Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive Sciences
https://cogsci.rice.edu/
Herring Hall 209
713-348-3770

Simon Fischer-Baum
Program Director
simon.j.fischer-baum@rice.edu

Researchers in this interdisciplinary field seek to understand such mental phenomena as perception, thought, memory, the acquisition and use of language, learning, concept formation, and consciousness. Some investigators focus on relations between brain structures and behavior, some work with computer simulation, some use experimental methodology, and others work at more abstract theoretical levels.

Cognitive Sciences does not currently offer an academic program at the graduate level.

Director

Simon Fischer-Baum

Professors

Michel Achard
Michael D. Byrne
John W. Clark, Jr.
Steven J. Cox
James L. Dannemiller
Richard Grandy
Suzanne E. Kemmer
Mark Kulstad
Randi C. Martin
Frederick L. Oswald
James Pomerantz
Timothy Schroeder
Devika Subramanian
Marina Vannucci

Associate Professors

Robert Englebretson
Philip Kortum
David M. Lane
Nancy Niedzielski

Assistant Professors

Simon Fischer-Baum
Caleb Kemere
Alex Morgan
 

Professors Emeriti

Don Johnson
Sydney M. Lamb
David J. Schneider
Stephen A. Tyler
James F. Young

Lecturers

David Caprette
Carissa A. Zimmerman
John Greiner
Özge Gürcanli

Adjunct Assistant Professors

David Eagleman
 

For Rice University degree-granting programs:
To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog
To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule

Cognitive Sciences (CSCI)

CSCI 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cognitive Sciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Seminar, Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

CSCI 390 - SUPERVISED RESEARCH IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES

Short Title: SUPERV RESRCH COGNITIVE SCI

Department: Cognitive Sciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Supervised research on topics relevant to the cognitive sciences. Limited to majors in Cognitive Sciences. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

CSCI 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cognitive Sciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Seminar, Lecture, Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

CSCI 481 - HONORS PROJECT

Short Title: HONORS PROJECT

Department: Cognitive Sciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent directed research toward preparation of an undergraduate honors project or thesis. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Description and Code Legend

Note: Internally, the university uses the following descriptions, codes, and abbreviations for this academic program. The following is a quick reference: 

Course Catalog/Schedule 

  • Course offerings/subject code: CSCI 

Program Description and Code 

  • Cognitive Sciences: CSCI 

Undergraduate Degree Description and Code

  • Bachelor of Arts degree: BA 

Undergraduate Major Description and Code 

  • Major in Cognitive Sciences: CSCI

Undergraduate Major Areas of Specialization Descriptions and Attribute Codes*

  • Area of Specialization in Linguistics: CSLN
  • Area of Specialization in Neuroscience: CSNR
  • Area of Specialization in Philosophy: CSPH
  • Area of Specialization in Psychology: CSPS

Please Note: Areas of Specialization are department/program-specific and are are not formally recognized academic credentials. Unlike Major Concentrations, Areas of Specialization do not appear on the student's official academic transcript, etc.

CIP Code and Description1

  • CSCI Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 30.2501 - Cognitive Science