Chpt_2 - 2 The Problem of Perception Perception Cycle...

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2 The Problem of Perception Perception Cycle V4.png Course Objectives We have a long laundry list of goals for this course. Central to these are: the experience of seeing how science can be meaningful to you; and that you find science something that normal humans like you can understand; that you understand how your world, your body, and your mind affect how you perceive things around you. Other goals that fit in the it would be nice category some of these you will reach, but not likely all of them. They include: . understanding the limitations of measurements . understanding the role of uncertainty . dispelling the thus saith the scientist myth Here is the official statement of objectives for this course: Successful students will gain the following understanding 1. How Light and Sound are used in political and commercial messages. How persuaders use rational and emotional content via light and sound to convince and manipulate.
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2. How the body and mind detect and interpret light and sound. 3. How the mind s perception of our senses of light and sound and be fooled. 4. Students will understand the physics, biology and psychology of light and sound. Successful students will develop the following attitudes 1. The students will be better citizens and more savvy consumers 2. The students will develop an appropriate confidence in using the process of science in their lives I can do science 3. The students will be curious about the world and enjoy a sense of wonder when studying it 4. The students will maintain a strong testimony 5. The students will have a better awareness of the beauty and appreciation of the complexity of the world around them Successful students will develop the following skills 1. Capability to make decisions with ability to account for influence of advertising 2. Capability to make watch or listen to a news report and consider uncertainty and a/v influence 3. Ability to make informed choices about entertainment for their families 4. Ability to apply scientific thinking methods in work place and home Learning Model You were introduced to the BUY-I learning model in FDSCI100. This course will also use the BYU-I Learning Model, but the implementation may be different. Here is how we will use the Learning Model. Each lecture day we will go through the cycle shown below You, the students, will read the reading assignment before you come to class. This is very important! We will not cover every topic that is in the reading during our class time. This may be very different than what you were used to in high school. You might be saying to yourself that you don t enjoy reading text books and may even have trouble understanding text books, especially in the sciences. The reading material in this course is designed to step you into reading in the sciences a little at a time. The physics part of the course is intended to be very easy to read. The concepts in the reading may be difficult1, but hopefully the reading level will not be too difficult. About a third of the way through the course, we will study some
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course SCIENCE FDSCI201 taught by Professor Anderson during the Winter '12 term at BYU - ID.

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Chpt_2 - 2 The Problem of Perception Perception Cycle...

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