Computers and Cognition

Spring
Spring 2020
Olympia
Olympia
EveningWeekend
Evening and Weekend
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
8
Credits per quarter

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What types of problems can be solved by computers? How do humans and computers differ in the types of problems they can solve? What is the future of computing, and will computers evolve an intelligence that includes what we would define as human thought? Can computers learn or create on their own? This program will explore the basics of computer science, how computers work, and their possibilities and limits. The program will include basic programming in Javascript, Web development, introductory computer electronics, and other computer science topics. We will contrast this with human cognition. We will then look at how computers will likely affect the way we live, work, and relate in the future.  In seminar we will explore the issues surrounding machine vs. human consciousness and strong artificial intelligence.  This course in an overview of the computer science field, and will serve as a preparation for advanced computer training, but will also give students a good idea of how computing technology will likely change the way we work and live into the future.

8

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
EveningWeekend

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm
LIB 2612 - Windows / Linux Lab

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2019-05-29Listing moved to proposed/unpublished until Ab Van Etten completes required hiring process