The university continues to monitor the circumstances related to the pandemic. Spring 2021 course offerings are set. However, the course delivery methods and locations are still being updated and will be finalized in the Schedule of Classes by December 4, 2020.
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Courses - Fall 2020
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
HESP120
Introduction to Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Additional information: HESP120 is required for HESP majors. HESP majors may not substitute LING200.
An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
HESP214
Should I Buy INTO That? Comparing Media Claims with Scientific Evidence from Brain & Behavior Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Millions of dollars are spent each year advertising products that "make you smarter" or "learn a foreign language faster" or "increase your memory", etc. But are these statements true? Can they be backed up? Learn how to critically evaluate media claims of new discoveries in brain and behavior. Read popular-press articles, listen to podcast episodes and review commercial products that claim to be based on science. Then, learn how to find out if the claims are true.