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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS PSK423 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will become acquainted with the different states of consciousness in more detail.
2) Will learn how scientific research is conducted in this area and how the different states of consciousness are measured.
3) Will get an idea about the neurobiological basis of different states of consciousness.
4) Will learn about the results of the recent scientific studies conducted on different types of meditation and its effects on the body and the mind.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to States of Consciousness
2nd Week Research and Assessment Methods in Studying Consciousness
3rd Week Disorders of Consciousness
4th Week Neurological Characteristics of Ordinary and Pathological States of Consciousness
5th Week Dream Consciousness and Sleep Physiology
6th Week Dream Threapy
7th Week Neurobiological Theories of Dreaming
8th Week Mid-term and Sleep Onset Process
9th Week Brain Rate as an Indicator of the Level of Consciousness
10th Week Physiological Bases of States of Expanded Consciousness
11th Week Perspectives from Research on Meditation Experience
12th Week Perspectives from Research on Meditation Experience (continued)
13th Week Ethnotherapy, Music and Trance
14th Week Phenomenal Properties of States of Consciousness
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGCvetkovic, E. D., & Cosic, I. (2011). States of consciousness: Experimental insights into meditation, waking, sleep and dreams. Heidelberg: Springer Science.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz440
Total(%)70
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)70
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)30
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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