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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:

  1. COGS-B 190 must be taken for the minor.
  2. 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.