In this course we will discuss in-depth a selection of current topics in cognitive development, centering on questions concerning the origins of knowledge. (What kinds of knowledge do we possess even very early in life? How does that knowledge change over time?) We will examine these questions within specific subject areas such as object perception, space perception, number understanding, and understanding of other minds, surveying evidence from different stages of human individual development as well as evidence from different nonhuman species.
Writing assignments designed to improve writing skill as well as explore the subject matter of the course. Opportunities for peer review and instructor feedback.
Regular opportunities to present, develop, and advocate ideas orally through informal presentations. Concentrated feedback on how to engage and inform an audience and how to enhance oral presentations with visual aids.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Weekly readings from primary research literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly assignments, participation in group discussion, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan University course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
|Instructor(s): Slusser,Emily Beth Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: ALLB304; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 10||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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