The mission of the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science includes excellence in teaching, research, and service. Our teaching mission includes delivery of excellence in instruction in our undergraduate majors and minors, as well as our contribution to general education, multicultural education, discovery learning, second writing, and the first year experience for freshmen majors.
The mission of the B.S. in Cognitive Science is to provide students with the basic understanding of the interdisciplinary study of cognition. Through learning about the nature of cognition in a variety of core introductory courses and a capstone course, students are given a firm basis upon which to build and focus upon the area of cognitive science that interests them most.
Programmatic Learning Goals/Outcomes:
By the end of the Cognitive Science Major, students will...
- Communicate scientific ideas and methods (i.e., discuss and solve scientific problems and/or provided data or arguments in support of a scientific hypothesis) clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Critically assess scientific research (primary source articles and/or lab reports), methods, and/or problem solving related to cognitive science, linguistics, and speech pathology.
- Synthesize multiple methodological or disciplinary research perspectives to analyze a scientific problem or method and make improvements that advance the issue, debate, or research.
Our curriculum map shows how individual courses meet these goals, as well as they meet
the 10 Goals of Undergraduate Education.
CGSC 100: First Year Experience
CGSC 102: Language, Mind, Society. (See LING 102 (below))
CGSC 170: Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 202: Human Evolution and the Fossil Record (See ANTH 202, Dept of Anthropology)
CGSC 205: Anthropology & Human Nature (See ANTH 205, Dept of Anthropology)
CGSC 314: Brain & Behavior (See PSYC 314, Dept of Psychology)
CGSC 320: Theory of Knowledge
CGSC 327: Race, Gender Science
CGSC 330: Philosophy of Mind
CGSC 340: Cognition (See PSYC 340, Dept of Psychology)
CGSC 376: Introduction to Communication Disorders
CGSC 378: Anatomy & Physiology of Speaking
CGSC 379: Introduction to Audiology
CGSC 380: Clinical Principles & Procedures in Speech Pathology
CGSC 404: Animal Minds
CGSC 410: Embodied Cognition
CGSC 418: Meaning & Language Use
CGSC 420: Research Methods in Cognitive Science
CGSC 433: Introduction to Acoustic Phonteics (Previously LING 433)
CGSC 450: Recent Topics in Philosophy of Mind
CGSC 470: Elements of Cognitive Science
CGSC 485: Seminar in Cognitive Science (Syllabus is being revised)
CGSC 451: Topics in Cognitive Science
CGSC 496: Psycholinguistics
LING 101-010: Introduction to Linguistics
LING 101-080: Honors Introduction to Linguistics
LING 102: Language, Mind, Society
LING 203: Languages of the World
LING 222: Language & Gender
LING 253: Laboratory Phonetics
LING 383: Language, Power, and the Law
LING 385: Language and Law: Court Interpretation
LING 390: English Linguistics (See ENGL 390, Dept of English)
LING 403: Introduction to Phonology
LING 404: Structure of Language
LING 418: Meaning & Language Use
LING 421: Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages (See FLLT 421, Dept of Foreign Languages & Literature)
LING 422: Language Syllabus Design (See FLLT 422, Dept of Foreign Languages & Literature)
LING 424: Second Language Testing (See FLLT 424, Dept of Foreign Languages & Literature)
LING 451: Logical Structures in Language
LING 462: Language Acquisition (See EDUC 462, Dept of Education)
LING 471: Discovering Human Langauge
LING 472: Teaching English as a Second Language (See EDUC 472, Dept of Education)
LING 480: Sociolinguistics
LING 499: Issues in Teaching English Language Learners (See EDUC 499, Dept of Education)