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Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 140 (NW) Introduction to Cognitive Science (1)

Cognitive science focuses on how people, animals and machines come to be intelligent. It is an interdisciplinary field at the interface of psychology, linguistics, computer science, anthropology, philosophy, and neuroscience. This introductory, lab-based course explores the origins, methodologies, accomplishments, and current controversies associated with this rapidly emerging field, thus challenging students to think critically yet creatively about this new approach to investigating mind, brain, and behavior.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding the Natural World

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Stewart