The Minor in Cognitive Science requires 6 credits, distributed as follows:
- ONE credit for the introductory course COGS 001
- THREE credits from different breadth areas (excluding Mathematics), and
- TWO credits from a single concentration.
Cognitive Science advising is held at 3401 Walnut Street, Room 315C. To access the C Wing of 3401 Walnut, please use the “B&C Wing” entrance, the set of double glass doors located next to Modern Eye. Advising hours for Spring 2020 will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
Core Course: 1 credit
The interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science is surveyed in the following course, which should normally be your first stop if you are interested in the major or minor in COGS. It is offered in the Fall term annually.
- Introduction to Cognitive Science (COGS 001/CIS 140/LING 105/PHIL 044/PSYC 107)
Breadth Requirement: 3 credits
To ensure more substantive knowledge of the wide-ranging fields that contribute to Cognitive Science, all students must take one course from three of the five breadth areas listed below. The list below includes all breadth areas affiliated with the COGS major, with the exception of Mathematics. Please refer to the breadth requirements on the Majors page for course options.
Concentration: 2 credits
COGS minors are required to take two courses from a single concentration within the Program: Cognitive Neuroscience, Computation and Cognition, or Language and Mind. Please refer to the courses on the Majors page to see their suitability and availability.
No more than 3 of the 6 credits required for the COGS minor may be counted to fulfill the requirements of another major or minor. The minimum grade for any course counted toward the COGS program is C-.