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Language and Mind
LING-UA 3 (formerly LING-UA 28 / V61.0028)

This course deals with what our knowledge of language can tell us about the nature of the mind, and vice versa. It is offered jointly by Psychology and Linguistics, presenting methodology and results from both fields. It is well known that language is a social phenomenon; this course will focus on some aspects of language that make its study more like a natural science. We discuss the structure of sentences (syntax), words (morphology), and sound shape (phonetics, phonology), and ask how these are acquired, mentally represented, and processed by humans. sample syllabus

*Language and Mind can be taken without the listed prerequisite Cognition (PSYCH-UA 29 / V89.0029). The Cognition prerequisite is for psychology majors who are taking the Language & Mind course as an advanced elective. We recommend enrolling through the Linguistics department in order to avoid any problems with registration.

3 Courses in Linguistics

RequirementCourse Name
 Number
Semester Typically
Offered
2 Courses Chosen From:





Grammatical Analysis
LING-UA 13 / V61.0013
Fall
Phonological AnalysisLING-UA 12 / V61.0012Spring
Introduction to Semantics
LING-UA 4 / V61.0004

1 Course Chosen From:Sound and LanguageLING-UA 11 / V61.0011Fall
Intro to Morphology at Advanced LevelLING-UA 55 / V61.0055
Form, Meaning, and the MindLING-UA 31 / V61.0031
Propositional Attitudes
LING-UA 35 / V61.0035

Computational Principles of Sentence Construction (aka Patterns in Language)
LING-UA 24 / V61.0024
Spring
Psycholinguistics
LING-UA 5 / V61.0005

Neural Bases of Language
LING-UA 43 / V61.0043 or
PSYCH-UA 300 / V89.0300.001
Fall
Linguistics as Cognitive ScienceLING-UA 48 / V61.0048Spring
Learning to Speak
LING-UA 54 / V61.0054


Grammatical AnalysisLING-UA 13 / V61.0013Fall

Phonological AnalysisLING-UA 12 / V61.0012Fall

Introduction to SemanticsLING-UA 4 / V61.0004

1 Course in Philosophy

RequirementCourse Name
Number
Semester Typically
Offered
1 Course Chosen From:  
Minds and Machines
PHIL-UA 5 / V83.0015
Spring
Philosophy of Language
PHIL-UA 85 / V83.0085Fall, Spring
LogicPHIL-UA 70 / V83.0070Fall, Spring, Summer

4 Courses in Psychology

RequirementCourse Name
Number
Semester Typically
Offered
 RequiredCognitionPSYCH-UA 29 / V89.0029Fall, Spring
 RequiredStatistical Reasoning for the
Behavioral Sciences

PSYCH-UA 10 / V89.0010
Fall, Spring




Elective A,
1 Course Chosen From:
Neural Bases of LanguagePSYCH-UA 300-1 / V89.0300.001 or
LING-UA 43 / V61.0043
Fall
The Psychology of LanguagePSYCH-UA 56 / V89.0056Every other year

Speech: A window into the developing mind
PSYCH-UA 300-13 / V89.0300.013


Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development
PSYCH-UA 300-11 / V89.0300.011





Elective B,
1 Course Chosen From:
Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYCH-UA 25 / V89.0025
Perception
PSYCH-UA 22 / V89.0022
Laboratory in Perception
PSYCH-UA 44 / V89.0044

Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYCH-UA 300-9 / V89.0300.009

Laboratory in Human Cognition
(currently numbered V89.0046)
PSYCH-UA 28 / V89.0028Fall
Neural Bases of Language
(if not taken for Elective A)
PSYCH-UA 300-1 / V89.0300.001 or
LING-UA 43 / V61.0043
Fall
The Psychology of Language
(if not taken for Elective A)
PSYCH-UA 56 / V89.0056Every other year
Speech: A window into the developing mind
(if not taken for Elective A)
PSYCH-UA 300-13 / V89.0300.013
Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development
(if not taken for Elective A)
PSYCH-UA 300-11 / V89.0300.011Fall

1 Final Course

The 10th course will be one of the above listed courses that has not already been chosen to satisfy the departmental components.


For information about additional courses offered by the three departments:

Linguistics Course List
Psychology Course List
Philosophy Course List