PSYC 741W (03) - Special Topics

SpcTop/Fund of Cognitive Sci

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54777
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Advanced material not normally covered in a regular course in which instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: PSYC 402, PSYC 502, and other prerequisites when offered.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): PSYC 741, PSYC 741A, PSYC 741B, PSYC 741C, PSYC 741D
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Omer Daglar Tanrikulu

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MW 9:40am - 11:00am MCC 350
Additional Course Details: 

Fundamentals of Cognitive Science 

This course will emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to the study of intelligent systems, both natural and artificial. Cognitive science synthesizes research from cognitive psychology, computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy. The first half of the course will focus on the theoretical and historical foundations of cognitive science. Our main question would be: What is the best way to scientifically study the mind? This will require us to delve into  relevant discussions in philosophy of mind. Since cognitive science considers the mind as a biological information processing system, we will also discuss the concept of computing, and how it relates to the human brain. In the second half of the semester, we will be focusing on examples of more recent theories and developments in specific subfields of cognitive science and psychology.