2020-21 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2022  
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Check major and minor requirement sections in the Departments, Programs and Areas of Study section to determine if specific courses will satisfy requirements. Inclusion on this list does not imply that the course will necessarily satisfy a requirement.

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Japanese

  
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    JAPN131 PO - Introduction to Classical Japanese

    When Offered: Spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger
    Credit: 1

    Covers the fundamentals of classical Japanese grammar, combined with readings from prose and poetry texts of the Heian (794-1185), Kamakura (1185-1333) and Tokugawa (1600-1868) periods. Readings include Makura no soshi, Hojoki, Heike monogatari and the haikai poetry of Basho. Prerequisite: JAPN 111A PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement
  
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    JAPN191H PO - Senior Thesis

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    A two-semester directed study of selected topics, culminating in a broad-ranging research paper or translation exercise. Letter grade only.
  
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    JAPN192 PO - Senior Research Paper

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    A one-semester directed study of selected topics, culminating in a broad-ranging research paper that will include translation of excerpts from texts. Taken in either semester. Letter grade only.
  
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    JAPN199DRPO - Japanese: Directed Readings

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Directed Readings. Syllabus reflects workload of a standard course in the department or program. Examinations, written papers, and/or oral presentations equivalent to a standard course. Regular interaction with the faculty supervisor. Weekly meetings are the norm. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    JAPN199IRPO - Japanese: Independent Research Project

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Independent Research Project. A substantial and significant piece of original research produced. Prerequisite course work required. Available for full- or half-course credit.

Japanese Literature in Translation

  
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    JPNT156 PO - Japanese Media

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2020.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 0.5

    The concept of modern media in Japan is influenced by a number of traditional cultural elements. This course traces the historical development of media, and tries to understand how media operates in today’s society. There will also be occasions to discuss current topics with guest speakers. No knowledge of Japan or Japanese required.
  
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    JPNT171 PO - Literary Aesthetics of Pre-Modern Japan

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2020.
    Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger
    Credit: 1

    This course examines Japanese literature from the 8th to the 19th centuries through the aesthetic categories that have shaped its production and reception. Readings include pre-modern literary texts together with reflections on these texts by both their original producers and modern literary critics. Topics include waka and haiku poetry, the novel, the Buddhist aesthetic of “impermanence,” fashion and eroticism in urban popular culture, and the warrior ethos.
  
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    JPNT172 PO - Introduction to Japanese Philosophy

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
    Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger
    Credit: 1

    This course examines the history of philosophical thought in Japan, including the pre-modern traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, as well as the engagement of Japan with Western philosophy after the opening of the country in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Topics in pre-modern thought include metaphysics, ethics, rulership and governance, and philosophy of language. In the modern period, the course investigates such topics as Enlightenment thought and Japanese democracy, the encounter of Buddhism with Western thought in the philosophy of the Kyoto School, hermeneutics and the Japanese reception of Heidegger, aesthetics, Marxism, and postmodernism.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    JPNT174 PO - (Post-)Modern Japan through Literature and Cinema

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2018.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 1

    A radical process of modernization began in Japan in the mid 19th century, but some say that Japan was in a “post-modern” phase even before it was Westernized.  This course will try to understand the intellectual challenges Japan has tackled and the reconfiguring of its cultural identity from the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to the present day.  Readings and films include Japanese and non-Japanese works.  No knowledge of Japan or Japanese is required.  
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JPNT175 PO - Tokyo as Metaphor

    When Offered: Spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 1

    What makes Tokyo unique? In the century and a half since the Emperor moved from Kyoto, the samurai capital of Edo became a modern city without any clear, overarching design. This ever-expanding, densely populated metropolis has been constantly evolving, re-structuring its infrastructure, creating new landmarks and reinventing its identity. How have artists such as print makers, photographers, film directors and writers represented its changing mores, ambitions, failures and disasters? This course studies the underlying values, issues and limitations of the city through close readings of art works, film and literature (in translation), and explore future possibilities.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    JPNT176 PO - Time and Space in Modern Japan

    When Offered: Fall 2020.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 1

    Are we the products or the producers of our environments? This course offers an interdisciplinary, comparative approach to the literary expression of Japanese temporal and spatial concepts from the 8th century onward, with some reference to China and Korea. The focus, however, is on modern Japan, which in some ways “left Asia,” looking ahead to a very foreign time-space but trying to comprehend it with a language that does not even have a future tense. How have these transitions been negotiated conceptually in media such as literature? Some consideration of other cultural sources, such as cinema and the arts, will enrich the discussion; more practical factors such as urban design, maps and transportation networks will also be examined.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JPNT177 PO - Japanese/Japanese American Women Writers

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
    Instructor(s): L. Miyake
    Credit: 1

    This course will examine the writings by classical/modern Japanese/Japanese American women writers within local/global settings focusing on what they wrote, why they wrote and where they wrote. The course will explore how local/global gender and race politics inform their writings–and their reception–and the ways these formulations (which have crossed back and forth across the Pacific from the earliest Japanese immigration to the U.S. through international exchanges to this day) continue to fashion the writings of these women writers. (Japanese in Translation)
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Analyzing Difference; Speaking Intensive; Writing Intensive
  
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    JPNT179 PO - Graphically Speaking: Japanese Manga and Its Buds

    When Offered: Spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): L. Miyake
    Credit: 1

    Text? Image? Manga positions itself in the interstices of image and word, mainstream culture and subculture, local and global economies. This course will examine its historical and cultural contexts, technical and narrative strategies and local and global significance, reading shôjo girls, shônen boys, information and “other” manga, as well as pop culture, visual literacy and graphic art articles. (Japanese in Translation)
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JPNT199DRPO - Japanese in Translation: Directed Readings

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Directed Readings. Syllabus reflects workload of a standard course in the department or program. Examinations, written papers, and/or oral presentations equivalent to a standard course. Regular interaction with the faculty supervisor. Weekly meetings are the norm. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    JPNT199IRPO - Japanese in Translation: Independent Research Project

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Independent Research Project. A substantial and significant piece of original research produced. Pre-requisite course work required. Available for full- or half-course credit.

Korean

  
  
  
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    KORE033 CM - Intermediate Korean


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement
  
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    KORE044 CM - Advanced Korean


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement
  
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    KRNT130 CM - Korean Cinema and Culture


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1

Korean Literature in Translation

  
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    KORE100 CM - Readings in Korean Literature and Culture


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement

Late Antique/Medvl Stds

  
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    LAMS190 PO - LAMS Senior Seminar

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    A seminar for LAMS majors to assist them as they conceive of, research, and write their senior theses. Common readings and research exercises will complement guided individual work. Letter grade only.
  
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    LAMS191 PO - Senior Thesis in LAMS

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    The culminating course for the LAMS major, students complete their theses under the guidance of their thesis advisors. Letter grade only.

Latin American Studies

  
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    LAST190 PO - Senior Tutorial

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): A. Mayes; M. Tinker Salas
    Credit: 1

    Required of all majors during the first semester of the senior year. Prepares students for their senior exercise, emphasizing integrative analytical methods and important topics in the core disciplines chosen by students for their exams or senior theses.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Speaking Intensive; Writing Intensive
  
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    LAST191 PO - Senior Thesis

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    With permission of the Latin American Studies Committee, students may elect to write a senior thesis. Thesis projects require substantial original research, writing and interpretation. Students select and work closely with a track advisor who is their primary reader. Students must select a second reader in consultation with their track advisor.
  
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    LAST193 PO - Senior Comprehensive Exam

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    Three-hour comprehensive examination consists of written field examinations in two chosen core disciplines and one interdisciplinary examination taken during the spring semester of the senior year. Prerequisite: LAST 190 PO .
  
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    LAST199DRPO - Latin American Studies: Directed Readings

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Directed Readings. Syllabus reflects workload of a standard course in the department or program. Examinations or papers equivalent to a standard course. Regular interaction with the faculty supervisor. Weekly meetings are the norm. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    LAST199IRPO - Latin American Studies: Independent Research

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Independent Research or Creative Project. A substantial and significant piece of original research or creative product produced. Pre-requisite course work required. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    LAST199RAPO - Latin American Studies: Research Assistantship

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Lab notebook, research summary or other product appropriate to the discipline is required. Half-course credit only.

Linguistics and Cognitive Science

  
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    LGCS010 PO - Introduction to Linguistics

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): F. Brogan; M. Diercks; N. Holliday; R. Melnick; M. Paster
    Credit: 1

    What exactly is language? What do you actually know when you know a language? These questions are at the heart of linguistics, the scientific study of language. Topics covered in this course include: how sounds are produced and how they combine; how words are constructed from their component parts; how sentences are formed and how their meanings are understood; how languages are alike and how they differ; how languages change over time; and how language use reflects aspects of our identity.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS010 PZ - Introduction to Linguistics


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS011 PO - Introduction to Cognitive Science

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): L. Abrams; L. Johnson; M. Zirnstein
    Credit: 1

    Historical and contemporary views of the mind, from the perspectives of philosophy, linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience and computer science. Some of the questions addressed in this course are: How does the mind organize sensory experience? What is consciousness and how is it involved in cognition?  How does the mind represent and make use of language? What is the relation between emotion and cognition? These and other topics are considered within the framework of cognitive models and the neural basis of cognition.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS082 PZ - Racial Politics of Teaching


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS104 PO - Phonetics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): N. Holliday
    Credit: 1

    This course addresses the physical properties of speech articulation and speech sounds, covering areas such as the basic anatomy of the vocal tract, physical articulation, the acoustic properties of speech sounds, and speech perception. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and will learn to do digital speech analysis (using Praat). Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS105 PO - Syntactic Analysis

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
    Instructor(s): M. Diercks
    Credit: 1

    This course examines the sentence structure of natural language, addressing the (mostly unconscious) knowledge people have about language and proposing cognitive structures for that knowledge. For example, we explain why you can run up a bill and run up a hill, but while you can run a bill up, you can’t run a hill up. Over the course of the semester we will adjust our theoretical model of syntax (using the framework of generative syntax), arriving at a set of claims about the nature of syntactic structures that are universal to all languages. The course emphasizes analysis and argumentation, with a writing-centric curriculum. Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: LGCS 010 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Writing Intensive
  
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    LGCS106 PO - Semantics & Pragmatics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2017.
    Instructor(s): M. Diercks
    Credit: 1

    Language users manage to communicate complex thoughts and ideas within rapidly changing and evolving contexts, often with incredible ease. How are we able to locate linguistic meanings in such rich and elusive contexts? What is the relationship between the meaning of a word or expression and its linguistic form? What are the rules or processes that determine how more complex meanings are created from their parts, and how do these processes relate to other cognitive or mental processes? This course introduces both theoretical and practical tools to build an abstract theory of linguistic meaning that addresses these questions, among others. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS108 PO - Phonology

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): F. Brogan; M. Paster
    Credit: 1

    Analysis of the organization of sounds in the world’s languages. Fundamental concepts in phonological theory and their relation to issues in articulatory and acoustic phonetics. Course focuses on feature systems, underlying representations, phonological rules and derivations. Prerequisite: LGCS 010 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Writing Intensive
  
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    LGCS110 PZ - Language and Gender


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Analyzing Difference
  
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    LGCS112 PO - Language and Society

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): N. Holliday
    Credit: 1

    Language is an expression of our identity. This course will explore how language reflects social patterns, including class, gender, ethnic, regional and other differences, and how these differences can lead to conflicts in interaction. Students will do a fieldwork project. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO  or permission of instructor. Course is equivalent to LGCS 112 PZ .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Analyzing Difference
  
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    LGCS112 PZ - Language and Society


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Analyzing Difference
  
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    LGCS114 PO - Linguistic Discrimination

    When Offered: Fall 2018.
    Instructor(s): N. Holliday
    Credit: 1

    This course is an introduction to the ways in which language can be used as a tool of empowerment or disempowerment for individuals and groups. In the modern public consciousness, racism, sexism, classism, etc. are generally considered to be taboo, however, prejudicial judgments about ways of speaking are seldom censured. In this class, students will learn about how prejudice manifests itself in language ideologies, social practices, and public policy. Students will produce their own research projects analyzing an aspect of linguistic discrimination and proposing strategies for addressing this type of inequality and educating the public about the role of language in discrimination. This class will be taught in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange format, alongside incarcerated students at the California Rehabilitation Center. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS114 PZ - Linguistic Discrimination


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS115 PZ - Bilingualism


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS116 PZ - Language and Ethnicity


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Analyzing Difference
  
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    LGCS118 PO - Morphosyntactic Diversity

    When Offered: Spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): M. Diercks
    Credit: 1

    Human languages display an impressively diverse range of grammatical structures, from obvious differences in fundamental patterns of word order to very nuanced distinctions in a wide range of morphosyntactic constructions, such as: agreement patterns, case-marking patterns, morphological representation of the participants in an event, noun classification systems, voice (e.g. active, middle, passive, anti-passive), expression of tense, whether word order is rigid or flexible, and even the expression of sociolinguistic/discourse phenomena like politeness or reliability of evidence in grammaticalized forms. This course does not focus on syntactic theory, but instead introduces students to the wide range of grammatical structures that are possible in human language. The course includes overview readings and discussions of broadly attested morphosyntactic patterns. In addition, students will research an individual (unfamiliar) language over the course of a semester (based on existing research on the language) and will present the structures of their chosen language back to the class on a regular basis in both written and oral form. In this way the class serves to introduce students to the range of morphosyntactic constructions in a broad range of the world’s languages. This course satisfies the ‘Syntax’ requirement of the Linguistics major, but it does not serve as a prerequisite for LGCS 183 Topics in Generative Syntax. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO  or equivalent.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Speaking Intensive; Writing Intensive
  
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    LGCS119 PO - Language and Social Justice

    When Offered: To be determined.
    Instructor(s): M. Paster; R. Melnick
    Credit: 1

    This course gives an overview of ways that language interacts with social justice. We will discuss how criticism of minority languages and dialects is used as a proxy for the expression of racist views, how official language policies oppress immigrants and reflect xenophobia and racism, and how the field of linguistics uses a scientific approach to language that allows us to combat misconceptions about language that contribute to these and other social problems. Case studies to be covered include the George Zimmerman murder trial, the Oakland school board ‘Ebonics’ controversy, the ‘English-only’ movement in the US, examples of language endangerment and revitalization and language policies around the world. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Analyzing Difference
  
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    LGCS120 PO - Language Acquisition

    When Offered: One-time only; spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): G. Bar-Sever
    Credit: 1

    Introduction to language acquisition, focusing on children’s developmental trajectory, what knowledge of language is, how language acquisition relates to cognition, and acquisition of language by speakers with sensory or cognitive deficits. Topics include the biological basis of language, levels of linguistic knowledge, language and cognition, and language in special populations. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO  or equivalent. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS121 PO - Psycholinguistics

    When Offered: Fall 2020.
    Instructor(s): L. Johnson; R. Melnick
    Credit: 1

    How are we able to produce and comprehend language in all of its complexity? Introduction to research and theory on language processing. Focus on empirical studies of word recognition, sentence processing, discourse and semantic interpretation, as well as language acquisition and breakdown. Prerequisites: Either LGCS 011 PO  or LGCS 010 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS124 PO - Corpus Linguistics

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): R. Melnick
    Credit: 1

    Introduction to the use of large collections of computer-readable text (“corpora”) in linguistics and cognitive science as an increasingly important source of empirical information for both theoretical and applied study. Focus on computational text processing techniques and quantitative data analysis. Other topics include philosophical foundations; lexical resources; the WWW as corpus; and applications to stylistics, language teaching and sociolinguistics. No prior programming or statistics background required. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: LGCS 010 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS125 PO - Field Methods in Linguistics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2020.
    Instructor(s): M. Diercks; M. Paster
    Credit: 1

    Where do we get the data on which linguistic theory is based? In this class, students learn hands-on how to systematically approach the study of an unfamiliar language. Languages vary from year to year; previous languages have included Luganda, Malayalam and Kipsigis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO  and either LGCS 105 PO  or LGCS 108 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS129 PO - Computational Linguistics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2018.
    Instructor(s): R. Melnick
    Credit: 1

    An introduction to computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP), including applications such as sentiment analysis, information retrieval, text classification, spell checking, machine translation between languages, and linguistic part of speech tagging and syntactic parsing. (Not appropriate for students who have previously taken CSCI 159 PO  /CSCI159 HM. Prior basic knowledge of Python language programming is required.) Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 010 PO  and either CSCI 051P PO , or other course in Python programming, or consent of instructor.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS130 PO - Cognition and the Brain

    When Offered: Spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): L. Johnson
    Credit: 1

    An introduction to the relationship between the brain and cognition. Using evidence from neuroimaging and neuropsychology, this course will explore the biological basis of cognitive functions such as memory, language, attention, perception, and reasoning. Prerequisites: LGCS 011 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS132 PO - Cognitive Neuroscience with Lab

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): M. Zirnstein
    An integrative survey of cognitive neuroscience, including perception, attention, memory, language, higher-level perceptual and motor processes, emotion, and cognitive control. This course will emphasize the neural mechanisms that form the substrates of human cognition and the relationship between the mind and brain, with an in depth examination of how both behavioral and neuroscientific methods contribute to our understanding of cognition. Laboratory topics to be covered may include behavioral paradigms, eye tracking, and electroencephalography. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS011 PO. Course is equivalent to LGCS130 PO, PSYC141 PO, NEUR101A PO, NEUR 101B PO, PSYC 123 SC, PSYC 101 PZ, PSYC 111 PZ, and PSYC 096 CM.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS135 PO - Bilingual Cognition

    When Offered: Fall 2020.
    Instructor(s): M. Zirnstein
    Credit: 1

    An introduction to the relationship between bilingualism and cognition, using evidence from cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, and psycholinguistics. This course will explore the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of being bilingual and acquiring a second language, with a particular emphasis on how bilingual experience impacts language processing, cognitive control, and cognitive aging. Prerequisites: LGCS 011 PO . Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS166 PZ - Topics in Sociolinguistics


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS181 PO - Topics in Quantitative Linguistics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2020.
    Instructor(s): R. Melnick
    Credit: 1

    Exploration of quantitative and usage-based approaches to grammar, with particular focus on language-internal and cognitive influences on variation. Introduction to quantitative variation analysis tools and methods, including R statistics software. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 124 PO  or by permission of instructor. Previously offered as LGCS127 PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS182 PO - Topics in Sociolinguistics: Sociophonetics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2017.
    Instructor(s): N. Holliday
    Credit: 1

    This is a research-focused course on analyzing variation in the sounds of language. Students will use technical skills (including Praat) to examine acoustic differences between languages and language varieties, and will use these skills to conduct small research projects. Class themes will focus on how phonetic realizations vary systematically between social groups, and will engage issues of class, gender, ethnic, regional and/or other differences. Prerequisites: LGCS112 PO and LGCS 104 PO . Letter grade only. Previously offered as LGCS126 PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS183 PO - Topics in Generative Syntax

    When Offered: Fall 2020.
    Instructor(s): M. Diercks
    Credit: 1

    Examines recent developments in generative syntactic theory within the framework of the Minimalist Program. Course addresses significant theoretical issues (e.g. Case and Agreement, wh-movement, phases) with respect to a typologically-varied set of languages. Specific topics vary year to year. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 105 PO . Course may be repeated once for credit. Previously offered as LGCS185S PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS184 PO - Topics in Phonology

    When Offered: Fall 2018.
    Instructor(s): M. Paster
    Credit: 1

    Advanced topics in phonological theory. Familiarizes students with current original research on one or more specific topics. Topics vary and may include Optimality Theory, phonetically grounded phonology, historical phonology, tonal systems and the phonology-morphology interface. Prerequisites: LGCS 108 PO . Course may be repeated once for credit. Previously offered as LGCS185P PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    LGCS185 PO - Topics in Cognitive Science

    When Offered: Fall 2020.
    Instructor(s): L. Abrams; L. Johnson; M. Zirnstein
    Credit: 1

    An examination of one or more central topics in cognitive science. Normally to be taken in the junior year. Recent topics have included bilingual cognition, optimizing memory, and language production. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: LGCS 011 PO . May be repeated for credit. Previously offered as LGCS185C PO.
      
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Speaking Intensive
  
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    LGCS190 PO - Senior Seminar in Linguistics

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): M. Diercks; N. Holliday; R. Melnick; M. Paster
    Credit: 1

    Analysis and discussion of current research literature in linguistics. Specific topics very year to year. Includes lecture, discussion, in-class presentations, and writing a senior seminar paper. All senior linguistics majors must take the senior seminar. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Speaking Intensive
  
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    LGCS191 PO - Senior Thesis in Linguistics and Cognitive Science

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Individual theoretical research or laboratory experiment, for fourth-year students under faculty supervision. Half-course credit only.
  
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    LGCS193 PO - Senior Comprehensive Examination

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Take-home examination in linguistics, completed in one week, testing students’ general competence in the core disciplines of the field. Half-course credit only.
  
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    LGCS199DRPO - Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Directed Readings

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Directed Readings. Syllabus reflects workload of a standard course in the department or program. Examinations or papers equivalent to a standard course. Regular interaction with the faculty supervisor. Weekly meetings are the norm. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    LGCS199IRPO - Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Independent Research

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Independent Research or Creative Project. A substantial and significant piece of original research or creative product produced. Prerequisite course work required. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    LGCS199RAPO - Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Research Assistantship

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Research Assistantship. Lab notebook, research summary or other product appropriate to the discipline is required. Half-course credit only.

Literature

  
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    LIT057 CM - British Writers I


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT063 CM - Chaucer


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT072 CM - Jane Austen


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT 078 CM - Travel & Literary Imagination


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT081 CM - Melville


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT091 CM - American Poetry: Tradition and Experiment


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT100 CM - Literary Theory Since Plato


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT103 HM - Third Cinema


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT110 CM - Age of Chivalry


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT111 CM - Dante


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT117 CM - Literature of Late Medieval England


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT118 CM - The Romantic Revolution


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT119 CM - 19th Century Russian Novel


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT126 CM - Poetry and Painting


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT130 CM - Introduction to Film


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT131 CM - Film History I (1925-1965)


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT132 CM - Film History II (1965-Present)


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT133 CM - Film and Literature


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT134 CM - Special Studies in Film


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT136 CM - American Film Genres


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT138 CM - Film and Mass Culture


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT139 CM - Film Theory


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT144 HM - Poe Goes South: Short Story


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT145 HM - Third World Women Writers


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT 147 HM - Writers from Africa and the Caribbean


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT 147 HM - Writers from Africa/Caribbean


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT 155 HM - Post Apartheid Narratives


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
  
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    LIT 160 AF - African and Caribbean Literature


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT162 AF - African Literature


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT163 AF - North African Literature/Culture in Text, Film, and Music


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT165 AF - Writing Between Borders: Caribbean Writers in the U.S. and Canada


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT165 CM - Nietzsche, Marx and Freud


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  
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    LIT179 HM - Special Topics in Literature


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
 

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