Introduction to Cognitive Science (PHIL482)
Instructor: Charles Wallis
Mondays & Wednesdays · 12:30pm–1:45pm · LA5–149
This course introduces students to the multidisciplinary field of Cognitive Science. Foci will include the historical development, foundational philosophical presuppositions, methodologies, and results from a selection of core topics in Cognitive Science. In addition to covering the theoretical contributions of the various disciplines of Cognitive Science (including Philosophy, Computer Science, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics), the course provides students with an introduction to the underlying theoretical framework of Cognitive Science, including its central problems, explanatory structure, and experimental methodologies. Students participate in several labs designed to promote active learning and give students a deeper understanding of the foundational presuppositions and methodologies of the field.
GE/GR areas: upper-division C (humanities) and WI (writing)