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ENG 102 FEAR
The course will focus on the concept of fear from evolutionary, psychological and sociological perspectives. Under the broad question "Is fear a curse or blessing?", the course intends to cast a critical eye on the concept of fear by trying to answer questions such as:
- What is fear? Is it important? Why/why not?
- Are human beings inherently coded to fear certain stimuli?
- What are the external factors that frighten people? Are these culturally constructed?
- Can fear be useful?
The course will try to look into issues related to the safety and well-being of individuals. This broad topic may be further narrowed down to issues related to transportation, health, emergencies and infrastructure.