2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 4751 The Science of Consciousness

This course explores the spectrum of conscious experiences including what is traditionally considered to be “non-conscious” and “un-conscious.” Both philosophers and scientists have inquired into this elusive concept, leaving us with more questions than answers.  The development of modern neuroscience techniques has opened new possibilities for examining this topic by considering the biological processes necessary for having an experience. Course topics will include: the history of consciousness studies, disordered states, the relationship between mind and body, artificial and animal consciousness, unconsciousness, the problem of other minds, altered states, and the economic, historical, cultural and ethnic shaping of consciousness.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CPSYC2433 + one 3000-level CPSYC course, or permission of instructor