Over the course of the Cognitive Science minor, students will become familiar with the development of Cognitive Science, what the primary concerns are, including mind, thinking and intelligence, and grasp the relevance and basic contributions of the various disciplines relevant to Cognitive Science.
Applications may be submitted to the Director at any time, and should include a transcript of grades and a brief (one page) statement of the student's interest in cognitive science. Students applying should have at least a 70% average, and should have taken at least one of the required courses.
Students enrolled in any degree program may pursue a minor designation in Cognitive Science. This Minor will be of particular interest to students who wish to pursue the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence.
The Cognitive Science Minor requires successful completion of a minimum of four academic course units (eight courses) with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:
- PHIL 256/PSYCH 256
- three of
- four electives to be chosen, with no more than two in the same discipline, from:
- ANTH 204, ANTH 403
- BIOL 377
- CS 349, CS 449, CS 484, CS 485
- ECE 457B, ECE 486
- ENGL 309A, ENGL 392B, ENGL 409A
- INTEG 220, INTEG 251
- KIN 354, KIN 356
- MSCI 343, MSCI 452
- PHIL 255, PHIL 363
- PSYCH 101, PSYCH 306, PSYCH 307, PSYCH 314, PSYCH 320, PSYCH 335, PSYCH 353
- SYDE 348, SYDE 372, SYDE 533, SYDE 543
- Relevant advanced seminars and topics courses in the participating departments, approved by the Director of the Cognitive Science Advisory Board or the Philosophy Department Undergraduate Officer.
- Course selection must be approved by the Director of the Cognitive Science Minor or by the Philosophy Department Undergraduate Officer.
Courses in the "three of" category above can also be counted as electives if they are not counted toward the "three of" requirement.
Cognitive Science program information and advising including advice about course planning, becoming a Cognitive Science minor, and plan modifications:
Chris Eliasmith, Cognitive Science Advisor
Office: E7 6324