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COGS515 Special Topic

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The MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Otago is the first of its kind in New Zealand, providing an interdisciplinary approach to fundamental and applied questions of cognition within the framework of a single degree. Staff from disciplines of Anatomy, Computer Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Zoology provide complementary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of cognition. Cognitive Science includes study of the foundations of knowledge, biological and electrical systems that represent and use knowledge and formal models of cognition. In applications, the study of Cognitive Science can yield improvements in the design of control and communication systems, expert systems and educational software.

Paper title Special Topic
Paper code COGS515
Subject Cognitive Science
EFTS 0.2000
Points 24 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,879.60
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,951.00

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Limited to
MSc
Eligibility
The main criterion for admission to the MSc Cognitive Science is a suitable background in any one, or a combination, of the following areas: Computer Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Logic, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology. In general, students are expected to have gained at least a B- in the major subject of their undergraduate degree (BSc, BA or BASc). Course work or degree work undertaken subsequent to a BSc, BA or BASc will also be taken into account.
Contact
lfranz@psy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator and Director of the Programme: Professor Liz Franz
Paper Structure
This is a MSc degree, which is a 2-year programme, with the first year consisting of 400-level papers, and the second year consisting of the MSc research project (please see our other MSc programmes for additional information).
Teaching Arrangements
Each 400-level paper specifies its own teaching arrangements.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental issues related to Cognition
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a research project in an area of Cognitive Science
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    Timetable

    Not offered in 2020

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    The MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Otago is the first of its kind in New Zealand, providing an interdisciplinary approach to fundamental and applied questions of cognition within the framework of a single degree. Staff from disciplines of Anatomy, Computer Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Zoology provide complementary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of cognition. Cognitive Science includes study of the foundations of knowledge, biological and electrical systems that represent and use knowledge and formal models of cognition. In applications, the study of Cognitive Science can yield improvements in the design of control and communication systems, expert systems and educational software.

    Paper title Special Topic
    Paper code COGS515
    Subject Cognitive Science
    EFTS 0.2
    Points 24 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2021
    Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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    Limited to
    MSc
    Eligibility
    The main criterion for admission to the MSc Cognitive Science is a suitable background in any one, or a combination, of the following areas: Computer Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Logic, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology. In general, students are expected to have gained at least a B- in the major subject of their undergraduate degree (BSc, BA or BASc). Course work or degree work undertaken subsequent to a BSc, BA or BASc will also be taken into account.
    Contact
    lfranz@psy.otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator and Director of the Programme: Professor Liz Franz

    Paper Structure
    This is a MSc degree, which is a 2-year programme, with the first year consisting of 400-level papers, and the second year consisting of the MSc research project (please see our other MSc programmes for additional information).
    Teaching Arrangements

    Teaching arrangements to be advised.

    Textbooks
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete COGS 515 will

    • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental issues related to Cognition
    • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a research project in an area of Cognitive Science

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    Timetable

    Not offered in 2021

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard