Fall 2020 - COGS 100 E100
Exploring the Mind (3)
Class Number: 3110
Delivery Method: In Person
This course provides a basic integrative overview of how cognitive science aspires to integrate the empirical findings, theories, and methods of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computing science and philosophy. Students with credit for COGS 200 may not take COGS 100 for further credit. Breadth-Hum/Social Sci/Science.
This course provides a basic integrative overview of how cognitive science aspires to integrate the empirical findings, theories, and methods of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computing science and philosophy. Breadth-Hum/Social Sci/Science.
This course will have one hour of synchronous (live) course delivery per week.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
• Describe the interdisciplinary nature of the field of cognitive science, and how the fields of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics and computing science contribute to this field.
• Begin to analyze the behaviour of the mind in terms of component representations and procedures.
• Relate the cognitive science approach to their everyday experiences.
- Participation: 10%
- Writing Assignments: 30%
- Tests (3 x 20%): 60%
No textbook required. A series of readings will be posted on Canvas.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).