Cognitive Science | Sr. Seminar in Cognitive and Information Sciences
Q400 | 3346 | Allen
10:10 - 11:00, MW
Prerequisites: 4 courses from among Q240, Q250, Q270, Q301, Q320
Intended for junior and senior cognitive science majors.
This seminar has three major aims: 1) to foster an interdisciplinary
discussion of cutting edge topics in cognitive science, 2) to
increase students' ability to plan and evaluate research projects,
and 3) to enhance student skills in presenting research to peers.
The focus will be on learning through peer-to-peer interactions.
Oral presentations will require the use of computer slides or
overhead transparencies. Using recent journals as a starting point,
each student will select a cutting edge topic in the cognitive
sciences and give an oral presentation to the class on the state of
the current research. Individually or in groups, students will
develop a written research project proposal or report, and present
it orally. Each student will submit a short written evaluation of a
peer research project. Feedback received in this way from peers, and
also from the instructor, will be used to revise final written