Language and Human Communication Allied Field

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Language and Human Communication covers the study of what humans know about language, how they acquire such knowledge, and how they use this knowledge to communicate. Within the Neuroscience major, the Language and Human Communication Allied Field includes courses on topics such as: the biological aspects of communication systems, typical and disordered language processing and acquisition, and the structure of language at multiple levels of analysis from speech sounds to sentences to discourse. 

Electives in the Language and Human Communication Allied Field (choose 6 units)

Courses in the first group are listed separately because they are pre-requisites for some of the additional electives in Language and Human Communication.

  • COG SCI 210 Language and the Brain (This course may count either toward Group A Neuroscience electives or the Allied Field in Language and Human Communication, but not both.)
  • LING 250 Sound Patterns in Human Language
  • LING 260 Formal Analysis of Words and Sentences
  • LING 270 Meaning

Projected Annual Course Plans: COG SCI, LING

Additional electives in Language and Human Communication

  • CSD 301 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Mechanism 
  • CSD 302 Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Hearing Mechanism
  • CSD 305 Phonetics  
  • CSD 306 Psychoacoustics
  • CSD 307 Acoustic Phonetics 
  • LING 311 Child Language
  • LING 315 Experimental Approaches to Word Form Processing
  • LING 316 Experimental Syntax
  • LING 317 Experimental Pragmatics
  • LING 321 Bilingualism
  • LING 330 Research Methods in Linguistics
  • LING 334 Intro to Computational Linguistics
  • LING 336 Words, Networks and the Internet
  • LING 342 Structure of Various Languages
  • LING 350 Fundamentals of Laboratory Phonology
  • LING 360 Fundamentals of Syntax
  • LING 361 Morphology
  • LING 370 Fundamentals of Meaning
  • LING 371 Reference
  • LING 372 Pragmatics
  • LING 373 Implicature

Projected Annual Course Plans: CSD, LING