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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Minor Program
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Cognitive Science 185  

Cognitive Science 185

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Web Site:

Program Director:Karin Stromswold

Program Faculty:

Mark Baker, Linguistics, RuCCS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Douglas DeCarlo, Computer Science, RuCCS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Jacob Feldman, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jerry Fodor, Philosophy, RuCCS; Ph.D., Princeton

C.R. Gallistel, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., Yale

Rochel Gelman, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Lila Gleitman, RuCCS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Alvin Goldman, Philosophy, RuCCS; Ph.D., Princeton

Jane Grimshaw, Linguistics, RuCCS; Ph.D., Massachusetts

Eileen Kowler, Psychology; Ph.D., Maryland

Ernest Lepore, Philosophy, RuCCS; Ph.D., Minnesota

Alan Leslie, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., Oxford

L. Thorne McCarty, Computer Science; J.D., Harvard Law School

Thomas Papathomas, Biomedical Engineering, RuCCS; Ph.D., Columbia

Alan Prince, Linguistics, RuCCS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Zenon Pylyshyn, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., Saskatchewan

Manish Singh, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., California (Irvine)

Stephen Stich, Philosophy, RuCCS; Ph.D., Princeton

Matthew Stone, Computer Science, RuCCS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Karin Stromswold, Psychology, RuCCS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.D., Harvard Medical School

Bruce Tesar, Linguistics, RuCCS; Ph.D., Colorado

Additional Faculty:

For a list of additional faculty associated with the program, contact the program director or consult the cognitive science web pages.

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary area of scholarship concerned with understanding the nature and development of such intelligent capacities as perception, language, reasoning, planning, problem solving, and related skills, whether these capacities are instantiated in biological or artificial systems. The goal of the cognitive science minor is to provide a structured way for undergraduates to study and carry out research in cognitive science with guidance from faculty members affiliated with the program in cognitive science. Any undergraduate may pursue a minor in cognitive science, regardless of his or her major. The interdisciplinary cognitive science minor is likely to be of particular interest to undergraduates majoring in fields that are directly related to cognitive science (e.g., computer science, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, biological sciences, mathematics, statistics, biomathematics, communication, and engineering). For additional information about the cognitive science minor, call the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) at 732/445-0635; send email to, or consult the cognitive science undergraduate web pages at http: //

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