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This course asks questions about how humans think. We examine how emotion has been considered distinct from cognition, as well as the relationship between language and thought. Some time is spent looking at the differences between perception, action, and rationality, while examining the role of social interaction in the development of our minds. Additionally, the class looks at the evolution of cognition, the possibility that a mind could be realized on something other than a brain, and what the difference between the two might be. Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field, and as such students are introduced to perspectives and methodologies from philosophy, psychology, biology, linguistics, and computer science.
- Frequency: Offered each year.
- Frequency: Offered occasionally.
- Domains/Capstone: 3B
- Prerequisite: Psychology 100.
- Cross-list: Also listed as Psychology 240.
- Frequency: Offered even years, spring semester.
- Domains/Capstone: 5T
- Prerequisite: Philosophy 110 or 115.
- Cross-list: Also listed as Philosophy 241.
- Frequency: Offered odd years, fall semester.
- Prerequisite: Philosophy 110 or Psychology 100 or Cognitive Science 101 or consent of instructor.
- Domains/Capstone: CP
- Prerequisite: Senior standing, invitation only.
- Prerequisite: Cognitive Science 101 and one other Cognitive Science course. Other prerequisites may be required depending on topics.
- Prerequisite: sophomore standing.