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Memory in the Movies
PSYC 321
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

This course is designed to show how memory works, and it serves as a complement to and is conceptually linked to PSYC/NS&B221 Human Memory in terms of topics covered, but it is an independent course. Students may take either course alone or both courses (concurrently or sequentially). Whereas PSYC/NS&B221 provides an in-depth overview of memory by examining psychology and neuroscience research, PSYC321 covers memory through major films and documentaries. Topics include amnesia, person recognition, savant memory, altered memories in science fiction, autobiographical memory, false memory, troubled memory, and memory changes in old age. Two films per week will be used to illustrate aspects of memory. This is not a course about film; it is a course about memory that uses film to inform viewers about memory.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Students will write short essays relating memory and film every two weeks during the semester. In addition, there will be a final project relating memory and film due at the end of the semester.
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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