Introduction to Study of Language

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Summary for general undergraduates of what is known about human language; biological basis of language, scientific study of language and human cognition; uniqueness of human language, its structure, universality, its diversity; language in social and cultural setting; language in relation to other aspects of human inquiry and knowledge. P/NP or letter grading.

Review Summary

Clarity
6.7 / 10
Organization
6.7 / 10
Time
0-5 hrs/week
Overall
5.0 / 10

Reviews

    Quarter Taken: Fall 2021 Online
    Grade: A+

    I took this class asynchronously and lectures were all prerecorded by a different professor, so I had little interaction with Prof Silvestri. Overall, it was pretty easy, since you only need to watch the lectures and read the case studies (you don't really need to read the textbook). There was one short multiple choice assignment every week, and both the midterm and final were multiple choice. The two papers were pretty easy and fun. The only annoying part of this class was memorizing IPA symbols, but otherwise it was an easy A.

    Quarter Taken: Fall 2021 Online
    Grade: A+

    I took this class asynchronously and lectures were all prerecorded by a different professor, so I had little interaction with Prof Silvestri. Overall, it was pretty easy, since you only need to watch the lectures and read the case studies (you don't really need to read the textbook). There was one short multiple choice assignment every week, and both the midterm and final were multiple choice. The two papers were pretty easy and fun. The only annoying part of this class was memorizing IPA symbols, but otherwise it was an easy A.

Course

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Grading Information

  • No group projects

  • Attendance not required

  • 1 midterm

  • Finals week final

  • 0% recommend the textbook

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