Cognitive Science (CGSC) Courses:

Summer 2017

CGSC 1001 A [0.5 credit] (May-June) (Tues-Thurs)
Mysteries of the Mind

Challenges faced in understanding the mind, and some of the approaches cognitive science has brought to bear on them. Topics may include the nature of knowledge, how we learn, the extent to which human thinking is rational, biases in thinking, and evolutionary influences on cognition.

Lectures three hours per week.

Instructor: Roxana-Maria Barbu

CGSC 1001 B [0.5 credit] (July-Aug) (Tues-Thurs)
Mysteries of the Mind

Challenges faced in understanding the mind, and some of the approaches cognitive science has brought to bear on them. Topics may include the nature of knowledge, how we learn, the extent to which human thinking is rational, biases in thinking, and evolutionary influences on cognition.

Lectures three hours per week.

Instructor: Shawn Tan

CGSC 2001 A [0.5 credit] (May-June) (Mon/Wed)
Introduction to Cognitive Science

An integrated background of the discipline of Cognitive Science, with an historical overview (1940’s onward) and examination of the extent to which the discipline has assimilated the collective knowledge of contributing disciplines (e.g., psychology, philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence and neuroscience).

Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the Institute.
Lectures three hours a week.

Instructor: Michael Vertolli

CGSC 3999 A [0.0 credit] (May-Aug)
Co-operative Work Term

Instructor:  Dr. Kasia Muldner

CGSC 4801 A [0.5 credit] (May-August)
Independent Study

A reading or research course for selected students who wish to investigate a particular topic of interest. Normally students may not offer more than one credit of independent study in their total program (including independent study credits taken through other departments).

Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing and permission of the Institute.

 Instructor:  Dr. Mark MacLeod

CGSC 4802 A [0.5 credit] (May-August)
Independent Study
A reading or research course for selected students who wish to investigate a particular topic of interest. Normally students may not offer more than one credit of independent study in their total program (including independent study credits taken through other departments).

Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing and permission of the Institute.

 Instructor:  Dr. Mark MacLeod

CGSC 4908 A [1.0 credit] (May-Aug)
Honours Thesis

Interdisciplinary thesis. In developing a thesis, students must consult the Undergraduate Supervisor. Only the Undergraduate Supervisor can assign a supervisor or grant approval to register in this course. Faculty regulations governing Honours Research Essays and Honours Theses apply.

Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing, CGSC 3908, and enrolment in B.Cog.Sc. Honours with a major CGPA of 8.0.

Instructor:  Dr. Mark MacLeod

CGSC 4908 B [1.0 credit] (May-Aug)
Honours Thesis

Interdisciplinary thesis. In developing a thesis, students must consult the Undergraduate Supervisor. Only the Undergraduate Supervisor can assign a supervisor or grant approval to register in this course. Faculty regulations governing Honours Research Essays and Honours Theses apply.

Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing, CGSC 3908, and enrolment in B.Cog.Sc. Honours with a major CGPA of 8.0.

Instructor:  Dr. Mark MacLeod

CGSC 4908 C [1.0 credit] (May-Aug)
Honours Thesis

Interdisciplinary thesis. In developing a thesis, students must consult the Undergraduate Supervisor. Only the Undergraduate Supervisor can assign a supervisor or grant approval to register in this course. Faculty regulations governing Honours Research Essays and Honours Theses apply.

Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing, CGSC 3908, and enrolment in B.Cog.Sc. Honours with a major CGPA of 8.0.

Instructor:  Dr. Mark MacLeod