, and the logic that translates a basic question into an experimental design. Writing: Students will work throughout the semester on researching and writing a review of the scientific literature on a psychological question of their choosing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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