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Interdisciplinary Course on Emotion

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under Archive

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Preparing for Fall 2019 Classes? Consider an interdisciplinary course. INTDS 314 Cognitive Humanities: Contagious Emotions team-taught by Professor Knupsky (psychology) and Professor Caballero (English). The course can count as psych 300/400 level credit, neuro upper level credit, or English 300 level credit. There are no prerequisites; it is appropriate for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in any major.

Find the course on WebAdvisor under the “Interdisciplinary Studies” option in the pull down menu. Description: Using the cognitive humanities, this class examines how affect, emotion, and “the passions” spread. Beginning in the eighteenth century with philosophers and writers and moving into modern research, we integrate humanistic and empirical frameworks to understand how social structures determine the way we express and regulate feeling with one another. Literary texts from British Romanticism may include Joanna Baillie’s plays on the passions, Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and poetry from Charlotte Smith. Empirical texts explore the models of social contagion and social emotional regulation. T/Th from 9:30 to 10:45.