Cognitive Science (COG)
Professors G. Beagley, W. Beagley, Dixon and McNally.
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the mind. Its constituent fields are Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Neuroscience and Linguistics. The Cognitive Science Group consists of faculty representatives from the constituent disciplines. Students pursuing work in this area will find Alma's program appropriate preparation for specialization in either interdisciplinary study or a constituent field.
- Complete a major in one of the member disciplines (Computer Science, Psychology or Philosophy) or other approved program.
- Twenty-four credits beyond the major, including
- COG 120 and 180.
- Six-10 additional credits chosen from COG 180, 280, 399, 480 or 499.
- Remaining credits chosen from PSY 121, 201, 204, 231, 310; ENG 220; CSC 117, 120, 220; or PHL 303, 305, 347. Other courses in the constituent disciplines may be included with approval.
- No more than eight credits that have been applied to another minor may be applied to the Cognitive Science minor.
|COG 120.||Introduction to Cognitive Science|
|Introduces the constituent disciplines of Cognitive Science and explores relationships among these disciplines in the study of the mind. Conducted in classroom and laboratory. Team taught by faculty from at least two of the member disciplines.|
|COG 180.||Topics in Cognitive Science|
|Exploration of an area introduced in COG 120. Possible topics: mental images, language of thought, child's theory of mind, scripts, prototypes and schemas, consciousness. Orientation to the relevant literature. May be repeated for credit for distinct topics.|
|COG *280.||Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science|
|COG 120 or 180|
|In-depth study of a selected topic in Cognitive Science or a constituent discipline. Possible topics: neural networks, natural language processing, neuroscientific approaches, discourse analysis, philosophy of the mind. May be repeated for credit for distinct topics.|
|COG *399.||Independent Study|
|COG *480.||Seminar in Cognitive Science|
|COG 120, 180 and Permission|
|Critical consideration of current research in Cognitive Science or across constituent disciplines. Student papers and projects reflect emphasis on skills in the evaluation, integration and formulation of inquiry within and across disciplines. Team taught by faculty from at least two of the member disciplines.|
|COG *499.||Independent Study|