Provides an introduction to the scientific method for the study of language and training in language data analysis techniques. Introduces knowledge and skills transferable to careers in the social, cognitive, and behavioral sciences through work with data management tools and software used in quantitative linguistic research.
Our courses introduce students to several distinct approaches to second language acquisition and bilingualism. Some focus on the nature of language in the mind; others are concerned with language and society; and others examine what happens in the language classroom. Most require no prerequisite, and all can count toward either a minor in Second Language Studies or a certificate in TESOL and Second Language Acquisition.