CMSI 261 Language, Thought, and Computation


3 semester hours

A study of the philosophical and epistemological roots of computer science, covering language, thought, logic, cognition, computation, the Church-Turing thesis, computer programming, and artificial intelligence. Mathematical models of knowledge, learning, consciousness, and self-awareness. Structural and statistical foundations of human language. Holism, reductionism, Zen, and dualism.

Lecture, 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 101  or higher, or placement into MATH 106  or higher.




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