Human memory is frequently portrayed in film but it is frequently portrayed incorrectly. This seminar is designed to show how memory works, and it will serve as a complement to PSYC/NS&B221: Human Memory. The weekly topics parallel those covered in PSYC221, but the focus is shifted. Whereas PSYC221 provides an in-depth overview of human memory by examining research in psychology journals, PSYC321 provides coverage of these topics through major films and documentaries. Each week, two films or documentaries will illustrate a different aspect of memory, followed by a discussion based on our understanding of memory research. PSYC321 is not a course about film; it is a course about memory that uses film to inform viewers about memory.
Writing Capability: Writing is the primary basis for evaluation. This course requires an essay every two weeks and a final project at the end of the semester relating memory and film.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
|Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments:
Students will write multiple essays during the semester, and complete a final written project relating memory and film.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
PSYC321 is conceptually linked to PSYC/NS&B221 on a weekly basis, and most students take both courses simultaneously. However, any student taking PSYC/NS&B221 or who has taken this course, can receive a POI for PSYC321 from the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Seamon,John G. Times: ....R.. 07:10PM-09:30PM; Location: JUDD113;
|Permission of Instructor Required
Enrollment capacity: 25
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests
|Total Submitted Requests: 1
|1st Ranked: 0
|2nd Ranked: 0
|3rd Ranked: 0
|4th Ranked: 0