COGS001: Introduction to Cognitive Science
How do minds work? We survey a wide range of answers to this question, focusing especially on ideas embodied in computational or mathematical models. Topics include perception, action, thought, learning, memory and social interaction. For details, see the course schedule.
COGS001 (under any of its cross-registered names) may be counted towards the General Requirement in Formal Reasoning & Analysis (Gen Req IV). It has been given at Penn for more than ten years.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are, of course, also welcome to email the instructors, but the cis140 account will get a faster response. All information, including the bulkpack, is available on this web page.
COURSE LOCATION AND TIME:Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 in 100 Towne, Heilmeier Hall
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:
There will be six homeworks, two midterms and a term paper. The homeworks will count for 40% of the grade, the midterms for 45%, and the term Â paper for 15%. The lowest of the six homework grades will be dropped. There will be no final exam.
LATE HOMEWORK PENALTY
Homework received after 1:30 p.m. on the day it is due will be penalized as follows:
ALL homeworks are submitted via Blackboard.
Requests for regrades (Homework and Exams) must be submitted to one of the professors within one week of HW/Exam return.
A bulkpack can be obtained from the SEAS copy center (on the ground floor of the Levine Building; enter on Walnut between 33rd and 34th). In addition, the course readings are available in digital form, from the schedule of lectures and readings or on blackboard.
There is no textbook.