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SX3504: CONSCIOUSNESS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jan 2017 11:03


Course Overview

The mystery of consciousness is one of the most exciting and challenging fields in human endeavour. Consciousness provides a truly inter-disciplinary topic with relevance across both the sciences and the humanities. This Sixth Century course aimed at level 3 and level 4 students will present cutting-edge research using a clear inter-disciplinary perspective. The course brings together the disciplines of divinity, psychology, and medicine, with a particular focus on the clinical and health-based aspects of consciousness studies. The assessment is a mixture of non-traditional (e.g. Self-reflective journal) and a traditional (essay).

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bert Timmermans

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The mystery of consciousness is one of the most exciting and challenging fields in human endeavour. Consciousness provides a truly inter-disciplinary topic with relevance across both the sciences and the humanities. This innovative course aimed at level 3 and level 4 students will present cutting-edge research using a clear inter-disciplinary perspective.

The course brings together the disciplines of psychology, medicine, and divinity, with a particular focus on the clinical and health-based aspects of consciousness studies.

Further Information & Notes

Available to students in Year 3 & 4 only.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Biology

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: self-reflective course journal (40%); 2000 word written essay (60%). Only results from the first attempt will be eligible for Honours classification.

Resit: Students will have the opportunity to submit/resubmit any assessments missed or failed.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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