The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in the cognitive science of language. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. 01:615:201: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3)

  4. 01:830:351: Psychology of Language (3)

  5. 01:830:352: Psychology of Language Lab (1)

  6. 01:830:353: Language Acquisition (3) OR
    01:830:484: Language Acquisition (3)

  7. One of the following courses:
    01:730:210: Philosophy of Language (3)
    01:730:420: Philosophy of Language (3)

  8. Two or more of the following upper-level linguistics courses:
    01:615:305: Syntax (3)
    01:615:315: Phonology (3)
    01:615:325: Semantics (3)
    01:615:411: Morphology (3)
    01:615:441: Linguistics and Cognitive Science (3)
    01:615:445: Language and Cognition (3)

  9. One or more of the following courses in logic:
    01:730:201: Introduction to Logic (3)
    01:730:315: Applied Symbolic Logic (3)
    01:730:407: Intermediate Logic I (3)
    01:730:408: Intermediate Logic II (3)
    01:640:461: Mathematical Logic (3)

  10. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107: Computing for Math and Sciences (3)       
    01:198:111: Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:112: Data structures (4))
    01:198:314: Principles of Programming Languages (4)
    01:198:344: Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (4)
    01:198:415: Compilers (4)
    01:198:440: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)
    01:198:452: Formal Languages and Automata (3)

 

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The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in an overview of cognitive science. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107:  Computing for Math and Sciences (3)
    01:198:111:  Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:112:  Data structures (4)
    01:198:205:  Introduction to Discrete Structures I (4)
    01:198:440:  Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)

  4. One or more of the following courses:
    01:615:201:  Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3)
    01:615:305:  Syntax (3)
    01:615:315:  Phonology (3)
    01:615:325:  Semantics (3)
    01:615:441:  Linguistics and Cognitive Science (3)

  5. One or more of the following courses:
    01:730:201:  Introduction to Logic (3)                 
    01:730:328:  Philosophy of Psychology (3)
    01:730:329:  Minds, Machines and Persons (3)
    01:730:360:  Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (3)

  6. One or more of the following courses:
    01:830:301:  Sensation and Perception (3)
    01:830:305:  Cognition (3)                       
    01:830:351:  Psychology of Language (3)
    01:830:484:  Language Acquisition (3)

 

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The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in cognitive neuroscience. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. Two or more of the following courses:
    01:146:245: Fundamentals of Neurobiology (3)
    01:146:295: Essentials of Cell Bio and Neuro (3)
    01:146:445: Advanced Neurobiology I (4)
    01:146:447: Advanced Neurobiology II (3)
    01:447:380: Genetics (4)
    01:447:484: Behavioral and Neural Genetics (3)
    01:119:195: Brain, Mind and Behavior (3)

  4. One or more of the following courses:
    01:730:329:  Minds, Machines and Persons (3)
    01:730:360:  Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (3)
    01:730:418:  Philosophy of Mind (3)

  5. Two or more of the following courses:
    01:830:305:  Cognition (3)
    01:830:313:  Physiological Psychology (3)
    01:830:361:  Developmental Psychobiology (3)
    01:830:410:  Advanced Topics in Psychobiology (3)
    01:830:411:  Advanced Topics in Psychobiology, WI (3)
    01:830:412:  Neuropsychopharmacology (3)
    01:830:463:  Behavioral Pharmacology (3)

  6. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107:  Computing for Math and Sciences (3)
    01:198:111:  Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:440:  Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)
    01:640:338:  Discrete and Probabilistic Models in Biology (3)
    14:125:405:  Introduction to Neural Processes (3)

 

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Historically the posterior aspect of the parietal lobe has been considered solely a sensory area that associates sensory modalities and regulates attention.  However, recent studies have demonstrated that it has a major role in visually guided actions, including the representation of intentions, formation of movement plans, and decision making.  Moreover, the posterior parietal cortex contains a map of intentions, with sub-areas specialized for eye movements, reaching, and grasping.  Small inactivations of these sub-areas produce specific deficits consistent with this intention map.  These findings form the basis for the design of cognitive neural prosthetics, which are envisioned to read out the intent of paralyzed patients to control assistive devices such as robotic limbs and computer tablets.

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