PSYC 222
Minds, Brains, and Intelligent Behavior: An Introduction to Cognitive Science Fall 2010 Division II; Cross-listed as PHIL222 / COGS222 / PSYC222
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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: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1004
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm and final exams, and self-paced weekly computer lab exercises
Prerequisites: Psychology 101 or Philosophy 102 or Computer Science 134; 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
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: FYCR Open to First-Year Students;

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