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Immersions

Language Science

The language science immersion prepares students in the interdisciplinary scientific study and analysis of human language. Language science 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 immersion irrespective of their skills in languages other than English. Besides a core course on linguistic principles, students can choose electives covering technology of language, philosophy of language, and language in culture and society. Electives allow students to customize the immersion to their interests and needs, with the support of a faculty advisor.

Students take Introduction to Language Science and any two of the other courses from this list. After completing this immersion, students can complete a minor in Language Science by adding two more courses.

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

ENGL-351 Language Technology

ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity

ENGL-470 The Evolving English Language

ENGL-482 Language & Brain

ENGL-481 Intro to Natural Language Processing

ENGL-582 Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics

MLCU-301 Psycholinguistics

MLJP-351 Language in Japanese Society

MLJP-451 Structure of Japanese Language

MLAS-596 Linguistics of American Sign Language

MLST-499 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

PHIL-414 Philosophy of Language

PSYC-331 Language and Thought