Check out these new Honors Seminar offerings for Fall 2016!
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HON 201 Current Issues in Health Policy and Economics – 1 hour
13765 2:00 – 2:50 T J. Lifton
This seminar will explore current issues in health policy and economics. Initially we will cover basic background information to consider and discuss issues in the subsequent segments. Subsequent seminars will consider legislative, regulatory, policy, economic, and other issues. These will include the impact of Medicare and Medicaid, the history and impact of the Affordable Care Act, the value of the $3 trillion we spend on healthcare each year, and the political/campaigning element to healthcare.
HON 201 Insightful Problem Solving and the Aha! Experience – 1 hour
13767 2:00 – 2:50 W J. Wiley
Problem solving is an important cognitive activity that all humans engage in every day, from more mundane example problems such as deciding which bus to take, to more grandiose examples such as creating art or engaging in the scientific discovery process. On some occasions, the discovery of a solution to a problem is marked by an Aha! experience, where the solution comes unexpectedly into consciousness to fill a gap and provide the closure we had been searching for. Cognitive scientists, Psychologists and scholars in the History and Philosophy of Science represent just some of the disciplinary arenas that have attempted to define and explain what Aha! experiences are, what they represent, and how we achieve them. In this seminar we will discuss a series of seminal readings on this topic, and students will also gain hands-on experience with a variety of research methods used to explore insightful problem solving in laboratory contexts. This course will be broad and general enough so that it will be accessible even to students without a background in cognitive psychology.