Cognitive Science

(College of Letters and Science)

David Corina, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 101 Young Hall; cogsciadvising@ucdavis.edu; http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/

Committee in Charge. http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/faculty.html

Faculty. http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/faculty.html

(College of Letters and Science)

David Corina, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 101 Young Hall; cogsciadvising@ucdavis.edu; http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/

Committee in Charge. http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/faculty.html

Faculty. http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/faculty.html

The Major Programs

The Cognitive Science major is designed to provide a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of mind that includes courses from different departments and attracts students with a variety of interests. It emphasizes a multi- faceted approach to the study of mind that integrates concepts and techniques from psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, neurology, philosophy and other relevant fields.

For students interested in the liberal arts the Cognitive Science major can be pursued as a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program. Alternatively, it can be pursued as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program for students with a stronger interest in the mathematical, neurological and computational foundations of the discipline. The main objective of both programs is to give the student a broad grounding in the integrated sciences of the mind and to connect approaches from different fields. Students must complete a number of core courses for the degree, as well as a number of specialty courses on such wide-ranging topics as logic for artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, animal cognition and the psychology of music.

Career Alternatives. A degree in cognitive science provides broad intellectual foundations useful for careers in a variety of areas, including teaching, business, social work/counseling and the information technology industry. An undergraduate education in cognitive science also prepares the student for graduate study in appropriate subfields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy and informatics. It is also suitable training for pre-medicine, pre-law, and pre-management students.

Major Advisors. Staff advisors are available in 101 Young Hall; 530 752 5104; cogsciadvising@ucdavis.edu; http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/advising.html.
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 28
LIN 001
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
or
LIN 001Y
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
PHI 010
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Active)
4
or
CGS 001
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Active)
4
PHI 013G
Minds, Brains, and Computers with Discussion (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
or
PSC 001Y
General Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 041
Research Methods in Psychology (Active)
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
PHI 012
Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 44
All courses from group A
12
Group A: Core
 
One 4-unit upper division course in Cognitive Science.
4
PSC 101
Introduction to Biological Psychology (Active)
4
PHI 112
Intermediate Symbolic Logic (Active)
4
One course from group B
4
Group B: Computation
 
LIN 177
Computational Linguistics (Active)
4
PHI 133
Logic, Probability, and Artificial Intelligence (Active)
4
Twelve additional units from groups B-G
12
Sixteen units from two of groups B-F
16
Group C: Neuroscience
 
PSC 121
Physiological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 135
Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biological Foundations of the Mind (Active)
4
Group D: Linguistics
 
LIN 103A
Linguistic Analysis I: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology (Active)
4
LIN 103B
Linguistic Analysis II: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (Active)
4
LIN 131
Introduction to Syntactic Theory (Active)
4
LIN 141
Semantics (Active)
4
LIN 171
Introduction to Psycholinguistics (Active)
4
LIN 173
Language Development (Active)
4
Group E: Philosophy
 
PHI 103
Philosophy on Mind (Active)
4
PHI 104
The Evolution of Mind (Active)
4
PHI 136
Formal Epistemology (Active)
4
Group F: Psychology
 
PSC 100
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Active)
4
or
PSC 100Y
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 130
Human Learning and Memory (Active)
4
PSC 131
Perception (Active)
4
PSC 132
Language and Cognition (Active)
4
PSC 136
Psychology of Music (Active)
4
PSC 137
Neurobiology of Learning & Memory (Active)
4
PSC 140
Developmental Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 141
Cognitive Development (Active)
4
Group G: Other
 
CMN 101
Communication Theories (Active)
4
EDU 110
Educational Psychology: General (Active)
4
EDU 173
Language Development (Active)
4
HDE 100C
Adulthood and Aging (Active)
4
HDE 102
Social and Personality Development (Active)
4
HDE 161
Applied Cognition and Aging (Active)
4
HDE 163
Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging (Active)
4
LIN 112
Phonetics (Active)
4
LIN 121
Morphology (Active)
4
LIN 150
Languages of the World (Active)
4
LIN 152
Language Universals and Typology (Active)
4
LIN 182
Multilingualism (Active)
4
NPB 124
Comparative Neuroanatomy (Active)
3
PHI 102
Theory of Knowledge (Active)
4
PHI 112
Intermediate Symbolic Logic (Active)
4
PHI 125
Theory of Action (Active)
4
PHI 128
Rationality (Active)
4
PHI 137A
Philosophy of Language: Theory of Reference (Active)
4
PHI 137B
Philosophy of Language: Truth and Meaning (Active)
4
PHI 137C
Philosophy of Language: Semantics and Pragmatics (Active)
4
PSC 113
Developmental Psychobiology (Active)
4
PSC 124
Comparative Neuroanatomy (Active)
3
PSC 142
Social and Personality Development (Active)
4
PSC 148
Developmental Disorders (Active)
4
PSC 152
Social Cognition (Active)
4
STA 106
Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
Total: 72

(College of Letters and Science)

David Corina, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 101 Young Hall; cogsciadvising@ucdavis.edu; http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/

Committee in Charge. http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/faculty.html

Faculty. http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/faculty.html

The Major Programs

The Cognitive Science major is designed to provide a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of mind that includes courses from different departments and attracts students with a variety of interests. It emphasizes a multi- faceted approach to the study of mind that integrates concepts and techniques from psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, neurology, philosophy and other relevant fields.

For students interested in the liberal arts the Cognitive Science major can be pursued as a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program. Alternatively, it can be pursued as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program for students with a stronger interest in the mathematical, neurological and computational foundations of the discipline. The main objective of both programs is to give the student a broad grounding in the integrated sciences of the mind and to connect approaches from different fields. Students must complete a number of core courses for the degree, as well as a number of specialty courses on such wide-ranging topics as logic for artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, animal cognition and the psychology of music.

Career Alternatives. A degree in cognitive science provides broad intellectual foundations useful for careers in a variety of areas, including teaching, business, social work/counseling and the information technology industry. An undergraduate education in cognitive science also prepares the student for graduate study in appropriate subfields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy and informatics. It is also suitable training for pre-medicine, pre-law, and pre-management students.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program students select to pursue either the Computational Emphasis (Emphasis 1) or the Neuroscience Emphasis (Emphasis 2).

Major Advisors. Staff advisors are available in 101 Young Hall; 530 752 5104; cogsciadvising@ucdavis.edu; http://cogsci.ucdavis.edu/advising.html.

Computational Emphasis
Units: 108
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 60
ECS 020
Discrete Mathematics For Computer Science (Active)
4
ECS 032A
Introduction to Programming (Active)
4
or
ECS 036A
Programming and Problem Solving (Active)
4
ECS 034
Software Development in UNIX and C/C++ (Active)
5
or
ECS 036B
Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming in C++ (Active)
4
ECS 032B
Introduction to Data Structures (Active)
4
or
ECS 036C
Data Structures, Algorithms, and Programming (Active)
4
ECS 050
Computer Organization and Machine-Dependent Programming (Active)
4
LIN 001
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
or
LIN 001Y
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 022A
Linear Algebra (Active)
3
MAT 022AL
Linear Algebra Computer Laboratory (Active)
1
PHI 010
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Active)
4
or
CGS 001
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Active)
4
PHI 012
Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Active)
4
PHI 013G
Minds, Brains, and Computers with Discussion (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
or
PSC 001Y
General Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 041
Research Methods in Psychology (Active)
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 48
All from group A:
12
Group A: Core
 
One four-unit upper division course in Cognitive Science.
4
ECS 140A
Programming Languages (Active)
4
PHI 112
Intermediate Symbolic Logic (Active)
4
Choose three from group B:
12
Group B: Computation
 
ECS 120
Theory of Computation (Active)
4
ECS 170
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Active)
4
ECS 171
Machine Learning (Active)
4
LIN 177
Computational Linguistics (Active)
4
PHI 133
Logic, Probability, and Artificial Intelligence (Active)
4
Choose one from group C:
4
Group C: Neuroscience
 
LIN 175
Biological Basis of Language (Active)
4
PSC 101
Introduction to Biological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 135
Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biological Foundations of the Mind (Active)
4
Choose one from group D:
4
Group D: Philosophy/Linguistics
 
LIN 103A
Linguistic Analysis I: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology (Active)
4
LIN 103B
Linguistic Analysis II: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (Active)
4
LIN 150
Languages of the World (Active)
4
LIN 182
Multilingualism (Active)
4
PHI 103
Philosophy on Mind (Active)
4
PHI 104
The Evolution of Mind (Active)
4
PHI 136
Formal Epistemology (Active)
4
Choose four courses from group E in addition to any taken to satisfy group C requirements:
16
Group E: Psychology
 
PSC 100
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 101
Introduction to Biological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 103A
Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data (Active)
5
PSC 103B
Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data (Active)
5
PSC 113
Developmental Psychobiology (Active)
4
PSC 121
Physiological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 124
Comparative Neuroanatomy (Active)
3
PSC 130
Human Learning and Memory (Active)
4
PSC 131
Perception (Active)
4
PSC 135
Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biological Foundations of the Mind (Active)
4
PSC 137
Neurobiology of Learning & Memory (Active)
4
Neuroscience Emphasis
Units: 107-112
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 62-65
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
LIN 001
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
or
LIN 001Y
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
PHI 010
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Active)
4
or
CGS 001
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Active)
4
PHI 013G
Minds, Brains, and Computers with Discussion (Active)
4
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
or
PHY 009A
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009B
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009C
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
or
PSC 001Y
General Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 041
Research Methods in Psychology (Active)
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 45-47
All from group A:
13
Group A: Core
 
One four-unit upper division course in Cognitive Science.
4
NPB 100
Neurobiology (Active)
4
PSC 103A
Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data (Active)
5
Choose one from group B:
4-5
Group B: Computation
 
LIN 177
Computational Linguistics (Active)
4
NPB 167
Computational Neuroscience (Active)
5
Choose 12-13 units from group C:
12-13
Group C: Neuroscience
 
NPB 152
Hormones and Behavior (Active)
3
or
PSC 123
Hormones and Behavior (Active)
3
NPB 161
Developmental Neurobiology (Active)
3
NPB 162
Neural Mechanisms of Behavior (Active)
3
NPB 163
Systems Neuroscience (Active)
4
NPB 164
Mammalian Vision (Active)
4
NPB 165
Neurobiology of Speech Perception (Active)
3
LIN 175
Biological Basis of Language (Active)
4
PSC 101
Introduction to Biological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 121
Physiological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 135
Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biological Foundations of the Mind (Active)
4
Choose two from group D:
8
Group D: Philosophy/Linguistics
 
LIN 103A
Linguistic Analysis I: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology (Active)
4
LIN 103B
Linguistic Analysis II: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (Active)
4
LIN 150
Languages of the World (Active)
4
LIN 182
Multilingualism (Active)
4
PHI 103
Philosophy on Mind (Active)
4
PHI 104
The Evolution of Mind (Active)
4
Choose two courses from group E in addition to any taken to satisfy group C requirements:
8
Group E: Psychology
 
NPB 122
Developmental Endocrinology (Active)
3
NPB 124
Comparative Neuroanatomy (Active)
3
PSC 100
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 101
Introduction to Biological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 113
Developmental Psychobiology (Active)
4
PSC 121
Physiological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 122
Advanced Animal Behavior (Active)
4
or
NPB 150
Advanced Animal Behavior (Active)
4
PSC 124
Comparative Neuroanatomy (Active)
3
PSC 130
Human Learning and Memory (Active)
4
PSC 131
Perception (Active)
4
PSC 132
Language and Cognition (Active)
4
PSC 135
Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biological Foundations of the Mind (Active)
4
PSC 137
Neurobiology of Learning & Memory (Active)
4
Total: 108-112
Courses in CGS:
CGS 001Introduction to Cognitive Science (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One open to Cognitive Science majors only. Introduction to the interdisciplinary cognitive scientific approach to the study of mind, drawing concepts and methods from psychology, philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and other disciplines. (Same course as PHI 010.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CGS 098Directed Group Study (0.5-5) Active
Variable—1-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in cognitive science. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CGS 099Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for lower division students. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CGS 107Neuroeconomics/Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (PSC 100 or PSC 100Y or PSC 135 or ECN 100A or ARE 100A or NPB 162 or NPB 163); (STA 013 or STA 013Y or STA 100 or PSC 103A); or Consent of Instructor. Theoretical and empirical approaches to neuroeconomics (neuroscience of decision making) from psychology, neuroscience, economics, and computer science. Neuroscience of judgment and decision making, behavioral economics, and reinforcement learning. (Same course as ECN 107 and PSC 133.) (Letter.) GE credit: SL, SS. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CGS 138Consciousness and Cognition (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (PSC 001 or PSC 001Y); PSC 041; (PSC 100 or PSC 100Y or PSC 135). Current theoretical and empirical evidence in the study of cognition and consciousness. Theories of consciousness, psychological and neural basis of conscious and unconscious processes such as attention, intentionality, and dreams. (Same course as PSC 138.) (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
CGS 192Fieldwork in Cognitive Science (1-5) Active
Fieldwork—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised internship off and on campus, in community and institutional settings. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CGS 198Directed Group Study (0.5-5) Active
Variable—1-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in cognitive science. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CGS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for advanced undergraduates. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.