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2020-2021 Catalog

FYS 041 Crazy in Love: The History and Science of Romantic Feeling

This seminar explores how even the most intimate and seemingly personal forms of experience are shaped by culture and history. We'll consider how our ideas about love have evolved over time, from the development of medieval chivalry to the rise of modern psychiatry. Along the way, we'll assess how much scientific accounts of love, as well as our most famous love-stories, mesh with the actual experience of it.