|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This course offers a broad introduction to scientific theory and research in the study of human mental processes. Topics include perception, imagery, attention, memory, problem solving, decision making, and language. The course draws on both behavioral and cognitive neuroscience approaches and emphasizes the relationship between mind and brain; links to everyday experience and practical applications are also highlighted. Class activities include lectures, discussion, and demonstrations.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Textbook (TBD), primary readings (made available online/Moodle)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three exams, including non-cumulative final (95% multiple-choice, 5% short-answer), short computer lab activities/demos (graded as complete/incomplete), three 1-page response papers (graded).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan Univ. course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
This is a column 1 Breadth Requirement course in psychology.
The course is intended for prospective psychology majors, neuroscience and behavior majors, and students with related interests (e.g., artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind). Students who have taken Behavioral Neurobiology (NS&B 213) are encouraged to consider a more advanced course, as the present introductory course assumes no knowledge of brain anatomy and physiology.
Students not admitted during preregistration will be admitted at first class only if seats become available. Priority will go to students on the enrollment request list who previously unsuccessfully requested the course and/or PSYC/NSB majors. Because the course often has a long request list, please do not email the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Mitchell,Karen J. Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 21||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Moodle, Course Website|