Graduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

For current course schedule information and registration, visit SIS.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Semantics I
AS.050.617 (01)

Also offered as AS.050.317. This is an introduction to the study of meaning in natural language. We address the conceptual and empirical issues in semantic theory and introduce some formal machinery that has been developed to deal with such problems. After discussing foundational questions, we turn to formal semantics and pragmatics, as well as their interfaces with syntax and the lexicon. Specific topics include presupposition, type-driven composition, quantification, lexical aspect, argument structure, and lexical representations of meaning.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room: Hodson 203 Hodson 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intro to Neurolinguistics
AS.050.636 (01)

This course provides an introductory survey of the cognitive neuroscience of language – a multidisciplinary field in the intersection of Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Neuroscience. We will explore current research on the neural bases of the perception, production, and acquisition or human language in neuro-typical and impaired individuals. Also listed as AS.050.236.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 111  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Language Acquisition
AS.050.648 (01)

This course provides an introduction to the fields of first and second language acquisition by looking at questions such as the following: Can the grammar of a native language be learned solely on the basis of noticing statistical correlations among words? How does native language acquisition explain — or is explained by — the universal properties, shared by all languages, of words and grammars? How does being exposed to multiple languages from birth affect language acquisition and what happens when a child is not exposed to any language early in life? Does the same cognitive mechanism guide language learning in children and adults? What factors account for individual differences in ease and ultimate attainment when a second language is learned later in life? Is it possible to become indistinguishable from a native speaker in a foreign language? What changes take place in the brain when a new language is learned? Recommended background: An introductory course in a linguistic course such as world of language, phonology, or syntax as well as a linguistics course such as language and mind or bilingualism. Also offered as AS.050.348.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 111  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuropsychology
AS.050.801 (01)

Participants in this graduate seminar will read and discuss current research articles in cognitive neuropsychology of vision or language, and present their own research.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E (Michael)
  • Room: Krieger 134A  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/7
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar in Language & Cognition
AS.050.811 (01)

A specialized research seminar for individuals researching language acquisition, cognitive development and the interface between language and cognition. Students must actively carry out empirical or theoretical research in these areas. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara (Barbara)
  • Room: Krieger 231  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
AS.050.812 (01)

This seminar will discuss papers and ongoing research in the areas of computational cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on different areas of visual and social perception.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room: Krieger 134A  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar in Computer Vision
AS.050.814 (01)

This seminar is based on topics in computational vision with the option of attending additional subgroup meetings on specific topics.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room: Malone 228  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar in Semantics
AS.050.817 (01)

A critical analysis of current issues and debates in natural language semantics. Discussion of on-going research. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room: Krieger 134A  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive Science
AS.050.826 (01)

Readings and research presentations on varying topics in mathematics, computation, and formal linguistics with bearing on cognitive science.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room: Krieger 138  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar on Formal Theory in Cognitive Science
AS.050.829 (01)

Topics range from mathematical analysis of neural networks to computational studies of linguistic structure. Focus is ongoing research and current literature.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 5:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.050.617 (01)Semantics IMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMRawlins, KyleHodson 203
AS.050.636 (01)Intro to NeurolinguisticsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 111
AS.050.648 (01)First Language AcquisitionTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 111
AS.050.801 (01)Research Seminar in Cognitive NeuropsychologyF 2:00PM - 4:00PMMcCloskey, Michael E (Michael)Krieger 134A
AS.050.811 (01)Research Seminar in Language & CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:00PMLandau, Barbara (Barbara)Krieger 231
AS.050.812 (01)Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive NeuroscienceTh 10:30AM - 12:00PMIsik, LeylaKrieger 134A
AS.050.814 (01)Research Seminar in Computer VisionF 11:00AM - 1:00PMYuille, Alan LMalone 228
AS.050.817 (01)Research Seminar in SemanticsTh 12:00PM - 1:30PMRawlins, KyleKrieger 134A
AS.050.826 (01)Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive ScienceT 12:00PM - 2:00PMWilson, ColinKrieger 138
AS.050.829 (01)Research Seminar on Formal Theory in Cognitive ScienceTh 5:00PM - 5:30PMSmolensky, Paul