Summer 2023 - COGS 100 B100
Exploring the Mind (3)
Class Number: 3189
Delivery Method: Blended
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 8, 2023
Tue, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Office: RCB 8115
Office Hours: TBA
Prerequisites:Open to all students.
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.
In this course, students will:
- Begin to analyze the mind in terms of component representations and operations.
- Gain a basic knowledge of the brain areas associated with a variety of cognitive functions.
- Understand key debates regarding the nature of the mind.
- Relate the cognitive science approach to your everyday experiences.
- Participation: 10%
- Writing Assignments: 20%
- Mid-Term Exams: 2 x 20% each 40%
- Final Exam: 30%
This course will have a two-hour in-person meeting each week. Students should expect to spend one hour on online activities not including reading assignments.
There is no required textbook, reading assignments will be posted on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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