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COGS 3
An Introduction to Computing
TR 11:00-13:50 in CSB 115  
Description: A practical introduction to computers. Designed for undergraduates in the social sciences. Topics include: basic operations of personal computers (MAC, PC), UNIX, word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, and creating web pages using the World Wide Web. No previous background in computing required.
COGS 102A
Distributed Cognition
TR 14:00-16:50 in MANDE B-150  
Description: Cognitive processes extend beyond the boundaries of the person to include the environment, artifacts, social interactions, and culture. Major themes include the philosophy and history of cognitive science, the role of artifacts in human cognition, and theories of socially-distributed, embodied, and extended cognition. Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 1 and Cognitive Science 14A.
COGS 107B
Systems Neuroscience
MW 14:00-16:50 in WLH 2114  
COGS 109
Modeling & Data Analysis
TR 11:00-13:50 in CSB 002  
Description: Exposure to the basic computational methods useful throughout cognitive science. Computing basic statistics, modeling learning individuals, evolving populations, communicating agents, and corpus-based linguistics will be considered. Prerequisites: Mathematics 20F and CSE 7 and (Cognitive Science 14B or ECE 109 or Mathematics 11 or Mathematics 180A) or consent of instructor.
COGS 153
Language Comprehension
MW 11:00-13:50 in HSS 1315  
COGS 172
Brain Disorders and Cognition
 
Description: A review of the patterns of impaired and intact cognitive abilities present in brain-damaged patients in terms of damage to one or more components of a model of normal cognitive functioning. (Cognitive science majors may not receive elective credit for both Psychology 139 and Cognitive Science 172.) Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 107A.
COGS 174
Drugs: Brain, Mind and Culture
MW 11:00-13:50 in HSS 1128A  
Description: This course explores how drugs interact with the brain/mind and culture. It covers evolutionary and historical perspectives, brain chemistry, pharmacology, expectancies and placebo effects, and models of addiction. It also provides a biopsychosocial survey of commonly used and abused substances. Prerequisites: upper-division standing.
COGS 187A
Usability & Info. Architecture
MW 11:00-13:50 in CSB 115  
Description: Examines the cognitive basis of successful web and multimedia design. Topics: information architecture, navigation, usability, graphic layout, transaction design, and how to understand user interaction. Prerequisites: CSE 7.

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