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Language Science Immersion

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 adviser.

Required course
ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science
Choose two of the following:
   ENGL-351    Language Technology
   ENGL-371    Language, Dialects, and Identity
   ENGL-470    Evolving English Language
   ENGL-481    Introduction to Natural Language Processing
   ENGL-482    Language and Brain
   MLAS-351    Linguistics of American Sign Language
   MLCU-301    Psycholinguistics
   MLJP-351    Languages in Japanese Society
   MLJP-451    Structure of the Japanese Language
   PHIL-414    Philosophy of Language