Mar 28, 2012

FVCC Offers New Short Courses on Thinking and Cognition

Flathead Valley Community College will offer two new courses on thinking and cognition starting next week.  “Discovery through Thinking” will begin April 3, and “Unwrapping Cognition” will start April 4.

Taught by FVCC Social Science Instructor E.B. Eiselein, Ph.D., “Discovery through Thinking” will explore how new knowledge is created.  Topics include scientific and academic inquiry, research questions, generation of multiple hypotheses, use of models, and sources of information.  The course will meet Tuesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. through May 8.

“Unwrapping Cognition,” taught by FVCC Psychology and Human Services Instructor Jerry Lundgren, is a seminar-format class which will study basic human nature within the context of cognition.  Students will discover what science is learning about how people think, in particular, how thinking shapes decisions and perceptions and potentially opens people up to being vulnerable to influence and errors in thinking.  The course will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 9:50 a.m. through May 11.

To learn more or to register, contact the college Registration Office at 756-3848.