Catalog 2020-2021

Study of the Mind/Neuroscience

Teaching Faculty

Professors Bonebright, Caro, Ferrer, Goadrich, Penner, Peszka, and Schmidt

Associate Professors Dow (chair), and Murray

Assistant Professor Merrick 
 

Description

Note:

Students with a major in The Study of the Mind cannot minor in Neuroscience.

Major in The Study of the Mind

12 courses distributed as follows:

  • BIOL 150 Cell Biology
  • CSCI 150  Foundations of Computer Science (w/Lab)
  • PSYC 220 Brain and Behavior 
  • 1 of the following statistics courses 
    • BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics
    • MATH 215 IntroductoryStatistics
    • PSYC 290 Statistics 
    • SOCI 210 Social Statistics  
  • PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 390 Philosophy of Mind
  • BIOL 325  Neurobiology (w/Lab)
  • MIND 497  Study of the Mind Senior Capstone
  • 4 electives chosen from the following list so that
    • no more than 2 can be from the same discipline as identified by the 4 letter course code
    • at least 2 at the 300-level or above
            BIOL 250 Genetics (w/Lab)
            BIOL/PSYC 300 Comparative Animal Behavior (w/Lab)
            BIOL 310 Developmental Biology (w/Lab)
            BIOL 320 Animal Physiology (w/Lab)
            BIOL 355 Eukaryotic Cell Biology
            BIOL 430 Immunology (w/Lab)
            BIOL 470 Molecular Genetics (w/Lab)
            CHEM 110 Gen Chem I: Struct & Prop (w/Lab)
            CHEM 330 Biological Chemistry (w/Lab)
            CSCI 151 Data Structures (w/Lab)
            CSCI 235 Intelligent Robotics
            CSCI 270 Computational Humanities
            CSCI 285 Scientific Computing
            CSCI 335 Artificial Intelligence
            PHIL 235 Philosophy of Cognitive Science
            PHIL 245 Logic
            PHIL 280 Free Will, Agents and Intentions
            PHIL 420 Neurophilosophy
            PSYC 295 Research Methods (w/Lab)
            PSYC 310 Social Neuroscience (w/Lab)
            PSYC 320 Cognitive Psychology (w/Lab)
            PSYC 335 Sensation and Perception
            PSYC 355 Evolutionary Psychology
            PSYC 360 Behavioral Neuroscience (w/Lab)
            RELI 350 Embodied Mind, Language & Religion

 

Senior Capstone Experience

In the spring of their senior year, Study of the Mind majors will take MIND 497: Study of the Mind Senior Capstone.

Minor in Neuroscience

6 courses distributed as follows:

  • BIOL 150 Cell Biology (w/Lab)
  • PSYC 220 Brain and Behavior
  • BIOL 325  Neurobiology (w/Lab)
  • PHIL 390 Philosophy of Mind
  • 2 electives chosen from the following list from 2 different disciplines as identified by the 4 letter course code
          BIOL/PSYC 300 Comparative Animal Behavior 
          BIOL 320  Animal Physiology (w/Lab)
          PHIL 235 Philosophy of Cognitive Science
          PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science
          PHIL 420 Neurophilosophy
          PSYC 310  Social Neuroscience  (w/Lab)
          PSYC 335 Sensation and Perception
          PSYC 360 Behavioral Neuroscience   

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Study of the Mind Courses

MIND 497

Study of the Mind Senior Seminar

An advanced seminar in the study of the mind for senior majors. Topics are chosen by the faculty, and students have the opportunity to integrate and synthesize what they have learned in the study of the mind major.

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