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Tentative Course Offerings

These are tentative schedules. Classes and/or instructors may change or be canceled. Please consult the official Schedule of Classes on TritonLink each quarter.

Featured Courses

COGS 160: Seminars in Special Topics - Spring 2021

COGS 160 (A00): Communication in Infancy | Professor Gedeon Deák

This course is a mixed Practicum/Seminar course designed to provide hands-on experience in research on infancy and early childhood. Students learn skills and are assigned responsibilities based on the project to which they are assigned. Students also participate in a journal club and prepare brief end-of-quarter presentations and reports. It is a 3-quarter sequence. Content, skills, and responsibilities evolve and expand every quarter. Students work with a supervisor who oversees training and task progress. 

Prerequisites: GPA of 3.3 or better; commitment to this COGS 160 for 3-quarters; permission of instructor based on interview and availability. 

Request enrollment by contacting Dr. Deak (gdeak@ucsd.edu).

 

COGS 160 (B00): Genetic Algorithms | Professor Anjum Gupta

This course will teach in detail some of the key biology inspired A.I. algorithms. It will cover genetic algorithms (GA), particle swarm optimization algorithms (PSO), and other optimization algorithms like simulated annealing and gradient descent.

Prerequisites: COGS108 or COGS109

Request enrollment by submitting an EASy request (easy.ucsd.edu)

COGS 160: Seminars in Special Topics - Summer 2021

COGS 160 (S221): Genetic Algorithms | Professor Anjum Gupta

This course will teach in detail some of the key biology inspired A.I. algorithms. It will cover genetic algorithms (GA), particle swarm optimization algorithms (PSO), and other optimization algorithms like simulated annealing and gradient descent.

Prerequisites: COGS108 or COGS109

Request enrollment by submitting an EASy request (easy.ucsd.edu)

COGS 87: Freshman Seminar - Fall 2021

COGS 87 (A00): How Minds and Groups Make Religion and Superstition | Professor Gedeon Deak

Why do humans, individually and in groups, attribute natural events to supernatural agents? How does the human brain accept religious beliefs, even in the face of contradictory evidence? We will examine how cognitive, developmental, and cultural factors work together to cause humans to believe in the supernatural.

COGS 137: Practical Data Science in R - Fall 2021

COGS 137: Practical Data Science in R | Professor Shannon Ellis

Learn coding for data analysis using the R programming language. Course focus will be on practical and applied skills in asking data-informed questions, data wrangling, data visualization, building statistical learning models, and communicating your findings to advance your career.

Prerequisites: COGS14B or MATH11 or PSYC60

DSGN 119: Design at Large Seminar - Fall 2021

DSGN 119: Design at Large (course information

New societal challenges, cultural values, and technological opportunities are changing design, and vice versa. The seminar explores this increased scale, real-world engagement, and disruptive impact. Invited speakers from UC San Diego and beyond share cutting-edge research on interaction, design, and learning. 2 units, P/NP grades only.

Meets Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm (virtual).

Prerequisites: COMM 124A or COGS 10 or DSGN 1

Course Pre-Authorizations

All COGS course pre-authorizations and prerequisite override requests must be made through the UC San Diego Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).