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Semester 1

Introduction to Cognitive Science (PPLS08002)

Subject

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

1

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Course Summary

This course introduces students to Cognitive Science, a field at the intersection of several disciplines including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, human-computer interaction, and neuroscience.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the study of Cognitive Science as the intersection of an array of interrelated disciplines including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, human-computer interaction, and neuroscience. Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary effort to uncover the relationships between brains, minds, computation, and behaviour. The course combines a high-level perspective on key questions that the field of Cognitive Science aims to address along with a nuts-and-bolts training in computational skills that will serve as a necessary foundation for future courses in PPLS and Informatics. Classes and assignments will cover topics in areas such as language, learning, perception, action, and thought. Students will receive hands-on training in the transferable skills of computer programming.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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