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.