Learning Outcomes

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Learning outcomes describe what a student should know and understand, be able to do and what personal and social attitudes would a student take at the end of cognitive science BA programme.

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1. Knowledge and understanding:

  • [K_W01]: Students identify the place of cognitive science among other sciences; they list and characterize – at the basic level – the key disciplines which make up cognitive science (philosophy of mind, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology and computer science)
  • [K_W02]: students recognize the specificity of cognitive science arising from its interdisciplinary character
  • [K_W03]: Students recognize the subject of research within cognitive disciplines (philosophy of mind, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology and computer science), namely: a mind and a brain as natural cognitive systems and cognitive processes
  • [K_W04]: students identify and define (in Polish and – to some degree – in English) the basic terminology of cognitive disciplines: philosophy of mind, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology and computer science, indispensable for descriptions of cognitive systems
  • [K_W05]: students identifiy the [inter]relationships between the terms describing cognitive systems within different cognitive disciplines
  • [K_W06]: students describe (in Polish and – to some degree – in English) cognitive systems and processes at the general level within cognitive disciplines listed above
  • [K_W07]: students list general conceptions of mind as a cognitive system – as they appear in the philosophy of mind
  • [K_W08]: Students describe cognitive systems in terms of psychological representations and processes; enumerate and characterize basic psychological theories of cognitive systems
  • [K_W09]: Students describe cognitive systems in terms of neural representations and processes in central nervous system; enumerate and characterize basic neuroscientific theories of cognitive systems.
  • [K_W10]: Students describe mind as a cognitive system using signs (in particular language signs)
  • [K_W11]: Students describe cognitive systems (their architecture, processes) in terms of computational models
  • [K_W12]: Students describe in detail cognitive systems within selected approach in cognitive science: philosophical, linguistic, semiotic, psychological-neuroscientific or computational
  • [K_W13]: Students list basic fields of research in cognitive science; characterize their advancement, achievements and applications.
  • [K_W14]: Students describe in detail trends, state of research and achievements within selected approach in cognitive science
  • [K_W15]: students name and discuss general scientific methods and methods of research within cognitive sciences
  • [K_W16]: Students characterize basic principles of formulating and justifying hypotheses – within the humanities and natural sciences
  • [K_W17]: Students enumerate methods specific for different cognitive disciplines
  • [K_W18]: Students describe the distinctive role of language – as a tool of cognition and as a complex cogntive process
  • [K_W19]: students discuss the role of signs and language in creating of a world-view; they underline also the influence of signs and language on perception and understanding of reality
  • [K_W20]: Students describe the logical structure of language; students list syntactical and semantical key terms and explain their interrelations.
  • [K_W21]: Students name and identify the tools of computer science (especially programming languages of artificial intelligence such as LISP and Prolog) and uses them in a description and an analysis of cognitive processes and systems.
  • [K_W22]: Students name and describe methods of artificial intelligence that allow modeling of psychological structures and processes.
  • [K_W23]: Students list key notions and elaborate rules of: the copyright laws and the protection of intellectual property laws.

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2. Intellectual skills
On completion of the programme students will be able to:

  • [K_U01]: communicate their knowledge in a clear and simple way both to laymen and specialists in the field of cognitive science (in Polish and to some degree in English)
  • [K_U02]: take a part in a discussion esp. in discussions on key problems of cognitive science
  • [K_U03]: search for, analyse and select information using different sources and methods
  • [K_U04]: use information available in English
  • [K_U05]: formulate a research problem, indicate example solutions, elaborate and present outcomes
  • [K_U06]: formulate hipotheses, justify them – in the fields of humanities and natural sciences
  • [K_U07]: analyses (syntactically, semantically, pragmatically) natural language utterances
  • [K_U08]: draw conclusions from the outcomes of research methods within cognitive psychology and neuroscience
  • [K_U09]: use (existing or self-created) computational models to answer some questions concerning cognition (including analysis of empirical data)
  • [K_U10]: describe connections between the disciplines of cognitive science, between the terminology, problems and methods of the disciplines
  • [K_U11]: use the terminology specific for different cognitive disciplines
  • [K_U12]: associate the terms describing the same phenomenon within different disciplines of cognitive science
  • [K_U13]: perceive cognitive processes as interdisciplinary problems
  • [K_U14]: analyse texts from different cognitive disciplines
  • [K_U15]: formulate clearly their own stance and argument in favour of it; evaluate counterarguments and answer them
  • [K_U16]: present their own stance in the form of a written paper, an oral presentation and a poster (in Polish and – to some degree – in English)
  • [K_U17]: use proficiently new technologies – at the level of applications as well as at the level of network tools
  • [K_U18]: choose the right (for the problem) tools of IT technology (including such programming languages of artificial intelligence as: LISP and Prolog) and use them in description and analysis of cognitive systems
  • [K_U19]: design a simple computational model of a cognitive process (or its aspect) using exisiting, available cognitive architectures or programming languages of artificial intelligence

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3. Personal and social attitudes:

  • [K_K01]: students actively search for knowledge and improve their skills
  • [K_K02]: students actively communicate with others: transfer their knowledge, acquire new knowledge, take part in a scientific debate
  • [K_K03]: students are constructively critical in discussions
  • [K_K04]: students understand the need to transfer [communicate] information concerning the achievements of cognitive science and its disciplines to the society (e.g. via mass media)
  • [K_K05]: students realize the differences in value of popular knowledge concerning mind and a brain
  • [K_K06]: students are creative in solving problems
  • [K_K07]: students realize social consequences of practical applications of their knowledge and realize the resulting responsibility
  • [K_K08]:students are responsible for the equipment in the labs
  • [K_K09]: students respect their own work and the work of others; in particular they comply with the copyright laws
  • [K_K10]: students cooperate with other specialists in a research group

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