Cognitive Science Undergraduate Minor

Advisor: Cynthia G. Clopper (clopper.1@osu.edu)


Program Rationale

The goal of the Cognitive Science Minor is to offer students studying in a variety of fields opportunities to get grounding in Cognitive Science -- an interdisciplinary study of the mind that incorporates psychological, philosophical, linguistic, neuro-biological, and artificial intelligence approaches to how knowledge is acquired, processed, and represented in the mind. The minor in cognitive science consists of at least five courses totaling 15 credit hours.

Program Learning Goals

  1. Expose students to cognitive science and several of its constituent disciplines.
  2. Provide students with interdisciplinary learning and research environments.
  3. Expose students to cognitive science research at Ohio State and nationally.

Minor Course Requirements

  1. Required course: Psychology/CSE/ Linguistics/Philosophy (cross-listed) 5612: Introduction to Cognitive Science (3 credits)
  2. Area/module requirement: Two courses from one of the areas/modules below (6 credits)
  3. Elective course requirement: Two additional courses from the list below (6 credits) from one or more modules not selected for the area requirement.

Minor Guidelines

  1. You cannot use courses from the department of your major to satisfy the minor, except when your major is psychology. Psychology majors may include psychology courses on the cognitive science minor, but those courses cannot also count toward the major.
  2. Courses selected to fulfill the area/module and elective course work requirements must come from at least two different departments.
  3. You may request that the undergraduate advisor in cognitive science approve a non-standard module.
  4. Please contact the advisor for the Cognitive Science Undergraduate Minor, Dr. Cynthia Clopper, if you have questions.

Forms

Area/Modules

Neuro-Biological Foundations

  • Psychology 3313: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
  • Psychology 3513: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
  • Psychology 4501: Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
  • Psychology 5425: Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3)
  • Psychology 5614: Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
  • Psychology 5618: Introduction to Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
  • Psychology 5870: Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience (3)
  • S&H 5760: Neurology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3)
  • EEOB 4550: Neurobiology (3)

Cognition

  • Psychology 3310: Sensation and Perception (3)
  • Psychology 3312: Memory and Cognition (3)
  • Psychology 3550: Psychology of Childhood (3)
  • Psychology 4508: Judgment and Decision Making (3)
  • ISE 3700: Cognitive Engineering Systems (3)
  • ESEPSY 2309: Psychological Perspectives on Education (3)

Computation

  • CSE 3321: Automata and Formal Languages (3)
  • CSE 3521: Survey of Artificial Intelligence I: Basic techniques (3)
  • CSE 5321: Automata and Formal Languages (2)
  • CSE 5522: Survey of Artificial Intelligence II: Advanced Techniques (3)
  • CSE 5526: Introduction to Neural Networks (3)
  • CSE 5914: Capstone Design: Knowledge-based Systems (4)
  • Psychology 5608: Introduction to Mathematical Psychology (3)
  • Linguistics 3802: Language and Computers (3)
  • Linguistics 5801: Computational Linguistics I (3)

Language

  • Linguistics 2001: Language and Formal Reasoning (3)
  • Linguistics 3701: Language and the Mind (3)
  • Linguistics 4100: Phonetics (3)
  • Linguistics 4200: Syntax (3)
  • Linguistics 4300: Phonology (3)
  • Linguistics 4400: Linguistic Meaning  (3)
  • Linguistics 5101: Phonetics: Phonetic Theory (3)
  • Linguistics 5201: Syntactic Theory I (3)
  • Linguistics 5301: Phonological Theory I (3)
  • Linguistics 5401: Semantic theory I (3)
  • Linguistics 5701: Psycholinguistics I (3)
  • Psychology 3371: Language and the Mind (3)
  • Psychology 4554: Language Development (3)
  • S&H 3330: Language Acquisition (3)
  • S&H 4420: Anatomy, Physiology and Science of Speech (3)

Perception

  • ECE 5460: Image Processing (3)
  • S&H 4440: Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Hearing (3)
  • Psychology 3302: Perception and Language (3)
  • Psychology 3310: Sensation and Perception (3)
  • Psychology 5309: Human Motor Control and Learinging (3) 
  • Psychology 5606: High-Level Vision (3)

Philosophical Foundations

  • Philosophy 2500: Symbolic Logic (3)
  • Philosophy 3600: Introduction to Philosophy of Language (3)
  • Philosophy 3750: Introduction to Theory of Knowledge (3)
  • Philosophy 3800: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (3)
  • Philosophy 5500: Advanced Symbolic Logic (3)
  • Philosophy 5600: Advanced Philosophy of Language (3)
  • Philosophy 5750: Advanced Theory of Knowledge (3)
  • Philosophy 5840: Advanced Philosophy of Cognitive Science (3)

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