PHIL 222 Fall 2012 Minds, Brains, and Intelligent Behavior: An Introduction to Cognitive Science

Cross Listed as PSYC222, COGS222
This course will emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to the study of intelligent systems, both natural and artificial. Cognitive science synthesizes research from cognitive psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, and contemporary philosophy. Special attention will be given to the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, representation and computation in symbolic and connectionist architectures, concept acquisition, problem solving, perception, language, semantics, reasoning, and artificial intelligence.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm and final exams, and self-paced weekly computer lab exercises
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Prerequisites: Psychology 101 or Philosophy 116 or Computer Science 134 or permission of instructor; background in more than one of these is recommended
Enrollment Preference: first- and second-year students
Department Notes: meets Contemporary Metaphysics & Epistemology requirement only if registration is under PHIL
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PHIL Contemp Metaphysics & Epistemology Courses,PSYC 200-level Group A Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1388
PHIL222-01(F) LEC Intro to Cognitive Science Division 2: Social Studies Joseph L. Cruz
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Physics 114 1388
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