Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2016

     

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MLSC 519 001 (CRN: 25570)

PSYCHOLOGY OF BELIEFS

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF BELIEFS
Department: School of Continuing Studies
Instructor: Schneider, David J.
Meeting: 6:15PM - 9:30PM M (11-JAN-2016 - 28-MAR-2016) 
Part of Term: MLS Winter Session
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Liberal Studies
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required) Department Permission Required
Section Enrolled: 13
Enrollment data as of: 23-APR-2024 9:43AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Final Exam Unknown
 
Description: Beliefs are among the most primitive, important and central of mental constructs. Many of our reactions to others are based on our beliefs and our perceptions of theirs, and it is impossible to understand racism, prejudice, religious and national conflicts without considering disagreement over basic belief systems. While there are several ways to approach the study of beliefs, we will focus on problematic beliefs, sometimes called anomalous or bizarre beliefs. Examples are beliefs in ESP and the paranormal, astrology, the reality of events that could not possibly have occurred, scientific theories and medical cures that are rejected by most experts, as well as extreme religious and political ideas.