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CS 254.00 Computability and Complexity 6 credits

Closed: Size: 34, Registered: 34, Waitlist: 0

Olin 310

Synonym: 60500

James O Ryan

An introduction to the theory of computation. What problems can and cannot be solved efficiently by computers? What problems cannot be solved by computers, period? Topics include formal models of computation, including finite-state automata, pushdown automata, and Turing machines; formal languages, including regular expressions and context-free grammars; computability and uncomputability; and computational complexity, particularly NP-completeness.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 201 and Computer Science 202 (Mathematics 236 will be accepted in lieu of Computer Science 202)

ECON 265.00 Game Theory and Economic Applications 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211


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Synonym: 61340

Jonathan M Lafky

Game theory is the study of purposeful behavior in strategic situations. It serves as a framework for analysis that can be applied to everyday decisions, such as working with a study group and cleaning your room, as well as to a variety of economic issues, including contract negotiations and firms' output decisions. In this class, modern game theoretic tools will be primarily applied to economic situations, but we will also draw on examples from other realms.

Prerequisite: Economics 111

LING 216.00 Generative Approaches to Syntax 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 8, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 426

Synonym: 62162

Catherine R Fortin

This course has two primary goals: to provide participants with a forum to continue to develop their analytical skills (i.e. to 'do syntax'), and to acquaint them with generative syntactic theory, especially the Principles and Parameters approach. Participants will sharpen their technological acumen, through weekly problem solving, and engage in independent thinking and analysis, by means of formally proposing novel syntactic analyses for linguistic phenomena. By the conclusion of the course, participants will be prepared to read and critically evaluate primary literature couched within this theoretical framework.

Prerequisite: Linguistics 115

LING 375.00 Second Language Acquisition: Speech 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 11, Waitlist: 0

CMC 319

Synonym: 62163

Jenna T Conklin

Why do some people acquiring a second language obtain a pronunciation indistinguishable from that of native speakers, while others, despite excellent skills in the areas of syntax, semantics, and vocabulary, never shed their “foreign accent”? In this seminar, we will explore theoretical models that examine the impact of factors like age of acquisition, length of residence, motivation, learning environment, language identity, and native language on the phonetics and phonology of second language acquisition, looking at speech production and perception. The course will be organized around a term-long collaborative research project, with goals and topic set by the class.

Prerequisite: Linguistics 217

PHIL 225.00 Philosophy of Mind 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 24, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 304

Synonym: 62192

Jason A Decker

What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? Are they identical? Or is there mental "stuff" in addition to physical stuff? Or perhaps some physical stuff has irreducibly mental properties? These, and related questions, are explored by philosophers under the heading of "the mind-body problem." In this course, we will start with these questions, looking at classical and contemporary defenses of both materialism and dualism. This investigation will lead us to other important questions such as: What is the nature of mental representation, what is consciousness, and could a robot have conscious states and mental representations?

PSYC 258.00 Social Cognition 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 28, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 036


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Synonym: 61788

Mitchell R Campbell

This course will focus on a social psychological analysis of social cognition, perception and judgment. It includes the examination of attitudes, stereotyping, attribution and the self. Concurrent registration in Psychology 259 is strongly suggested. A grade of C- or better must be earned in both Psychology 258 and 259 to satisfy the LS requirement.

Prerequisite: Psychology 110 or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 371.00 Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition 6 credits

Closed: Size: 15, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 329

Synonym: 61791

Julie J Neiworth

Recent findings have brought to light some very compelling examples of humanlike cognition in nonhuman primates: tool use and tool making, family bonding, complex social behaviors such as cooperation, altruism, communication, and emotion. The study of infant cognition has also revealed more complex cognitive abilities in developing humans. Each of these topics is considered in the context of the cognitive workings of the primate mind, with emphasis on apes (gorilla, chimpanzee), monkeys (particularly cebus and rhesus varieties) and human children. The goal is to evaluate the uniqueness of primate cognition, both human and nonhuman.

Prerequisite: Psychology 110 or Biology 126 or Psychology 216 or instructor permission

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