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    Syracuse University
  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Cognitive Science Minor

Robert Van Gulick, Director
522 Hall of Languages

The minor in cognitive science offers study in recent interdisciplinary research on cognition. Relevant courses are offered in several departments and colleges, including College of Engineering and Computer Science and the linguistics, philosophy, and psychology departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may pursue study in cognition science either by enrolling in the interdisciplinary minor or by majoring in selected studies in cognitive science (see selected studies). Faculty advisors are available within each of these units to help students plan a course of study.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the integrated and complementary ways in which research in multiple disciplines study cognition

2. Have a basic understanding of research on a cognition from at least three different disciplinary perspectives

3. Have the ability to read original research reports on cognition and explain them to others both orally in writing


The minor requires 18 credits, according to the following distribution:

Students take the core course COG 301 - Introduction to Cognitive Science . In addition, students take at least four courses, chosen from at least three of the four areas below:

Additional Information

To complete the minor in cognitive science students take an additional cognitive science course, either a fifth course chosen from those listed above or, with the advisor’s approval, a credit bearing independent study course (COG 490 ).