LIFE SCIENCES AND HUMANISM

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΕΣ ΖΩΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΙΣΜΟΣ / LIFE SCIENCES AND HUMANISM
CodeΨΥ-803
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600020292

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 273
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600192339
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the course students will be in a position to: 1) reflect on issues of science, education, culture and cognition from the neurobiological and biophilosophical viewpoint 2) document the relation of the biological and the natural sciences to theoretical studies and the humanities 3) comprehend the integrative action of the nervous system in the context of life 4) approach issues of the ontophylogeny of intelligence in physicochemical and biological terms
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aims of this course are firstly, to highlight certain timeless ideas; and secondly, to delve into the path of scientific thought through the education and life experiences of scientists better or less well known το the general public. Course material primarily derives from the natural sciences, biomedicine, psychology, and neuroscience. A common denominator is the concern for human affairs and the promotion of scientific reason in conjunction with a humanitarian culture. With laboratory research as a point of departure, we cover some of the age-long philosophical and social questions, from the meaning of life and the evolutionary roots of human behavior to university reform and the problem of peace in the world. The subject matter is organized into five general modules: science, education, humanism, culture, and cognition.
Keywords
Biophilosophy, humanism, culture, life sciences
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Powerpoint and video presentations during the lectures and e-mail communication with the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures602.3
Reading Assigment341.3
Project341.3
Exams20.1
Total1305
Student Assessment
Description
Final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Christian de Duve: Γενετική του Προπατορικού Αμαρτήματος: o αντίκτυπος της φυσικής επιλογής στο μέλλον της ανθρωπότητας. Εκδόσεις Αρσενίδη, Αθήνα, 2021
Additional bibliography for study
Λάζαρος Τριάρχου (επιμ.) Ντοκουμέντα Βιοφιλοσοφίας. Εκδόσεις Αρσενίδη, Αθήνα, 2017 (68372595)
Last Update
24-08-2021