PSYC Emotions, Culture & Health

Course Name: PSYC Emotions, Culture & Health

Description: In this class, we will investigate the science of emotions and health as well as the broader role that emotions play in society. In particular, we will participate in a century-old debate as to the underlying nature of emotion: biological vs. cultural.  We will investigate the evidence outside of the classroom by observing people in the world as well as representations of emotion in culture, visiting museums and well-known tourist destinations. Our primary goal: to resolve this debate based on evidence accumulated throughout the course during readings, in-class discussion, and outside class observation.


Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites:  None