B.A. Mind, Language, and Computation

Major in Cognitive Systems: Mind, Language, and Computation

First Year
PSYC 100 – Introductory Psychology (6) or both of PSYC 101 – Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology (3) and PSYC 102 – Introduction to Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology (3) 6
CPSC 110 – Computation, Programs, and Programming 4
CPSC 121 – Models of Computation3 4
Electives1,4 18
Total credits 32
Second Year
COGS 200 – Introduction to Cognitive Systems 3
PHIL 220 – Symbolic Logic or PHIL 320 – Symbolic Logic 25 3
PHIL 240 – Knowledge and Reality 3
PSYC 304 – Brain and Behaviour or PSYC 309 – Cognitive Processes 3
LING 100 – Introduction to Languages and Linguistics or LING 201 – Linguistic Theory and Analysis 2 3
STAT 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications or STAT 241 – Introductory Probability and Statistics or PSYC 218 – Analysis of Behavioural Data 3
Electives4 12
Total Credits 30
Third and Fourth Years
COGS 300 – Understanding and Designing Cognitive Systems 3
303 – Research Methods in Cognitive Systems 3
401 – Seminar in Cognitive Systems 3
402 – Research in Cognitive Systems 3
PSYC 365 – Cognitive Neuroscience 3
PHIL 451 – Philosophy of Mind 3
Cognitive Systems module courses numbered 300 or higher (chosen from this list), at least 6 credits of which must be from PHIL modules 21
Electives4 19
Total credits 58
Minimum Credits for Degree 120
1 Please consult the current academic calendar for Faculty of Arts writing, literature, and language degree requirements
2 This requirement can be waived for students in the 18-credit Arts One Program or Coordinated Arts Program.
3 Students taking the 18-credit Arts One or Coordinated Arts Programs may take CPSC 110 and CPSC 121 in their second year.
4 In each year of study, electives should be chosen from the list of Cognitive Systems module courses. Courses that are listed as required cannot also be credited as elective courses.
5 The prerequisite PHIL 220 may be waived for PHIL 320 with the consent of the instructor.