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LING 1170 Introduction to Cognitive Science

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Everyone knows what it's like to think and perceive, but this subjective experience provides little insight into how minds emerge from physical intities like brains.  To address this issue, cognitive science integrates work from at least five disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy.  This course introduces students to the insights these disciplines offer into the workings of the mind by exploring visual perception, attention, memory, learning, problem solving, language, and consciousness. 

Distribution: (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hamid Turker (hbt7)
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ASL 1101 American Sign Language I

Students with no previous background in American Sign Language (ASL) will be introduced to basic conversational techniques in ASL, including both expressive and receptive skills.  Basic grammar and vocabulary will be covered, including explanations of the fundamental parts of a sign, proper use of fingerspelling, and the significance of non-manual features. Instruction will be supplemented with videos, allowing students to begin exploring the visual literature of the Deaf community in the United States. Readings and class discussions will acquaint students with American Deaf culture, history and education, and the historical development of ASL.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Nora Owen (no225)
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ASL 1102 American Sign Language II

This course focuses on continued development of conversational fluency in ASL, for both expressive and receptive skills. Through communicative activities and feedback, students will acquire a deeper understanding of grammatical features including use of non-manuals. Readings and class discussions will acquaint students to topics relevant to the Deaf community, American Deaf culture, ASL linguistics and history. The course will provide further development in ASL literature by analyzing storytelling features and re-telling them.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Nora Owen (no225)
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