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
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