2017-2018 Catalog

COGS 111 The Origins of Knowledge

The average adult possesses over 50,000 concepts, ranging from physical concepts like "force" and "density," to biological concepts like "growth" and "reproduction," to mathematical concepts like "integer" and "fraction." This course will explore the cognitive foundations of that vast conceptual repertoire and the mechanisms by which we enrich, revise, and restructure those foundations. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing current research at the intersection of cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology. No prior coursework in Psychology or Cognitive Science is required.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

PSYC 111

Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science