Six issues courses are required. A minimum of 4 courses must be taken within the department. 5 of the 6 courses must be taken for a letter grade. If the course is taken S/U, the instructor must provide the department with either the actual letter grade or a brief written evaluation of the student's progress. It is up to the student to arrange this alternative form of evaluation and to make sure it is provided to the Department of Cognitive Science at the end of the quarter that the course is taken. Any course not of the pre-approved list must be petitioned and approved for use towards the requirement. NOTE: prior approval for one student does not guarantee immediate approval for another. Each case is considered individually within the context of their program of study.