Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psychology 5612

Introduction to Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary study of the nature of human thought; psychological, philosophical, linguistic, and artificial intelligence approaches to knowledge representation.


Credit Hours: 3


A total of 12 credit hours from any of the following areas: CSE, Ling, Philos, or Psych, or graduate standing, or permission of the instructor.

Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:


Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains


Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving



  • Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes

Psychology Major:


Psychology Minors:

Advanced elective for General Psychology

General Education:

Syllabus: View Sample Syllabus

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