COURSE OFFERINGS

Please note, this is a tentative list of course offerings and is subject to change.
Course descriptions available here.

For the most current listing, see http://websoc.reg.uci.edu/perl/WebSoc.

 

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

Course Number Course Title
Number

Title

LSCI 1

LANGUAGES OF  THE WORLD (MIS, B.) (satisfies VIII. International/Global Studies)

The world has over 6,000 languages, with an exuberant variety of sounds, words, grammars. introduction to a representative (about eight), drawn from every continent. Students not expected to learn these languages, but to explore and study their structure and complexity. 

LSCI 2

DISCOVERING LANGUAGE (BAR-SEVER, G.) (satisfies VII. Multicultural Studies)

Explores language's prevasiveness and diversity; demonstrates ways linguistics illuminates language's crucial-albeit hidden-societal role. Issues: self-and group-identification, language death, language in legal and educational settings, illustrations: spoken and signed languages, varieties of English, and Native American languages. 

LSCI 3

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (NGUYEN, E.) (satisfies III. Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Emphasis on the notion that language is a remarkable achievement of the human mind. Current insights into the nature of language. Survey of various subfields of linguistics. Introduction to linguistic analysis. 

LSCI 10

INTRO TO PHONOLOGY (TRAN, T.) (satisfies III Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Introduction to phonological theory and analysis. Covers basic phonetic description and transcription; motivations behind phonological analysis; rules and representations; underlying forms; derivations; rule interaction; analyses of stress and tone. Emphasizes practical skills with lab sections and problem sets.

LSCI 51

ACQUISITION OF LANG BAR-SEVER, G.) (satisfies III Social and Behavioral Sciences)

What children say, what they mean, and what they understand. Theories about the learning of language by one-, two-, and three-year-olds. Comparison of kinds of data on which these theories are based.

LSCI 51B

BILINGUAL EDUC (TORRES, J.)

Provides a comprehensive overview of current issues in bilingual education and bilingualism. Topics include dimensions of bilingualism, the effects of bilingualism on children's linguistic and cognitive development, bilingual education programs, literacy, special needs, and assessment.

LSCI 109

FORMAL LANGUAGES (MAYER, C.)

Prerequisite for the course; LSCI 3 plus some basic familiarity with programing. A background in Python is preferable, but the course will cover Python basics briefly in the first week. The programing prerequisite can be fulfilled by ICS 31/ICS 32A/EECS 12, or by permission of the instructor.

This class is taught as a combo class with graduate course LSCI 209.

LSCI 142

INTRO TO LOGIC (STAFF)

Introduction to sentence logic, including truth tables and natural deduction; and to predicate logic, including semantics and natural deduction.

LSCI 145A

ELEMENTARY SET THEORY (MEADOWS, T.)

An introduction to the basic working vocabulary of mathematical reasoning. Topics include sets, Boolean operations, ordered n-tuples, relations, functions, ordinal and cardinal numbers.

LSCI 159

COG NEUROSCI OF LANGUAGE (KROLL, J.)

LSCI 195A

LANGUAGE SCIENCE RESEARCH 1 (SCRONTAS, G.)

Provides students with in-depth experience in different facets of research in language science. It includes theoretical, behavioral, computational, and/or applied language science topics and methodologies.

 

Winter 2023 Course Offerings

Course Number Course Title
Number

Title

LSCI 3

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (Futrell, R.) (satisfies III. Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Emphasis on the notion that language is a remarkable achievement of the human mind. Current insights into the nature of language. Survey of various subfields of linguistics. Introduction to linguistic analysis. 

LSCI 20

 INTRODUCTION TO SYNTAX (Bar-Sever, G.) (satisfies III. Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Basic concepts in syntactic description and grammatical analysis.

LSCI 99

SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPEECH SCIENCE (Xie, X.) 

LSCI 109

INFORMATION THEORY & LANGUAGE (Futrell, R.)

This is a combo course with graduate course LSCI 209

LSCI 119

SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHONOLOGY (Mayer, C.) This is a combo course with graduate course LSCI 219

This course is an introduction to acoustic phonetics: the study of the acoustic properties of speech and their relationship to speech articulation and speech perception.

LSCI 155

PSYCH OF LANGUAGE (Scontras, G.) crosslisted with Psych 150

Examines language using the tools of experimental psychology. From sounds to words to spoken and written sentences, explores how language is used in real time, and how its use reveals how it is represented in the mind.

LSCI 158

LANGUAGE AND THE BRAIN (Hickok, G) crosslisted with BIOL N160 and Psych 161

Research analysis on biological bases of human linguistic capacity. Development, focusing on hemispheric specialization, plasticity; localization of specific linguistic functions in adults, with emphasis on study of aphasias; relation of linguistic capacity to general cognitive capacity, considering research on retardation.

LSCI 169

JAPANESE SOCIOLOGING (Riggs, H.) crosslisted with EAS 126

Through this course students will also explore the structure of the Japanese language and its historical development in conjunction with socio-cultural factors. Upon completion of this course, students should understand the idiosyncratic behavior of Japanese as a language.

LSCI 195B

LANG SCI RES II (Scontras, G.) 

Provides students with in-depth experience in different facets of research in language science. It includes theoretical, behavioral, computational, and/or applied language science topics and methodologies.

LSCI 195W

WRITING SKILLS FOR LANGUAGE SCIENCE (Bar-Sever, G.)

Focuses on written technical communication skills in language science. Topics include the scientific publication process (focusing on research abstracts), how to write for pieces of different lengths, and writing for different audiences.

 

 

 

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

Course Number Course Title
Number

Title

LSCI 2

DISCOVERING LANGUAGE (BAR-SEVER, G.) (satisfies VII. Multicultural Studies)

Explores language's prevasiveness and diversity; demonstrates ways linguistics illuminates language's crucial-albeit hidden-societal role. Issues: self-and group-identification, language death, language in legal and educational settings, illustrations: spoken and signed languages, varieties of English, and Native American languages. 

LSCI 3

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (Futrell, R.) (satisfies III. Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Emphasis on the notion that language is a remarkable achievement of the human mind. Current insights into the nature of language. Survey of various subfields of linguistics. Introduction to linguistic analysis. 

LSCI 10

INTRO TO PHONOLOGY (Staff) (satisfies III Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Introduction to phonological theory and analysis. Covers basic phonetic description and transcription; motivations behind phonological analysis; rules and representations; underlying forms; derivations; rule interaction; analyses of stress and tone. Emphasizes practical skills with lab sections and problem sets.

LSCI 20

INTRODUCTION TO SYNTAX (Staff) (satisfies III. Social and Behavioral Sciences & V.B. Formal Reasoning)

Basic concepts in syntactic description and grammatical analysis.

LSCI 107M

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR LANGUAGE RESEARCH (Scontras, G.) cross-list with Psych 157M

Focuses on computational methods useful for language research. Students become familiar with software and programming languages used for extracting information from electronic datasets and for creating basic simulations of linguistic cognition. No prior programming experience assumed.

LSCI 109

"CORPUS LINGUISTICS" SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS (BAR-SEVER, G.)

LSCI 115

INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS (Tran, T.) 

Introduces students to fundamental concepts of phonetics. The sound systems of selected languages around the world, including that of English, are described in detail. Students are trained to work with speech sound recognition, phonetic transcription, and language sound production.

LSCI 165B

STRUCTURE OF JAPANESE (Riggs, H.) crosslisted with EAS 123

An overview of the linguistic features of modern Japanese. Provides students with a systematic introduction to the nature and characteristics of the language.

LSCI 195C

LANGUAGE SCIENCE RESEARCH III (Staff)

Provides students with in-depth experience in different facets of research in language science. It includes theoretical, behavioral, computational, and/or applied language science topics and methodologies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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