Module Courses

  • The 86 courses listed below are ones that Cognitive Systems has determined are relevant to COGS students. In some cases a student may still need to get permission from the course instructor to take the course.
  • Some courses are very popular and are often full as a result. It is recommended to check seat restrictions and the statuses of waitlists to see if it is worth having a back-up plan.
  • It is best practice to have a back-up plan regardless of the popularity of the course, as not every course is available every term.
  • Modules are 3rd and 4th year courses. Most courses have prerequisites. Please review the most updated prerequisites and restrictions on the SSC Course Schedule.
  • Check the number of module credits your stream requires on the Degree Requirements page. Note that you are required to complete a certain number of module credits within your home department as well as outside your home department.
  • Not every course is available every term! Always make sure to check its availability to see if it is offered when needed.
  • Courses not on the module list may still be granted module credit by-request with permission of the Program Chair (Sending a request does not guarantee approval. Hence, it is advised that students not plan their degree around the assumption that module credit will be granted for courses not on this list). Please send requests for consideration via the Module Credit Request for Consideration form. (If it does not work, please send to cogs.advising {at} ubc.ca.)
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    3. Provide a detailed rationale for the inclusion of said course
    4. Attach the syllabus of said course.
  • CPSC courses cannot be counted for non-CPSC module credit; LING courses cannot be counted for non-LING module credit; PHIL courses cannot be counted for non-PHIL module credit; PSYC courses cannot be counted for non-PSYC module credit.
  • When in doubt – contact the Program Coordinator at cogs.advising {at} ubc.ca. However, the Program Coordinator cannot
 Department  Course  Course Description Notes
Anthropology
(Faculty of Arts)

ANTH 417B
Language, Culture, and Cognition

The relationships between linguistic and cultural phenomena; how language affects normative and cognitive systems of thought and behaviour.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Asia
(Faculty of Arts)

ASIA 371
Foundations of Chinese Thought

Chinese thought from its beginnings until the Han dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE) in its historical and cultural contexts. Includes, among others: Confucius; Mo Zi; the Legalists/Authoritarians; Zhuang Zi; the Lao Zi book.

Equivalents: PHIL 371

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

ASIA 378
Philosophical Wisdom of Early India

Epistemological and ontological thought from the Vedic period to the period of the rise of philosophical schools or systems Philosophy in the Mahabharata, Gita; early Buddhist and Jain views on knowledge and reality; views on language.

Equivalents: PHIL 378

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

ASIA 470 Comparative Conceptions of the Self Ways in which the “self” has been portrayed in eastern and western religious traditions. Thinkers to be considered include Aristotle, Mencius, Freud, Xunzi (Hsün-tzu), Nietzsche, and Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu).

Equivalents: PHIL 470

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

Audiology & Speech Sciences
(Faculty of Medicine)
AUDI 402
Neuroanatomy for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

An overview of neuroanatomy and functional neuroanatomy with emphasis on neuroanatomy related to hearing and speech mechanisms.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
AUDI 403
Introduction to Neurolinguistics

Addresses historical and current issues in studying the neuroanatomical substrates associated with language processing, including brain imaging, localization, and lateralization of language functions.

1.5 Credits only

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

Biology
(Faculty of Science)

BIOL 361
Physiology of Sensory, Nervous and Muscular Systems

Excitable membranes, neural signaling and transmission; transduction and coding of sensory information; muscle contraction.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

BIOL 455
Comparative Neurobiology

Current approaches in neurobiology, from the cellular to the behavioural level, are examined using representatives of vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems.

NOTE: For some streams, BIOL 455 can count towards module credit so long as PSYC 304, 360, 370, or 371 have not been taken.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

BIOL 458
Developmental Neurobiology

Cellular, molecular and physiological aspects of nervous system development with applications to understanding adult nervous system function and neurological disorders.

NOTE: For some streams, BIOL 458 can count towards module credit so long as PSYC 304, 360, 370, or 371 have not been taken.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

BIOL 459 Neurobiology of Sensory and Motor Systems Analysis of the mechanisms of sensory processing and motor orchestration using vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. Neural circuit structure, specialization, information coding, integration, and behaviour. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Computer Science
(Faculty of Science)

CPSC 304 Introduction to Relational Databases

Overview of database systems, ER models, logical database design and normalization, formal relational query languages, SQL and other commercial languages,data warehouses, special topics.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 310
Introduction to Software Engineering

Specification, design, implementation and maintenance of large, multi-module software systems. Principles, techniques, methodologies and tools for computer aided software engineering (CASE); human-computer interfaces, reactive systems, hardware-software interfaces and distributed applications.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 311
Definition of Programming Languages

Comparative study of advanced programming language features. Statement types, data types, variable binding, parameter passing mechanisms. Methods for syntactic and semantic description of programming languages.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 312
Functional and Logic Programming

Principles of symbolic computing, using languages based upon first-order logic and the lambda calculus. Algorithms for implementing such languages. Applications to artificial intelligence and knowledge representation.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 313
Computer Hardware and Operating Systems

Instruction sets, pipelining, code optimization, caching, virtual memory management, dynamically linked libraries, exception processing, execution time of programs.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 314
Computer Graphics

Human vision and colour; geometric transformations; algorithms for 2-D and 3-D graphics; hardware and system architectures; shading and lighting; animation. (Consult the Credit Exclusion list within the Faculty of Science section of the Calendar.)

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 317
Internet Computing

Computer networking, basic communication protocols, network infrastructure and routing. Common application-level protocols and principles associated with developing distributed applications.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 319
Software Engineering Project

The design, implementation, and test of a large software system, using a team approach.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 320
Intermediate Algorithm Design and Analysis

Systematic study of basic concepts and techniques in the design and analysis of algorithms, illustrated from various problem areas. Topics include: models of computation; choice of data structures; graph-theoretic, algebraic, and text processing algorithms.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 322
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Problem-solving and planning; state/action models and graph searching. Natural language understanding Computational vision. Applications of artificial intelligence.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 340
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Models of algorithms for dimensionality reduction, nonlinear regression, classification, clustering and unsupervised learning; applications to computer graphics, computer games, bio-informatics, information retrieval, e-commerce, databases, computer vision and artificial intelligence. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 344
Introduction to Human Computer Interaction Methods

Basic tools and techniques, teaching a systematic approach to interface design, task analysis, analytic and empirical evaluation methods.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 404
Advanced Relational Databases

Specification, design, construction and validation of multi-version software systems.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 416
Distributed Systems

Concepts and design of distributed systems. Communication architecture and models for interprocess communication. Process migration, naming, distributed file systems, fault tolerance, and concurrency control.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 420
Advanced Algorithms Design and Analysis

The study of advanced topics in the design and analysis of algorithms and associated data structures. Topics include algorithms for graph-theoretic; algebraic and geometric problems; algorithms on nonsequential models; complexity issues; approximation algorithms.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 421
Introduction to Theory of Computing

Characterizations of computability (using machines, languages and functions). Universality, equivalence and Church’s thesis. Unsolvable problems. Restricted models of computation. Finite automata, grammars and formal languages.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 422
Intelligent Systems

Principles and techniques underlying the design, implementation and evaluation of intelligent computational systems. Applications of artificial intelligence to natural language understanding, image understanding and computer-based expert and advisor systems. Advanced symbolic programming methodology.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 425
Computer Vision

Introduction to the processing and interpretation of images. Image sensing, sampling, and filtering. Algorithms for colour analysis, texture description, stereo imaging, motion interpretation, 3D shape recovery, and recognition.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 430
Computers and Society

Impact of computer technology on society; historical perspectives; social and economic consequences of large-scale information processing systems and automatic control; legal and ethical problems in computer applications. Computers and the individual: machine versus human capabilities, fact and fancy; problematic interface between man and machine.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 444
Advanced Methods for Human Computer Interaction

Design and evaluation methodologies and theories; formal models of the user including visual, motor, and information processing; advanced evaluation methods including laboratory experiments and field studies; HCI research frontiers.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
CPSC 445
Algorithms in Bioinformatics

Sequence alignment, phylogenetic tree reconstruction, prediction of RNA and protein structure, gene finding and sequence annotation, gene expression, and biomolecular computing.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Linguistics
(Faculty of Arts)
LING 300
Studies in Grammar
Introduction to syntactic analysis and theory, with emphasis on description and analysis of data from a wide variety of languages. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 311
Studies in Phonology
Introduction to phonological analysis and theory, with a strong emphasis on description and analysis of data from a wide variety of languages. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 313
Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics and Speech Science
The articulatory and acoustic properties of speech production and perception, including practice in phonetic transcription, instrumental recording, and the analysis of normal speech. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 314
Instrumental Phonetics
Physiological and/or acoustic phonetics. Focus on experimental methods and analysis techniques. Topics may include: source-filter theory; spectral and temporal acoustic analysis, inter-articulator timing and motor coordination. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 319
Historical Linguistics
The historical study of language. Linguistic change. Language families and evidence for genetic relationship. Comparative method and internal reconstruction. Emphasis on phonological and morphological reconstruction.

Not offered every year.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

LING 327
Introduction to Semantics
The analysis and theory of linguistic meaning with emphasis on formal techniques for semantic analysis and their application to empirical phenomena in language, including pragmatics. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 345
Pragmatics
Selected topics in pragmatics and information structure, including variations in their cross-linguistic expression and the corresponding influence of sentence form on context. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 405
Morphology
Analytic and theoretical consideration of the interrelation of word formation, sound patterning, and meaningful sentence structure. Not offered every year. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 410
Advanced Phonology
Current issues in phonological theory. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 421
Advanced Syntax
Current issues in syntactic theory. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 425
Advanced Semantics
Current issues in semantic theory. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 431
Field Methods I
Elicitation, transcription, organization, and analysis of linguistic data from a native speaker of a language not commonly studied. Practical experience in the use of fieldwork equipment. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 432
Field Methods II
Elicitation, transcription, organization, and analysis of linguistic data from a native speaker of a language not commonly studied. Practical experience in the use of fieldwork equipment. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 447
Topics in Linguistics
A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 451
Acquisition of Phonology
Development of the phonological system in typical first language acquisition from the perspective of diverse linguistic topics. Phonetic transcription of child speech. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
LING 452
Acquisition of Syntax
Central issues in the first language acquisition of syntax, including early lexical and semantic development, acquisition of morphology, and syntactic development (e.g., word order, questions). Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Mathematics
(Faculty of Science)

MATH 302
Introduction to Probability

Basic notions of probability, random variables, expectation and conditional expectation, limit theorems.

Equivalents: STAT 302

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

MATH 303 Introduction to Stochastic Processes Discrete-time Markov chains, Poisson processes, continuous time Markov chains, renewal theory. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion List: www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
MATH 344 Mathematical Game Theory Introduction to mathematical game theory and its applications. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
MATH 443
Graph Theory
Introductory course in mostly non-algorithmic topics including: planarity and Kuratowski’s theorem, graph colouring, graph minors, random graphs, cycles in graphs, Ramsey theory, extremal graph theory. Proofs emphasized. Intended for Honours students. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Mechanical Engineering
(Faculty of Applied Science)

MECH 421
Mechatronics System Instrumentation

Architecture of mechatronics devices; integration of mechanical, electronics, sensors, actuators, computer and real time software systems; PLC and PC based systems; discrete and continuous automation system design.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Music
(Faculty of Arts)

MUSC 320
Computer Music

The study of computer applications to music, focusing on digital synthesis techniques and languages, methods of algorithmic composition, and the design of music editors.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

MUSC 415
Imagining Musical Performances

How performance and analysis engage the musical imagination, as complementary activities; how analytical observations can stimulate performance, and vice versa. Selected topics, with special emphasis on temporal factors.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Philosophy
(Faculty of Arts)
PHIL 320
Logic: Metatheory and Computability
Continuation of PHIL 220. A system of deduction for predicate logic is selected for further study. Completeness of this system and other metatheoretic results are proved. Other topics include computability, recursive function theory, incompleteness and decidability. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 321
Induction, Decision and Game Theory
Formal methods relevant to the logic of decision. Decision theory, game theory, axiomatic probability theory and its interpretations, belief dynamics, simulation and modelling. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 322
Modal Logic
Logic of the modal operators “It is necessary that” and “It is possible that.” Possible-world semantics and a method of derivation for this logic. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 323
Non-Classical Logics
One or more of conditional logic, deontic logic, epistemic logic, many-valued logic, systems of belief dynamics. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 326
Philosophy of Language
Philosophical discussion of language, meaning, and communication.

NOTE: PHIL 326 does not count as a  module course if it is part of your core requirements.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

PHIL 333
Bio-Medical Ethics
Moral problems arising in the health sciences, especially in medicine but also in biology, psychology, and social work. Topics include abortion, death and euthanasia, genetic engineering, behaviour modification, compulsory treatment, experimentation with human beings and animals, and the relationship between professionals and their patients, subjects or clients. No philosophical background is required. Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 333 or PHIL 433. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 340
Introduction to Metaphysics
Topics in metaphysics such as the nature of physical reality, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will, causation and action theory. Readings from classic and contemporary texts. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 351
Philosophical Perspectives on Cognitive Systems Research
Philosophical exploration of questions and theories arising from research into the mind, as conducted in psychology, linguistics, and computer science. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 369
Philosophy of Science
Issues common to all sciences. Philosophical questions including the character of scientific laws, theories and revolutions, the nature of scientific confirmation, causality, explanation and prediction, and the use of logic and probability. Difficulties in the interpretation of atomic physics and questions about relationships between biology and psychology. No philosophical background is assumed. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
PHIL 441 (or 441A or 441B)
Philosophy of Perception
The contribution of the senses to knowledge of the external world; the nature of perception and its contribution to empirical knowledge.

NOTE: PHIL 441 does not count as a  module course if it is part of your core requirements.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

PHIL 450
Topics in Metaphysics
Topics including ontology, universals and particulars, substance, determinism and indeterminism, identity over time, and theories of truth.

Not offered every term.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

PHIL 451
Philosophy of Mind
The nature of the mental and physical; the relation between minds and bodies; the character of psychological explanation.

NOTE: PHIL 451 does not count as a  module course if it is part of your core requirements.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

PHIL 455 (or 455A)
Topics in the Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophical topics in the cognitive sciences, such as empiricism vs. nativism, consciousness, mental representation, cognitive architecture, language and thought, and situated cognition.

Not offered every year.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

PHIL 470
Comparative Conceptions of the Self
Ways in which the ‘self’ has been portrayed in eastern and western religious traditions. Thinkers to be considered include Aristotle, Mencius, Freud, Xunzi (Hsün-tzu), Nietzche, and Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu).

Equivalents: ASIA 470

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

Psychology
(Faculty of Arts)
PSYC 304
Brain and Behaviour
The neurobiological bases of behaviour; brain processes involved in perception, motivation, emotion, psychopathology, learning and memory. Open to all Arts and Science majors except those in the B.Sc. Psychology program. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 304 and PSYC 360. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Arts) PSYC 309 (or 309A)
Cognitive Processes
Contribution of cognitive processes to perception, attention, and memory; cognitive development, language, thinking, and creativity. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Arts) PSYC 321 or 421
Environmental Psychology
Psychological theory and research on the interaction between organisms and the physical environment; emphasis on applications to the design and management of constructed and natural environments. Credit will be granted for only one of PSYC 421 or PSYC 321. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Arts) PSYC 333
Memory: Historical, Clinical and Cognitive Perspectives
Classical and contemporary metaphors for memory and their impact on theory development. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Arts) PSYC 336
The Psychology of Language I
Psychological abilities underlying human language; language processing, lexical representation, and principles of online conversation; animal versus human communication. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Arts) PSYC 359
Advanced Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences
Prepares students for graduate studies or other advanced behavioural research; experimental design and analytic techniques; laboratory with computer applications. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 360 Biopsychology The relationship between the nervous system and behaviour; the physiological basis of perception, motivation, learning, and memory. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion List: www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414.

NOTE: As of 2018W This course is no longer offered.

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

(Faculty of Science) PSYC 366
Methods in Research
Detailed coverage of basic research methods; the design of experiments and statistical analysis; methods will be applied in laboratory and project work. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 367
Sensory Systems
Anatomy and physiology of the sensory pathways and their relation to perception. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 368
Perceptual Processing
Perceptual phenomena and their underlying brain mechanisms. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 370 Behavioural Neuroscience I Advanced methods and topics in behavioural neuroscience. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 371 Behavioural Neuroscience II Neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity, the physiological bases of several motivated behaviours (sleep, sexual behaviour, hunger and eating, drugs and addiction), cognition, the stress response, and brain dysfunction and recovery. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 460
Behavioural Neuroendocrinology
Detailed examination of the interaction between hormones and neural control of reproductive and non-reproductive behaviours; emphasis on gonadal and adrenal hormone effects on learning and memory in the brain. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 461 Neuroplasticity and Behaviour Experimental findings and theory documenting the plasticity of the brain and its relationship to behaviour: emphasis on gene regulation, neurogenesis and cell morphology changes in relation to learning and experience. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
(Faculty of Science) PSYC 462
Drugs and Behavioural Neuroscience
Introduction to neurochemical systems and functional neuroanatomy; animal models of human cognitive processes and mental disorders; neurochemical foundations and treatments for mental disorders. BIOL 205 and/or PCTH 325 recommended. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
Statistics
(Faculty of Science)
STAT 302
Introduction to Probability
Basic notions of probability, random variables, expectation and conditional expectation, limit theorems. (Consult the Credit Exclusion list within the Faculty of Science section in the Calendar.)

Equivalents: MATH 302

Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

STAT 306
Finding Relationships in Data
Modeling a response (output) variable as a function of several explanatory (input) variables: multiple regression for a continuous response, logistic regression for a binary response, and log-linear models for count data. Finding low-dimensional structure: principal components analysis. Cluster analysis. (Consult the Credit Exclusion List within the Faculty of Science section in the Calendar). Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
STAT 344
Sample Surveys
Planning and practice of sample surveys. Random sampling, bias and variance, unequal probability sampling, systematic, multistage and stratified sampling, ratio and regression estimators, post-stratification, establishing a frame, pretesting, pilot studies, nonresponse and additional topics. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.
STAT 406
Methods for Statistical Learning
Flexible, data-adaptive methods for regression and classification models; regression smoothers; penalty methods; assessing accuracy of prediction; model selection; robustness; classification and regression trees; nearest-neighbour methods; neural networks; model averaging and ensembles; computational time and visualization for large data sets. Check the SSC Course Schedule for prerequisites/co-requisites and seat restrictions.

Not every course is available every term! Always make sure to check its availability to see if it is offered when needed.

In some cases a student may still need to get permission from the course instructor to take a course (e.g. it is a module course but has restricted seats).