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.
Format: lecture; This hybrid course will meet in-person and will also be available for remote video attendance and participation. Remote students will be expected to attend class synchronously with the in-person lecture and will not be able to watch lectures at other times, so must be available during the class hours in the catalog. Supplemental material--e.g., office hours, study sessions for exams, background discussion for weekly assignments--will be delivered on-line.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
midterm and final exams, and self-paced weekly exercises
PSYC 101 or any PHIL course or CSCI 134 or permission of instructor; background in more than one of these is recommended. It is not necessary to contact the instructor to indicate a special interest in the course.
sophomore and first-year students, with additional preference given to students who satisfy more of the prerequisites.
meets Contemporary Metaphysics & Epistemology requirement only if registration is under PHIL
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PHIL Contemp Metaphysics + Epistemology Courses
PSYC 200-level Courses