CGSC 1001a And T: Mysteries Of The Mind Syllabus

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CGSC 1001a and t: Mysteries of the Mind
Syllabus

Fall 2013, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:35pm to 03:55pm
Location: Southam Hall Theatre B
Course title: Mysteries of the Mind
Department: Institute of Cognitive Science (2201 Dunton Tower)
Course number (including section letter): CGSC 1001a, CGSC 1001t
Instructor's name; office location & phone; email address; office hours:
Dr. Jim Davies
2208 Dunton Tower
Phone: 613-520-2600 x1109
Email: Please use the CULearn discussion board for questions. If you do not want other students to see the question, please use the CULearn messaging system. Please do not use regular email—with 600 students we would be overwhelmed.
Office hours: by appointment; please use TAs for questions
TA name;
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Course description: -- content, aims, objectives:
The human mind is the most complex thing yet discovered in the universe. Learn about minds in humans, animals, and computers in this fascinating exploration of consciousness, memory, creativity, problem solving, perception, and your own biases. The introductory course will also cover fun topics such as how cognitive science can help you through school, how cognitive science applies to important real-world problems in areas such as law and computer interfaces, and the mind issues raised by popular movies. This course will guide you through the fascinating mysteries, and the solutions found so far, of our inner world.
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Missed assignments
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