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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.

Course
Required course
ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science
Electives
Choose two of the following:
   ANTH-220    Language an d Culture
   ANTH-285    American Indian Languages
   ANTH-290    Language, Sex and Sexuality
   ANTH-305    Investigating Language Change
   ENGL-351    Language Technology
   ENGL-470    Evolving English Language
   ENGL-481    Introduction to Natural Language Processing
   ENGL-482    Language and Brain
   ENGL-582    Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics
   MLAS-351    Linguistics of American Sign Language
   MLCU-301    Psycholinguistics
   MLJP-351    Languages in Japanese Society
   MLJP-451    Structure of the Japanese Language
   MLST-499    Special Topics: Modern Language*
   PHIL-414    Philosophy of Language

*This course may be used when the topic focuses on linguistics