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Course Available for the Ph.D. Minor in Cognitive Science

Graduate students who wish to become Cognitive Science minors must take four courses totaling at least 12 credit hours.  The 2 courses (6 credits) listed under the “Breadth Requirement” heading below are required. The other 2 courses (6 credits) can be any of the courses listed in the table below, with the stipulation that the home department for those 2 courses must not be the same department as the student’s major.  (To clarify, the "Courses-Grad" tab, on the upper right-side of this page, lists available courses by "Home" department.  If the student's major is Psychology, the student cannot take a course to meet the minor requirement if it is listed with a prefix of  "PSY".)  Students are also encouraged to take the Cognitive Science Master Seminar (COGS 696E, a rotating topics seminar) at some point during their studies.

 

The Breadth Requirement:

(1) Introduction to Cognitive Science (COGS 517, 3 credits) is required for all Cognitive Science minors who declare the minor after December 1, 2006, unless the student arranges a substitution with the Director of Cognitive Science.  COGS 517 is offered every other year, in the spring semester. Students are encouraged to take it in their first or second year of graduate study to promote a community of interdisciplinary students who can benefit from interacting with each other.

2) Cognitive Science Colloquium (COGS 595, 1 credit per semester, for three semesters). Students who are admitted for graduate studies at the University of Arizona in the fall semester of 2012 and after are required to take 3 semesters of Colloquium Credits. Students earn these credits by regularly attending the Cognitive Science Colloquium (Friday, noon – 1 PM) during the semesters they are enrolled, by joining in at least one student meeting with a speaker after the colloquium, and by writing a commentary on one of the colloquia.

Cognitive Science Courses

Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona has excellent representation in core areas of the field. The table below lists the courses that can count toward a minor in Cognitive Science. The courses are listed by home department. The columns after the course name list the number of credits, the semester during which the course is typically offered, and whether or not a sample syllabus is available. Clicking the course name will take you to the course description. Clicking on the "X" check mark in the syllabus column will take you to the syllabus.
 

COURSE
 
CREDITS WHEN TAUGHT SAMPLE SYLLABUS
3
Spring
3
Spring
 
1
Fall & Spring

X

3
Fall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
Fall

X

3
 Spring
 
 3
Spring
 
 3
Fall & Spring
 
ECE 408/508-Agent-based Simulation   3  Fall  
ECOL 524-Chance, Purpose & Progress in Evolution & Religion   1 Spring

 

ECOL473/ 573-Topics in Behavioral Ecology   3 Spring  
ECOL 487R/587R-Animal Behavior   3 Fall  
ECOL 496G/596G-Complex Systems:  Networks & Self-organization in Biology 2 Fall  
ECOL 600A-Fundamentals of Evolution   3 Fall & Spring
ISTA 410/510-Bayesian Modeling and Inference   3  Spring  
3
Fall
 
ISTA 450/550-Artificial Intelligence 3  Spring  
3
Fall
X
Fall
3
 Spring
 
3
Spring
LING 506-Major Works in Syntactic Theory  3  Spring  
3
Fall
3
Spring
 
 3
 Fall
 3
Spring
 X
LING 533-Theories of Language Development 3 Fall  X
LING 535-Morphology  3  Fall  X
3
 Fall
 
X
3
Fall & Spring
 
LING 543-Advanced Language Development   3  Fall & Spring
LING 449A/549A-Biolinguistics 3 Fall X
3
 Fall
LING 578-Speech Technology  3  Spring X
 3
Spring
X
LING 596D-Topics in Linguistics and Philosophy 3  Spring  
LING 632-Psychological and Linguistic Approaches to Language 3  Spring  
LING 696D-Topics in Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics  3  Spring  
3
Fall & Spring
 X
LING 696G-Topics in Computational Linguistics  3  Fall & Spring X
MGMT 600-Behavioral Science theory and Method in Management  3 Fall  
MGMT 696D-Judgment and Decision Making   3  Spring  
NRSC 512-Reverse-Engineering the Fly 3 Fall  
NURS 647-Human Factors in Health Information Technology 3 Fall

X

 3
Fall
PHIL 439/539-Decision Theory 3 Fall & Spring  X
 3
Fall & Spring
PHIL 442/542-Knowledge and Cognition  3 Fall X
 3
Fall & Spring
3
Fall & Spring
3
 Fall & Spring
 
 3
Fall & Spring
X
3
 Fall & Spring
PHIL 465/565-Pragmatics  3  Spring X
 3
Fall & Spring
 X
PHIL 596L-Philosophy of Language  3  Fall & Spring X
PHIL 596V-Philosophy and Cognitive Science   3  Fall & Spring X
PSY 401A/501A-Principles of Psychophysiology  3 Fall & Spring
PSY 501B-Psychophysiology Lab  1 Fall & Spring X
 4
Spring
 
3
Fall
3
Fall
 
3
Fall & Spring
PSY 424/524-Gerontology:  A Multidisciplinary Perspective  3  Fall  X
 3  Fall
 3
Fall & Spring
 
3
Fall & Spring
 3  Fall & Spring
 
 3
 Fall & Spring

 

3
Fall & Spring
 
4
Spring
 
 3
 Fall & Spring
 
SLHS 420/520-Cognitive Neuroscience of Hearing 3 Fall  
SLHS 430/530-Cognitive Neuroscience of Language   3 Spring  
SLHS 441/541-Language Acquisition 3 Spring X
3
Spring
 X
 3
Fall
3
Fall
3
 Spring