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READ THE COURSE SYLLABUS IN ITS ENTIRETY NOW!
The syllabus contains all information pertinent to this class except for the readings and detailed course plan, which are maintained on this website (see below). The reason for this is to provide students with clearer information and easier access to the readings, assignments, and other media we will be using throughout the term in an intuitive, "user-friendly" format. A secondary purpose is to make cross-platform access to the practical, day-to-day information you will use possible (i.e. you can get to this stuff from any computer you use anywhere, or even from your smart phone, if you have one with the necessary supporting apps).
It is your responsibility to read the syllabus thoroughly and to be sure that you understand all of it's provisions. If you do not agree or believe that you cannot comply with any of the terms in the syllabus, you should withdraw from the course immediately.
Detailed Course Plan
The whole term is planned out on this calendar. Click on the entry for any day to see what readings and work are assigned for that day. If you have a gmail account you can incorporate the events on this calendar into your own rather easily.
Note also that the course plan as you see it below is subject to change! Check for updates frequently!
List of Readings and Other Media
We have no textbook in this class. Instead we will use electronically accessible journal articles and other media. Below is a listing of these items. Consult the detailed course plan for specific readings and assignments. Note that access to the journal articles comes via our library. Thus, if you have trouble accessing the articles the first place you should go for help is the reference desk at the library. Please be aware that computer problems of any kind will not excuse anyone from the responsibility to do the work of the class. Please plan ahead.
The course will consist of workshops and lectures. Consult the detailed course plan for specifics.
Podcast: Radiolab: "Is Free Will Really Free?"
TED: Dan Gilbert: "Why Are We Happy?"
Test questions and instructions will be posted below roughly a week or so before each test.