Cognitive Science minor requirements

Requirements for the Minor in Cognitive Science (18.00 credits):

COGS 200 Introduction to Cognitive Science                                                                          3 crs.

COGS 400 Cognitive Science Capstone Seminar                                                                     4 crs.

Students who are majoring in Philosophy, Psychology or Computer Science are required to complete an additional 12 credits consisting of four approved courses from at least two of the following groups outside of their academic major:

Students who are majoring in other areas must take at least one course from each of the following groups plus an additional course for a total of 18 credits.

Group A) Philosophy:


PHIL 155 - Logic

PHIL 300 - Philosophy and Knowledge

PHIL 333 - Special Topics – when appropriate

PHIL 400 -  Philosophy of Language and Mind

PHIL 450 - Great Figures – when appropriate

PHIL 490 – Seminar – when appropriate

PHIL 491 – Symposium – when appropriate

Group B) Psychology:

PSYC 240 - Learning

PSYC 245 - Human Motivation

PSYC 340 - Human Cognition

PSYC 350 - Physiological Psychology

PSYC 355 - Sensation and Perception

PSYC 285 - Topics in Psychology – when appropriate

PSYC 490 – Seminar – when appropriate

Group C) Computer Science:

CSIS 110 - Introduction to Computer Science

CSIS 120 - Introduction to Programming

CSIS 210 - Data Structures

CSIS 220 - Assembly Language and Computer Architecture

CSIS 251 - Discrete Structures 1

CSIS 351 - Discrete Structures II

CSIS 375 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

CSIS 200 - Topics in Computer Science – when appropriate

CSIS 201 - Topics in Computer Science  with Laboratory – when appropriate

CSIS 400 - Advanced Topics in Computer Science – when appropriate

CSIS 401 - Advanced Topics in Computer Science with Laboratory– when appropriate              12 crs.

One of the co-directors of the Cognitive Science Program must approve the particular selection of courses in order to assure overall coherence and breadth.

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