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 course work carefully.
  • * These courses require prerequisites: Undergraduate Philosophy student and a minimum 56 hours completed.

Computer Sciences 3 credits

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 3 credits

PHI 313 Probability, Evidence, and Decision (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 117 or 142 or higher; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HPS 313 or PHI 313)

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

PHI 330 Theory of Knowledge, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

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

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

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3)* (Prerequisite(s): undergraduate Philosophy major; minimum 56 hours)

PHI 402 Empiricism, HU (3)* (Prerequisite(s): Philosophy student; minimum 56 hours)

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.

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) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 313 Probability, Evidence, and Decision (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 117 or 142 or higher; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HPS 313 or PHI 313)

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3)* (Prerequisite(s): undergraduate Philosophy major; minimum 56 hours)

PHI 402 Empiricism (3)* (Prerequisite(s): Philosophy student; minimum 56 hours)

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)

ENG 413  History of English Language (HU) (3)

 

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)

CSE 471 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (3)

PHI 319 Philosophy of Computing, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 333 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 243 or MAT 300 or PHI 103 with C or better; minimum 25 hours)

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3)(Prerequisite(s): undergraduate Philosophy student; minimum 56 hours; Credit is allowed for only PHI 413 or PHI 556)

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)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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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

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
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All appointments:
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Downtown Phoenix
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Tempe
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