How do our minds create the capacity for human language? What are the components of human language? How do we study them using the tools of experimental psychology? This course offers a broad introduction to the central empirical and theoretical foundations in the study of language. Topics covered include phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax, sentence processing, semantics, discourse, metaphor, acquired and congenital language disorders, language and the brain, language acquisition, bilingualism, and the effects of language on thought.
Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Logical Reasoning: The course will focus on experimental logic and the scientific basis for evaluating data and theories on language.
Quantitative Reasoning: The emphasis will be on primary-source quantitative data which students will learn to read and analyze.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary source readings from empirical journals and selected review papers in books or journals.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam, 2 short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan Univ. course can be taken as non-graded towards the major. For the psychology major, this is a column 1 breadth requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Juhasz,Barbara Jean Shusterman,Anna Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE58; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 75||SR major: 18||JR major: 18|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 13||JR non-major: 13||SO: 13||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 20||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 3||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 13|