COGSCI 209 - Language and Human Mind
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Cognitive Science (COGSCI)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Enforced Prerequisites:
Not available to students who have completed LING 103 (courseID 020035), Topic: Language and Mind,(Topic #6).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course introduces students to the “cognitive revolution” and its impact on the contemporary study of language. We review the shift away from seeing speech behavior or “languages” as the object of inquiry to the experimental and theoretical study of the cognitive mechanisms underlying our unique human capacity for language, the exercise of which permeates virtually every aspect of human life, including what you are now doing! In every household, all of the children, barring pathology - but none of the dogs, cats or other organisms (nor the inanimate objects!) - acquire the language spoken (or signed) by the adults. There is some biological property of humans that makes this feat possible. What do we know when we know a language, and what does it mean to say that humans have an innate capacity for language?

Class Format:

Instruction Mode
As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with online learning.

Learning Mode
The weekly meeting(s) for this course will be conducted synchronously at the time(s) listed.

Course Assessment
All course assignments will be submitted asynchronously, with deadlines advertised in advanced

Synchronous Expectations
For the synchronous components of this course, students are expected to be virtually present at the listed time. Students who need to miss a meeting due to technological issues, illness, caregiving obligations, etc., will have access to missed materials on Canvas (which may include worksheets, slides, and/or video recordings.)

Schedule

COGSCI 209 - Language and Human Mind
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
31598
Open
44
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 Online
31600
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
31602
Open
6
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
31604
Open
15
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
31606
Open
9
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 Online
31608
Open
8
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
31610
Open
6
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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