Cognitive Science (COGS)

Director: Professor Carl Coelho

Office: Room 201, D.C. Phillips Building

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor William Snyder

Office: Oak Hall, Room 350

Major requirements

2201. Foundations of Cognitive Science

Three credits.

Origins of and current developments within scientific study of the mind-brain. Topics include: computational theories of mind, artificial and natural intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and the mind/body problem, embodied and distributed cognition, neural networks, self-organizing cognitive systems, learning and innateness. CA 3.

3584. Seminar in Cognitive Science

One to three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: COGS 2201; open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: At least two of ANTH 3002, CSE 4705, PHIL 3250, PSYC 2501. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

Recent developments in cognitive science.

3589. Undergraduate Research

Credits not to exceed six per semester. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor and program director of undergraduate studies. Recommended preparation: At least two of ANTH 3002, CSE 4705, PHIL 3250, PSYC 2501.With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

Participation in activities related to cognitive science research.

3599. Independent Study

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: COGS 2201; open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: At least two of ANTH 3002, CSE 4705, PHIL 3250, PSYC 2501. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

Knowledge and skills necessary to perform a research project.

4596W. Senior Thesis in Cognitive Science

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisites: COGS 2201, 3599; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only with consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies. Recommended preparation: At least two of ANTH 3002, CSE 4705, PHIL 3250, PSYC 2501.

Preparation of a research thesis.

 

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