COGSCI 200 - Introduction to Cognitive Science
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Cognitive Science (COGSCI)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, ID
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 112, or one of LING 111, LING 209, or LING 210.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The goal of this course is to provide an integrated overview of some of the major approaches to understanding the mind and brain; approaches that together constitute contemporary cognitive science. The problems associated with understanding how and why our minds work the way they do are some of the deepest, most important and most complex facing science, and no single discipline can lay claim to privileged status when it comes to making progress. Indeed, much of the recent excitement in the field has come from approaches that draw on the ideas and methods of multiple disciplines. In this course you’ll get a taste of some of that excitement.

The ideas and methods represented here include those drawn from empirical psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science and artificial intelligence, neuroscience, behavioral economics, ethology, and evolutionary biology. Rather than treat each approach separately, we focus on a set of relatively independent topics, each of which engages several of these approaches. The topics span learning, perception, language, decision making, memory, emotion, morality and happiness. Each time we visit a topic, we will ask: What theoretical issues are at stake? How are they being addressed? What are the key ideas? What are the basic phenomena, how were they discovered, and what counts as an explanation of them? We’ll start with topics that illustrate some of the fundamental ideas and then branch out from there. The aim is to arrive at an overview of the big ideas of cognitive science; the theoretical principles that constitute our current understanding of how our minds work.

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COGSCI 200 - Introduction to Cognitive Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31716
Open
300
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
31718
Open
25
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
31719
Open
25
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
31720
Open
25
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31721
Open
25
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
31722
Open
25
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
31723
Open
25
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
31724
Open
25
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
31725
Open
25
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
31726
Open
25
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
31727
Open
25
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
31728
Open
25
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
31729
Open
25
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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