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COGS 179: The Cognitive Science of Religion

Units: 4

Analyzes the ultimate functional purposes and proximate psychobiological mechanisms characterizing the emergence of supernatural beliefs. Understand the scientific methods used in studying religious cognition. Develop a vocabulary for thinking about supernatural beliefs as biological adaptations or by-products. Review and evaluate basic research on the psychological and/or brain mechanisms underlying the representation of supernatural agents as well as supernatural abilities.

Course Details
Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
  • Fall

Repeatable for Credit: No
Normal Letter Grade only

GE Requirements
  • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
  • Badge: Diversity and Identity
  • Upper Division: Crossroads

Requisites and Restrictions
Prerequisite: COGS 001
Instructor Permission Required: No

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