THE NATURE OF THE EMOTIONS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31578
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course will examine selected historically important theories and portrayals of the human emotions and passions.
Class Attributes
DSAS Phil. Think or Ethics General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Ethical/Policy GE. Req.
Class Notes
Emotions like joy, sadness, anger, etc. constitute a familiar and important dimension of our lives. However, there are various puzzles about the nature of emotions. In this course we will examine contemporary theories developed by philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. The guiding theme of the course is how emotions relate to minds, brains, and the world. Some questions we will consider include: do emotions inform us about the world, and if so, how? Are emotions hardwired? in the brain? Do different cultures have different emotions? Do other animals experience the same emotions, or are some emotions uniquely human? By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the major theories of emotions and methods for investigating them. The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
JP Gamboa
Meets
TuTh 9:25AM - 10:40AM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
31
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
20