The Cognition & Development Program curriculum is designed to instill an interdisciplinary appreciation of basic issues in cognition and psychology as a whole from the perspective of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, and cognitive science.

All C & D students are required to complete 6 out of 8 modules (2 credits/module).

Each module is a course that runs 7 weeks in length (i.e., half a semester). In each modular course, students will meet for 3 hours a week with the instructors, as well as for an additional 1 hour/week for student independent discussion.

The current list of modules that students may choose from:

  1. Developmental Theory and Methods (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 610
  2. Cognitive Theory and Methods (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 611
  3. Perception and Attention (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 612
  4. Cognition and Action (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 613
  5. Memory (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 614
  6. Concepts and Language (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 615
  7. Social Psychology and Emotion (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 616
  8. Systems Neuroscience (PSYC 550) (full semester, 3 credits)*
         - Systems Neuroscience is currently offered by the NAB program within Psychology as a full semester course. In this system, it is the equivalent of two modules. If students enroll in this course, they will be required to complete an additional 4 modules.

All C & D students are also required to successfully complete the following:

1 advanced seminar within C & D (offered by C & D faculty; 3 credits/each)

2 statistics/methods courses (generally 3 credits each*)

1 breadth requirement (taken either outside the C & D program or outside the Psychology department; generally 3 credits*)

Teaching Practicum (offered within Psychology; 3 credits).

* Although these types of courses are generally 3 credits, some may be 4 credits. Thus, the range will be 3-4 credits.