Specialized Honours BA Program

The following degree requirements apply to students entering the program in 2012-2013; for previous versions of the degree requirements, please refer to the checklists.  Students will be responsible for making sure that all necessary prerequisites have been met for each course.

Students must satisfy the General Education requirements.  To fulfill the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies General Education requirements students must take 21 credits of General Education, including:
*  6.00 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
*  A 9.00 credit approved General Education course in the Social Science or Humanities categories
*  And a 6.00 credit approved General Education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in Social Science or Humanities already taken.

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Course Code Weight Course Title
AP/LING 1000

OR

AP/COGS/LING 2800

6.0

3.0

Introduction to Linguistics

OR
Language and Mind

HH/PSYC 1010 6.0 Introduction to Psychology
HH/PSYC 3260 3.0 Cognition
AP/COGS/PHIL 2160 3.0 Minds, Brains, and Machines
AP/PHIL 3260 3.0 Philosophy of Psychology
AP/COGS/PHIL 3750 3.0 Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
AP/COGS 4750

OR

AP/COGS 4901

6.0 Honours Thesis in Cognitive Science

OR

Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science BUT NOT BOTH

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Course Code Weight Course Title
SC/CSE 1020 3.0 Introduction to Computer Science I
SC/CSE 1030 3.0 Introduction to Computer Science II
SC/CSE 2001 3.0 Introduction to the Theory of Computation
AP/ITEC 1000 3.0 Introduction to Information Technologies
AP/ITEC 1010 3.0 Information and Organizations
AP/LING 2120 3.0 Fundamentals of Phonological Analysis
AP/LING 2130 3.0 Fundamentals of Morphological Analysis
AP/LING 2140 3.0 Fundamentals of Grammatical Analysis
AP/PHIL 2100 3.0 Introduction to Logic
AP/PHIL 2240 3.0 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
HH/PSYC 2020 6.0 Statistical Methods I and II
HH/PSYC 2021 3.0 Statistical Methods I
HH/PSYC 2030 3.0 Introduction to Research Methods

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Including at least two different disciplines (departments)

Course Code Weight Course Title
SC/CSE 2011 3.0 Fundamentals of Data Structures
SC/CSE 3401 3.0 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming
AP/ITEC 3230 3.0 Designing User Interfaces
AP/LING 3120 3.0 Phonology
AP/LING 3140 3.0 Syntax
AP/LING 3150 3.0 Semantics
AP/LING 3210 3.0 First Language Acquisition
AP/LING 3220 3.0 Psycholinguistics
AP/PHIL 3265 3.0 Philosophy of Mind
HH/PSYC 2110 3.0 Developmental Psychology
HH/PSYC 2120 3.0 Social Psychology
HH/PSYC 2220 3.0 Sensation and Perception I
HH/PSYC 2240 3.0 Biological Bases of Behaviour
HH/PSYC 3250 3.0 Neural Basis of Behaviour
HH/PSYC 3265 3.0 Memory
HH/PSYC 3280 3.0 Animal Behaviour
HH/PSYC 3290 3.0 Psycholinguistics

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Including at least two different disciplines (departments)

Course Code Weight Course Title
SC/CSE 4401 3.0 Artificial Intelligence
SC/CSE 4421 3.0 Introduction to Robotics
SC/CSE 4422 3.0 Computer Vision
SC/CSE 4441 3.0 Human-Computer Interaction
AP/LING 4120 3.0 Advanced Phonology
AP/LING 4140 3.0 Advanced Syntax
AP/LING 4150 3.0 Topics in the Syntax-Semantics Interface
AP/LING 4250 3.0 Evolution of Language
AP/PHIL 3200 3.0 Philosophy of Language
AP/PHIL 3635 3.0 Philosophy of Neuroscience
AP/PHIL 4080 3.0 Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind
AP/PHIL 4082 3.0 Philosophy of Perception
AP/PHIL 4083 3.0 Philosophy of Clinical Psychology
AP/PHIL 4084 3.0 Animals and the Philosophy of Mind
HH/PSYC 4010 3.0/6.0 Seminar in Developmental Psychology
HH/PSYC 4020 3.0/6.0 Seminar in Social Psychology
HH/PSYC 4080 6.0 Neuropsychology of Abnormal Behaviour
HH/PSYC 4180 3.0 Seminar in Comparative Cognition
HH/PSYC 4230 3.0 Human Performance in Systems
HH/PSYC 4260 3.0 Seminar in Sensation and Perception
HH/PSYC 4270 3.0 Seminar in Memory and Cognition

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RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 30 credits must be taken at York and at least half of the credits in the major must be In-Faculty

UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENT: Students must meet the upper-level requirement which is 36 credits at the 3000 level or 4000 level. A minimum of 18 credits must be at the 4000 level. Students should consult the most recent Undergraduate Calendar for their chosen program and major for specific requirements.

FOUNDATION LIMIT: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies students may complete a maximum of three 9 credit Foundation courses for degree credit.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Please see the Cognitive Science Course Requirements chart for all course prerequisites, cross-listed courses and course credit exclusions and substitutions.

Honours Programs
Honours (Double Major) BA Program
The program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of LA&PS, Environmental Studies, or Fine Arts, or with a major in Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Science, or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.

Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA Programs
The program described above may be linked with any Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of LA&PS. Courses taken to meet Cognitive Science requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000-level. For further details of the requirements, see the listings for specific Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA Programs.

Major/Minor (with Cognitive Science as the Major) BA Program
The program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor's degree program in the Faculty of LA&PS, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a minor in Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.