Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in RC Interdivisional Science (Division 868)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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Most RC courses are open to LS&A students and may be used to meet distribution requirements.

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE WAIT LIST PROCEDURES

Residential College students are given priority in all Residential College courses during the Early Registration and registration periods, and from waitlists. RC courses which satisfy specific Residential College graduation requirement are reserved for RC students only (e.g., RC language courses).

Waitlists of Residential College courses are maintained in the Residential College Counseling Office, 134 Tyler, East Quad. When a course fills, students should contact the RC Counseling Office (647-4359) to be placed on a waitlist if one is being maintained. RC sections of LS&A coursesThese sections will be letter graded for all students Math 115 Section 110 Analytical Geometry & Calculus. See Math 115.


RC Interdiv. Sci. 340. Junior Seminar in Psychology.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Evans (jeevans@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will ask how consciousness can be understood as a product of brain functioning. First, we will explore consciousness as it is known in experience, through phenomena such as the "stream of thought" (James); dreaming; forms of memory, and the ubiquity of meaning. Then we will ask to what extent current brain science can help us understand how those phenomena occur. We will focus our inquiry on: (1) observations of human behavior which reflect disordered brain functioning; (2) theories and models of brain functioning based on analogies to computation; 3) data on the biological structure and functioning of the brain. Throughout we will be alert to the limitations as well as the contributions of scientific knowledge to our understanding and appreciation of consciousness, and we will consider the effect of such knowledge on our conception of human beings and on human welfare.

Readings will include selections form the following: William James, Principles of Psychology; Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams; Paul Churchland, The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul; Antonio Damasio, Descartes' Error; Bernard Baars, In the Theater of Consciousness; Eric Kandel, et al., Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior; John Searle, The Rediscovery of the Mind; Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars. (HHD)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

RC Interdiv. Sci. 340. Junior Seminar in Psychology.

Section 002 Developmental Perspectives on Health and Illness

Instructor(s): Jennifer Myers (jeniferm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 501.002.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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