Symbolic, Cognitive, and Linguistic Systems

Description
The symbolic, cognitive and linguistic systems concentration takes an interdisciplinary approach to the symbolic representation and processing of information. Course work covers three areas: human cognition and theories of mind; philosophy of language and linguistics; and computing and logic. Additionally, the concentration takes an interdisciplinary approach to cognition, computation and meaning. Course work is focused around three thematic areas in order to expose students to the subject matter from a conceptual, empirical and practical point of view: cognitive systems; linguistic systems, and symbolic systems.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Minimum of six upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies in order to create a cohesive and comprehensive program of study.
  • Since some of the approved courses in each area have special prerequisites, students should plan their certificate course work carefully.
  • * These courses require prerequisites: Undergraduate Philosophy student and a minimum 56 hours completed.

Computer Sciences 1 course (at least one CSE course must be taken when completing the requirements listed below)

CSE 110 Principles of Programming with Java, CS (3)

CSE 205 Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures, CS (3) (Prerequisites: CSE 110 with C or better)

CSE 240 Introduction to Programming Languages (3) (Prerequisites: CSE 205 with C or better)

Philosophy 1 course (at least one CSE course must be taken when completing the requirements listed below)
PHI 333, 319, or 315 is recommended.

PHI 313 Probability, Evidence, and Decision (3)

PHI 319 Philosophy of Computing, CS (3) (Recommended)

 PHI 330 Theory of Knowledge, HU (3)

PHI 331 Philosophy of Language, HU (3) (Recommended)

PHI 333 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3) (Recommended)

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3)*

PHI 402 Empiricism, HU (3)*

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3)*

Upper Division Electives 12 Credit Hours Required
Students must complete at least one course each from the cognitive, linguistic and symbolic systems course lists below. The required CSE course above also satisfies the requirement for a symbolic systems course, but students must cover the other two categories within the electives and upper division PHI course requirement. Once all three categories are satisfied, students may choose any courses from the cognitive, linguistic and symbolic systems lists for the remaining electives.

Symbolic Systems

CSE 110 Principles of Programming with Java, CS (3)

CSE 205 Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures, CS (3) (Prerequisites: CSE 110 with C or better)

CSE 240 Introduction to Programming Languages (3) (Prerequisites: CSE 205 with C or better)

PHI 319 Philosophy of Computing, CS (3)

PHI 333 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3)

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3)*

MAT 243 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 210, 251, 265, or 270 with C or better)

MAT 300 Mathematical Structures, L (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 210, 251, 265, or 270 with C or better)

MAT 420 Scientific Computing (3) (Prerequisites: CSE 205 with C or better; MAT 274 (or 275); MAT 342 (or 343) with C or better)

Cognitive Systems

PSY 323 Sensation and Perception (3) (Prerequisite: PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 324 Memory and Cognition (3) (Prerequisite: PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 434 Cognitive Psychology, L (3) (Prerequisites: PSY 323 or PSY 324 with C or better)

PSY 437 Human Factors, L (3) (Prerequisite: PSY 290 with C or better)

PHI 330 Theory of Knowledge, HU (3)

PHI 313 Probability, Evidence, and Decision (3)

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3)*

PHI 402 Empiricism (3)*

Linguistic Systems

PHI 331 Philosophy of Language, HU (3)

ENG 213 Introduction to the Study of Language (3)

ENG 312 English in its Social Setting, L or HU or SB (3)

ENG 313 Phonology and Morphology (3)

ENG 314 Modern Grammar (3)

ASB 480 Principles of Linguistics, SB (3)

ASB 483 sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Communication, SB (3)

Additional Options for Upper Division Elective Courses: 

PHI 319 Philosophy of Computing, CS (3)

PHI 333 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3)

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3) *

MAT 243 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 210, 251, 265, or 270 with C or better)

MAT 300 Mathematical Structures, L (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 210, 251, 265, or 270 with C or better)

MAT 420 Scientific Computing (3) (Prerequisites: CSE 205 with C or better; MAT 274 (or 275); MAT 342 (or 343) with C or better)

PSY 323 Sensation and Perception (3) (Prerequisite: PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 324 Memory and Cognition (3) (Prerequisite: PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 434 Cognitive Psychology, L (3) (Prerequisites: PSY 323 or PSY 324 with C or better)

PSY 437 Human Factors, L (3) (Prerequisite: PSY 290 with C or better)

PHI 330 Theory of Knowledge, HU (3)

PHI 313 Probability, Evidence, and Decision (3)

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3)

PHI 331 Philosophy of Language, HU (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum 25 hours)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3)*

PHI 402 Empiricism (3)*

ENG 312 English in its Social Setting, L or HU or SB (3)

ENG 313 Phonology and Morphology (3)

ENG 314 Modern Grammar (3)

ASB 480 Principles of Linguistics, SB (3)

ASB 481 Language and Culture, SB (3)

ASB 483 sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Communication, SB (3)

 

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2018-19

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

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480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
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Tempe
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