Academic Content

Academic Content

 

Introducing the 2018 programs: Humanitarian Crisis and International Cooperation

and Understanding the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience !

 

Please read the syllabi to learn more about these exciting classes. 

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Humanitarian Crisis and International Cooperation

What are humanitarian crises? Why do they occur? How has the “international community” responded to armed conflict and natural disasters? Do these initiatives effectively alleviate human suffering? Why does gender matter? What is the impact of international law? Humanitarian crisis and international cooperation is a noncredit course that aims to provide you with a critical outlook on the concept of humanitarian crisis, on the ideology of humanitarianism and, more concretely, on the multifaceted  and effects of humanitarian assistance. It also aims at putting to test your critical thinking with the use of case studies and interactive teaching methods such as the simulation of a humanitarian crisis.

PDF icon Humanitarian Crisis and International Cooperation Syllabus


Understanding the Brain: Introduction to Neuroscience

Have you ever wondered about the brain and how it works? How does it allow us to move, feel, think, and speak? How can we study it? Understanding the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience is a noncredit program that will give you a deep understanding of the brain, one of the most complex systems in the universe. This class will cover not only introductory topics like the mechanics of the brain, but will also delve into subjects like neurpharmocology, human and animal senses, memory, brain imaging techniques, and language.

PDF icon Understanding the Brain Syllabus


Workshops

A series of workshops focusing on skill-building and career exploration will also be offered. 

Here are examples:

  • Sitting down with a specialized librarian to discover how to use the libraries effectively,
  • Learning about different McGill extracurriculars, programs, and majors