Approved Courses

Specialization in Cognitive Science

Pre-Approved Graduate Courses in Cognitive Science

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One of the requirements for obtaining a Certificate in Cognitive Science is to complete six Cognitive Science courses, at least four outside of the home department. Here is a list of courses that have already been approved by the Cognitive Science Program. However, if you would like to count a course that you do not see on this list, simply contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Sid Horton.

Anthropology

  • Anthro 360 Language and Culture
  • Anthro 361 Talk as Social Action
  • Anthro 363 Language Variation and Change
  • Anthro 363 Pidgins, Creoles, and Languages in Contact
  • Anthro 377 Psychological Anthropology
  • Anthro 461 Methods of Linguistic Anthropology
  • Anthro 490 Advanced Topics Ling: Semiotic Anthropology

CSD

  • CSD 301: Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Mechanism
  • CSD 302: Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Hearing Mechanism
  • CSD 303 Brain and Cognition
  • CSD 305-DL: Phonetics
  • CSD 306: Psychoacoustics
  • CSD 309 Culture, Language, and Learning
  • CSD 310 Biological Foundations of Speech and Music
  • CSD 342: Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Toddlers
  • CSD 373: Introduction to Learning Disabilities
  • CSD 376: Diagnostic and Remedial Approaches for Children with Learning
  • CSD 382: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • CSD 392 Language Development and Usage
  • CSD 444 Development and Disorders of Mathematics
  • CSD 457 Language Science (Requires instructor permission)
  • CSD 550 Research Procedures in CSD

EECS

  • EECS 325 Artificial Intelligence Programming
  • EECS 337 Introduction to Semantic Information Processing
  • EECS 344 Design of Computer Problem Solvers
  • EECS 348 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • EECS 349 Machine Learning
  • EECS 352 Machine Perception of Music & Audio
  • EECS 359 Digital Signal Processing
  • EECS 395 Knowledge Representation
  • EECS 435 Neural Networks
  • EECS 437-1,2 Advanced Natural Language Processing
  • EECS 472 Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling
  • EECS 491 Theories and Technologies for Human Communication
  • EECS 495 Innovative Technologies in Autism

Interdepartmental Program in Biological Sciences

  • BIOL SCI 302 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • BIOL SCI 303 Molecular Neurobiology
  • BIOL SCI 304 Developmental Neurobiology
  • BIOL SCI 306 Central Nervous System Physiology
  • BIOL SCI 308 Neuroanatomy
  • BIOL SCI 326 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • BIOL SCI 327 Biology of Aging
  • BIOL SCI 377 Sensory Neurobiology

Learning Science

  • LRN_SCI 401 Knowledge Representation in the Learning Sciences
  • LRN_SCI 403 Learning in context
  • LRN_SCI 426 The Design of Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning
  • LRN_SCI 437 Research in Reading and Language
  • LRN_SCI 441 Socio-cultural Contexts of Literacy Acquisition and Instruction
  • LRN_SCI 451 Psycholinguistics
  • LearnOrgChange 301 Macrocognition: Intelligence in Context

Linguistics

  • Ling 311 Child Language
  • Ling 312 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING 315 Experimental Approaches to Word Form and Lexical Processing
  • LING 316 Experimental Syntax
  • LING 317 Experimental Pragmatics
  • Ling 320 Sociolinguistics
  • Ling 321 Bilingualism
  • Ling 323 Language & Gender
  • Ling 327 Language & Sexuality
  • Ling 330 Research Methods in Linguistics: Inductive Statistics
  • Ling 334 Introduction to Computational Linguistics
  • Ling 340 Historical Linguistics
  • Ling 341 Language Typology
  • Ling 342 Structure of Various Languages
  • Ling 350 Fundamentals of Laboratory Phonology
  • Ling 360 Fundamentals of Syntax
  • Ling 361 Morphology
  • Ling 370 Fundamentals of Meaning
  • Ling 371 Reference
  • Ling 372 Pragmatics
  • Ling 450-1 Laboratory Phonology I
  • Ling 450-2 Laboratory Phonology II
  • Ling 452 Seminar in Sound Structure
  • Ling 460-1 Syntactic Analysis I
  • Ling 460-2 Syntactic Analysis II
  • Ling 462 Seminar in Syntax
  • Ling 470-1 Semantic Analysis I
  • Ling 470-2 Semantic Analysis II
  • Ling 472 Seminar in Semantics
  • Ling 473 Seminar in Pragmatics

Music Cognition

  • Music Theory 321 Analytic Techniques
  • Music Theory 322 Analytic Studies
  • Music Theory 335 Current Readings in Music Cognition
  • Music Theory 335 Topics in Music Cognition
  • Music Theory 351 Music Cognition
  • Music Tech 332 Recording and Basic Audio
  • Music Tech 340 Composing with Computers
  • Music Tech 342 Computer Sound Synthesis
  • Physics 399 Music, Sound, Timbre (Advanced Level – see description for Phys 105)

NUIN

  • NUIN 401 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • NUIN 411 Great Experiments in Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • NUIN 440 Advance Neuroanatomy
  • NUIN 470 Cellular & Molecular Basis of Information Storage
  • NUIN 473 Aging & Dementia
  • NUIN 478 Neuropharmacology of Brain Disorders
  • NUIN 480 Neural Control of Movement
  • NUIN 485 Genes, the Brain, and Behavior
  • BBC 470   Special Topics: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Philosophy

  • PHIL 325 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 353 Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 363 Philosophy of Psychology
  • PHIL 390 Wittegenstein
  • PHIL 410 Meaning and Mental Representation
  • PHIL 436 Philosophy Seminar

Psychology

  • Psych 310 Developmental Psychology
  • Psych 311 Human Learning and Memory
  • Psych 312 Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Psych 314 Special Topics
  • Psych 321 Neuroscience and Behavior Laboratory
  • Psych 324 Perception
  • Psych 327 Formal Models of Cognition
  • Psych 333 The Psychology of Thinking
  • Psych 334 Language and Thought
  • Psych 335 Heuristic Decision Processes
  • Psych 360 Human Memory and Cognition
  • Psych 361 Brain Damage and the Mind
  • Psych 362 Cognitive Development
  • Psych 392 Practicum in Child Development
  • Psych 401-1 Psychology Proseminar: Biological and Cognitive Basis of Behavior
  • Psych 405 Psychometric Theory
  • Psych 424 Behavioral and Neural Bases of Visual Perception
  • Psych 446 Human Memory and Cognition
  • Psych 451 Statistics in Experimental Design
  • PSYCH 454 Psychological Measurement
  • Psych 460 Special Topics in Cognition
  • Psych 461 Reasoning and Representation
  • Psych 462 Cognitive Development
  • Psych 466 Analogy and Similarity
  • Psych 467 Culture and Cognition
  • Psych 470 The Creative Brain
  • Psych 470 Mind and Brain (co-listed as CogSci 401)
  • Psych 470 Social, Cultural and Affective Neuroscience
  • Psych 477 Brain Theory
  • Psych 520 Seminar in Psychological Theory
  • Psych 560 Seminar in Cognitive Science