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PHIL 2030 - Cognitive Science: Minds, Brains & Computers

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I Arts including 3 units of Philosophy or 12 units of Psychology, Computer Science, and/or Mathematics
Incompatible: PHIL 2013 or PHIL 3013
Assessment: Two essays (2500 words each) 50% each
Syllabus:

Cognitive Science is a multi-disciplinary enterprise that seeks to explain human intelligence and behaviour by drawing together the insights from psychology, computer science, neuroscience, and philosophy. This course is an introduction to the philosophical and theoretical foundations of this field. Topics will include the computational model of the mind, classical (digital) and connectionist (analog) approaches to cognition, embodied and extended cognition, dynamical systems theory, and predictive coding models of perception. While there will be discussion of computation and computational accounts of cognition, the course is introductory and does not assume a background in computing or mathematics.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $805 Band 1 $805 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 12/03/2018 Sat 31/03/2018 Fri 04/05/2018 Fri 08/06/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10203 WR01 60 13 26 Feb - 5 Mar Monday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
13 Mar - 13 Mar Tuesday 11am - 12pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
19 Mar - 26 Mar Monday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
16 Apr - 4 Jun Monday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10366 LE01 80 55 2 Mar - 23 Mar Friday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
29 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 10am - 12pm Nexus10, 812, Teaching Room
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
18508 LEC0 80 58 No details available
Note: This lecture can be viewed on the web through Canvas so there is no time or location allocated to it.