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Introduction to Cognitive Science

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, as well as 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.

Course Number

COGS 101 B1


Zebrowski, Robin



Course Format


Course Format Description

Synchronous online course meetings three times a week; students must attend at the assigned course time. Asynchronous activities will include recorded lectures, various activities, and group assignments. Students will also meet in small groups at times they can schedule together.

Time Slot

Early Afternoon



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