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Cognitive Science Program

Minor in Cognitive Science

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements COGSMIN
The Minor in Cognitive Science provides an introduction to a select set of main themes in cognitive science, including math, logic, philosophy, computation, linguistics, and experimental approaches. As cognitive science is broadly interdisciplinary, the cognitive science minor will complement a wide variety of majors.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Core. Two (2) courses:
    • COGS-Q 240 Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 350 Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 370 Experiments and Models in Cognition
  2. Math, Logic, or Computation. One (1) additional option from the Math, Logic, or Computation list.
    • Both of the following:
      • COGS-Q 260 Programming for the Cognitive and Information Sciences (may be exempted for students with strong computational backgrounds)
      • COGS-Q 320 Computation in the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 350 Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation
  3. Electives. Additional credit hours from the Related Courses list.
    • COGS-Q 345 Animal Cognition
    • ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human: Evolving Genes, Bodies, Behaviors, Ideas
    • HON-H 241 Scientific Uncertainty and Discovery (approved topic: "Animal Thinking")
    • LING-L 103 Introduction to the Study of Language
    • LING-L 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
    • LING-L 210 Topics in Language and Society
    • LING-L 306 Phonetics
    • LING-L 307 Phonology
    • LING-L 308 Morphology
    • LING-L 310 Syntax
    • LING-L 325 Semantics
    • LING-L 430 Language Change and Variation
    • LING-L 431 Field Methods
    • LING-L 432 Advanced Field Methods
    • LING-L 490 Linguistic Structures
    • MATH-M 384 Logic
    • MATH-M 385 Mathematics from Language
    • PHIL-P 106 Introduction to Problems of Philosophy
    • PHIL-P 105 Critical Thinking
    • PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic
    • PHIL-P 251 Intermediate Symbolic Logic
    • PHIL-P 310 Topics in Metaphysics
    • PHIL-P 312 Topics in the Theory of Knowledge
    • PHIL-P 320 Philosophy of Language
    • PHIL-P 350 Logic of Sets
    • PHIL-P 352 Logic and Philosophy
    • PHIL-P 360 Philosophy of Mind
    • PHIL-P 366 Philosophy of Action
    • PHYS-P 317 Signals and Information Processing in Living Systems
    • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
    • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
    • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning
    • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 330 Perception/Action
    • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY-P 337 Clinical Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 349 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 350 Human Factors/Ergonomics
    • PSY-P 405 Elementary Mathematical Psychology
    • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
    • PSY-P 417 Animal Behavior
    • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
    • PSY-P 424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 433 Laboratory in Neuroimaging Methods
    • PSY-P 435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition
    • PSY-P 438 Language and Cognition
    • PSY-P 440 Topics in Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY-P 441 Neuropsychology of Language
    • PSY-P 443 Cognitive Development
    • PSY-P 444 Scientific Writing in the Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • PSY-P 448 Social Judgment and Person Perception
    • SLHS-S 201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
    • SLHS-S 307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I
    • CSCI-A 202 Introduction to Programming II
    • CSCI-A 304 Introductory C++ Programming
    • CSCI-A 306 Object-oriented Programming in C++
    • CSCI-A 321 Computing Tools for Scientific Research
    • CSCI-A 346 User-interface Programming
    • CSCI-B 351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • CSCI-B 355 Autonomous Robotics
    • CSCI-B 401 Fundamentals of Computing Theory
    • CSCI-C 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
    • CSCI-C 212 Introduction to Software Systems
    • CSCI-C 311 Programming Languages
    • CSCI-C 335 Computer Structures
    • CSCI-C 343 Data Structures
    • CSCI-H 211 Introduction to Computer Science, Honors
    • CSCI-H 212 Introduction to Software Systems, Honors
    • CSCI-H 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science, Honors
    • CSCI-H 311 Programming Languages, Honors
    • CSCI-H 335 Computer Structures, Honors
    • CSCI-H 343 Data Structures, Honors
    • CSCI-P 415 Introduction to Verification
    • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics
    • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I
    • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II
    • INFO-I 300 Human-computer Interaction Design and Programming
    • INFO-I 320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.