Programs by Campus


Cognitive Science


Cross-Listed Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy the credit hour requirements of the Cognitive Science Program. Additional courses whose content in a given year is sufficiently relevant to cognitive science (including seminars, new courses, or courses with topical content) may also be used to satisfy the require­ments, conditional upon acceptance by the Cognitive Science Program of a petition including justification. For an updated list of cross-listed courses, please see the Cognitive Science website.


ANTH L580 Semiotics and Human Ethnology (2 cr.)
ANTH L840 Ethnolinguistic Seminar (1-2 cr.)

Kelley School of Business

BUS S600 Research Design and Methods in Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
BUS S601 Management Information Systems Research: Topics in Application Systems Development (3 cr.)
BUS S602 Management Information Systems Research: Topics in Administration and Technology (3 cr.)

Computer Science

CSCI A 590 Topics in Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI A 592 Introduction to Software Systems (3 cr.)
CSCI A 593 Computer Structures (3 cr.)
CSCI A594 Data Structures (3 cr.)
CSCI B501 Theory of Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI B502 Computational Complexity (3 cr.)
CSCI B510 Introduction to Applied Logic (3 cr.)
CSCI B521 Programming Language Principles (3 cr.)
CSCI B522 Programming Language Foundations (3 cr.)
CSCI B551 Elements of Artificial Intelligence (3 cr.)
CSCI B552 Knowledge-Based Computation (3 cr.)
CSCI B553 Biomorphic Computation (3 cr.)
CSCI B621 Advanced Concepts in Programming Languages (3 cr.)
CSCI B622 Programming Language Type Systems (3 cr.)
CSCI B651 Natural Language Processing (3 cr.)
CSCI B652 Computer Models of Symbolic Learning (3 cr.)
CSCI B657 Computer Vision (3 cr.)
CSCI B659 Topics in Artificial Intelligence (1-6 cr.)
CSCI P515 Specification and Verification (3 cr.)
CSCI Y890 Theses Readings and Research

East Asian Studies Center

EALC E600 Seminar In East Asian Studies (when appropriate)


ECON E626 Game Theory (3 cr.)

School of Education

EDUC H650 Theory of Knowledge and the Educational Process (3 cr.)
EDUC P530 Instructional Psychology (3 cr.)
EDUC P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
EDUC P544 Applied Cognition and Learning Strategies (3 cr.)
EDUC P550 Cognition and Semiotics (3 cr.)
EDUC P572 Theory and Method in Learning Science (3 cr.)
EDUC P574 Topical Seminar in Learning Scienc (when appropriate) (3 cr.)
EDUC P591 Cognitive Assessment and Intervention (3 cr.)
EDUC P600 Topical Seminar in Learning, Cognition, and Instruction (3 cr.)
EDUC P633 Capturing learning in context “Advanced Qualiftative Methods!” (3 cr)
EDUC P640 Thinking and Learning in Social Contexts (3 cr.)
EDUC P674 Advanced Topical Seminar in Learning Sciences (when appropriate)
EDUC Q610 Science Education Curriculum (3 cr.)
EDUC R542 Instructional Graphics Design (3 cr.)
EDUC R561 Evaluation and Change in the Instructional Development Process (3 cr.)
EDUC R586 Practicum in Instructional Systems Technology (1-3 cr.)
EDUC R611 Instructional Technology Foundations (1 cr.)
EDUC R622 Learning Environments Design (3 cr.)
EDUC R630 Learner Analysis in the Instructional Technology Process (3 cr.)
EDUC R695 Topical Inquiry Seminar in Instructional Systems Technology (3 cr.)
EDUC Y530 Topics in Computer Analysis of Educational Data (1-3 cr.)

Folklore and Ethnomusicology

FOLK F714 Paradigms of Ethnomusicology (3 cr.)
FOLK F722 Colloquium in Theoretical Folklore/Ethnomusicol­ogy (3 cr.)
FOLK F738 Psychological Issues in Folklore (3 cr.)

French and Italian

FRIT F576 Introduction to French Phonology (3 cr.)
FRIT F577 Introduction to French Syntax (3 cr.)
FRIT F580 Applied French Linguistics (3 cr.)
FRIT F603-F604 History of the French Language (3 cr.)
FRIT F670 Advanced French Phonology (3 cr.)
FRIT F671 Advanced French Syntax (3 cr.)
FRIT F672 French Dialectology (3 cr.)
FRIT F673 Topics in the Learning and Teaching of French (3 cr.)
FRIT F675 Studies in French Linguistics (3 cr.)
FRIT F676 Structure and Sociolinguistics Aspects of Haitian Creole and Haitian French (3 cr.)
FRIT F677 French Lexicology and Lexicography (3 cr.)
FRIT F678 French Morphology (3 cr.)

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

HPER K542 Neuromuscular Control of Movement (3 cr.)

History and Philosophy of Science

HPSC X551 Survey of the Philosophy of Science (3 cr.)
HPSC X552 Modern Philosophy of Science (3 cr.)
HPSC X755 Special Topics in the Philosophy of Science (2-5 cr.)


INFO I502 Prototyping
INFO I546 Music Information Processing: Symbolic
INFO I548 Introduction to Music Informatics
INFO I590 Topics in Informatics (when appropriate)

School of Library and Information Science

SLIS S516 Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
SLIS S533 Online Searching (3 cr.)
SLIS S561 User Interface Design for Information Systems (1-3 cr.)
SLIS S604 Topics in Library and Information Science (1-4 cr.)
SLIS S637 Information Visualization (3 cr.)
SLIS S661 Information Usage and the Cognitive Artifact (3 cr.)


LING L503 Survey of Linguistics I (3 cr.)
LING L530 Introduction to Historical Linguistics (3 cr.)
LING L541 Introductory Phonetics (4 cr.)
LING L542 Phonological Analysis (3 cr.)
LING L543 Syntactic Analysis (3 cr.)
LING L544 Morphological Analysis (3 cr.)
LING L545 Computation and Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)
LING L546 Semantics (3 cr.)
LING L611 Models of Linguistic Structure (3 cr.)
LING L614 Alternative Syntactic Theories (3 cr.)
LING L625 Bilingualism and Language Contact (3 cr.)
LING L630 Lexicology (3 cr.)
LING L641 Advanced Phonetics (3 cr.)
LING L642 Advanced Phonological Description (3 cr.)
LING L643 Advanced Syntax (3 cr.)
LING L645 Advanced Natural Language Processing (3 cr.)
LING L700 Seminar on Current Issues (when appropriate)
LING L710 Seminar in Acoustic Phonetics (4 cr.)
LING L712 Seminar in Phonology (4 cr.)
LING L714 Seminar in Syntax (4 cr.)
LING L780 Seminar in Structural Semantics (4 cr.)
LING T522 Survey of Applied Linguistics (3 cr.)
LING T532 Second-language Acquisition (3 cr.)
LING T632 Current Research in Second-Language Acquisition (3 cr.)
LING T711 Seminar in Applied Linguistics (4 cr.)


MATH M403-M404 Introduction to Modern Algebra I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M441-M442 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M447-M448 Mathematical Models and Applications I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M463-M464 Introduction to Probability Theory I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M540-M541 Partial Differential Equations I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M544-M545 Ordinary Differential Equations I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M546 Control Theory (3 cr.)
MATH M548 Mathematical Methods for Biology (3 cr.)
MATH M560 Applied Stochastic Processes (3 cr.)
MATH M563-M564 Theory of Probability I-II (3 cr.)
MATH M568 Time Series Analysis (3 cr.)
MATH M569 Statistical Decision Theory (3 cr.)
MATH M571-M572 Analysis of Numerical Methods I-II (3-3 cr.)
MATH M584 Recursion Theory (3 cr.)
MATH M682 Model Theory (3 cr.)
MATH M781-782 Selected Topics in Mathematical Logic (3 cr.)

School of Music

MUS E519 Psychology of Music (3 cr.)
MUS E530 Learning Processes in Music (3 cr.)
MUS T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.) (when appropriate)
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

NELC N524 Introduction to Arabic Linguistics (3 cr.)

Neural Science

NEUS N500 Neural Science I (4 cr.)
NEUS N501 Neural Science II (3 cr.)
NEUS N510 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (3 cr.)
NEUS N550 Seminar: Sensorimotor Neuroplasticity (3 cr.)
NEUS N611 Neural Basis of Sensory Function (3 cr.)
NEUS N613 Neural Mechanisms of Hearing (3 cr.)

School of Optometry

OPT V791 Quantitative Methods for Vision Research (3 cr.)


PHIL P505-P506 Logical Theory I-II (3-3 cr.)
PHIL P520 Philosophy of Language (3 cr.)
PHIL P550 Systems of Modal Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P551 Philosophy and Foundations of Mathematics (3 cr.)
PHIL P552 Philosophy of Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P560 Metaphysics (3 cr.)
PHIL P561 Philosophy of Mind (3 cr.)
PHIL P562 Theory of Knowledge (3 cr.)
PHIL P570 Philosophical Psychology (3 cr.)
PHIL P571 Philosophy of Nature (3 cr.)
PHIL P720 Seminar: Philosophy of Language (4 cr.)
PHIL P750 Seminar: Logical Theory (4 cr.)
PHIL P751 Seminar: Logic (4 cr.)
PHIL P760 Seminar: Metaphysics and Epistemology (4 cr.)

Political Science

POLS Y673 Empirical Theory and Methodology (3 cr.) (when appropriate)

Psychological and Brain Sciences

PSY P417 Animal Behavior (3 cr.)
PSY P435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition (3 cr.)
PSY P438 Language and Cognition (3 cr.)
PSY P502 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY P503 Complex Cognitive Processes (3 cr.)
PSY P506 Sensory Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY P507 Theories of Learning (3 cr.)
PSY P510 Principles of Research in Psychology (2 cr.)
PSY P514 Methods in Biopsychology (2 cr.)
PSY P517 Methods in the Direct Observation of Behavior (3 cr.)
PSY P526 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (3 cr.)
PSY P527 Developmental Psychobiology (3 cr.)
PSY P528 Experimental Analysis of Economic Behavior (3 cr.)
PSY P553-P 554 Advanced Statistics in Psychology I-II (3-3 cr.)
PSY 555 Computer Applications in Psychological Research
PSY P557 Representation of Structure in Psychological Data (3 cr.)
PSY P564 Psychophysics (3 cr.)
PSY P565 Psychophysics of Vision (3 cr.)
PSY P595 First-Year Research Seminar
PSY P605 Introduction to Mathematical Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY P615 Developmental Psychology I (3 cr.)
PSY P620 Attitudes and Attitude Change (3 cr.)
PSY P623 Psychology of Language (3 cr.)
PSY P638 Experimental Psychology of Reading (3 cr.)
PSY P644 Attention and Short-Term Memory (3 cr.)
PSY P645 Learning and Long-Term Memory (3 cr.)
PSY P647 Decision Making Under Uncertainty (3 cr.)
PSY P648 Choice Behavior (3 cr.)
PSY P651 Perception/Action (3 cr.)
PSY P654 Multivariate Analysis (3 cr.)
PSY P657 Topical Seminar (when appropriate) (cr. arr.)
PSY P658-P659 Mathematical Models in Psychology I-II (4-4 cr.)
PSY P717 Evolutionary Bases of Learning (3 cr.)
PSY P747 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (1-3 cr.)
PSY P820 Social Perception (3 cr.)
Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLAV L599 Prague School Linguistics and Poetics (3 cr.)


SOC S650 Statistical Techniques in Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC S651 Topics in Quantitative Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC S652 Topics in Qualitative Methods (3 cr.)
SOC S656 Mathematical Applications in Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC S660 Advanced Topics (3 cr.) (when appropriate)
SOC S700 Topical Seminar (3-12 cr.) (when appropriate)

Speech and Hearing Sciences

SPHS S501 Neural Bases of Speech and Language (3 cr.)
SPHS S515 Topical Seminar in Speech Pathology (1-6 cr.)
SPHS S520 Theoretical Bases for Phonological Disorders (3 cr.)
SPHS S522 Digital Signal Processing (3 cr.)
SPHS S524 Survey of Children’s Language Development (2 cr.)
SPHS S532 Early Communicative Development: Intervention Issues (3 cr.)
SPHS S534 Language Development in School Age Children (3 cr.)
SPHS S537 Diagnosis and Management of Adult Aphasia (2 cr.)
SPHS S538 Language Development in Atypical Populations: Learning Disabilities, Autism, and Mental Retardation (3 cr.)
SPHS S545 Adult Cognitive-Communication Disorders (3 cr.)
SPHS S550 Stuttering (2 cr.)
SPHS S555 Motor Speech Disorders (3 cr.)
SPHS S578 Audiological Instrumentation and Calibration (3 cr.)
SPHS S674 Advanced Seminar in Audiology (1-3 cr.)
SPHS S696 Language Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.)
SPHS S702 Acoustic Research in Speech (3 cr.)


S682 Topics in Mathematical Statistics (when appropriate)


TEL T552 Cognitive Approaches to Media (3 cr.)
TEL T571 Applied Cognitive and Emotional Psychology (3 cr.)
TEL T602 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Processes and Effects (1-3 cr.)
TEL T641 Children and Media (3 cr.)

  • COGS–G 901 Advanced Research (6 cr.)
  • COGS–Q 520 Mathematics and Logic for Cognitive Science (3 cr.) Covers the mathematical backgrounds of contemporary work in cognitive science. Includes basic material on both the symbolic and connectionist approaches: machines, logics, net­works, games, and probability.
  • COGS–Q 530 Programming Methods in Cognitive Science (3 cr.) P: Some programming experience. An introduction to computer programming methods for artificial intelligence and computer simulation of cognitive models. Emphasis on the necessary data structures and their applications to cognitive science. Programming projects may be related to state-space search for problem solving and game playing, production systems, and cognitive modeling tasks including memory models and neural simulations.
  • COGS–Q 540 Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences (3 cr.) Causal issues: cognitive architec­ture, physical embodiment, neuroscience, networks, dynamic systems. Semantic issues: meaning, interpretation, represen­tation, information flow. The role of both in language, logic, reasoning, action, perception, learning, categorization, and consciousness. Emphasis on writing, analysis, and exposition.
  • COGS–Q 550 Models in Cognitive Science (3 cr.) P: Q530 and Q560. An introduction to modeling in various areas of cogni­tive science, including computer simulation models of complex cognition, models within artificial intelligence, models based on neural mechanisms and networks, and formal and mathemati­cal models in areas such as psychology, linguistics, and philoso­phy. 
  • COGS–Q 551 The Brain and Cognition (3 cr.) An introduction to neural mechanisms underlying complex cognition, and a survey of topics in neuroscience related to cognition. It provides a solid background in human biopsychology. 
  • COGS–Q 560 Experimental Methods in Cognitive Science (3 cr.) Specific goals of this course include: a) an understanding of experimental design and the resources for future studies; b) an understanding of converging measures and programmatic research; c) discussion of current controversies in experimental design; and d) hands-on experience in designing, conducting, and critiquing experiments. 
  • COGS–Q 570 Behavior-Based Robotics (3 cr.) This course will present an overview of behavior-based robotics and its implica­tions for embodied cognitive science, incorporating results from artificial intelligence, robotics, ethology, and psychology. It will give students an appreciation of the difficulties associated with implementing models on robots and allow them to tack research questions in groups. 
  • COGS–Q 580 Introduction to Dynamic Systems in Cognitive Science (3 cr.) Introduction to linear and nonlinear dynamic systems including catastrophe and chaos theory. Main aspects include: a) understanding the basic quantitative theory and techniques of dynamic systems, b) illustration of major con­cepts and systems behavior with the aid of computer graph­ics and numerical software, and c) examples from cognitive science. 
  • COGS–Q 689 Computer Simulation Project (3 cr.) The student will develop and test a computer simulation of some aspect of cognition. The student will produce a working, documented computer program, and a paper describing both the workings of the program and tests of the program (either theoretical tests, tests of the program against data, or both). 
  • COGS–Q 700 Seminar in Cognitive Science (1–3 cr.) Intensive study of specific topics in cognitive science. Topics and instructors will change regularly. May be repeated.
  • COGS–Q 733 Colloquium Series (0–1 cr.) Three semesters at zero credits and one semester at one credit when the required colloquium is given by the student. The class will meet every week. At some meetings, invited speakers will present col­loquia; at others, students will present their own work. Each student will be required to make a presentation at least once during the year the course is taken for credit.
  • COGS–Q 750 Neural Networks as Models of Cognition (3 cr.) Topical seminar featuring analysis of models based on neural networks. Will usually feature extensive exploration of one or more examples of models of this type.
  • COGS–Q 799 Readings and Research in Cognitive Science (1–6 cr.) Tutorial research and study in specialized topics in cognitive science.
  • COGS–Q 899 Dissertation Research (1–12 cr.) Dissertation re­search in specialized topics in cognitive science.

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