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:
- Developmental Theory and Methods (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 610
- Cognitive Theory and Methods (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 611
- Perception and Attention (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 612
- Cognition and Action (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 613
- Memory (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 614
- Concepts and Language (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 615
- Social Psychology and Emotion (1/2 semester, 2 credits), PSYC 616
- 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.