Miscellaneous Enrichment Courses for a Computer Major
PHIL 250 - Language and Perception
Some artificial intelligence experts feel that language is the characteristic that truly makes us human. Questions like this are debates in this fascinating course.
PHIL 370 - Philosophy of Mind
What can a science such as psychology tell us about the workings of the mind? What are the philosophies of some of the major psychological movements? While these topics constitute the broader context of the course, we also will explore issues such as the following: To what extent is one born with one's ideas, skills or talents, and to what extent do these depend on one's environment? How does the mind represent the external world? Can computer models and simulations be useful in understanding the mind? How does understanding of the brain affect understanding of human psychology? To what extent is human intelligence like that of other animals?
PHYS 265 - Electronics
An introduction to modern electronics. Topics include circuits, amplifiers, signal processing, practical instrumentation and logic circuits. Both discrete components and integrated circuits are discussed and used in laboratory experiments illustrating digital and analog applications.
PSYC 304 - Cognitive Psychology
The acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of knowledge. Topics include perception, attention, pattern recognition, imagery, memory, problem solving, knowledge, reasoning, and decision making.
PSYC 304 - Biopsychology
In-depth analysis of how neurobiological factors influence the way we act, think, and feel. What are the biological bases of learning, cognition, sleep, sexual behavior, energy regulation, sensations, movements, and emotions?