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2201. Foundations of Cognitive Science

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: May not be taken out of sequence after passing COGS 3584, 3599 or 4596.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2345. Language and Racism

Also offered as: AFRA 2345

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: One course in AFRA or COGS.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines the relationships between language use, both historically and across the lifespan, and the social construction of race, racism, and racial identity, with particular emphasis on racial politics in the United States.

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3584. Seminar in Cognitive Science

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: COGS 2201; open only to Cognitive Science majors and minors who are juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: at least two of ANTH 3250, CSE 4705, LING 2010Q, PHIL 3250/W, PSYC 2501, or SLHS 4245/W.

Grading Basis: Graded

Recent developments in Cognitive Science.

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3589. Undergraduate Research

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: 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.

Grading Basis: Graded

Participation in activities related to cognitive science research. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

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3599. Independent Study

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: COGS 2201; open only with the consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: At least two of ANTH 3002, CSE 4705, PHIL 3250, or PSYC 2501.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and skills necessary to perform a research project. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

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3798. Variable Topics in Cognitive Science

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

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4596W. Senior Thesis in Cognitive Science

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: COGS 2201 and 3599; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: At least two of ANTH 3002, CSE 4705, PHIL 3250 or PSYC 2501.

Grading Basis: Graded

Preparation of a research thesis.

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