Fall 2020 - PSYC 109W D100
Brain, Mind and Society (3)
Class Number: 3873
Delivery Method: In Person
Introduces the student to issues in Psychology by surveying the research on brain and behaviour and the implications of this work for individuals and society. Beginning with neurons, this course explores the transition to human experience. Students with credit for PSYC X99 or X99W may not complete this course for further credit Writing/Breadth-Science.
Course Outline Video
This course will examine myths and misconceptions in psychology and neuroscience. Critical thinking and writing skills will be emphasized.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Computer / Internet Requirements: You are expected to be computer literate and familiar with the Internet. Students are expected to have access to a Mac or Windows computer with multi-media capability (including a webcam and microphone), Microsoft Office, high-speed Internet access, and a recent version of an Internet browser (e.g., IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari).
- Writing assignments (4): 50%
- Exam 1 and Exam 2 (22.5 % in each) : 45%
- Participation: 5%
Lectures: Content will be delivered in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Zoom lectures will be held synchronously on Mondays. Writing tutorials will provided asynchronously
equired readings available as open source material through the Noba Project (link to be provided the first week of class)
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).