Minor in Cognitive Science

The Minor in Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary investigation of mental functions and intelligent systems through the intersecting disciplines of philosophy, psychology, linguistics, biology, and Information Technology. It offers a primary specialization in one of the component disciplines and a secondary specialization in another one of the composite disciplines. It investigates key concepts and models regarding memory, decision-making, perception, action control, emotion and other mental functions and provides methods for studying both natural and artificial intelligence systems.

Program Objectives

  • to provide students with knowledge of mental functions and intelligent systems, through the intersecting disciplines of philosophy, psychology, linguistics, biology, and Information Technology.
  • to provide students with skills in conceptual analysis, logical argumentation, and written and verbal communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of some foundational concepts, theories, and methods necessary to the study of both natural and artificial intelligent systems.
  • Apply key concepts and models to philosophical and scientific issues regarding the systems underlying learning, memory, decision-making, perception, action control, emotion, and other mental functions.
  • Construct rational arguments to support conclusions regarding explanatory models about mental functions and intelligent systems.
  • Critically appraise various conflicting perspectives and compare classical and current theories within and across the various disciplines that comprise cognitive science.
  • Critically assess both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for acquiring data and developing models in the cognitive sciences.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

Cognitive Science: Primary Specializations


Required Courses for non Psychology Majors (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY202Biopsychology3.000
PSY305Cognitive Psychology3.000
PSY417Neuropsychology3.000
PHI440Cognitive Science3.000

Required Courses for non Philosophy Majors (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI200Logic3.000
PHI322Epistemology3.000
PHI323Philosophy of Mind3.000
PHI440Cognitive Science3.000

Required Courses for non Linguistics Majors (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
LNG241Syntax I3.000
LNG450Psycholinguistics3.000
LNG460Linguistic Theory and Aphasia3.000
PHI440Cognitive Science3.000

Required Courses for non IT Majors (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
CSBP219Object Oriented Programming3.000
CSBP316Human Computer Interaction3.000
PHI440Cognitive Science3.000

Required Courses for non Biology Majors (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC100Basic Biology I3.000
BIOL222Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience3.000
BIOE457Animal Behavior3.000
PHI440Cognitive Science3.000

 

Secondary Specialization Courses


Students must select two courses from a different specialization stream used as the Primary Specialiation (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017