Example Track Themes for the B.A.

Students can design individualized track themes that reflect their interests in BCS. The track themes listed below are simply examples of those that have been popular. You are strongly encouraged to discuss with your BCS Faculty Advisor other coherent sets of courses that fit your interests.

Neuropsychology and Mental Disorder

Psycholinguistics¹

  • LIN 110: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • BCS 172: Development of Mind and Brain
  • BCS 259: Language Development
  • BCS 261: Language Use and Understanding
  • BCS 264: Signed Language Structure
  • BCS 265: Language and the Brain

Perception and Action

  • BCS 220: The Intelligent Eye
  • BCS 221: Auditory Perception
  • BCS 222: Foundations of Vision: Perception and Computation
  • BCS 223: Vision & the Eye
  • BCS 228: Human-Machine Interaction
  • BCS 245: Sensory and Motor Neuroscience

Computation and Cognition²

  • CSC 212: Human Computer Interaction
  • BCS 222: Foundations of Vision: Perception and Computation
  • BCS 230: The Computational Brain
  • BCS 232: Artificial Intelligence

Development

Music Cognition and Language

  • Choose at least one from:
  • BCS 259: Language Development
  • BCS 261: Language Use and Understanding
  • BCS 265: Language and the Brain

Speech and Hearing¹, ³

  • LIN 110: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • BCS 221: Auditory Perception
  • BCS 259: Language Development
  • BCS 261: Language Use and Understanding
  • BCS 264: Signed Language Structure
  • BCS 265: Language and the Brain

¹LIN 110 can be used for BCS elective credit only by students completing a track in Psycholinguistics or Speech and Hearing.

²CSC 212 can be used for BCS elective credit only by students completing a track in Computation and Cognition.

³Students interested in pursuing graduate work in Speech and Hearing are strongly encouraged to take LIN 210 Introduction to Sound Systems even though it cannot be used to fulfill the BCS track requirement.

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