Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

CSCI 340 001 (CRN: 13578)

METHODS OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Long Title: METHODS OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Instructor: Moore, Bart
Meeting: 1:00PM - 2:15PM TR KRF 125 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 16
Section Enrolled: 15
Enrollment data as of: 8-AUG-2022 5:13PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
8-DEC-2021  
2:00PM - 5:00PM W TBA TBA
 
Description: Cognitive science is a basic science of mental operations in humans, animals, and artificial systems. It is a highly interdisciplinary endeavor that draws on philosophy, psychology, biology, linguistics, and computer science, among other traditional disciplines. This course provides an integrated introduction to the primary empirical methods for studying the human mind. Students will learn how the scientific method is applied to study mental information representation, manipulation, and utilization in natural and artificial cognitive systems. It will teach students to understand and evaluate existing methodological approaches as well as recognize what is necessary to replicate results. Topics include the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, basic methods of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computational modeling, data analysis, and ethical responsibility when conducting cognitive research.