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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 209 - HUM Psyche and Film

4.00 credits.
(Humanities Core Course)
*A Guided Writing and Research Course.
This course explores evolutionary and historical contributions to the concept of “psyche,” as it emerges and develops as a central concern in philosophical, moral and scientific understanding. The understanding of the self in moral space includes the accumulation of a psychic inheritance that includes identity and character, inwardness, hiddenness, an external life of behavior and language and the creative invention of self and world. In the contemporary era, as film has become an important aesthetic medium, these contributions and understandings can be explored more fully via this rich, complex, and dramatic, and extensively collaboratively medium. How this medium may itself be transforming how we understand ourselves and our positioning in a moral world will also be addressed. *Corequisite(s): PSY 209L. Spring semester.