Monday, January 16, 2012

Spring 2012 Courses

Finally managed to whittle down the list:

CGSC 491 Senior Colloquium and Project
Topic: The Cognitive Science of Corruption
Joshua Knobe
A research colloquium leading to the selection of a topic for, and the completion of, the senior essay. Students attend regular colloquium presentations by outside scholars. By the end of the fall term students choose an essay topic. During the spring term presentations become more narrowly focused on students' senior projects.

CGSC 474 Directed Reading
Marvin Chun
Individual study for qualified students who wish to investigate an area of cognitive science not covered in regular courses. The student must be supervised by a member of the Cognitive Science faculty, who sets the requirements and meets regularly with the student.

CGSC 281 Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature
Tamar Gendler
Central texts from the Western philosophical tradition paired with recent findings in cognitive science and related fields. Possible topics include Plato's discussion of innate ideas and current research on infant development; Aristotle's conception of character and modern research in social psychology; Epictetus's writings on human flourishing and contemporary work on happiness; Nietzsche's genealogy of morals and findings from cognitive science.

HSAR 115 Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present
Alexander Nemerov
Painting, sculpture, and graphic arts, with some reference to architecture. Major works and artists treated in terms of form, function, and historical context.

KREN 154 Advanced Korean III
Seungja Choi
An advanced language course designed to develop reading and writing skills using Web-based texts in a variety of genres. Students read texts independently and complete comprehension and vocabulary exercises through the Web. Discussions, tests, and intensive writing training in class.

Final semester—here we go!