Core Courses

The following are courses which are offered regularly (every 1-3 years) and will always be considered Cognitive Science courses. For the full list of approved courses for a given quarter, please refer to the main courses page.

Students are required to take three courses in three different departments to fulfill the elective courses requirement of the Cognitive Science emphasis. Students may take an undergradate course in another department, but not in their own department, as one of their courses for the emphasis.

Anthropology

  • ANTH 151T - Evolutionary Psychology
  • ANTH 234 - Advanced Evolutionary Psychology

Computer Science

  • CMPSC 185 - Human-Computer Interaction
  • CMPSC 165A - Artificial Intelligence
  • CMPSC 165B - Machine Learning
  • CMPSC 181B - Intro to Computer Vision
  • CMPSC 281B - Advanced Topics in Computer Vision
  • CMPSC 290I - Special Topics in Intelligent Systems

Communication

  • COMM 111 - Non-verbal Communication
  • COMM 234 - Cognition and Mass Communication

Education

  • ED 209C - Seminar in Cognitive Development
  • ED 210A - Advances in the Learning Sciences and Education
  • ED 210B - Children's Thinking
  • ED 222B - Academic and Cognitive Characteristics
  • ED 292A - Mathematics Development in Early Years
  • ED 293 - Mathematical Cognition: Cultural Comparisons

Geography

  • GEOG 229 - Environmental Perception & Cognition
  • GEOG 231 - Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Science

Linguistics

  • LING 127 - Psychology of Language
  • LING 137/237 - First Language Acquisition
  • LING 141 - Second Language Acquisition
  • LING 210 - Computational Linguistics
  • LING 225 - Semantics
  • LING 226 - Cognitive Foundations of Language
  • LING 257A - Seminar in Psycholinguistics

Philosophy

  • PHIL 100B - Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 100D - Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 124A/224A - Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 150B - Advanced Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 150C/250C - Advanced Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 150D - Advanced Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 250D - Topics in Philosophy of Mind

Psychology

  • PSY 108 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 110A - Perception: Vision
  • PSY 117 - Human Memory
  • PSY 123 - Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 124 - Educational Psychology
  • PSY 128 - Human Thinking and Problem Solving
  • PSY 142 - Cognitive Development
  • PSY 145 - Cognitive Science of Supernatural Concepts
  • PSY 155 - Evolution and Cognition
  • PSY 156 - Multimedia Learning
  • PSY 227 - Human Memory and Cognitive Processes
  • PSY 228 - Perception
  • PSY 229 - A Patient-based Approach to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 231 - Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 237 - Cognition
  • PSY 254 - Evolutionary Psychology

Religious Studies

  • RGST 172 - Evolutionary and Cognitive Science of Religion
  • RGST 237 - Scientific Study of Religion