Course Course Information Instructor
COGS 1
Introduction to Cognitive Sci
TR 09:30-10:50 in SOLIS 107 (website)  
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 12:30-13:50 in CSB 002 (website)  
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 8
Hands-On Computing
TR 09:30-10:50 in CSB 115 (website)  
Description: Introductory-level course that will give students insight into the fundamental concepts of algorithmic thinking and design. The course will provide the students with first-person, hands-on experience programming a web crawler and simple physical robots.
COGS 11
Minds & Brains
TR 11:00-12:20 in PETER 104  
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
TR 11:00-12:20 in PCYNH 106 (website)  
COGS 14B
Intro. to Statistical Analysis
TR 14:00-15:20 in HSS 1330  
COGS 17
Neurobiology of Cognition
TR 15:30-16:50 in CENTR 119 (website)  
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: How Humans Read Other Minds
F 11:00-11:50 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 87
Freshman Seminar: Minds Making Religion
W 14:00-14:50 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.
DSGN 90
Undergraduate Seminar
 
COGS 90
Undergraduate Seminar: Sketching User Experience
 
Description: Design in the Wild - Sketching User Experience (A Studio Class) This is a hands-on studio class intended to exercise key practical skills which I believe to be essential to the professional UX designer. Besides exercising the skills themselves, the meta-theme is instilling and exercising a practical way to practice that much-abused term: design thinking. It is not enough just to have the skills. One also needs to understand their “why?”, and how they relate to each other. This course will be based upon selected exercises from Greenberg, S., Carpendale, S., Marquardt, N. & Buxton, B. (2011). Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook. Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufmann. as well as ones emerging from questions and/or relevance to participants. The intent will be to include exercises based on classic examples from the past, in order to emphasize the point that, while the “maker movement” is important, it is neither new, nor a replacement for scholarship. Go to here to apply to be in the course: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lMIiVTqFHS_E_fXDdXFq0rWCWPFerdNGdxBjiOivrKY/viewform
COGS 101B
Learning, Memory and Attention
MWF 16:00-16:50 in WLH 2001 (website)  
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 14:00-14:50 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.
Renner, Nancy Owens
COGS 107B
Systems Neuroscience
TR 12:30-13:50 in CICC 101 (website)  
COGS 110
The Developing Mind
MWF 11:00-11:50 in SOLIS 104 (website)  
Blumenthal, Emily Jeanne
COGS 118A
Natural Computation I
TR 14:00-15:20 in CSB 001 (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 119
Programming/Experimental Res.
TR 14:00-15:20 in CSB 115  
COGS 120
Interaction Design
TR 11:00-12:20 in CICC 101 (website)  
COGS 151
Analogy and Conceptual Systems
TR 09:30-10:50 in CENTR 218  
COGS 152
Cognitive Foundations of Math
TR 11:00-12:20 in CENTR 218  
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 14:00-15:20 in SEQUO 147 (website)  
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 174
Drugs: Brain, Mind and Culture
MWF 09:00-09:50 in CSB 001 (website)  
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 184
Modeling/Evolution of Cognitn
TR 12:30-13:50 in HSS 2154 (website)  
COGS 187A
Usability & Info. Architecture
TR 15:30-16:50 in MANDE B-150 (website)  
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.
COGS 187B
Practicum in Pro Web Design
TR 11:00-12:20 in MANDE B-150 (website)  
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 189
Brain Computer Interfaces
TR 11:00-12:20 in TM102 1 (website)  
Description: This course will discuss signal processing, pattern recognition algorithms, and human-computer interaction issues in EEG-based brain-computer interfaces. Other types of brain-computer interfaces will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Cognitive Science 118B or Cognitive Science 118A or Cognitive Science 109. 
COGS 200
Cognitive Science Seminar: Network Theorizing
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
 
COGS 201
Neural Dynamics of Cognition
 
COGS 205
Introduction/Thesis Research
W 10:30-11:50 in CSB 180  
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 219
Prog. for Behavioral Sci.
 
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
W 09:00-11:50 in CSB 003  
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 229
Design at Large
W 16:00-17:15  
COGS 241
Ethics&Survivl Skills/Academia
W 09:00-09:50  
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
W 10:00-11:50  
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 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Language & Cognition
R 14:00-16:00 in CSB 003  
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Brain-Computer Interfaces
TR 11:00-12:20  
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
COGS 260
Seminar on Special Topics: Intro/Diffusion Tensor Imaging
TR 12:30-13:50 in CSB 003  
Description: Specific topics in cognitive science are discussed. (May be repeated when topics vary.)
Frank, Lawrence Robert

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