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Introduction to the Cognitive Sciences

Hovedinnhold

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Bachelor

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

The purpose of this course is to give students at the bachelor's program in cognitive science a broad understanding of the field of cognitive science from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course discusses models of cognition that are based on empirical studies of human behaviour and computer models of artificial intelligence. We will look at different theories of knowledge representation, reasoning, learning and comprehension, and explore how natural language, perception, and consciousness relate to thinking. Furthermore, we look at how cognitive science has its roots in various subjects such as computer science, mathematics, information science, linguistics, psychology and philosophy, and explore the relationship between formal- and psychological models of explanation.

Læringsutbyte

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • has an overview of how knowledge from computing, mathematics, linguistics, psychology and philosophy can combine to give us an understanding of thinking.
  • understands how the other courses in the program contribute to cognitive science, and has a basis for specialization in the master degree.

Skills

The student

  • can reflect critically on issues that are central to cognitive science.

Krav til forkunnskapar

None.

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

None.

Krav til studierett

Open to all students at the University of Bergen and to international exchange students.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures, seminars, tutoring. (Normally two hours of lectures and two hours of group instruction per week for 10 weeks.)

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Mandatory participation: Students must participate in class exercises. Attendance in seminar lab groups is mandatory (at least 80%).

Approved compulsory requirements are valid for the two following semesters.

Vurderingsformer

3 hour written examination (50%)

Semester assignment, individual (50%)

Karakterskala

The grading system has a descending scale from A to E for passes and F for fail.

Vurderingssemester

Assessment in teaching semester. Only students who have a valid document of absence will be entitled to take a new written exam the following semester.

Emneevaluering

Alle emne blir evaluert i tråd med UiBs kvalitetssystem for utdanning.

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Semesteroppgåve og heimeeksamen

    Trekkfrist
    05.11.2021
    • Eksamensdel: Heimeeksamen

      Oppgave utleveres
      10.12.2021, 09:00
      Innleveringsfrist
      10.12.2021, 12:00
      Eksamenssystem
      Inspera
      Digital eksamen
    • Eksamensdel: Semesteroppgåve

      Innleveringsfrist
      19.11.2021, 14:00
      Eksamenssystem
      Inspera
      Digital eksamen