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Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary science of the human mind and cognition which includes study of neuroscience, perception, learning, robotics/artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neural networks.  The 18-hour minor in cognitive science is designed as a supplement for majors in psychology, philosophy, computer science, mathematics, engineering/technology, and languages, though it is applicable beyond these disciplines as well. 

The Cognitive Science Minor prepares students for:

Training in cognitive science prepares students well for many of the careers that are major growth fields of the twenty-first century, including: psychology, information processing, medical analysis, data retrieval, human-computer interaction, telecommunications, and education.

Required courses ~ 18 hours

Select one course from each of the following course groupings:

  • PHIL 205-Introduction to Logic, 3 hrs.
  • PHIL 305-Introduction to Symbolic Logic, 3 hrs.
  • MATH 253-Principles of Mathematical Logic, 3 hrs.
  • PSY 385-Physiological Psychology, 3 hrs.
  • PSY 425-Cognitive Psychology, 3 hrs.
  • PHIL 377-Introduction to Cognitive Science, 3 hrs.
  • PHIL 425-Philosophy of Mind, 3 hrs.
  • PHIL 361-Special Problems (an appropriate topic), 3 hrs. (requires the cognitive science advisor’s approval)
  • PHIL 362-Interdisciplinary Problems (an appropriate topic), 3 hrs. (requires the cognitive science advisor’s approval)
  • PSY 400-Special Topics: Psycholinguistics, 3 hrs.
  • ENG 313-Introduction to Linguistics, 3 hrs.
  • FREN 265-Introduction to Applied Linguistics, 3 hrs.
  • GERM 265-Introduction to Applied Linguistics, 3 hrs.
  • SPAN 265-Introduction to Applied Linguistics, 3 hrs.
  • One additional course from any of the above groupings, 3 hrs.
  • ENGR 241-Digital Logic Design, 3 hrs.
  • CS 101-Fundamentals of Computer Science, 3 hrs.
  • CS 461-Artificial Intelligence, 3 hrs.
  • PSY 400-Special Topics (an appropriate topic), 3 hrs. (requires the cognitive science advisor’s approval)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro, Department of Philosophy Chair
Advisor of Cognitive Science Minor
Office:  LA 3023 --  Phone:  812/464-1744
Email: rjgennaro


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