The Certificate in Cognitive Science of Language requires a minimum of 12-15 s.h. of graduate credit. Designed to complement doctoral study, the certificate program is open to University of Iowa Ph.D. students in linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science. Ph.D. students in other disciplines may petition to be permitted to earn the certificate. Students must complete a formal application to enter the certificate program; they should contact the program's coordinator before they apply.
The certificate program ensures that students have training in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of language along with a strong theoretical grounding in their Ph.D. discipline. Certificate students work with their Ph.D. advisor and the certificate program's coordinator to develop an individual plan of study that complements the degree program and career interests of all students. In order to be granted the Certificate in Cognitive Science of Language, students must complete all of the requirements of their Ph.D. program as well as all of the certificate requirements.
All certificate students must participate in the cognitive science of language proseminar, a two-semester (6 s.h.) survey course on the five major disciplines within the language sciences—psychology, formal linguistics, neuroscience, communication disorders, and computational approaches. They also must complete three approved courses chosen from the lists below, and they must include a faculty member in the cognitive sciences of language on their Ph.D. comprehensive and dissertation exam committees. Students may enroll in the proseminar and three additional courses before or concurrently with other courses in their programs.
The Certificate in Cognitive Science of Language requires the following course work.
All certificate students complete the following two survey courses.
|PSY:6101||Cognitive Science of Language Proseminar I||3|
|PSY:6102||Cognitive Science of Language Proseminar II||3|
Students take a total of three courses chosen from the following lists.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
|CSD:3116||Basic Neuroscience for Speech and Hearing||3|
|CSD:3122||Speech Production: Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|CSD:4145||Developmental Language Disorders||3|
|CSD:4146||Neurogenic Disorders of Language||3|
|CSD:5206||Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years||3|
|CSD:5222||Speech and Hearing Anatomy||2|
|CSD:5224||System and Signal Theory for Speech and Hearing Science||3|
|CSD:5256||Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing||3-4|
|CSD:5282||Phonological Development and Disorders||2|
|CSD:6520||Seminar: M.A. Language||2|
|CSD:6522||Clinical Speech Physiology||2|
|CSD:6538||Seminar: Hearing Science||2|
|CS:4460||Introduction to Computational Linguistics||3|
Introduction to Syntax (LING:5010) has a corequisite, LING:5000 Proseminar: Morphosyntax, which does not count toward the certificate.
|LING:3030||Child Language-Linguistic Perspectives||3|
|LING:5010||Introduction to Syntax||3|
|LING:5020||Introduction to Phonology||3|
|LING:6050||Language Universals Linguistic Typology||3|
|LING:6080||Generative Second Language Acquisition||3|
|LING:7090||Seminar: Problems in Linguistics||2-3|
|NSCI:6240||Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience||3|
Psychological and Brain Sciences
|PSY:6450||Processes of Language Acquisition||3|
|PSY:6490||Dynamic Systems and Development||3|
|PSY:7020||Seminar: Cognitive Neuroscience||0-2|
|PSY:7430||Seminar: Cognitive Development||0-3|
|PSY:7610||Seminar: Cognitive Psychology||2|
Second Language Acquisition
|SLA:6901||Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory||3|
|SLA:6902||Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory II||3|
Spanish and Portuguese