For Special Majors and Concentrators
[Decision-Making Board] [Students in CGSC 233]
Decision-Making Board Students in CGSC233
The concentration is designed for students majoring in psychology, philosophy, computer science or linguistics (as a special major), although all students are welcome. In recent years, special majors in cognitive studies have been approved by the Academic Standing Committee. Special majors (approved by petition through the Academic Standing Committee) typically require students to complete all of the "core" concentration courses, plus four elective courses and integrative exercise.
Where to Start in Cognitive Science
- Those with no prior experience in disciplines related to cognitive studies such as psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics may want to begin by taking an introductory course in one of those areas:
- Psychology 110 Principles of Psychology (every term)
- Computer Science 117 Introduction to Computer Science (every term)
- Philosophy 110 Introduction to Philosophy (every term)
- Linguistics 110 Introduction to Linguistics (every term)
- Linguistics 115 Introduction to the Theory of Syntax (winter)
- Those with previous background in one or more of these areas should consider taking CGSC/PSYC 230 Introduction to Cognitive Science, the core course for cognitive studies, which is offered every winter.