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SX3504: CONSCIOUSNESS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:48


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 Aberdeen 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

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

Mark + individual feedback on reports via MyAberdeen.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstanding of various aspects related to consciousness: theories, measurement, brain activity, and links between consciousness, spirituality and mental health.
ProceduralAnalyseAppreciate different views on consciousness drawn from different disciplines, integrate material and concepts drawn from different course modules, and critically reflect on intellectual traditions.

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Mark + automatic question feedback after release date.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstanding of various aspects related to consciousness: theories, measurement, brain activity, and links between consciousness, spirituality and mental health.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstanding of various aspects related to consciousness: theories, measurement, brain activity, and links between consciousness, spirituality and mental health.
ProceduralAnalyseAppreciate different views on consciousness drawn from different disciplines, integrate material and concepts drawn from different course modules, and critically reflect on intellectual traditions.

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