PSYC 741W (03) - Special Topics

Special Topics

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12245
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.
Section Comments: Full title: Fundamentals of Cognitive Science
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
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
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm HS 102
Final Exam 12/14/2023 12/14/2023 R 10:30am - 12:30pm HS 102
Additional Course Details: 

Minds, Brains & Intelligent Behavior

(Fundamentals of Cognitive Science)

What is the difference between the "mind" and the "brain"? What does it mean to have a mind? What is "artificial" about Artificial Intelligence? Answers to these questions determine how we scientifically study the human mind. This course will introduce Cognitive Science to answer the age old question: How can we scientifically study something that is as intangible as our "minds"? We are going to look at relevant developments in psychology, philosophy of mind, computer science, and linguistics. The interdisciplinary nature of this course will teach students to tackle both theoretical (i.e., critical thinking on deep philosophical questions about the mind) and quantitative (i.e., solving equations to train an artificial neuron) problems.