PSYCH 4270

PSYCH 4270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Seminar surveying a cross-section of modern theories, methods, and research pertaining to the origin and evolution of language. Considers evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, comparative psychology, and computational modeling of evolutionary processes. Topics for discussion may include: What does the fossil record tell us about language evolution? What can we learn from comparative perspectives on neurobiology and behavior? Can apes really learn language? Did language come about through natural selection? What were the potential preadaptations for language? What is the relationship between phylogeny and ontogeny?

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors and seniors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: any one course in psychology or human development.

Distribution Category (ETM-AS, KCM-AS)

Comments Offered alternate years.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4270PSYCH 6270

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17460 PSYCH 4270   SEM 101

    • T Uris Hall 205
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Christiansen, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person