Human Behavior and Cognition Allied Field

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Human Behavior and Cognition covers neuroscientific research that is focused on understanding human mental functions, including perception, memory, attention, reasoning, and decision-making. Within the Neuroscience major, the Human Behavior and Cognition Allied Field includes courses in Cognitive Science, Communication Sciences, and Psychology.

Electives in the Human Behavior and Cognition Allied Field (choose 6 units)

The two courses in the first group are required and are prerequisites for many additional electives in Human Behavior and Cognition.

  • PSYCH 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYCH 205 Research Methods in Psychology*

Projected Annual Course Plans: PSYCH

Additional electives in Human Behavior and Cognition

Courses listed here may be taken as a Group A Neuroscience elective or an elective for the Allied Field in Human Behavior and Cognition, but each course may count either toward Group A or the Allied Field in Human Behavior and Cognition, and not both.

  • COG SCI 210 Language and the Brain
  • CSD 303/PSYCH 365 Brain and Cognition
  • CSD 310 Biological Foundations of Speech and Music
  • PSYCH 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYCH 218 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 228 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 248 Health Psychology
  • PSYCH 324 Perception
  • PSYCH 361 Brain Damage and the Mind

Courses listed here may be taken as electives for the Allied Field in Human Behavior and Cognition but will not count toward Group A Neuroscience electives.

  • COG SCI 207 Intro to Cognitive Modeling
  • COG SCI 211 Learning, Representation, and Reasoning
  • PSYCH 303 Psychopathology*
  • PSYCH 321 Neuroscience and Behavior Laboratory*
  • PSYCH 334 Language and Thought*
  • PSYCH 336 Consciousness*
  • PSYCH 359 Emotional Brain*
  • PSYCH 362 Cognitive Development*
  • PSYCH 363 Images of Cognition*
  • PSYCH 368 Human Memory*

Projected Annual Course Plans: PSYCH, COG SCI, CSD

* Indicates courses for which the Neuroscience major provides pre-registration privileges.  Neuroscience may now be declared as a major.