The Cognitive Science Minor
The Cognitive Science minor consists of at least 15 credit hours of courses chosen from the following:
Mathematics and Computer Science (at least 3 cr.)
CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (**)
CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (**)
CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II
CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures
CSCI-C 251 Foundations of Digital Computing
CSCI-C 463 Artificial Intelligence
CSCI-C 490 Seminar in Computer Science (*)
MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations I
MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations II
MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications I
MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory I
MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Philosophy (at least 3 cr.)
HPSC-X 100 Human Perspectives on Science (*)
HPSC-X 200 Scientific Reasoning
HPSC-X 220 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Science (*)
HPSC-X 303 Introduction to Philosophy of Science
PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic
PHIL-P 312 Topics in the Theory of Knowledge
PHIL-P 313 Theories of Knowledge
PHIL-P 320 Philosophy and Language
PHIL-P 360 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL-P 366 Philosophy of Action
PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy (*)
Psychology (at least 3 cr.)
PSY-P 325 The Psychology of Learning
PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception
PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
PSY-P 390 Special Topics in Psychology (*)
PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
PSY-P 438 Language and Cognition
PSY-P 443 Cognitive Development
PSY-P 459 History and Systems of Psychology
PSY-P 495 Readings and Research in Psychology (1-4 cr.) (*)
Cognitive Science (required - 3 cr.)
COGS-B 190 How the Mind Works: Explorations in Cognitive Science (3 cr.)
In addition, the following conditions must be met:
- COGS-B 190 must be taken for the minor.
- At least 3 credit hours from each of the areas of mathematics and computer science, philosophy, and psychology from courses listed above must be included in the program.
Condition 2 is subject to the following exception. Because no course can count toward both a major and a minor, students who major in one of the departments listed above (Mathematics and Computer Science, Philosophy, or Psychology) may be allowed to count an extra course in one of the other two departments toward the Cognitive Science minor if they need to apply all courses listed above in their major area toward that major. This substitution is subject to the approval of the Cognitive Science Committee.
All minor programs require approval by the Cognitive Science Committee. Courses not listed above may be included with permission of the committee. Such courses are not restricted to the areas of mathematics and computer science, psychology, and philosophy; they may also be appropriate courses from anthropology, linguistics, or neuroscience.
(*) Because their content varies, these courses can only count toward the Cognitive Science minor when offered with subtitles or topics specifically approved by the Cognitive Science Committee for the minor.
(**) Computer Science majors are not allowed to count CSCI-A 201 towards the minor. No student may count both CSCI-A 201 and CSCI-C 101 towards the minor.