FIRST YEAR BA PHILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE TERM T1 COGNITIVE SCIENCE OPTIONS 2012/13

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FIRST YEAR BA PH
ILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE


TERM
T1
COGNITIVE SCIENCE
OPTIONS
2012/13




First year Philosophy and Cognitive Science majors
take one of the following two
options


Either


Cognition in Clinical Contexts (C8508)


or


Introduction to Programming (G5066)



Details attached.


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NAME
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(please print)


AUTUMN TERM

2012


Please choose
ONE
from the following:



Cognition in Clinical Contexts
(C8508)





Introduction to
Programming
(G5066)





Cognition in Clinical Contexts (C8508)


This module will introduce students to the aims, methods, theories and empirical
findings associated with a scientific approach to studying the human mind. Students will
learn how
psychologists develop models of cognitive function that are tested against
data from behavioural studies of healthy individuals, as well as from individuals with
brain damage or psychopathology. After an introductory lecture covering the historical
backgro
und to cognitive psychology and the main methodological approaches taken the
course will proceed to cover five core topics: perception, attention, thinking, memory,
and language. Each topic will begin with one or two background lectures that introduce
key
concepts and experimental approaches. The background lectures are then typically
followed by a lecture which addresses the topic from a neuropsychological approach,
considering how that aspect of cognition is affected by brain injury; covering material
suc
h as agnosia, neglect, and amnesia. Additional lectures will address the topics from
a more psychopathological approach, for example examining the role of attentional
biases in anxiety. The module concludes with four lectures considering cognition in the
b
roader context of behaviour and behavioural control.


Assessment: 30% Coursework/70% Unseen Examination.



Introduction to Programming (G5066)


This module provides an introduction to programming concepts and techniques, as well
as elementary software dev
elopment principles. Both for absolute beginners and for
those with prior programming experience, the module introduces the fundamentals of
object
-
oriented programming, including: classes and objects, variables and assignment,
primitive and object types,
methods, control structures, collections, iteration and
recursion. The module also provides an introduction to basic software development
issues such as class design, testing, debugging and documentation.


Assessment: 25% Coursework/75% Unseen Examination.