Administered by the Department of Philosophy
Professor Wallace, Chairperson
Professor Dardis, Adviser
Cognitive science is a cross-disciplinary research effort dedicated to understanding the mind. It investigates the nature of cognition, perception, feeling and action. Typical research in cognitive science might involve empirical study of intelligent behavior, computational modeling of some aspect of cognition or consciousness, or conceptual inquiry into the foundations of our ideas about the mind. Hence the methods of cognitive science are as wide-ranging as the disciplines it comprises. These include philosophy, psychology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics and the neurosciences. Cognitive scientists also work in such disciplines as education, speech, anthropology, literature, history, biology, law and business.
The minor consists of the successful completion of 18 semester hours of required and elective courses as follows:
- CGS 010 - (IS) Introduction to Cognitive Science , 3 s.h., is required.
- Fifteen (15) s.h. to be chosen from the “Electives” list below, to be drawn from at least two of the departments represented in the list, and no more than 9 s.h. from any one of the departments.
- No more than 6 s.h. taken for this minor may count toward satisfying the requirements for any other major or minor.
- At least 6 s.h. must be taken in-residence.
- A grade of C- or better is required in each course.