Course Description

Course Name

Language and Mind

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
LANGUAGE and the MIND is an advanced course in human thinking and speaking that deals with psychological, cognitive and anthropological aspects of language as a key to mind, intellect and creativity; interrelation of language, thoughts and brain; language in mediating experience, remembering and creating meaning; the instinctive, emotional and rational in our cognition; pre-linguistic cognition of hominids; children’s language learning and language diversity.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion the student will have
–Gained an insight into the human language and mind;
–Defined relevant concepts and posed critical questions;
–Identified psychological, social and cultural factors constraining language usage;
–Compared and comprehended the logic of sounds and grammars across languages;
–Discovered interrelations of human biology and psychology of language;
–Applied what learned in class to a researched project;
–Collected primary data to document it and posed questions about the data;
–Framed the project by a relevant theory;
–Presented the project in class and summarized it in writing.

*Course content subject to change