COGSCI 200 - Introduction to Cognitive Science
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Cognitive Science (COGSCI)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, ID
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The goal of this course is to provide an integrated overview of major topics in cognitive science. The study of mind and brain raises some of the deepest and most complex issues facing science, and no single discipline can lay claim to privileged status when it comes to making progress. Indeed, much of the recent excitement in the field has come from approaches that draw on the ideas and methods of multiple disciplines. In this course we'll get a taste of some of that excitement.

Topics covered in the course include: language, perception, rationality, decision-making, emotion, attention, and morality. With each topic, we will examine it across multiple levels: functional, psychological, computational, and neural. The aim is to arrive at an overview of the big ideas of cognitive science—the theoretical principles that constitute our current understanding of how our minds work.

Course Requirements:

Quizzes, homework, and tests.

Intended Audience:

This is an undergraduate survey course and no particular background is needed.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode
As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with online learning.

Learning Mode
The weekly meetings for this course will be conducted synchronously at the times listed.

Course Assessment
All exams and/or quizzes will be conducted asynchronously. All quizzes and/or exams must be completed within a specific time window.

Synchronous Expectations
For the synchronous components of this course, students are expected to be virtually present at the listed time. Students who need to miss a meeting due to technological issues, illness, caregiving obligations, etc., will have access to missed materials on Canvas (which may include worksheets, slides, and/or video recordings.)

Schedule

COGSCI 200 - Introduction to Cognitive Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30939
Open
28
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 Online
30940
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 Online
30941
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 Online
30942
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
30943
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
30944
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
30945
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
30946
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
30947
Open
1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
30948
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (DIS)
 Online
30949
Open
8
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
012 (DIS)
 Online
30950
Open
7
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
013 (DIS)
 Online
30951
Open
5
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
 Online
36614
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
015 (DIS)
 Online
36615
Open
5
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

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Syllabi

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