Summer 2020 - LING 280 D100

Interdisciplinary Topics in Linguistics (3)

Career Pathways in the Language Sciences

Class Number: 3615

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 2202, Burnaby

    We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    WMC 2202, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces students to topics in which fundamental concepts of Linguistics are combined with concepts from other fields in order to answer applied or theoretical questions. As topics examined may vary by term, this course may be repeated once for credit if the topic is different.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE TOPIC: CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE LANGUAGE SCIENCES

What is linguistics anyway, and how can pursuing linguistics lead to a viable career in the language sciences? This course introduces core concepts in linguistics and then uses them to explore career pathways in health, technology, analytics, and education jobs. Students will delve into the world of work with hands-on demonstrations, presentations from industry professionals, and career exploration exercises. By applying linguistic ideas to real-world applications, students will gain both a stronger understanding of linguistic analysis and career pathways to help them chart their future careers.

COURSE TOPICS:
[Health] Speech pathology, language and communication disorders, audiology, autism, aphasia, phonological delay; [Education] Teaching English as a Second Language, pedagogy, language revitalization; [Analytics] linguistic research, forensic linguistics, fieldwork, fund raising and prospect research, translation, language in branding and advertising, library science, data science; [Technology] computational linguistics, natural language processing, computer assisted language learning, localization, technical writing, publishing.

Grading

  • In-class experiential learning 25%
  • Participation 10%
  • Quizzes 40%
  • Information interview with an industry professional 25%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No textbook. All texts are electronic articles and book chapters on Canvas

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS