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Language Science

Available 2013

The Language Science minor prepares students in the interdisciplinary scientific study and analysis of human language. The minor is directly applicable to students interested in computing and media, human-computer interaction, brain and cognition, language acquisition, human health, interpreting, relevant branches of engineering, and policy studies. Students can complete the minor requirements irrespective of their skills in languages other than English. Some courses in the minor include core linguistic principles, technology of language, psychology of language, and language in culture and society. Electives allow students to customize the minor to their interests and needs, with the support of a faculty advisor.

To complete the minor, a student takes fifteen semester credit hours distributed over five courses as follows:

Required core course

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

Foundations course: one course in a foundation area is required

ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity

ENGL-351 Language Technology

MCLU-301: Psycholinguistics

Elective courses: any three of these courses are required

A beginning ASL or foreign language course

ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity

ENGL-351 Language Technology

ENGL-481 Introduction to Natural Language Processing

ENGL-582 Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics

MCLU-301: Psycholinguistics

ENGL-470 Evolving English Language

ENGL-482 Language and Brain

PHIL-414 Philosophy of Language

PSYC-331 Language and Thought

MLAS-596 Linguistics of American Sign Language

MLJP-351 Languages in Japanese Society

MLJP-451 Structure of the Japanese Language

Special Topic or Independent Study if approved by the steering committee

 

The following are possible clusters of courses that align with individual student interests within the minor.

Sample cluster for a student interested in language in culture and society:

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity

MLJP-351 Languages in Japanese Society

ENGL-470 Evolving English Language

ENGL-351 Language Technology

Sample cluster for a student interested in language and technology:

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

ENGL-351 Language Technology

ENGL-481 Introduction to Natural Language Processing

ENGL-482 Language and Brain

ENGL-582 Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics

Sample cluster for a student interested in the psychology of language:

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

MCLU-301: Psycholinguistics

PSYC-331 Language and Thought

ENGL-482 Language and Brain

ENGL-351 Language Technology

Sample cluster for a student interested in general linguistics:

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

MCLU-301: Psycholinguistics

PHIL-414 Philosophy of Language

MLJP-451 Structure of the Japanese Language

MLAS-596 Linguistics of American Sign Language

Advisor: Dr. Cissi Ovesdotter Alm, LBR-2110, coagla@rit.edu

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