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PSYC 390 Psychology of Consciousness

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Course Description

A survey of the concepts and characteristics of human consciousness. Topics include the dimensions of the normal waking state as well as altered states of consciousness (e.g., sleep and dreams, hypnosis, meditation, sensory reduction, psychoactive drugs, etc.). In addition, the relationship between the brain and consciousness, the distinction between the conscious and unconscious mind, and other related concepts will be addressed.

Units: 3
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9D1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)