Calendar

LEC # TOPICS kEY DATES
1 Introduction and Overview: Why Study "Feelings?"

Conduct and Administration of Subject
2 ZAAMM Part I

Human Systems: Levels and Aspects of Organization and Development

Affective Aspects in Human Systems from Cells to Societies
Writing assignment 1 due
3 ZAAMM Part II

Learning Means Changing - Perceiving and Responding Appropriately

Memory: Preserving and Applying the Lessons of Experience

Relations Involving both Stability and Change

What Is the Aim? To Maintain Prevailing Conditions? To Promote Change?

Evaluating Behavior. What Is Good? What Is Not Good?

Moral Reasoning and Ethical Decision-making
4 ZAAMM Part III 

"Things of Beauty and Beholder's Eyes": A Field Trip in Search of Quality at the MFA
Writing assignment 2 due

Writing assignment 3: MFA Reaction Form due
5 ZAAMM Part IV

MFA Field Trip Follow-up: Evaluating the Experience
Writing assignment 4 due
6 Wrapping up Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZAAMM)

What is Quality in Education?
Writing assignment 5 due

Writing assignment 6 due
7 Problématique du changement: "Paradigms Lost and Regained"

What is a "Scientific Revolution?"

Changing Beliefs, Values and Practices in Science and Society
Writing assignment 7 due
8 The Neuropsychology of Affect

The Emotional Brain
Writing assignment 8 due

Writing assignment 9 due
9 The Science of Violence and Vice Versa? Writing assignment 10 due
10 Ethics of Science Writing assignment 11 due

Writing Assignment 12: Term paper proposals due
11 Environmental Values: What is "Sustainability?"

Environmental Values: What Does it Have to do with Affect?
Writing assignment 13 due
12 Is "A New Way of Thinking" Conceivable?

Is a Paradigm Shift Necessary? Desirable? Possible?
Writing assignment 14 due
13 Term Project/Paper Presentations

Closure Discussion
Term paper