Language is a system of communication with an extraordinarily intricate structure. The scientific study of the mental representations and biological basis of language involves many questions, including what the nature of this system is, how humans master it so early in their cognitive development, how humans use it to communicate, and how it is implemented in human biology.
The Language Science major offers focuses in theoretical, behavioral, computational, and applied approaches to language science. Students completing the B.A. in Language Science will have a background in
Major: Language Science (B.A.), OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT IN FALL 2018 (major code 0DB)
All five are required.
Ling 3: Intro to Linguistics
Ling 10: Intro to Phonology
Ling 20: Intro to Syntax
Ling 43/LPS 30: Intro to Symbolic Logic
Ling 51/Psych56L: Acquisition of Language
Two of the following are required.
Foreign Language Structure
Germ 104: Intro to German Linguistics
Ling 164A: Topics in Romance Languages
Ling 164B: French Phonetics
Ling 172: History of English
Span 113A: Spanish Phonetics
Span 113B: Intro to Spanish Linguistics
The 3x level of any non-English language
(Note: May be used more than once. For example, a student could use Span 3A and Span 3B to satisfy both courses in section II. In addition, if a student places out of the 3x level in a language, then the Natural/Formal language requirement is satisfied by the 3x courses placed out of. )
Ling 102/CompSci 162: Formal Languages and Automata
Ling 142/LPS 104/ Philos 104: Intro to Logic
Ling 145A/LPS 105A/Philos 105A: Elementary Set Theory
Five additional language science courses, three of which must be upper division.
Ling 1: Languages of the World
Ling 2: Discovering Language
Ling 68/Anthro 2D: Language and Culture
Ling 111: Intermediate Phonology
Ling 115: Intro to Phonetics
Ling 121: Intermediate Syntax
Ling 131: Intro to Morphology
Ling 143: Intro to Formal Semantics
Ling 145B/LPS 145B/ Philos 105B: Metalogic
Ling 145C/LPS 105C/ Philos 105C: Undecidability and Incompleteness
Ling 151/Psych156A: Acquisition of Language II
Ling 155/Psych 150: Psychology of Language
Ling 158/Bio N160/Psych 161: Language and Brain
Ling 168J/Anthro 151A: Improvisation, Language, and Culture
Ling 168S/Anthro 150A: Language and Social Cognition
Four of the following, coming from at least two of A-D below.
Ling 112: Advanced Phonology
Ling 119: Special Topics in Phonetics/Phonology
Ling 124: Current Topics in Syntax
Ling 129: Special Topics in Syntax
Ling 141/LPS 145/Philos 145: Topics in Philosophy of Language
Ling 149: Special Topics in Semantics
Ling 168: Constructed Languages
Ling 176: Intro to Pidgin and Creole Languages
Span 187: Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics
Ling 151A/Psych 156E: Atypical Acquisition
Ling 151B: Bilingual Acquisition
Ling 151S: Second Language Acquisition
Ling 152: Acquisition of Language III
Ling 159: Special Topics in Psycholinguistics
Ling 165L: Language Change, Acquisition, and Complexity
Ling 175/Hist 135G/Anthro 152A/GlblClt 105: Language Origins: Evolution, Genetics, and the Brain
Comp Sci 142A/CSE 142: Compilers and Interpreters
Comp Sci 142B: Language Processor Construction
Comp Sci 171: Intro to Artificial Intelligence
Comp Sci 177: Applications of Probability in Computer Science
Ling 106M: Computational Models of Language Learning
Ling 107M: Computational Methods for Language Research
Ling 109: Special Topics in Computational Linguistics
BME 148: Microimplants
Chinese 100A-B-C: Classical Chinese
Drama 35: Speech for Theater
E Asian 125: Topics in East Asian Applied Linguistics
Educ 134: Teaching English Internationally
Educ 151/Psy Beh192V: Language and Literacy
Ling 181A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I/Psych 141J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R/Educ 141A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I: Jumpstart I-III: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development. (Note that only two courses of this series may count towards the four specialization courses.)
Mus 158A-B-C: Diction. (Note that only one course of this series may count towards the four specialization courses.)
Psych 131B: Hearing
Psych 161H/BioSci N147: Hearing and the Brain
Span 151: Intro to Translation
Admissions requirements for new students at the freshman level: Students must meet all the basic UC admission requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or better as described here.
Admissions requirements for transfer students: Students must meet all the admission requirements for the School of Social Sciences as described here.
(i) Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better.
(ii) Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG).
(iii) Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.
Change of major requirements: To change to the Language Science major, a student must meet the requirements below.
(i) Minimum cumulative UCI GPA = 2.00.
(ii) Minimum UCI GPA for the quarter prior to changing major = 2.00.
(iii) Complete two language science courses with a grade of B- or better. One of the courses must be in the lower div core courses (Ling3, Ling10, Ling20, Ling43, Ling51).