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Course Petitions

Because Cognitive Science is the fastest growing major on campus, new courses are often added to the curriculum lists. If students find a course that they believe would be relevant for their track of study, they should petition it via the process outlined below. 

  1. Check if the course has been petitioned previously, using the list below. 

    • If the course you are interested in is on the list, please contact a Cognitive Science advisor so they can update your Audit Checklist once you have completed the course

  2. Review the Undergraduate Committee’s course petition criteria:

    • Is the class at the 300-level or higher?

    • Does at least 50% of the class look at...

      • internal mental processing? OR

      • applications of cognitive science to a question or issue? OR

      • formal theoretical methods used in cognitive science?

    • Is at least 50% of the class relevant to a specific track within cognitive science (computation, decision, language, or philosophy)?

Keep in mind that the inclusion of certain words in a course description—such as decision, motivation, thinking, language philosophy, computation or belief—is not enough. Similarly, the dedication of just a subsection of a course to such topics is insufficient. 

Submit course petition via the form below. Please note, this form requests a course description and syllabus.

Cognitive Science Undergraduate Course Petition Form

Please note, this course form should no longer be used for study abroad courses. To petition a study abroad course, please visit the "Study Abroad" page via the menu at left.

To submit a course petition to the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, please fill out and submit the Cognitive Science Undergraduate Course Petition form.

Courses Previously Petitioned

To see courses that have previously been petitioned, please see the Courses Previously Petitioned form.