University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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 undergraduate study
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 $820 Band 1 $820 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 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10876 LE01 79 27 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
18694 LEC0 50 18 No details available
Note: Online Lecture
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10873 WR02 80 13 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 2pm - 3pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
19030 WR01 40 23 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room