Academics

Weekly colloquia

ICS sponsors a series of talks on current work in cognitive science and related fields. Members of the public are welcome. Dr. Anthony Maida maintains a list of previous and upcoming subjects.

Colloquia are normally held on Wednesdays at 3:00pm, in Room 322, Rougeou Hall.

Course offerings

COGS 497(G) Special Topics.(3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Fa, Sp. Restr: Permission of instructor is required.

COGS 501 History and Foundations of Cognitive Science .(3,0,3).
Systematic study of the historical, conceptual, and multidisciplinary roots of cognitive science. Fa. Restr: permission of instructor.

COGS 505 Methods in Cognitive Science. (3,0,3).
Methodologies and ethics for research in cognitive science; methods from data collection to computational modeling. Prereq: COGS 501. Restr: if prerequisite not met, permission of instructor is required.

COGS 511 Cognitive Processes. (3,0,3).
Survey of theories and findings in cognitive processes such as perception, attention, encoding, retrieval, categorization, reasoning, and problem-solving. Prereq: COGS 501. Restr: if prerequisite not met, permission of instructor is required.

COGS 515 Special Topics in Cognitive Processes. (3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Current theories and up-to-date research in memory, perception, attention, and reasoning. Prereq: COGS 511 or PSYCH 516. Restr: permission of instructor is required.

COGS 525 Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science. (3,0,3).
Critical analysis of mental states, including representation, and consciousness. Sp. Prereq: PHIL 541 Restr: permission of instructor required if prerequisites not met.

COGS 535 Computational Issues in Cognitive Science. (3,0,3).
Useful Links for COGS 535
Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Computational models of cognition and mind. Prereq: CMPS 523. Restr: permission of instructor required if prerequisites not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 541 Cognitive Neuroscience .(3,0,3).
Relationship between brain and cognition. Emphasizes the structure and function of cerebral cortex. Sp. Restr: permission of instructor required.

COGS 545 Special Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience .(3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Critical examination of primary literature in one or more topics of special interest. Prereq: COGS 541. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 551 Comparative Cognition. (3,0,3).
Theoretical, computational, and empirical approaches to the study of cognition in human and nonhuman animals. Restr: permission of instruction required.

COGS 555 Issues in Comparative Cognition. (3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Similarities and differences between humans and other species. Prereq: COGS 585. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 561 Cognitive Development.(3,0,3).
Cognitive basis of human development; overview of research and theory. Restr: permission of instructor required.

COGS 565 Issues in Cognitive Development. (3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Cognitive development within the first years of life; emphasis on domains of knowledge such as naive physics, number, language, and theory of mind. Prereq: COGS 461G. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 571 Mind and Language.(3,0,3).
Mental structures and processes underlying linguistic and psycholinguistic processes. Prereq: COGS 501 or 511. Restr: if prerequisite not met, permission of instructor is required.

COGS 575 Issues in Mind and Language. (3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Relationship of language and cognition; emphasis on language acquisition, processing, and evolution. Prereq: COGS 511. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 581 Creativity and Cognition. (3,0,3).
Cognitive nature of creative processes of discovery, invention, design, ideation, and making in the realms of science, technology, and art. Prereq: COGS 501 or 511. Restr: if prerequisite not met, permission of instructor is required.

COGS 585 Evolutionary Perspectives on Cognition. (3,0,3).
Systematic overview of higher-order psychological faculties related to self-conception, social understanding, and causal reasoning; emphasis on uniquely human processes. Restr: permission of instructor is required.

COGS 590 Special Project. (1-6).
Fa, Sp. Restr: permission of instructor is required.

COGS 595 Graduate Seminar.(1,0,1).
Current research topics and results. Fa., Sp. Grades: CR/NC

COGS 659 Advanced Topics in Comparative Cognitive Science .(3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Critical examination of primary literature in one or more topics of special interest. Prereq: COGS 451G or 555. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 669 Advanced Topics in Developmental Cognitive Science. (3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. Critical examination of primary literature in one or more topics of special interest. Prereq: COGS 461G or 540. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met or if repeated for credit.

COGS 681 Methods in Behavioral Research. (3,0,3).
Methodologies for research in the behavioral science. Prereq: COGS 505. Restr: permission of instructor is required if prerequisite not met.

COGS 691 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science.(3,0,3).
Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Restr: permission of instructor is required.

COGS 699 Dissertation Research and Dissertation.(1-24).
Grades: S, U, W.