Curriculum

DE students will be required to take three courses: one to fulfill a computational requirement, and two to fulfill a breadth requirement. Courses that fulfill these requirements are listed below. Students will have to meet the prerequisites for the specific classes they wish to take. Inaddition, although it is not an official requirement, DE students will be encouraged to regularly attend and participate in the Institute for Cognitive and Sciences colloquia.

Computational cognitive science requirement 

  • One course chosen from following list. *Note: some courses below, particularly those in computer science (COMPSCI), are in high demand, with preference going to department students. Please plan accordingly. 

COG SCI 131. Computational models of cognition. *Note: Qualified DE students can fulfill the computational requirement by GSIing for Cognitive Science 131 rather than taking it, if they apply and are offered a position. 

COMPSCI 188. Introduction to artificial intelligence.

COMPSCI C280. Computer vision.

COMPSCI C281A: Statistical learning theory. 

COMPSCI C281B: Advanced topics in learning and decision making. 3 Units.

COMPSCI 282A: Designing, visualizing and understanding deep neural networks. 4 Units.

COMPSCI 285: Deep reinforcement learning, decision making, and control.

COMPSCI 287: Advanced robotics. 3 Units. 

COMPSCI 287H: Algorithmic human-robot interaction.

COMPSCI 288: Natural language processing.

COMPSCI 289A: Introduction to machine learning. 

EDUC 244: Data mining and analytics.

EDUC C260F: Machine learning in education. 

ELENG 225D: Audio signal processing in humans and machines.

LINGUIS 243: Language, computation, and cognition. 

LINGUIS 252: Computational linguistics.

PSYCH 208: Methods in computational modeling for cognitive science. 

VIS SCI 265: Neural computation. 

Breadth Requirement 

  • Two courses in total. Can be taken from computational list above or from additional courses listed below
  • Breadth courses must be taken outside the student's home department/program AND in a department/program other than the computational requirement 

ANTHRO 107: Evolution of the human brain.
EDUC 203: Cultivating cognitive development: From sensorimotor intelligence to
embodied STEM concepts. 
LINGUIS 205: Advanced cognitive linguistics. 
LINGUIS 208: Advanced psycholinguistics. 
LINGUIS 210: Advanced phonetics. 
PSYCH 210A: Proseminar: Cognition, Brain, and Behavior: Readings in cognitive neuroscience. 
PSYCH 240A: Proseminar: Biological, Cognitive, and Language Development.