Spring 2021 - COGS 100 D900

Exploring the Mind (3)

Class Number: 7157

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2021
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Open to all students.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be using a combination of synchronous learning and asynchronous learning. The synchronous learning session will be recorded for anyone who wants to learn at their own pace.

What is the mind? What does the mind do? How can we apply knowledge of the mind to situations in everyday life. This introductory course introduces the study of the mind from diverse disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, computer science, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, and how knowledge of the mind can be applied to understand language, emotions, social situations, artificial minds and artificial intelligence (AI).

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

To introduce terms used by researchers to study the mind.
Students are expected to
(1): know the definitions for these terms
(2): understand how to use these terms appropriately
(3): communicate knowledge of these terms

Grading

  • Midterm 1: 30%
  • Midterm 2: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • All assessments (Midterms 1 and 2, and Final Exam) will be done online.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Friedenberg, J. & Silverman, G. (2016). Cognitive Science. An Introduction to the Study of Mind. (3rd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

https://sfu-store.vitalsource.com/products/cognitive-science-an-introduction-to-the-study-of-jay-friedenberg-gordon-v9781506316581

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).