Sensing and Perceiving the Real World

Spring 2017

FRPG 2084
Instructor: Tom Greene
Meeting Days/Times:  Tuesday and Thursday 10:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
This course fulfills the FYS general education requirement.

Perception refers to the subjective process of becoming aware of something through the senses. In real-world or environmental perception our focus will be on sensations and cognitions embedded in environments that surround us. These may be outdoor locations, designed spaces, or even insubstantial illusionary places. We will read, write, and speak about the function, beauty, and sometimes confusion we encounter in the environment, and the quest to make sense of the spaces through which we must confidently move.

Readings from both empirical research and literature will help our seminar to think about the way we experience spaces. You own research may help you to understand your spaces and ways we understand and manipulate space on different scales.  The culminating project will demonstrate the process by which you can resolve perceptual ambiguity in a manner that promotes sensory trust and harmony.

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