Feb 24, 2024
Robert Van Gulick, Director
522 Hall of Languages
The minor in cognitive science offers study in recent interdisciplinary research on cognition. Relevant courses are offered in several departments and colleges, including College of Engineering and Computer Science and the linguistics, philosophy, and psychology departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may pursue study in cognition science either by enrolling in the interdisciplinary minor or by majoring in selected studies in cognitive science (see selected studies). Faculty advisors are available within each of these units to help students plan a course of study.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the integrated and complementary ways in which research in multiple disciplines study cognition.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of research on cognition from at least three different disciplinary perspectives.
3. Students will be able to read original research reports on cognition and explain them to others both orally in writing.
Cognitive Science Minor Requirements
The minor requires 18 credits, according to the following distribution:
The minor requires 18 credits, according to the following distribution: Students take the core course COG 301 - Introduction to Cognitive Science. In addition, students take five courses, chosen from at least three of the five areas below:
Neural Basis of Cognition
Formal and Robotic Systems
Language and Language Processing
With the approval of the Cognitive Science minor advisor, students may substitute a three-credit section of COG 490, Independent Study in Cognitive Science, for one of the five courses.