Course Course Information Instructor
COGS 1
Introduction to Cognitive Sci
TR 09:30-10:50 in CICC 101  
Description: A team taught course highlighting development of the field and the broad range of topics covered in the major. Example topics include addiction, analogy, animal cognition, human-computer interaction, language, neuroimaging, neural networks, reasoning, robots, and real-world applications.
COGS 3
An Introduction to Computing
TR 08:00-09:20 in PETER 103  
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 10
Cognitv Consequence/Technology
TR 14:00-15:20 in SOLIS 109  
Description: The role of cognition and computation in the development of state-of-the art technologies such as human computational interaction in aviation, air traffic control, medical diagnosis, robotics and telerobotics, and the design and engineering of cognitive artifacts.
COGS 11
Minds & Brains
TR 11:00-12:20 in PCYNH 121  
Description: How damaged and normal brains influence the way humans solve problems, remember or forget, pay attention to things; how they affect our emotions, and the way we use language in daily life.
COGS 14A
Intro. to Research Methods
MWF 09:00-09:50 in CENTR 105  
COGS 17
Neurobiology of Cognition
TR 15:30-16:50 in CSB 002  
Description: Introduction to the organization and functions of the nervous system. Topics include molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, and behavioral neurobiology. Specifically, structure and function of neurons, peripheral and central nervous systems, sensory, motor, and control systems, learning and memory mechanisms. (Students may not receive credit for both Biology 12 and Cognitive Science 17. This course fulfills general-education requirements for Marshall and Roosevelt Colleges as well as Warren by petition.)
COGS 87
Freshman Seminar: Minds Making Religion
T 12:30-13:20 in CSB 003  
Description: The Freshman Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman Seminars are offered in all campus departments and undergraduate colleges, and topics vary from quarter to quarter. Enrollment is limited to fifteen to twenty students, with preference given to entering freshmen.
COGS 87
Freshman Seminar: How Humans Read Other Minds
W 10:00-10:50 in CSB 003  
Description: The Freshman Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman Seminars are offered in all campus departments and undergraduate colleges, and topics vary from quarter to quarter. Enrollment is limited to fifteen to twenty students, with preference given to entering freshmen.
COGS 101B
Learning, Memory and Attention
MWF 15:00-15:50 in PETER 110  
Description: A survey of the experimental study of learning, memory, and attention. Topics include conditioning, automaticity, divided attention, memory systems, and the nature of mental representation. Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 1. Recommended: Cognitive Science 101A.
COGS 102B
Cognitive Ethnography
MWF 13:00-13:50 in WLH 2005 (website)  
Description: This course examines memory, reasoning, language understanding, learning, and planning directly in everyday, real-world settings. The course work includes projects in which students make observations of real-world activity and analyze their cognitive significance. Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 102A.
McComsey, Melanie E
COGS 107B
Systems Neuroscience
TR 08:00-09:20 in PCYNH 106  
COGS 115
Neurologcl Devlp & Cogntv Chng
MWF 14:00-14:50 in CSB 004  
Haist, Frank
COGS 118A
Natural Computation I
TR 15:30-16:50 in CENTR 207 (website)  
Description: This course is one part of a two-course foundation that forms a rigorous introduction to machine learning and computational modeling of biological intelligence. Natural Computation I and II are independent courses that may be taken in either order. Topics in Natural Computation I may include Bayesian inference, regression, graphical models, sampling, hidden Markov model, decision theory, information theory, reinforcement learning, and some application areas. Prerequisites: Mathematics 20F or Mathematics 31AH, and Mathematics 180A or ECE 109, and Cognitive Science 109 or CSE 11, or consent of instructor.
COGS 120
Introduction to HCI Design
TR 12:30-13:50 in CICC 101 (website)  
COGS 152
Cognitive Foundations of Math
TR 09:30-10:50 in CSB 005  
Description: How the human mind/brain creates mathematics: embodiment, innovation, and creativity. The emergence and power of abstract concepts, such as infinity, infinitesimals, imaginary numbers, or zero. Cognitive approaches that connect mathematics to human thought in general. Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 1, or Philosophy 1, or Psychology 1, or Education Studies (20 or 30 or 31); upper-division standing.
COGS 153
Language Comprehension
TR 15:30-16:50 in SOLIS 109  
COGS 160
Seminar on Special Topics: Neurobiology of Motivation
MWF 11:00-11:50 in CSB 180  
Description: This course will discuss principles of motivation, valuation and reward from the synapse to the classroom. It is designed to be a small, casual seminar that includes adequate time for discussion.
COGS 160
Seminar on Special Topics: Lang Devlpmnt/Early Childhood
 
Description: Special topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.) Prerequisites: department approval.
COGS 160
Seminar on Special Topics: Experimental Language Research
 
Description: Special topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.) Prerequisites: department approval.
COGS 169
Genetic Information/Behavior
 
COGS 172
Brain Disorders and Cognition
TR 15:30-16:50 in PETER 103  
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 177
Space and Time in the Brain
TR 17:00-18:20 in HSS 2321  
COGS 178
Genes, Brains & Behavior
TR 12:30-13:50 in PCYNH 120  
COGS 184
Modeling/Evolution of Cognitn
TR 12:30-13:50 in WLH 2207  
COGS 187B
Practicum in Pro Web Design
TR 14:00-15:20 in WLH 2113  
Description: This course follows up on the basics of multimedia design taught in Cognitive Science 187A. Students will probe more deeply into selective topics, such as animation, navigation, graphical display of information, and narrative coherence. Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 187A or consent of instructor.
COGS 200
Cognitive Science Seminar
F 15:00-16:50 in CSB 003  
Description: This seminar emphasizes the conceptual basis of cognitive science, including representation, processing mechanisms, language, and the role of interaction among individuals, culture, and the environment. Current developments in each field are considered as they relate to issues in cognitive science. (May be repeated for credit.)
COGS 201
Neural Dynamics of Cognition
TR 15:30-16:50 in CSB 003  
COGS 205
Introduction/Thesis Research
W 09:30-10:50 in CSB 272  
Description: This course is taken to focus the students’ development of a thesis topic and research proposal. Students prepare an outline of thesis proposal and make an oral public presentation of the proposed topic prior to the end of the third year. S/U only.
COGS 211B
Research Methods/Cogn Science
 
COGS 220
Information Visualization
 
Description: This seminar surveys current research in information visualization with the goal of preparing students to do original research. The focus is on the cognitive aspects of information design, dynamic representations, and computational techniques. Topics vary each time course is offered.
COGS 220
Information Visualization
 
Description: This seminar surveys current research in information visualization with the goal of preparing students to do original research. The focus is on the cognitive aspects of information design, dynamic representations, and computational techniques. Topics vary each time course is offered.
COGS 225
Visual Computing
TR 09:00-10:20 in CSB 180  
COGS 229
Design at Large
W 12:00-12:50 in CSB 003  
COGS 229
Design at Large
 
COGS 241
Ethics&Survivl Skills/Academia
T 09:00-11:50  
Description: (Same as Neurosciences 241) This course will cover ethical issues that arise in academia, including: dishonesty, plagiarism, attribution, sexual misconduct, etc. We will also discuss ‘survival’ issues, including job hunting, grant preparation, journal reviews, writing letters of recommendation, mentoring, etc. S/U only.
Kalichman, Michael W
COGS 241
Ethics&Survivl Skills/Academia
 
Description: (Same as Neurosciences 241) This course will cover ethical issues that arise in academia, including: dishonesty, plagiarism, attribution, sexual misconduct, etc. We will also discuss ‘survival’ issues, including job hunting, grant preparation, journal reviews, writing letters of recommendation, mentoring, etc. S/U only.
Kalichman, Michael W
COGS 252
Cognitive Science/Mathematics
M 13:30-16:20  
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Language & Thought
F 10:00-12:50 in CSB 003  
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Neuro of Learning & Memory
M 13:00-13:50 in CSB 272  
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Neural Regstrtn of Space/Time
 
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics
 
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Non-invasive BCIs
M 09:00-11:50 in CSB 003  
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 277
Mirroring in Social Cognition
M 14:00-16:50  

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