PHIL 222
Minds, Brains, and Intelligent Behavior: An Introduction to Cognitive Science Fall 2019
Division II
Cross-listed PSYC 222 / COGS 222 / PHIL 222

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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.
The Class: Format: lecture; discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1118
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm and final exams, and self-paced weekly exercises
Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or any introduction to PHIL course or CSCI 134 or permission of instructor; background in more than one of these is recommended
Enrollment Preferences: first-year and sophomore students
Unit Notes: meets Contemporary Metaphysics & Epistemology requirement only if registration is under PHIL
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSYC 222 Division II COGS 222 Division II PHIL 222 Division II
Attributes: Linguistics
PHIL Contemp Metaphysics & Epistemology Courses
PSYC 200-level Courses

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