HISTORY 265 - Minds and Brains in America
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

What is the mind? And how does it relate to the brain? These are old, even ancient questions, but it is only in the last two centuries that specific scientific fields have arisen to answer them. This course explores the history of those fields (psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science) and their impact on American politics, popular culture, and private life. The science and medicine of mind and brain have deeply shaped who we are, what we do, and how we treat others (including people, animals, and machines). This course examines key moments in this history: from the rise of the asylum and phrenology around 1800, through the growth of eugenics and psychoanalysis a century later, to the advent of MRI and artificial intelligence in recent years. By tracing the tools used to study, police, and alter the minds and brains of ordinary Americans, we will work toward a new history of scientific authority in the United States.

Course Requirements:

3 Short Essays; Online Clicker Questions; Weekly Collaborations; and Participation.

Intended Audience:

Open to students of all levels, this course provides crucial context for science students (including pre-meds), while introducing humanities students to key scientific and medical concepts.

Class Format:

Asynchronous Lectures and Clicker Questions; Synchronous Sections and Collaborations.

Schedule

HISTORY 265 - Minds and Brains in America
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
33302
Open
5
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Asynchronous Tuesday lectures; synchronous sections and Thursday collaborations. Students must be available to meet during class time for sections and on Thursdays.
002 (DIS)
 Online
33303
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
33304
Open
2
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
33305
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
33306
Open
1
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 Online
33307
Open
1
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 Online
33308
Open
1
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
36600
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
36601
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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