Spring 2022 - COGS 200 D100

Foundations in Cognitive Science (3)

Class Number: 1553

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3510, Burnaby

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 5038, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    COGS 100.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to major empirical methods and theoretical frameworks for exploring the mind that examines some of the foundational debates that have fueled investigations over the past fifty years. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the course illustrates how a convergence of ideas from psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science has led to deep explanations of a range of cognitive science topics.

COURSE DETAILS:

AIMS OF THE COURSE
This course provides an integrated background of the discipline of Cognitive Science, with a historical overview and examination of the extent to which the discipline has assimilated the collective knowledge of contributing disciplines (e.g., psychology, philosophy, linguistics,  computer science and neuroscience).

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

This course also introduces students to questions that interest cognitive

Scientists, how they answer these questions, and terms, concepts and ideas used by researchers in the study of cognitive science

After this course, students are expected to

(1): know the definitions for these terms

(2): understand how to use these terms appropriately

(3): communicate knowledge of concepts and ideas in the field of cognitive

       science through a short presentation and assignments

Grading

  • Two assessments (20% each): 40%
  • Mid-term Assignment: 15%
  • Weekly Participation & Assignment: 10%
  • 20 to 25 minute presentation: 15%
  • End-of-Term Assignment: 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

TEXTBOOK
Bermúdez, J. L. (2020). Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind (3rd Edition). Cambridge University Press.


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.