Elective course - The feeling of being: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to the Study of Human Consciousness

Course content

This course introduces the main theoretical models and the empirical methods employed to explain and measure consciousness. Students are offered the opportunity to learn about the neurobiological mechanisms possibly underlying the emergence of consciousness and to grasp why science needs to embrace also conceptual and philosophical levels of analysis. The course outlines the multi-faceted nature of consciousness by discussing different aspects of the phenomenon in normal as well as in abnormal conditions. Students are encouraged throughout the course to actively participate in discussions and to make critical thinking regarding the current state of knowledge about how the brain relates to the mind.

Learning outcome

The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology.

Upon completion of the elective subject module within the Department of Psychology, students are able to:

  • describe and account for relevant concepts and themes within the elective subject
  • describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to the subject matter for the elective subject
  • explain contexts, analyse and/or conduct procedures relevant to the elective subject under supervision.
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Set assignment with options submitted in Digital Eksamen according to the exam schedule.
The exam can only be taken individually, but he paper can be written in groups of maximum 3 students.
7,5 ECTS: 1 student max 12 pages, 2 students max 15 pages and 3 students max 18 pages
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

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International students: If you require a grade, please inform the exam administration prior to the exam periods by sending an email with your student ID and the course name to eksamen@psy.ku.dk .

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • English
  • 30